All The Books I Read in 2017 (each with a link to buy for free shipping worldwide)




  • Dumpling Days by Grace Lin (buy it here)
  • The Golden Key by George MacDonald (short story)
  • The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne (unfinished)
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (translated from Swedish by Henning Koch) (buy it here)
  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell, MBIP 2017 short list) (buy it here)
  • War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans (translated from Dutch by David Mckay, MBIP 2017 long list) (buy it here)
  • The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (translated from Norwegian by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw, MBIP 2017 short list) (buy it here)
  • Fish Have No Feet by Jon Kalman Stefansson (translated from Icelandic by Philip Roughton, MBIP 2017 long list) (buy it here)
  • Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (translated from Polish by Eliza Marciniak, MBIP 2017 long list) (buy it here)




  • A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (buy it here)
  • Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare (translated from Albanian by David Bellos) (buy it here)
  • The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (for the JLC11) (buy it here)
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue



  • Penance by Kanae Minato (translated from Japanese by Phillip Gabriel for JLC11 and Women In Translation Month) (buy it here)
  • Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Man Booker Prize long list 2017) (buy it here)
  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Man Booker Prize long list 2017) (buy it here)
  • History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (Man Booker Prize long list 2017) (buy it here)
  • Autumn by Ali Smith (Man Booker Prize long list 2017) (buy it here)
  • Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders (Man Booker Prize long list 2017) (buy it here)


  • The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk (translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap) (buy it here)
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (buy it here)
  • The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl (buy it here)
  • Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl (buy it here)
  • If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxes (buy it here)




9 thoughts on “All The Books I Read in 2017 (each with a link to buy for free shipping worldwide)”

  1. I love reading Roald Dahl. They were fun books to read aloud to Tori when she was a child, and fun to revisit as an adult. His two biographies are fascinating as well (Boy and Going Solo). I picked up some C.S. Lewis nonfiction this year too, after reading and enjoying a couple of the Tozer books. I hadn’t read any Lewis nonfiction since college.

    Looks like you got quite a bit of reading done this year.


    1. I love to read Roald Dahl to my third graders who have a remarkable grasp of his story’s meanings underneath the humour and scorn. I read three of them this year, and then of course we had to write about our favorite. I never read him much to my son, though, who preferred C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. 🙂

      It’s good to “talk” with you, Carl, and know that we’re still around after all these years. xo


  2. I’m always impressed by the quality of the books you read. I’ve read a lot more nonfiction over the past couple of years and it seems to be at the expense of literature in translation… only five translated works for me this year. We’ll see where 2018 takes us. Happy New Year!


    1. I really have a great passion for translated book, which seems to grow stronger every year. I only read three nonfiction books this year, so we all have areas we may expand in 2018. Or, not.

      I have enjoyed blogging with you over all these years, JoAnn, and seeing your beautiful photographs on social media. Have a Happy New Year!


  3. I never know what books I’ll find here that you’ve read, but I always am very interested. I do recognize THE STAND. I’ve read it more than once and it is my favorite Stephen King book. Might be time to read it again. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Hope 2018 is a peaceful, meaningful year for you. 🙂


    1. I’m glad you’re interested in my eclectic reading style, Kay. This wad the first time I ever made it through The Stand, although I’ve started it many times since it was published. It is quite good! I know you said you’re stopping blogging, but I hope to see you around from time to time.


  4. Well, I never did read The Little Paris Bookshop, but now I think I might like to give it a try. Lately, I seem to be drawn to books about books. I just finished Morningstar (Ann Hood) and Dear Fahrenheit 451 (Annie Spence) and am in the mood for more. As if I really need a book to tell me which books I need to read. My TBR list is out of control.

    I also want to read Lincoln in the Bardo and Autumn.

    I checked out Dunbar from the library yesterday.

    I loved News of the World.

    I love your list. You had a wonderful year of reading. I’m hoping to double my numbers this year. 28 in 2017 was shockingly low, but life prevailed.


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