Monday, January 1, 2018

The 2017 Book List

Following a New Year's tradition that I've maintained for a number of years, I'm posting a list of the books I've read - or reread the previous year.

The 2015 book list contained 37 books. The following year, the number of books I had read dropped down to 36. I had hoped to read one book a week in 2017. I was able to keep up the average for most of the year, but I hit a slow point with José Rizal's Noli Me Tangere and I was unable to catch up. The total for 2017 was 45, if you count the audio book I listened to on Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru. Otherwise, the total is 44.

Highlights of the year for me was my reading everything available by Elizabeth von Arnim,  in addition to the top ten best selling novels of 1917.

The list is as follows:

 Elizabeth and Her German Garden                   Elizabeth von Arnim
The Solitary Summer                                           Elizabeth von Arnim
The Benefactress                                                 Elizabeth von Arnim
The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen                Elizabeth von Arnim
Mr. Britling Sees It Through                               H. G. Wells
The Light In The Clearing                                   Irving Bacheller
The Red Planet                                                     William J. Locke
The Road to Understanding                                 Eleanor H. Porter
Wildfire                                                                 Zane Grey
Christine                                                               Alice Cholmondeley
In the Wilderness                                                   Robert S. Hichens
His Family                                                             Ernest Poole
The Definite Object                                                Jeffery Farnol
The Hundredth Chance                                           Ethel M. Dell
Jerusalem                                                               Selma Lagerlöf
The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight                          Elizabeth von Arnim
Uncle Silas                                                              Sheridan Le Fanu
Three Short Works                                                   Gustave Flaubert
Herodias                                                                  Gustave Flaubert
Burmese Days                                                          George Orwell
1984                                                                          George Orwell
The Time Machine                                                     H.G.Wells
The War of the Worlds                                               H.G.Wells
The Island of Doctor Moreau                                    H.G.Wells
The Invisible Man                                                      H.G.Wells
Noli Me Tangere                                                         José Rizal
Fräulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther                         Elizabeth von Arnim
The Pastor's Wife                                                        Elizabeth von Arnim
Christopher and Columbus                                        Elizabeth von Arnim
Out of the Silent Planet                                              C.S. Lewis
Perelandra                                                                  C.S. Lewis
In the Mountains                                                         Elizabeth von Arnim
The Enchanted April                                                   Elizabeth von Arnim
Fatima in Lucia's Own Words - Vol.1                        Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus
Fatima in Lucia's Own Words - Vol.2                        Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus
Hernando Cortez                                                         John S.C. Abbott
Francisco Pizarro and the Conquest of Peru             Frederick A. Ober (audio book)
Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol.1     Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Vasco Núñez de Balboa                                               Frederick A. Ober
Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol.2     Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Americo Vespucci                                                        Frederick A. Ober
By Right of Conquest Or, With Cortez in Mexico         G.A. Henty
The Hermit and The Wild Woman                                Edith Wharton
The House of Mirth                                                       Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence                                                    Edith Wharton

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