Books Read in 2017

Ratings out of 10 ⭐️s. Comment with your favorites/ recommendations!!
  1. 1.
    East of Eden - Steinbeck
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. 2.
    Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Literally every person NEEDS to read this very important, very short book. Do it!
  3. 3.
    Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    Bossypants - Tina Fey
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Even better if you've watched 30 Rock (which if you love Tina Fey, you have).
  5. 5.
    The Great Divorce - CS Lewis
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Now officially on my shortlist as something I'd reread happily. So imaginative and impactful!
  6. 6.
    Dolores Claiborne - Stephen King
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ While I enjoyed a few wisdom nuggets and some hard data, the overall themes were uninspired and uninspiring. The accessibility, however of a literal happiness project deserves some credit.
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    When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very raw and beautiful
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    Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Now I say that with cruelty and oppression, it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it."
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    The Help - Kathryn Stockett
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    Creative Inc. - Ed Catmull
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Target audience, creative leaders. Great ideas and great stories. Now I want to work at Pixar
  12. 12.
    A Man Called Ove - Fredrick Backman
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "What sort of love is it if you hand someone over when it gets difficult?"
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    A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts."
  14. 14.
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Plot progression suffers at the hand of British humour.
  15. 15.
    The Giver - Lois Lowry
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    Inferno - Dan Brown
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    Holes - Louis Sachar
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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    Doing Good Better - William MacAskill
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Incredibly informative if you want to be better at charitable giving. Very accessible language.
  20. 20.
    Behold the Dreamers - Imbolo Mbue
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from Oprah's Book Club. A modern immigration story. Really offers some perspective.
  21. 21.
    Freakonomics - Levitt and Dubner
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  22. 22.
    The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I fell in love with this one. Looking forward to a reread