Books I've Read in 2017, Ranked

  1. NONFICTION
  2. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
    I think this book changed my life.
  3. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
    An incredible, eye-opening exploration on the power and challenge of vulnerability. I can already see how most of its concepts are working in my life!
  4. A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
    Stirring and gut-wrenching. An extremely unique and in-depth exploration of the United States Criminal Justice System
  5. Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
    Don't you love a book that manages to say exactly what you're feeling?
  6. Forward by Abby Wambach
    There were a lot of moments I wish she had gone into more detail, and a lot of moments I wish she had gone into less
  7. FICTION
  8. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
    I had an affair with this book. I woke up early in order to read it, stole glances during class, thought about it all throughout the day. There were moments where I actually clutched my chest reading it, the writing was so luscious and beautiful and heart wrenching.
  9. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
    Some beleaguering moments, but beautiful prose
  10. Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
    This book was a massive disappointment. It had the laziest plot points, character development, and dialogue of any book I have ever read. I liked The Family Fang, but I do not recommend this book at all.