Booklist 2017

Another year, another pile of books to read! Here is a list of the books and essays I read in 2017. Works I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Ali, S.K. Saints and Misfits.
  • Baldwin, James. Going to Meet the Man.
  • Bennett, Brit. The Mothers.
  • Blanchard, Ken et. al. Who Killed Change? Solving the Mystery of Leading People Through Change.
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together.
  • Bronte, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.
  • Burns, Olive Ann. Cold Sassy Tree.
  • Chakraborty, S.A. The City of Brass.
  • Dickens, Charles. American Notes for General Circulation.
  • Douglass, Frederick. My Bondage and My Freedom.
  • Federer, William J. George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words.
  • Ferrante, Elena. My Brilliant Friend.
  • French, Tana. In the Woods.
    French, Tana. The Likeness.
    French, Tana. Faithful Place.
    French, Tana. Broken Harbour.
    French, Tana. The Secret Place.
    French, Tana. The Trespasser.
  • Garvey, Todd and Alissa Dolan. Presidential Claims of Executive Privilege: History, Law, Practice, and Recent Developments.
  • Goodfellow, Jessica. Mendeleev’s Mandala: poems. 
  • Green, Joshua. Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.
  • Gregory, Philippa. The Taming of the Queen.
  • Hammock, Doug. Rethinking Our Story: Can We Still Be Christian in the Quantum Era?
  • Kondo, Marie. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Ideal Team Player.
    Lencioni, Patrick. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars.
  • Mbue, Imbolo. Behold the Dreamers.
  • Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness.
  • Ng, Celeste. Little Fires Everywhere.
  • Nouwen, Henri. Bread for the Journey.
    Nouwen, Henri. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership.
  • Potok, Chaim. Davita’s Harp.
  • Rowling, JK. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by Newt Scamander.
  • Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo.
  • Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just.
  • Stevens, Courtney. Dress Codes for Small Towns.
    Stevens, Courtney. The Lies Like Truth.
  • Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give.
  • Vance, JD. Hillbilly Elegy.
  • Watts, Alan W. The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are.
  • Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad.
  • Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.
  • Yep, Laurence and Joanne Ryder. A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding  of Humans.

History’s Original Documents

  • The Declaration of Causes of Seceding States–

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