Books That We Loved In 2017

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we pack up our Christmas trees to stuff them in the attic and discover our abandoned hopes and dreams (formerly known as resolutions) from the previous year while we’re up there. What happens if you don’t fulfill your resolution? You recycle it for the next year, of course. In case you’re preparing to read your ass off in the upcoming year, here are a few books we’ve enjoyed. 

Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit 

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Why We Picked It Up: Because He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is freaking president, duh. 2017 started off kind of dark. 

Why We Couldn’t Put It Down: Although this book was originally written in 2005 while George Bush was president, it rang true to the current times like a beacon of light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a definite recommended read if you ever feel like the sky is falling. You count! 

Also Great By This Author: Men Explain things To Me 

 

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Why We Picked It Up: This book was in every single book store on the table nearest the door for what seemed like eternity. It was in the hands of people on the subway in the morning and in every Instagram story. Talk about popular. 

Why We Couldn’t Put It Down: Dunkirk, who? As far as WWII tales go, this one takes the cake. It’s told from the perspective of two main characters, and you will not be able to decide which point of view you’d rather hear from first. 

Also Great By This Author: The Shell Collector

Kassie Shanafelt