I’m a few days late in publishing this post, but hopefully this list is worth it. I read so many good books in November and December! My favorite was Mudbound, which also made my top 10 books I read in 2017. (Go here to read the list and enter my giveaway to win all 10 books.)
Speaking of top 10 book lists, I LOVE reading these at the beginning of the year and adding lots of books to my TBR list. Before going into my reads of November and December, let’s chat a bit more about these lists.
Here are a few favorites that might interest you:
Stephanie Howell’s Top Books of 2017: Stephanie reads more than 100 books a year (and she has 5 kids and her own business). She blows my mind. Also, Stephanie is helping me host that thirty-one party with the 70% off bags. OMG. Go shop it right now and save big money on gifts for teachers, family, friends, etc. or just treat yourself.
Mom Advice’s The Best Books of 2017: Amy is my literary twin. She and I have VERY similar taste and it is rare that she recommends a book that I don’t like. I shop her list every year.
Laura Tremaine is a dear friend, podcaster and former blogger. She also is a legit Hollywood Housewife (gah!). I love her taste in books and always find new reads from her. You can read her best of list in her Secret Posts newsletter. By the way, her newsletter is one of my favorites. I read the whole thing, every single month. Sign up for it here.
Kaytee Cobb reads a crazy amount of books. Last year she read over 200. I cannot comprehend it. Check out the list here.
Barack Obama is a huge reader and he has some great books on his top 10 list. I love his taste in books.
I’m excited to have rolled out the below format for my book posts. I am hoping it makes it easier for you to buy/save the titles that interest you.
This is a simple, beautiful and inspiring book about how to approach life from a more simplified perspective. I loved Emily's easy writing style and practical ideas. That said, I found the book to be so beautiful that at times it felt impossible to emulate in my own life.
People have raved about this book to me for years, so when I saw it at my local library sale, I knew I had to buy it. A charming book about friendship and the discovery of truth, I loved the characters in this book. That said, I think because my expectations were SO high, I didn't find it to be the five-star read I expected. Parts felt a little slow and disjointed to me.
The second book in the Outlander series, this 38 hour audio book took me 2.5 months to complete. Set in France, Scotland and England, I was captivated by the continuing story of Jamie and Claire. Fans of historical fiction will love this sweeping series. (Also, the television show is my favorite show!)
This was a book club selection. Set in a circus during World War II and told in alternating viewpoints, I devoured this book in a few days. I read a lot of WWII fiction and had not read anything about the circus during the period. I liked that this book did not deal much with the camps and told a different perspective.
This is an old Jodi Picoult book that I picked up at my local used book store after loving Small Great Things. Set in Lancaster, PA (Amish Country) and about a murder that takes place on a small farm, I couldn't put this book down. Many people recommended this book on my @BookSnobbery Instagram account and I am so glad I read it.
I just finished this a few days ago and took another book off the top 10 because I loved it so freaking much. I cannot stop thinking about it. Taking place post WWII in the deep south, this story about race, sharecropping, family and loyalty is powerful. Told in multiple voices, I simply loved this book.More info →
Previous What I Read Posts for 2017
November and December 2017 Reads (9 books)
September and October 2017 Reads (7 books)
August 2017 Reads (7 books)
July 2017 Reads (7 books)
June 2017 Reads (5 books)
May 2017 Reads (6 books)
March & April 2017 Reads (7 books)
February 2017 Reads (4 books)
January 2017 Reads (7 books)
TOTAL BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2017: 59