2017 was a pretty good reading year for me. I read a mix of science, history, historical fiction and regular fiction. Here is a list of the books I read and blogged about this year.
The Whole Story of Climate by E. Kirsten Peters
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown
Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown
The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Miss Leavitt’s Stars by George Johnson
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
I participated in a few events this year, too. The first was Doing Dewey’s Women In Science event– which I loved! I had a great time reading and learning about the various women of science– most of whom I had never heard of– by reading Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsy and The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown. I won’t stop here though; I plan to continue reading about women of science in the New year!
The second event was Witch Week–and I had a blast!– where I read about Merlin and became intrigued by this legendary character through my reading of The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart. I would like to read her Merlin trilogy and will start by reading The Hollow Hills, which is the second book in this series, sometime early next year.
Speaking of next year, I will be participating in Doing Dewey’s 2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge, so I plan on reading some good nonfiction and learning new things along the way.
My top reads this past year were The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown (historical fiction), and Modern Girls by Jennifer S Brown (regular fiction). The Stargazer’s Sister is beautifully written and demonstrates what can be accomplished if given the opportunity. Modern Girls, a mother/daughter story, reminds me of what we can accomplish with a mother’s love and support. Looking back, these favorites seem appropriate; together they illustrate that with family support and the opportunity to learn and try new things, we can accomplish more than we ever dreamed!
2018 is right around the corner and I look forward to more travels and adventures between the pages!
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!