Books · Life

2017 Reads, january edition

One of my goals for 2017 was to read 100 books this year. That comes out to 8 or 9 books a month. Yikes! I didn’t know if you guys would be interested in reading about each book, so I am going to just list them, maybe with a note or two, but will talk about my favorites in more detail.

Tell me about your favorite January reads in the comments!

This month I read:

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. This was, by far, the best book I read this month. It was heartbreaking, depressing, enlightening, and fascinating all at the same time. Much better written than many nonfiction works, this was so well done. He is also my current academic crush.

The House of God by Samuel Shem. I really liked this book because it follows a young doctor through a journey of apathy, burnout, and back to himself. It isn’t a book full of likable characters, but it reads very realistic.

What is Not Yours is Not Yours by  Helen Oyeyemi is an interesting collection of intertwined stories with bizarre characters and puppets. It’s weird but in the best possible way.

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick. I was not crazy about Vol 1, but this one I found myself loving. If nothing else, the art is just amazing.

What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind bu Debra Ollivier. I think my phase of francophile books is about over because I just found myself getting annoyed the whole time I read this book, and it is actually one of the better ones.

Forensic Nurse: The New Role of the Nurse in Law Enforcement by Serita Stevens. Forensic nursing is something I am exploring, especially being a SANE nurse… but this book is too outdated for me to find it too useful.

Planetary, Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories by Warren Ellis. A little too mainstream for my taste, but my husband adored it. What a square… 😉

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. Written by the founder of the Nasty Gal empire, this is an interesting read. There is a bit too much millennial bashing for my taste, but it is still a good read.

RN Maternal Newborn Nursing Edition 9. 0 by Sheryl Sommer, Janeen M. Johnson, Karin K. Roberts, Sharon R. Redding, Lois Churchill. I think this is obvious as to why I read this.

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