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Friday, 30 June 2017

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books Second Quarter 2017

Top Ten Fiction and Non-Fiction Books Second Quarter 2017

With a much better work - life balance than I have had in a while, this was a record breaking quarter for reading. According to Good Reads 2017 Challenge I have read 212 books, also according to Good Reads 184 of those were first time reads. And of those 212 I gave 127 5 out of 5 Stars, or they made my Best of 2017 list But that is for the year so here are comparison numbers:

Q1 Total Books 100
Q2 Total Books 112
Q1 5 Star 57
Q2 5 Star 70

So narrowing that 70 books read down to a Top 10 Fiction and Top 10 Non-Fiction was not an easy task. But here goes.


Top Ten Non-Fiction Books:
1. Why We're Catholic - Trent Horn
2. Encounter the Saints Series
Saint Damien of Molokai - Virginia Helen Richards
The Saints Pray for Us - Christina Wedendt Editor
Saint Martin de Porres: Humble Healer by Elizabeth Marie DeDomenico
Saint Anthnoy of Padua: Fire and Light - Margaret Charles Kerry
St. Gianna Beretta Molla The Gift of Life - Susan Helen Wallace and Patricia Edward Jablonski
3. 20 Answers Series from Catholic Answers
20 Answers Mormonism - Trent Horn s
20 Answers Jehova's Witnesses - Trent Horn 
4. The Miracle of Father Kapaun: Priest, Soldier and Korean War Hero - Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying
5. In Conversation with God - Francis Fernandez
(New eBook editions links to all reviews here)
In Conversation with God Volume 2 Part 2 Eastertide
In Conversation with God Volume 6 Part 2: Special Feasts: April - June
7. Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassanti: An Ordinary Christian - Maria Amata Di Lorenzo
8. A Daily Defense 365 Days (Plus One) to becoming a Better Apologist - Jimmy Akin
9. Teresa of Calcutta: The Novel of a Soul - Maria Amata Di Lorenzo
10. Exodus 90
Exodus 90 Day 91 Life After Exodus 90 - Fr. Brian Doerr
Exodus 90 Exercise Guide - Mike Short
Exodus Ninety Days: Freedom Through Prayer, Asceticism, & Brotherhood - Fr. Brian Doerr

Top Ten Fiction Books:
1. Chasing Liberty - Theresa Linden - Chasing Liberty Trilogy Book 1
2. Bang - Barry Lyga
3. The Sleuths of the Spanish Transition - Manuel Alfonseca
4. Four Minutes - Barry Lyga - A Short Story
5. Saint Magnus the Last Viking - Susan Peek
6. The Artsy Mistake Mystery - Sylvia McNicoll - The Great Mistake Mysteries Book 2
7. A Battle for the Faith: Two Short Stories -  John Paul Wohlscheid and Theresa Linden
8. Gregor and the Code of Claw - Suzanne Collins - Underland Chronicles Book 5
9. Chime Travelers - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower 
The Secret of the Shamrock - The Sign of the Carved Cross
10. The Father Capranica Mysteries: Stories of the Strange and Supernatural - Fr. Mike Driscoll

Note: I did not include books that have been read in previous years and were reread this year in my top ten lists. As stated it was no easy task making this quarter. But if you want more options check out my favorite books year by year list

Relates Posts: 
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2010
Top 10 Reading Goals for 2010
Top 10 Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2010

Top 10 Fiction Books 4th Quarter 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2010 - Recap

Top 10 Fiction Books 2010
Top 10 Picture Books of 2010
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2010

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 2010
Top Ten Reading Goals For 2011
 

Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals for 2011 Update
 
Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2011 
Top Ten Fictions Books 4th Quarter 2011
Top Ten Fiction Books 2011
Top Ten Reading Goals 2011 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2012

Top Ten Fiction Books 3rd Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books  4th Quarter 2012
Top Ten Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2012
Top Ten Reading Goals 2012 - Recap
Top Ten Reading Goals 2013
Top 10 Fiction Books 1st Quarter 2013

Top 10 Fiction Books 2nd Quarter 2013
Top 10 Books Second Half 2013
Top Ten Fiction Books 2013
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2013 
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2014
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2014
Top Ten Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2014
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2015
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2015
Top Ten Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Non-Fiction Books 2015
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2016
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2016
Top Ten Non- Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Fiction Books 2016
Top Ten Catholic Books
Top Ten Books First Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Second Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Third Quarter 2017
Top Ten Books Fourth Quarter 2017  

All Top Ten Lists on Book Reviews and More

Statistics Books Read By Year:

212 - 2017 January-June
272 - 2016 
177 - 2015 
130 - 2014 
88 -  2013
176 - 2012 
163 - 2011
302 - 2010
142 - 2009
98 - 2008
83 - 2007
191 - 2006
151 - 2005
60 - 2004
52 - 2003
97 - 2002
50 - 2001
41 - 2000
71 - 1999
73 - 1998
131 - 1997
101 - 1996






1 comment:

Theresa Linden said...

So excited to see two of my books on your list! You are a reading machine!