Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | December 31, 2017

My 2017 Reading List

My Faithful Readers, it’s time for the annual tradition (now in its NINTH freakin’ year), the unveiling of my yearly reading list.

The good news – I hit my, admittedly timid, reading goal of 12 books for the year. *shoots confetti cannons*

The bad news – I barely hit it and only made it over the finish line thanks to a late push in November/December as a result of some lengthy airplane time (aka: the only time I seem to read anymore).

I want to be optimistic and think that I’ll be able to pull myself away from the news, Twitter, and/or cat videos a bit more in 2018 and bump up my reading goals a bit. I’d love to alter my commutes to include more books and a lot less staring at my phone, but I also know that I’m a sucker for getting ragey on a crowded bus at 6am over something the president just tweeted from the shitter. So there’s that.

I’ll unofficially aim higher, but in hopes of not failing miserably, I’ll keep my official reading goal for 2018 at a reasonable 12 books. One per month, given my penchant for spacing on reading for months at a time, seems like the right move.

Anyway, enough rambling…without any further ado, here are the 13 books I read in 2017:

Parched: A Memoir by Heather King
Fear by Michael Grant
Light by Michael Grant
Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People by Thomas Frank
It by Stephen King
Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King
The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage by Jared Yates Sexton
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Ty and The Babe: Baseball’s Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship by Tom Stanton
What Happened by Hillary Clinton
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
Punching Tom Hanks: Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents—a Guide to Beating Up Anything by Kevin Seccia

So there you have it…I finished my young adult sci-fi series, I gobbled up a couple of Stephen King novels, and I read way too much about politics and various re-hashings of the 2016 election.

If you’re interested in following my reading progress all year long (and come on, who isn’t?), you can add me as a friend or buddy or amigo or whatever the heck it is over at

Hit me up in the comments to let me know what you read last year. It doesn’t have to be your whole list if you’re not up for sharing the whole shebang. You can just tell me your favorite or least favorite book you read last year. You can recommend a good book or series for me to try out in 2018. You can tell me why you think reading is part of the “liberal agenda” and you won’t let your kids touch a damn book. You can really pretty much hit me with anything you’ve got.

Until next year, happy reading, nerds.

Previous Reading Lists
My 2016 Reading List
My 2015 Reading List
My 2014 Reading List
My 2013 Reading List
My 2012 Reading List
My 2011 Reading List
My 2010 Reading List
My 2009 Reading List

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