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!
Book: "Zero To One" by Peter Thiel
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
Book: "How To Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
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
Book: "What Every BODY Is Saying" by Joe Navarro
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
Book: "Grit" by Angela Duckworth
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
Book: "Mindset" by Carol Dweck
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
Book: "The War Of Art" by Steven Pressfield
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
Book: "The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck" by Mark Manson
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
Book: "Trust Me I'm Lying" by Ryan Holiday
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
Book: "How To Read Literature Like A Professor" by Thomas Foster
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.
Book: "Tools of Titans" by Tim Ferriss
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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