May this be the last Best of 2017 list you read this year

Took me a while to get to this, but here are my favorites that I read last year.

Super top favorites:

All Grown Up. My absolute favorite of the year. The only book I actually bought a copy of, mostly because she was here on my birthday and you can't ask someone to autograph a library book.

Jillian. This one has an easy litmus test. Do you think someone saying she wants to hysterectomize herself and throw her uterus against the wall is funny? I do too and that's...

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Quick takes- October 2017

Sing Unburied Sing. 4 stars. Great writing, somewhat uneven. Maybe not completely memorable but solid lit.

Forest Dark. 3 stars. Hate to say it, but this was kind of a slog. Seems like it should have been a memoir- then I would never have read it.

Jillian. 5 stars. OMFG this was hilarious and I loved it. Has the "not for everyone" tag, but it very much was for me.

The Grip of It. 3 stars. Creepy and suspenseful, but it fizzled out bigtime at the end.

The Misfortune of Marion...

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The week in review

I meant to do this a lot earlier today, but I snuck out to see Blade Runner instead. #noregrets

We Only Know So Much was a good, not great, light read. I have a feeling this is going to be a reliable go-to author for me. Her writing is very good, and her characters are funny and memorable. I'm always interested in books that use first person plural narration, and it's done pretty well here. The story isn't all that exceptional- dysfunctional suburban family- but it's a solid...

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