Top 10 Favorite Books of 2017

A lot of reading was done in 2017, in fact, I managed to read 35 books. Most of the books were great, but a select few were truly amazing. These books were engaging, informative, and insightful. Here are my top ten favorite books of 2017 (in no particular order), enjoy!

10) 

  • Book: "Zero To One" by Peter Thiel 
  • Pages: 224
  • For: Anyone interested in creating or investing in startups, and understanding what successful startups have in common
  • Lesson: Gain a new perspective on business, learn what makes certain startups successful while others fail 

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9) 

  • Book: "How To Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
  • Pages: 288
  • For: People interested in making a good first impression and building social relationships
  • Lesson: Learn how to become a great conversationalist, build social bonds, and communicate your ideas in a positive manner

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8)

  • Book: "What Every BODY Is Saying" by Joe Navarro
  • Pages: 272
  • For: Anyone interested in psychology and wants to understand people's true thoughts and intentions
  • Lesson: Learn the meaning of body language and people's true feelings from an ex-FBI recognized expert on nonverbal behavior

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7)

  • Book: "Grit" by Angela Duckworth
  • Pages: 352
  • For: People interested in learning about the traits and mindset needed to become successful in life
  • Lesson: Learn how people can become successful in life regardless of talent or I.Q., and the traits that help people accomplish incredible achievements 

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6)

  • Book: "Mindset" by Carol Dweck
  • Pages: 320 
  • For: Anyone who wants to learn how to realize their own potential to the fullest
  • Lesson: Learn about the different mindsets of people and how you can change your mindset to fulfill your potential from  one of the world's leading researchers in the field of motivation 

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5)

  • Book: "The War Of Art" by Steven Pressfield
  • Pages: 190
  • For: Anyone who is in a creative career or wishes to become a professional in a creative field
  • Lesson: Tips and advice on how to defeat fear and self-doubt and achieve your creative goals 

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4)

  • Book: "The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck" by Mark Manson
  • Pages: 224
  • For: Anyone interested in self-development or seeking a new perspective on life
  • Lesson: Embrace your faults, define your values and purpose and live a fulfilling life 

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3)

  • Book: "Trust Me I'm Lying" by Ryan Holiday
  • Pages: 352
  • For: Anyone interested in learning about the truth about online media 
  • Lesson: Learn how online media, such as blogs, can be easily manipulated, how fake news spreads, and how corporations take advantage of the news

 

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2)

  • Book: "How To Read Literature Like A Professor" by Thomas Foster
  • Pages: 336
  • For: Anyone interested in learning how to interpret literature and its deeper meanings
  • Lesson: Learn how to properly read and interpret literature to understand the deeper meaning behind literary devices such as setting, symbols, themes and more. 

 

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1)

  • Book: "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferriss
  • Pages: 736
  • For: There is something for everyone in this book
  • Lesson: Learn the stories and strategies to success from billionaires, famous authors, professional athletes, business leaders, and icons. 

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