Ever since I was a little girl I have loved reading. I visited the library often and would come home with stacks of books I couldn't wait to start reading. I enjoy reading many different genres and at the start of every new year I like to put together a list of books I want read for that year. Here are my top 24 books I'd like to read in 2017. There are a few classics in the list that I've always meant to read but just haven't gotten around to yet. I'm always looking for suggestions so if there are any books you've read and would recommend I'd love to hear about them! I’m currently about half way through The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler and am really enjoying it.
1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 2. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty 3. Atonement by Ian McEwan 4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 6. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini 7. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout 8. Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
9. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom 10. The Lake House by Kate Morton 11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 12. Outlander by Diane Gabaldon 13. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler 14. Little Bee by Chris Cleave 15. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald 16. Hidden Wives by Claire Avery
17. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 18. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese 19. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 21. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 22. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 23. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz 24. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss