The last 30 books I’ve read in 2017

About two and a half years ago I started keeping track of my reading habit at GoodReads.com — connect with me there. I’m thoroughly enjoying the annual “Reading Challenge” they offer.

This year my goal is to read 50 books, and I’ve read 35 books so far. I think I’m on track to complete the challenge.

A word on goals: aim high and always do your best. In 2016, I attempted to read 100 books in the year. I didn’t reach the goal, and I was starting to read books with fewer pages –and less challenging books– in an attempt to “up my numbers.”

In 2017, my focus is on quality and not so much on quantity. I’m reading topics that are inspiring and thought-provoking. Here’s my list. Do you have recommendations for me? Tweet me your favorites at @monicasflores

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Laika, by Nick Abadzis

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Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

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God and the Afterlife, by Jeffrey Long

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Glimpses of Eternity, by Raymond A. Moody Jr.

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Old Souls, by Thom Shroder

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Where Miracles Happen, by Joan Wester Anderson

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Not My Father’s Son, by Alan Cumming

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Longitude, by Dava Sobel

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The Long Dry, by Cynan Jones

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The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman

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Survival Lessons, by Alice Hoffman

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What Not to Wear, by Trinny Woodall

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Culdesac, by Robert Repino

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The Terranauts, by T.C. Boyle

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Library of Luminaries, Coco Chanel, by Zena Alkayat

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The Spy, by Paulo Coelho

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Nasty Galaxy, by Sophia Amoruso

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Three Moments of an Explosion, by China Miéville

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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, by Ken Liu

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Known and Strange Things, by Teju Cole

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Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson

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Library of Luminaries, Frida Kahlo by Zena Alkayat

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Searching for Your Soul, by Katherine Kurs

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At the Edge of the Orchard, by Tracy Chevalier

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Ghostly Encounters, by Jeff Scott Cole

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The Killing Moon, by N.K. Jemisin

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Shrouded Planet, by Robert Randall

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Saving Fish from Drowning, by Amy Tan

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There Are No Accidents, by Robert H. Hopcke

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Nothing Left Over, by Toinette Lippe

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The Art of the Visit, by Kathy Bertone

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Soul Survivor, by Andrea Leininger

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The Sandman, by Neil Gaiman

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My First New York, by New York Magazine

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Memoirs of a Psychic Spy, by Joseph McMoneagle

Originally published at monicasflores.wordpress.com on September 12, 2017.

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