Books in 2017

My 2017 Reading List

Flying, reading and tea - three of my favourite things
Flying, reading and tea – three of my favourite things

I update this page to keep a list of all the books I read during 2017.

As I’m now retired I will should have lots more time for reading 🙂

I am also part of a book club where we have a set book to read and we meet to discuss it each month.

I’m on Goodreads too if you want to join me.

January 2017
1. Wicked – Jilly Cooper – book (not something I’d normally read but it was lent to me by a friend and it was the holidays!)
2. Virgins – Diana Gabaldon
3. Friday Book Share Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms Anita Heiss – Bookclub book
4. Family Secrets – Liz Byrski
5. The Girl who climbed Everest – Sue Williams

February 2017
6. The Prodigal Son (prequel) – Sulari Gentill
7. Station Eleven – Emily St.John Mandel
8. City of Friends – Joanne Trollope
9. Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey

March 2017
10. Have Bags, Will Travel: Trips and Tales – Memoirs of an Over-Packer – 
11. Black Rock White City

April 2017
12.How Proust Can Change Your Life
13. Talking To My Country

May 2017
14. The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte
15. The Year of Magical Thinking

June 2017
16. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3)
17. 13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains
18. Lion: A Long Way Home
19. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

July 2017
20. The Stand
21. A Man Called Ove
22. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
23. Oath Breaker

August 2017
24. The Handmaid’s Tale

September 2017
25. Crossing the Lines
26. Fall Girl
27. Without a Guide: Contemporary Women’s Travel Adventures
28. 1984

October 2017
29. The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club (audio book)
30. The Painted Veil
31. Boomer on the Ledge
32. The Girl who takes and eye for an eye (audio book)

November 2017
33. The Thirst (Harry Hole #11)
34. Innocent Erendira and other stories
35. The Scarred Woman (Dept Q #7)
36. The Dry (Aaron Falk #1)
37. Force of Nature (Aaron Falk #2)

December 2017
38. The Good Daughter
39. Crime on the Fens:DI Nikki Galena Book #1 (audio book)
40. Saga Land
41. The Little Bookshop on the Seine
42. Shadow over the Fens:DI Nikki Galena Book #2 (audio book)
43. My Grandmother sends her regards and apologises

It seems like I’m fairly consistent, reading approximately 40 books a year. Considering the amount of travel I’ve done this year I’m pleased with the number of books and the variety of books I’ve managed to read! My challenge was 45 books, so I’m quite happy!

(Here are links to my lists of 2016 books and my 2014/2015 books)

If you have any suggestions for books to read, just let me know.


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Everyone has a story to tell! Deb is a young-at-heart & active 60+ blogger/retiree, after being made redundant from her 22-year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre (jail). She now spends her time reading, blogging, riding her ebike and travelling. Deb was awarded a Bravery Award from the Queen when she was 17 after a tragic accident – a definite life changing moment! She is married with 3 grown-up daughters & has 4 grandchildren. She never imagined being Granny Debs would bring so much joy to her life! You can read more of Deb’s story here

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7 Replies to “Books in 2017”

    1. I agree the Handmaids Tale was pretty hard to beat! It’s fun getting recommendations from others and I’m really looking forward to Grandmother, as I enjoyed a Man Called Ove so much. I’ll be sure to let you know. Thanks for stopping by and joining in the conversation.


  1. Great list! Congrats on reading so many books this year! And kudos for writing the all down! I was just thinking this week about my favorite books of the year, but I have no idea how many I’ve actually read. I need to get much more serious about the way I record them, and the dates completed.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, it’s great to connect! I like using the Goodreads links to keep track of my reading and it means I can ten link up to them in my posts/pages. I’d be happy to hear what your favourite book has been when you decide.


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