Best Year Ever 2017: Books

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The Best Year Ever series continues with the best books that I’ve read this year. At my job, I have time to read. Shocking, I know. It gives my eyes a rest, since I’m on a computer all day.

So, I started reading voraciously again.

I noticed a sea change in my reading habits in 2017. I’ve been gravitating towards the stuff that inspired me to become a writer (The Bloody Chamber, and Play It as It Lays), as well as nonfiction (The Rape of Nanking), and poetry (Jimmy’s Blues). I’ve also been amassing loads of nonfiction for my bookshelf at home.

It’s rare that I pick up fiction anymore. I’m pretty sure it’s because I write fiction myself that I give my brain a break and not read it for fun. What an interesting observation.

I hope you enjoy my list. If you do want to check it out for yourself, borrow them from your public library, or purchase a copy of your own via Amazon by clicking the pictures below, and help support Hello Salvation.

Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin
Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers, Prophet of the Computer Age by Betty Alexandra Toole
Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers, Prophet of the Computer Age by Betty Alexandra Toole
A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions by Elias Castillo
A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions by Elias Castillo

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