Books I've Read in 2017
This year has been a bit of a shitshow in a lot of ways and it's slowed me down on the reading front, but I'm still plowing along as best I can. Here's a running list of what I'm reading this year.
- •Ultimate Acadia by Virginia M. WrightI've developed a fascination with Acadia National Park recently. Seems pretty great. Hopefully I can visit in the next few years. Book was okay. Was written in kind of a folksy style that I wasn't super crazy about, but it provided some helpful hints on visiting.
- •The Sick Bag Song by Nick CavePart tour diary, part poetry, part fiction, part hallucination, part fever dream, part myth, part fable. A curious little tome that I didn't get into at first, but put it down and came back to it a few weeks later and read it in a day. Loved it.
- •Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg by Todd BarryBarry's travelogue of performing in secondary markets. I went to one of these shows so it was interesting to see his spin on where I live.
- •The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon KrukowskiDespite the great reviews, I found this to kind of be a meandering mess. A bunch of unrelated stuff saying that analog is good, and digital isn't bad, but it's also not good. A lot of interesting bits that could've been an article but don't really add up to a book. Feels like a missed opportunity.
- •The National Parks of the United States by Andrew ThomasPrimarily a photo book, but there are at least a few paragraphs written about every Park. Part vacation inspiration, part day dream machine.