10 Books to Read in 2017

There is no better feeling than curling up with a good book. I plan to make 2017 the year I read a lot, it is one of my main goals for 2017. My precise goal is to read at least 10 books this year. Here is my list of 10 Books to read in 2017.

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Some of the books on my list I found by browsing through my local bookstore and picking up a few book that looked interesting, some I chose from books reviews on Pinterest and some I’ve heard about for years but never got a chance to read.


1. The Hurricane Sisters, by Dorothea Benton Frank – I picked up this book from Barnes & Noble last year and I never got around to reading it.

2. The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. I’ve heard about this book since I was a teenager and thought about reading it before. The funny thing is when I was buying it, the cashier told me that she didn’t like this book at all and said it is overrated. I asked her why and she simply said she just didn’t find it interesting.

3. The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, by Ariel Lawhon. I got all the way to page 61 on this book last year and I just stopped reading it; not because it wasn’t interesting but it’s just not the type of book I usually read. In 2017 however,  I will give it another try.

4. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. This is one of those books I need to read for obvious reasons. Plus, it has gotten so much praise and good reviews that it is a must read.

5. Beloved, by Tony Morrison. I should have read this book a long time ago.

6. The Fault in Our Starts, by John Green. I have not watched the movie because I haven’t read the book yet.

7. No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy. With this book, I’m doing the opposite. I saw the movie and thought I should read the book.

8. Behind Closed Doors,  by B. A. Paris. Based on the reviews I’ve read, this book sounds interesting.

9. The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf. I will read this book because I can use a self-esteem boost this year.

10. The Holy Bible. Last but not least, I will spend more time this year reading the bible. I may not read the Bible from start to finish, but I will make a time slot every day dedicated to reading the Bible. I love reading the Old Testament stories and even if you’re not a religious person, you can’t deny that the Bible has some of the most captivating stories ever told.

Please let me know what’s on your reading list for 2017 below.

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7 responses to “10 Books to Read in 2017”

  1. Aleksandra says:

    Good luck reading them all, I’ve heard the bible is pretty long (but no spoilers 😉 )

  2. Misha says:

    Awesome list.. was looking for good lead
    Ll get few soon

  3. Liesa says:

    Great list! Will definitely pick one or two books to read 🙂

  4. No, I wanted to read Country for Old Men and Beloved because the movies were so good. But at last, I have zero free time lately.

  5. Susan Landry says:

    Trying to get into the habit of reading the Bible at least most days is my goal. It’s one of those habits that I see the benefit of when I do it, and yet still struggle to keep it up somehow! I also started the Harry Potter series this past summer (have seen all the movies and love them!) and am currently in book 4.