What I’m Reading

My 2017 Reading list, also find me on Goodreads if you are interested in connecting and flailing over books together : )

*= Reread

Bold= Finished


  1. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  2. 1984 by George Orwell
  3. Go Tell it On The Mountain by James Baldwin
  4. Dead Souls by Nicolai Gogol
  5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith *
  7. The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffengger
  8. The Handmaids Tail by Margaret Atwood
  9. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  10. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee *


  1. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Steven King
  2. Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda by Noam Chomsky
  3. Propaganda by Edward Bernays
  4. How Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley
  5. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938 by Stephen E. Ambrose
  6. Ethics
  7. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu
  8. The Silk Road by Peter Frankopan
  9. Understanding Contemporary Africa by April Gordon
  10. Central Asia: Challenges of Independence by Boris Rumer
  11. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands by Greg Howard
  12. First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brown
  13. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  14. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  15. Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success by Angela Duckworth
  16. Originals: How Nonconformists Rule the World by Adam Grant
  17. The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton by William E. Leuchtenburg
  18. Margaret Thatcher by Margaret Thatcher
  19. Winston Churchill by John Keegan
  20. Ethics by J.L. Mackie
  21. Basic Economics: A Citizens Guide by Thomas Sowell
  22. There Is Life After College by Jeffrey J. Selingo

Children’s Fiction: 

(It’s for research, of course.)

  1. Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  2. Echo by Pam Runoz Ryan
  3. Last Stop on Market Street by Christian Robinson
  4. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  5. The Year of Billy Myer by Kevin Henkes
  6. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradly
  7. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  8. Doll Bones by Holly Black
  9. Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  10. Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
  11. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  12. Bomb by Steve Sheinken
  13. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  14. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh