Episode twenty-four: Favorite reads of 2017

Episode Twenty-four: Favorite reads of 2017

Our year of books in review! We talk about our favorite reads of 2017, a few of our not so favorite reads of the year and the upcoming Read More! 2018 reading challenge.

About the hosts

Discover more about Mary, Jackie and Leigh

Books mentioned

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
*Leigh’s favorites

A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president’s daughter.

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
The Waste Lands by Stephen King
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman


Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino
*Jackie’s favorites

When a young graduate student discovers she is the romantic inspiration behind a pseudonymously published literary sensation, she embarks on a search for the elusive writer.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Bright Side by Kim Holden


 Orange by Ichigo Takano
*Mary’s favorites

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn’t take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter informs her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. What is Naho to make of the letter’s contents and its cryptic warning?

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig