March is a little late to be posting my Books Read list for 2017, but the time has slipped by. (Doesn't it always?)

Looking it over, I'm pleased with how well my reading was spread out over time this year. Only two months show fewer than four books: August and September, not coincidentally the months of vacation and family reunion. At one stage of my life, vacations were a time for reading; now they are filled with grandchldren, travel, or both. I read the most books (10) in June, which had more variety in terms of genre than December, its close competitor (9).

My reading for 2017 reflects three reading projects: Dorothy Sayers, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint), plus a dip back into science fiction, the discovery of a new, enjoyable children's book author (N. D. Wilson), and two books written by friends (Blair Bancroft and Esther Moneysmith Gross). I missed my goal of reading the entire Bible this year, but did finish (and start anew) in February 2018. All in all, it was a good year.

Here's the alphabetical list; links are to reviews. Titles in bold I found particularly worthwhile. This chronological list has rankings and warnings as well.

  1. 100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson
  2. Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson
  3. Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  4. Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy Sayers
  5. The Christmas Mouse by Miss Read
  6. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
  7. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  8. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  9. Deep Undercover by Jack Barsky
  10. Designed to Move by Joan Vernikos
  11. The Documents in the Case by Dorothy Sayers with Robert Eustace
  12. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life by David Coomes
  13. The Fall of Heaven by Andrew Scott Cooper
  14. Five Red Herrings by Dorothy Sayers
  15. Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
  16. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  17. The Glorious Adventure by Richard Halliburton
  18. Hangman's Holiday by Dorothy Sayers
  19. Have His Carcase by Dorothy Sayers
  20. Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert Heinlein
  21. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  22. Hold On to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté
  23. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown
  24. I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) by Brené Brown
  25. In the Blood by Steve Robinson
  26. In the Teeth of the Evidence by Dorothy Sayers
  27. Ingathering by Zenna Henderson
  28. Jim Bridger: Mountain Man by Stanley Vestal
  29. The Last Archer by S. D. Smith
  30. The Last Queen of England by Steve Robinson
  31. Leepike Ridge by N. D. Wilson
  32. Like Living Among Scorpions by Jennifer Fulwiler
  33. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  35. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  36. Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy Sayers
  37. The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez
  38. Miss Clare Remembers by Miss Read
  39. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers
  40. The Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers
  41. No Holly for Miss Quinn by Miss Read
  42. The People: No Different Flesh by Zenna Henderson
  43. Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N. D. Wilson
  44. Over the Gate by Miss Read
  45. Pilgrimage: The Book of the People by Zenna Henderson
  46. Red Planet by Robert Heinlein
  47. Rising Strong by Brené Brown
  48. Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert Heinlein
  49. The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton
  50. The Shadow of Robbers' Roost by Helen Rushmore
  51. Shadowed Paradise by Blair Bancroft
  52. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  53. Storm in the Village by Miss Read
  54. The Stranger in My Genes by Bill Griffeth
  55. Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers
  56. Tangled Strands by Esther Moneysmith Gross
  57. To the Grave by Steve Robinson
  58. The Tolkien Reader by J.R.R. Tolkien
  59. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
  60. Village Christmas by Miss Read (read twice)
  61. Village Diary by Miss Read
  62. Village School by Miss Read
  63. The Whimsical Christian by Dorothy Sayers
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