Goodread’s annual reading challenge was not only met this year but exceeded by 6 books, with 1 underway. I started out the year with some old classic works, mostly by one of my all-time favorite authors, Jack London, then shifting to current best sellers. Most memorable of year are Kate Moore’s Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, Cooper’s Creek by Alan Morehead, Inferno by Dan Brown, Jeanette Wall’s The Glass Castle, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg, and my favorite of 2017, Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky.

Steve’s 2017 book montage

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy
The Glass Castle
Wicked Muncie
The Lost Codex
Summary: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck
The Art of War
Cooper's Creek
Doing the Right Thing: Making Moral Choices in a World Full of Options
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Girl on the Train
The Brothers Karamazov
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
Inferno
Salt: A World History
The Underground Railroad
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Summary of Hillbilly Elegy: by J.D. Vance | Includes Analysis
This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life



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