2017 Reading List

2017 Reading List

I did something this year that I haven’t done since I was a kid. I challenged myself to read a specific number of books. The last time I did that, I was participating in the local library’s Summer Reading Program.

By the way, if you’re ever in the area of Haven, Kansas, you have GOT to check out the library. For a small town, they have the best library ever. Granted, I may be a little bit biased. But still. It’s pretty epic.

I’ve wanted to start reading more, but it’s difficult with such a busy schedule. And I don’t just mean audiobooks. I love audiobooks, but I love “real” reading too. There’s nothing as wonderful as sitting down with a story in your hands, stretching your brain to learn new words or marveling at an author’s turn of phrase.

So I have determined to read at least 16 books this year. Originally I started out with 15, but I finished a book on January 6 or so, one that I had been reading for a while. And I didn’t think it was fair to count.

I’ve been trying to keep my Goodreads account up to date as best I can, but more books I want to read come out on a daily basis. And keeping my To Read list recent is crazy hard. But I’ve certainly got enough on there to be going on with.
So I thought I’d share the titles on my 2017 Reading List in case anyone else is interested in following along. This list is not exhaustive. It’s actually just the ones that popped out to me off my Goodreads To Read list.



And not to leave out my audiobook picks for this year, this is what I’m listening to (or at least planning to listen to) this year.


So what are you reading right now? What’s on your list? Do you recognize any of these titles? I can say with some amount of fangirlish excitement that I know many of these authors personally. So even before I’ve read their books, let me just encourage you to grab a copy. Because they’re all pretty amazing people. Just saying.

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Great list! Black Tiger is an amazing read and I am super pumped for the release of Ashen City! I am tentatively planning to read The Ghost Box this month followed by Saint’s Death. Also greatly looking forward to read Amy Brock McNew’s latest release, Reconciliation.

    1. So many books to read and no time to do it, right? Oh well. It’s a great problem to have! We’ll never run out of stuff to read!

  2. The Martian audiobook is amazing! I was almost disappointed going back and reading the book after listening to the audiobook. lol!

    1. Really? That’s so great to know. I can’t wait to start listening to it!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing Amy! I loved the Nadine Brandes books this past year. I can’t wait to dig into some of your other suggestions.

    1. You’re so welcome, Micah! I’m glad you saw some that looked interesting!

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