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VanDerZee by Deborah Willis-Braithwaite
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Half year round-up - Favorite books read in 2017: 06/08/17

Half year round-up - Favorite books read in 2017.

As June comes to a close, it's a good time to look at the year's books and one's reading progress. Hat tip to Deb Nance for inspiring this post.

My goal of staying more current in both reading and reviewing is bearing fruit. Twenty-six weeks into the year and I've read thirty-seven books published this year and reviewed thirty-three of them. All told, I've read 155 books.

With no further ado, my favorite reads from the first half of 2017.

  Published 2017 Published other years
10.
Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

The Readaholics and the Gothic Gala by Laura DiSilverio
9.
Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation by Kyo Maclear

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman
8.
Traveling Light by Lynne Branard

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
7.
Dreadnought by April Daniels

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
6.
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
5.
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman (review coming in July)
4.
A List of Cages by Robin Roe

The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase by Wendy Mass
3.
Vampires on the Run by C.M. Surrisi

The Magic Cornfield by Nancy Willard
2.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (review coming in July)

Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson (review coming in July)
1.
Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Comment #1: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 07:51:43

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

Thank you, Sarah! You have reminded me that I really must read Stef Soto and The Wild Robot.



Comment #2: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 23:14:00

Pussreboots

Yes, both books are excellent. There's a sequel to the Wild Robot coming out in March 2018: The Wild Robot Escapes.



Comment #3: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 06:49:43

susan krevat

I like how you published this list of favorites so far this year. I have seen Landline in my library, and it's your number one favorite - I'll have to check it out. Love the books your husband bought in Zurich.



Comment #4: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 22:36:00

Pussreboots

The books he brought home are fun. I plan to read them soon. Landline is worth reading. It's probably my favorite of her books.