Top 17 Books to Read in 2017


More, more lists! My 2017 Reading Plans post includes books I need to read by June 2018, not necessarily the end of 2017, but these are the ones I definitely want to read in 2017.

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird
  2. All The Light We Cannot See
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale
  4. The Color Purple
  5. We Are The Ants
  6. The Hammer of Thor
  7. The Nightingale
  8. North and South
  9. Vanity Fair
  10. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  11. The Time Machine
  12. Beloved
  13. Pygmalion
  14. Brideshead Revisited
  15. A Room of One’s Own
  16. Half of a Yellow Sun
  17. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

2017 Reading Plans


I have a list of 58 classics I want to read in 2017. I will probably add a few titles to that list over the course of the year, so basically it means an average of 5 classics per month. And while some of them are essays and plays, some are huge, like Vanity Fair and The Forsyte Saga. I’ll probably do a quick check mid-year to see how things go, because to be honest, I’m not feeling very optimistic at the moment.

Also I want to read as much feminist literature as I can get my hands on. Some of the titles are already on my list, but contemporary ones are not. There’s also the fact that many of them I simply can’t get here, because I live in the most useless country in the world, ugh.

Anyway, here’s the list:

1. J. Milton, Paradise Lost
2. C. Dickens, Great Expectations
3. W.M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair Continue reading