2017: What the Over-35s Are Reading

Over 35? This is where we can keep track of what we're reading this year. (Not our favorites from other years.) Note: Author spam will be deleted if detected.

Last year's top reads were The Nightingale, The Girl on the Train, Me Before You, A Man Called Ove, and The Book Thief. (That list is here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9... .)

Looking for 2018's list? That list is here: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1... .

Other fun lists:
The 70s Women in 2017: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
Born in the 60s 2017 List: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
The 60s Women 2017 List: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
Born in the 50s 2017 List: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
Your Top 5 Reads in 2017: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...

Over-35s Are Reading By Year:
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Born in the 1960s - By Year What We've Read:
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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2,726 books · 206 voters · list created January 1st, 2017 by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (votes) .
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Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Julie 680 books
6 friends
Lisa 928 books
80 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3263 books
860 friends
Penny 675 books
66 friends
Christine 2574 books
246 friends
Saturday's 1437 books
74 friends
Louise 4224 books
103 friends
Bettie 15637 books
124 friends

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message 1: by Saturday's (new)

Saturday's Child Thanks for the list Julie - I will add to it soon.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, I created it, it told me it hadn't created it, I went to report the problem at GR Feedback, and couldn't post. Very bumpy day here!


message 3: by Saturday's (new)

Saturday's Child Thanks Susanna - glad you did as I love adding the books I read to it. Happy Reading in 2017.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads If anyone knows of any decades lists that qualify (I'm going to be starting the 60s list tomorrow), let me know.


message 5: by Penny (new)

Penny Hey thanks Susanna, Happy New Year,

and thanks for putting up the link to my 70s chick list too :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads No problem! Happy New Year!


message 7: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yeah, I created it, it told me it hadn't created it, I went to report the problem at GR Feedback, and couldn't post. Very bumpy day here!"

oh!

Happy New Year everyone.


message 8: by Susan (new)

Susan Thanks for the link, Bettie. Happy 2017 everyone!


message 9: by Diana (new)

Diana Thanks for the link, Bettie. I can't believe how many are on the list already.


message 10: by Cynda (new)

Cynda Bettie☯ wrote: "Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yeah, I created it, it told me it hadn't created it, I went to report the problem at GR Feedback, and couldn't post. Very bumpy day here!"

oh!

Happy New Ye..."


Thanks for the link. Okay if I add a book or two a well. I know Goodreads will let me, but I want your permission asmit is your creation.

Health and Happiness all Year Long


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Go ahead, Cynda! Open to all over 35.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Can't believe it's only the 3rd of January and there are 23 books with multiple votes - wow.


message 13: by Cynda (new)

Cynda Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Go ahead, Cynda! Open to all over 35."

Okay. I will add a few soon. :-)


message 14: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jan 03, 2017 12:01AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Can't believe it's only the 3rd of January and there are 23 books with multiple votes - wow."

Not only that; there are so many already that I've either read or are on my to be read list. Wow indeed :-)


message 15: by Bettie (last edited Jan 04, 2017 08:42AM) (new)

Bettie What a great looking list already.

Does anyone else feel that the next four years are going to be a great boon to the book industry? I have already stopped watching some of the things I used to watch avidly, such as 20th Jan etc.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads My mother and I plan to bury our heads in books.


Lisa  (not getting friends updates) Vegan Bettie, Thanks for alerting me to this list. I'm so much older than most who are "over 35" though. I'll follow the list but whether I add books to it partly depends on how many books I can actually read this year.


message 18: by Ann (new)

Ann Isn't this list for what we are reading in 2017 ?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, it is. Why do you ask?


message 20: by Ann (new)

Ann Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Yes, it is. Why do you ask?" on the 2nd or 3rd it seemed like a lot of books were posted in such a short time and I saw that one person had voted 49 times...


message 21: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jan 06, 2017 12:16AM) (new)

BookLovingLady @Everyone
Can you please only vote for (or add) books you have actually read in 2017? The description is very clear about this, and you'll spoil this list otherwise, which I'm sure is not your intention. (And you have to be over 35 to add or vote for titles)

Thanks in advance for removing your votes for books you haven't read this year!


message 22: by Bettie (new)

Bettie A sign of our desperate times: 1984 takes the lead


message 23: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Booklovinglady wrote: "@Everyone
Can you please only vote for (or add) books you have actually read in 2017? The description is very clear about this, and you'll spoil this list otherwise, which I'm sure is not your inte..."


I have current read on this list, as per years past, yet they do only account for three. I feel people should be allowed to vote for their current reads. :O)


message 24: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower Hey! I just joined. Some one mentioned this list in the “What we've read so far in 2017” discussion.
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
I was wondering if we would see 1984 on the list. On this list I notice:

no 1: 1984
no 4: The Handmaid's Tale
no 8:The Man in the High Castle
no 14: The Plot Against America
no 25: Animal Farm

(I assume Shakespeare: Julius Caesar is on the list for other reasons ;-)


message 25: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower BTW 1984 is a free download from Project Gutenberg http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/orwellg-ni...


message 26: by Ann (new)

Ann I don't see the" born in the 1950's
list this year....not enough of us ?


message 27: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Feb 25, 2017 01:35PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I guess whoever started it in past years didn't start one this year? (I haven't seen one.)

ETA: Anyone starts one, I'll link to it.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Speaking of 1984 suiting the zeitgeist, it's selling so well on Amazon that Penguin's ordered a reprint of 75,000 copies, and they're re-releasing the 1984 movie of 1984 this spring. (Alias "Richard Burton's last film.")


message 30: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower Just finished The Plot Against America. Now I have read all five books that surfaced due to the Trump situation. IMHO "The Plot Against America" is the one that is most relevant to read.


message 31: by Bettie (new)

Bettie J_BlueFlower wrote: "Just finished The Plot Against America. Now I have read all five books that surfaced due to the Trump situation. IMHO "The Plot Against America" is the one that is most relevant to read."

Good Work - I need to revisit that one


message 32: by Julie (new)

Julie This is one of my fave lists on listopia. I look forward to it every year.


message 33: by BookLovingLady (last edited Jul 04, 2017 05:07AM) (new)

BookLovingLady As the summer challenge for the Netherlands & Flanders group is Nobel prize winners, I've been reading (and adding) several :-)


message 34: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Excited as 1 I have read so far this year is on the first page!


message 35: by Penny (new)

Penny Thank you for hosting this list Julie - we didn't say much this year, but I sure enjoyed watching the way we all read. On to the next year's one I say!


message 36: by Diana (new)

Diana I found some great books on here, can't wait to see what everyone's reading next year.


message 37: by Louise (new)

Louise 2018 list?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's coming!


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