Trends are changing. Books will be always on the ball. Books can be a powerful instrument for personal development and for word nourishment. In most cases, it acts as a substitute for thinking. Still, it depends on what is read.
Last November I made a list of the potential bestselling books of 2017. By the June 2017, I had already read a part of them. Some of them don’t worth your attention, some of them are real “must-haves” for your library.
I’m a fan of different genres. So, here is my list of the best books to read 2017 for all tastes.
Jungles of Psychology
I’m a huge fan of the psychological literature but I’m not omnivorous. I choose the best and the most influential books to change my vision, to set the right priorities, and to recommend those, who need it.
1. Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.
If you can’t find your comfort zone and reach a harmony with your mind, you should definitely read a powerful book by a Mexican teacher, coach, and extraordinary writer.
This book changed my attitude to life, environment, people, and to mistakes. 4 simple agreements will gain strength if you turn them into a habit.
2. Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love.
Another right book for women that will help you to feel unconditional love and build a strong relationship. This book helped me to understand that there are two sorts of emotions – love and fear. In a relationship, we choose one of them and follow it.
The key for successful relationship lies in your choice.
3. Eckhart Tolle – A Power of Now.
I’ll never give up on recommending this book. It’s no wonder why this book is sooo popular around the world. It really awakens in readers the right thoughts and changes their mind to block pain and negative vibes and prosper.
Love Stories for Everyone
Love novels are the fate of housewives and teenage girls. Still, here are books that were written for everyone!
4. Zola Neale Hurston – Their Eyes Were Watching God.
A classic love story of all times tells about a woman, who finally finds a “special someone” after a set of unlucky affairs. The book was a good way for me to relax after an intensive day in a bath with a glass of wine.
5. Anne Tyler – Breathing Lessons.
It’s a real masterpiece for sophisticated readers! It’s a deep immersion in the family routine, sense of relationship. I would even say that it’s a sort of comedy and drama mix. Yes, definitely.
A spouse of active and resourceful Maggie and calm and level-headed Ira, who’ve been married for more than 25 years, go to a trip to their friend’s funeral. They found out that their son is about to divorce and want to save his marriage.
What happened then? You’ll be definitely surprised! So was I.
Adventures in Frames of Pseudo-documentary Roman
6. Michael Chabon – Moonglow.
This breathtaking novel tells a fake story of an old man, a dying old man, that, in fact, tells a story of the twentieth century. War, Holocaust, space exploration and more shocking and great events are described in this story.
Though the story doesn’t really show the truth, the book grabbed my attention from the first pages.
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Three Books from Bill Gates
7. Steven Johnson – Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation.
The book reveals the great ideas of the simplest things. Pencil? Flush toilet? I didn’t even know where these ideas came from! I think it will be very interesting for you. Bill Gates said:
“I picked up Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, with a little bit of skepticism. Lots of books have been written about innovation—what it is, the most innovative companies, how you measure it. The subject can seem a little faddish, but Johnson’s book is quite good at giving examples of how to create environments that can encourage good ideas”.
8. Jay Mathews – Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America.
An inspiring story how two teachers turned themselves into superior educators. Gates said:
“Jay did a great job in writing this book. It gives a great sense of how hard it was to get KIPP going and how intense the focus on good teaching is”.
9. John Brooks – Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street.
“Today, more than two decades after Warren lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was first published—Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read. John Brooks is still my favorite business writer”.
I couldn’t pass by the “best book Bill Gates has ever read” and I didn’t regret. If you want to know about rises and falls of the well-known company and get a secret of the real success. I slipped this book to my husband and, in a couple of days, we’ve been discussing it actively.
Process of Growth
When a person reads a book, he definitely grows in understanding and knowledge. I shared a list of good books to read 2017 that grabbed my attention. I would like to get about your top books as my library needs fresh books! Share with me your ideas in comments.