Books Worth Buying Part 2 for 2017

This year I have been writing down what I have been reading. I’m curious as to how
many books I am reading, and how many I would actually want to buy. It has been a
great experiment, and I’ve learned a lot of things. Out of 300 plus books, this is what
I have discovered.


  • 99% of all books are published in China, and if it didn’t come from China it was
    Malaysia. If you are wondering how many American books were published, I will
    have to disappoint you. I think there might have been two.


  • Out of 300 books, only one book was published in Canada! How disappointing.


  • Books with morals, or with a teaching lesson, are few and far between.



Whelp, here you go. These are the ones I consider worth reading and actually putting
on your bookshelf!



  1. Thousand Star Hotel by The Okee Dokee Brothers
  2. I Love You Baby! Claire Freedman
  3. Invisible Lizard Kurt Cyrus
  4. The New Small Person    Lauren Child
  5. You Belong Here  M.H. Clark
  6. The Gold Leaf Kirsten Hall
  7. Life Cynthia Rylant
  8. Nerdy Birdy Tweets  Aaron Reynolds
  9. Some Moms Nick Bland
  10. Big and Little Are Best Friends  Michael Garland
  11. Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise  Eva Furrow
  12. Splatypus  Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
  13. Miles McHale, Tattletale Christianne C. Jones
  14. The River Alessandro Sanna
  15. What’s With This Room? Tom Lichtenheld




10 and up Books




  1. One Came Home Amy Timberlake




2. The Golden Goblet Eloise Jarvis McGraw




Adult Books




Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Vanessa Van Edwards

I really like Vanessa. I have been in all her classes, and I wish I would have learned these skills
earlier in life. It would have saved me so much pain. She brought this book out
a few months ago, and it is a good introduction to not only her but also to some
life-changing skills. It’s a great book.




If you want more book suggestions, you can read what made the 2017 part 1 list here:



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