As I did last year, for the December Edition of What I’m Reading I’ve listed every book I read (and re-read) in 2017. Thanks to those of you who recommended and/or gifted these books to me. I’ve included some notes and my top recommendations within the list below. Non-fiction books about American History and the novel The Kind Worth Killing were stand-outs for me in 2017.
If you’re looking for even more recommendations, I suggest reviewing the Best Books of 2017 List from NPR.
Notes: All of these books were interesting and informative. The book about Ted Bundy is the scariest book I think I’ve ever read, but I can broadly recommend all of the others.
Autobiographies and Interviews
Notes: Shoe Dog is interesting, especially if you love learning from autobiographies and are interested in Phil Knight and Nike. Tools Of Titans gives you insights and tips from 100+ successful people and is a 600+ page reference book I’m keeping on my book shelf.
Notes: The Book of Joy might be the book you need to help you find joy after what, for many, was a very discouraging year.
Notes: I think I’d skip reading these.
Notes: If you’re looking for page-turning fiction, definitely read The Kind Worth Killing. It’s the best fiction book I’ve read in a long time. (Also, I didn’t finish reading American Psycho. It wasn’t for me.)
Books of Quotes and Thoughts