Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017 Books Read

  1. Forward by Abby Wambach - I loved this book so much. It blew my mind how much she didn't like soccer and how she abused her body throughout her soccer career.  She had a podcast for awhile but it doesn't seem to be around anymore.  This book is really good even if you are not into soccer at all. 
  2. You'll Grow Out Of It - Jessi Klein - Another good and funny read to start the new year off.  Klein is a comedian and comedy writer who has worked with and for Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle - enough of a reason to read it but really it is really really good.  
  3. Body, Mind, Desire - Alexandra Jamieson - This was one of my favorite books in 2017.  It was part of a book club I was in and I am glad they chose it because I wouldn't have read it on my own and it was such a game changer for me.   It is definitely a book you should buy as I recently just reread portions of it earlier this week. 
  4. Tranny - Laura Jane Grace - this is the autobiography by the lead singer of against me who transitioned from male to female.  I didn't find this book as interesting as I thought it would be but still an ok read.
  5. Love Warrior - Glennon Doyle Melton - I came across Glennon after reading the Abby Wambach book as they were in a relationship and are in fact, now married.  I really liked this book and I am just under half way in her other book.  I kinda forgot about it so I must remember to finish it. Many of my friends are huge fans of hers. 
  6. The Total Package - Stefanie Evanovich - This book is super cheesy and predictable and a super easy read.  I didn't love it and apparently it is a series of books but I have not confirmed this or read any of the other books.  
  7. Settle For More - Megyn Kelly - I had high expectations of this book given all the publicity she seemed (and still seems) to get.  It was boring and I don't really recommend this book to anybody.
  8. No Excuses - Wayne Dyer - This was another book club read and it was a terrible book and I am not even sure I even read the entire book.  I think there was one chapter that was remotely interesting but overall plain terrible.  Don't waste your time or money on this one. 
  9. Unf**k Your Habitat - Rachel Hoffman - this was an ok book.  Another book I had higher expectations for.  It was a little on the boring side. 
  10. Talking As Fast As I Can - Laura Graham - I never liked Lorelai on Gilmore Girls until the final episode of the final season (not including netflix special episodes) and then it all made sense and I finally got it. That being said, I really liked this book.  I knew nothing about her other then her most famous role going into it and learned a lot from it.  It was funny and sincere and a really good read.  Also had no idea she was dating the guy from Dirty Sexy Money for so long.  Although most of you would know him as the guy from parenthood which is where I believe they met.  If you haven't read it, head to amazon prime or your local library to get it. 
  11. Unplug - Suze Yalof Schwarton - This is a book on meditation for people who don't get it in the traditional sense.  I loved this book and it was instrumental to me trying to meditate last year even if it only happened 17 times.  If you are looking into meditating this year and need a modern way of looking into it so to speak, check out this book.  Seriously so good!  I actually recommended this book to someone yesterday at Chapters in Chinook. <
  12. Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves - I don't remember who wrote this book or much about it but I think I liked it haha.  
  13. Everything Is Perfect When You Are A Liar - Kelly Oxford - this is a really funny book and the best part is that she is from Edmonton!  Definitely worth reading.
  14. The Secrets Of My Life - Caitlin Jenner - I found this book to be pretty interesting and had no idea that he thought of transitioning so early on in his life, for some reason I had assumed it was a later in life discovery.  It wasn't a great book but it was good enough that I would recommend it.  
  15. Confessions Of A Domestic Failure - Bunmi Laditan - This book was fantastic and so funny. I loved it and if you haven't read it, then you really should get on it.  I hope there is another book that follows it!
  16. Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso - I read the book after I watched the Netflix Series.  I liked the series even if I didn't really like her and I didn't really like the book.  It is an easy read but the real problem I had with it is that I don't think I like her as a person.
  17. Magnolia Story - Chip + Joanna Gaines - loved this book because I love them + Fixer Upper.  It was neat to see how Magnolia came to be and how both are essentially selfmade in their craft. I am envious of that kind of talent. 
  18. One Day We'll All Be Dead + None Of This Will Matter - Scaachi Koul - Scaachi was born and raised in Calgary although she now lives in Toronto.  The most interesting part of the book was how she felt that she never felt like she belonged because she was too indian in calgary and too western in india.  
  19. A Hundred Summers - Beatriz Williams - This was recommended to me by a friend and I surprisingly found myself really liking this book.  It was an easy read and took me awhile to figure it all out and twice found myself gasping because I thought it was going to end a certain way but thankfully it all worked out.   I really must remember to find some of her other books to see if they are as good as this one
  20. My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward - I don't remember who wrote this book but it was really good and mostly amazing how their marriage survived mental illness.  I think his name was Mark and it was a true story and it really changed them and at times you think they will just give up but they both keep fighting.  I often wonder how they are doing and if they are still together.
  21. TB12 Method - Tom Brady - Of course I read this book - I actually pre-ordered it the first day I could haha.  I didn't learn much from it because it turns out I already subscribe to his method of thinking aside from the diet haha
  22. Stronger - Jeff Bauman - I loved this book and not just because I am obsessed with the Boston Marathon either.  What he experienced and overcame is mindblowing.   And his family??  I can't even imagine.  Finley's preschool teacher was actually running the race that year and I remember being so worried but thankfully she was ok.  

I did start reading another Glennon Doyle Melton,  Amy Schumer + Hillary Clinton's books but never finished them.  I also started reading tons and tons of books that I never bother finished for a variety of reasons.  Maybe in 2018 I will keep track of both the books i read and couldn't finish.

What great books did you read in 2017??  Any great books on your list for 2018?

1 comment:

  1. OooOO, there are some books on your list that I'll have to add to my 2018 list...especially that Liars one and the Glennon book.