To be perfectly honest, I was hesitant to list the books I read in 2017. I honestly didn’t think I had read that many, and compared to years past, I haven’t.

But I averaged over a book a month, which isn’t too bad. Also, some of these books took me awhile to get through, sometimes because of length, and other times because the material was so dense, I had to take it in in small chunks. I also have review videos to go along with these titles, which can be found on my Book Reviews Playlist.

  1. 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters by Stephen Le

Comment: Made some interesting points; had to read in short runs; a lot of info to process.

2. The Writing Life compiled by the National Book Award Winners

Comment: Some essays were interesting, some I skipped.

3. Knitting Yarns & Spinning Tales: a Knitter’s Stash of Wit and Wisdom edited by Kari Cornell

Comment: Quick read. Alright.

4. Pickled, Potted, and Canned: How the Art and Science of Food Preserving Changed the World by Sue Shephard

Comment: Very informative.

5. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Comment: Good story. Kept me hooked. Recommended.

6. The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, & Christina Skye

Comment: Macomber: romance w/ knitting sprinkled on top; Mallery: set in a yarn shop w/ a graphic sex scene; Skye: didn’t finish because too many injured animals.

7. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Comment: Very good book for learning about where food comes from. Takes awhile to get through though.

8. Clara’s Kitchen: Wisdom, Memories, and Recipes from the Great Depression by Clara Cannucciari

Comment: Reminded me of Nona/Grandma Lellie

9. Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove


Comment: Interesting, glad it was a free review copy.

10. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

Comment: Nice follow up to The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

11. Only Skein Deep (Knitting Mystery #15) by Maggie Sefton

Comment: Let down. #14 was filler and set up for this one. Murder was an afterthought. Pregnancy main focus.

12. Finders Keepers: a Tale of Archaeology Plunder & Obsession by Craig Childs

Comment: Better than anticipated. Seedy underbelly of archaeology.

13. The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Comment: Better than expected, but the wife was too passive for me.

14. Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Comment: Nice summary of both The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food.


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