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.
  1. Ultimate Acadia by Virginia M. Wright
    I'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.
  2. The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave
    Part 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.
  3. Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg by Todd Barry
    Barry'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.
  4. The New Analog: Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski
    Despite 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.
  5. The National Parks of the United States by Andrew Thomas
    Primarily a photo book, but there are at least a few paragraphs written about every Park. Part vacation inspiration, part day dream machine.