Books I Read in 2017

BRONX, NY- Hello readers! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I know I did even with a few ups and downs. While reflecting on my accomplishments for the end of the year, I looked through the amount of books I read. Reading has been a key part of my life since the day I was born. My parents would read me stories before bed, and it wasn't long before I was devouring books by visiting the library across the street. 

I never kept track of how many titles I read, so I decided to do that for 2017, only this time I focused on reading non-fiction books. Here is my book list from last year:

  • A Dog’s Purpose- W. Bruce Cameron

  • The Magicians- Lev Grossman

  • A Walk to Remember- Nicholas Sparks

  • The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks

  • Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks

  • Nights in Rodanthe- Nicholas Sparks

  • The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath

  • Beauty and the Beast- Gabrielle- Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

  • The Shadowhunter Academy- Cassandra Clare

  • Lord of Shadows- Cassandra Clare

  • Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

  • The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas

  • Declutter Your Mind- Alan O’Brian

  • You 2.0: Stop Feeling Stuck, Reinvent Yourself, And Become A Brand New You- Ayodeji Awosika

  • The Good Girl Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace- Lynn Povich

  • The Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North Korea- Hyeonseo Lee

  • The Constitution of the United States of America and The Declaration of Independence.

  • Diana: Her Own Words- Andrew Morton and Princess Diana

  • The Vow- Kim and Krickett Carpenter

  • Marley and Me- Josh Grogan

  • A Short Guide to a Happy Dog- Cesar Millan

  • Cure Gum Disease Naturally- Ramiel Nagel

  • Smile! And other practical life lessons your dogs can teach you (while you are training them)- Lynne Swanson

  • The Sun and Her Flowers- Rupi Kaur

  • Behind the Therapy Door- Randy Kamen

  • Carve the Mark- Veronica Roth

  • Girl In A Bad Place- Kaitlin Ward

  • R.I.P. Eliza Hart- Alyssa Shienmel

  • Genuine Fraud- E. Lockhart

  • You Will Know Me- Megan Abbot

  • Message In A Bottle- Nicholas Sparks

  • Push - Sapphire

  • I Am Legend- Richard Matheson

  • Coraline- Neil Gaimen

  • Garfield Number 64- Jim Davis

I read 35 books in total, which is pretty good. For 2018, I am shooting for 50. The past few weeks, I discovered more about Goodreads. It' a great community to review and add new titles to your "to read" list (mine never ends). I am happy to take recommendations. Hope everyone works hard on their new year goals. I believe in you! 


Photo: Rosa Elena Burgos.

Last Updated: July 26, 2019