New year, new reading habits? I should clarify that I only read 14 books in 2017, so this is over 1/3 of my complete list, but if you’re like me and one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more, here are some seriously great suggestions.
Top 5 books I read in 2017:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell talks about that moment in society when everything shifts. How do trends start? What makes crime rates go up or down? What makes an idea “stick”? I found it an interesting and easy read.
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Excellent read about belonging and warfare. It gave me an entirely new perspective on war and it’s role in human society. I couldn’t put it down.
The River of Doubt by Candice Miller
I loved this book so much that I bought it (I usually get all of my books from the library, Ryan Holiday would be disappointed. I’m a student. Sue me.). Theodore Roosevelt is one of my favorite figures because of this story. Miller does an amazing job describing his expedition through the Amazon and I can’t believe it’s all true. Puts our current “president” and his tiny hands to shame.
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
This took me no joke 45 minutes to read. It’s quick, concise, and inspiring to the max. And since it takes less than an hour to read, there’s no excuse not to give it a go.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I found this to be so beautifully written that it was like reading poetry. A fictional World War 2 novel about two kids from two different places whose stories intertwine. Doerr knows how to write and I’m curious about the rest of his work.
Honorable Mention: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. GENIUS. But it received so much attention this year that I decided to highlight other works.
And that’s it! Any suggestions for must-read’s in 2018?
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Great suggestions Meg!