Best Books I Read in 2017

Back in April of 2016, I made a personal goal to read one book per month.  I am not great at reading books quickly so, I purchased a subscription to audible.com.  This has been one of the best investments in myself.  I quickly bumped up the level of my subscription from one book a month to two books a month.  Since about June 2016, I've consistently read at least two books a month. Here is a list of the best books I've read in 2017.  I tried to keep list short but just couldn't. I read so many great books this year so I broke them up into categories. I also limited the categories to no more than 5 books.  

Leadership/Business/Work
1. Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet
2. How to Lead When You're Not In Charge by Clay Scroggins
3. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jacko Willink, Leif Babin
4. Meetings Suck: Turning One of the Most Loathed Elements of Business into One of the Most Valuable by Cameron Herold

Spiritual Growth
1. Love Does by Bob Goff  
2. Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio
3. Own the Moment by Carl Lentz
4. Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko
5. How's Your Soul? by Judah Smith

Marriage/Relationships
1. Swipe Right: The Life-and-Death Power of Sex and Romance by Levi Lusko

Personal Growth/Productivity
1. Finish by Jon Acuff
2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do by Charles Duhigg

Fiction/Other
1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

If I had to recommend just 5 books total they would be the following: 
1. Love Does by Bob Goff
2. Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet
3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
4. Finish by Jon Acuff
5. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jacko Willink, Leif Babin

 

 

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