Mel’s Book List 2017

2017 is going to be a good year for reading. I can taste it. I’ve already finished five books and broke open the spine on my sixth.

There’s a proverb floating around the internet that it takes 21 days to form a habit. I Googled it to make sure before I hit publish. Conveniently and coincidentally, I’m writing to you from January 21 and I am going to surmise that I’ve unintentionally habited myself into reading a lot of books this year and I’m very okay with that. This ‘hit the ground running’ mentality was possibly spurred on by a visit to ‘The Strand’ bookstore in New York City last week.

There are four adverbs in the above paragraph and I’m going to forgive myself for every one of them right…now.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should read William Strunk’s ‘The Elements of Style’ or Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’. I swallowed them up last year.

Book List 2017

Since 2015 I’ve been training for the literary equivalent of a marathon — reading 52 books in a year. Here’s what I read in 2015 and 2016.

Because I’m a big nerd, I started a Google Sheet for everything I read.

What I’ve read so far this year*


I used to write out review posts for every book I read, but it’s a huge time commitment and I can’t promise I’ll review every book I read, but I often do mini reviews and love discussing what I’m reading on Instagram. #melsbooklist to follow along and talk about what you’re reading.

What books are you looking forward to this year? What do you want to read next? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading ❤️????????

Hi, I’m Mel, blogger and tea sommelier at Mel Had Tea. I love to explore, learn, and meet new people. Nothing inspires me more than reading, traveling the world, talking to strangers, and drinking tea.

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