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What's Your First Pick On Your 2017 Reading List?

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What's your first pick on your 2017 reading list?



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I read The Four Agreements by Miguel Don Ruiz & it's really set the tone for me this year. I'm also re-reading The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter. Excited to see this years list.

I started this year with some serious fantasy & sci-fi. I've already read Jonathan Strange & Doctor Norrell, Dark Matter and now I'm working on Ready Player One. I guess my next book should be something professional/educational...

Just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance - excellent, insightful read.

I started the year with some strong, inspiring female writers: "How to Be a Woman" by Caitlin Moran and "Love Warrior" by Glennon Doyle Melton. Inspired by current events, however, I think my next read will be "March" by John Lewis.

Love, Loss, and What we ate by Padma Lakshmi

Currently reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown and next on my list is are "Creative Confidence" by Tom & David Kelley and The Originals by Adam Grant.

Currently: The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna and Satisfy My Thirsty Soul: For I am desperate for Your presence by Linda Dillow. Quality heart-stuff!

The reading list so far this year has been defined by lyrical prose: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende, The Abundance by Annie Dillard. I also have NW by Zadie Smith and American Gods by Neil Gaiman in the to-read stack right now. Coming up in the list: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Barkskins by Annie Proulx.

My reading year's started with a bit of wonders and kindness - "The paper bag Christmas" by Kevin A. Milne, it's short and easy-to-read and was sooo moody to me. Now I'm reading "Eat. Pray. Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert - my first time of reading this book, and I'm in excited!

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I'm currently reading Shoe Dog, the creator of Nike's autobiography. It is so well written and truly a great reminder that where you are in your 20s doesn't always determine where you will be in the future. Next up will be The Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes


I'm currently reading Dave Ramsay's Total Money Makeover. This year I'm focusing on taking down that student loan debt, so this book has been helpful so far on giving me steps to achieve it. The next book on my list is This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick. It focuses on what makes a person put down roots somewhere and what are the elements that allow us to make a city or town feel like home.

I just finished the book "Living Alone & Liking It" by Marjorie Hill. I'm now on the the book, "Executive Presence"

Currently reading "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown. I am truly inspired by his "disciplined pursuit of less" strategy for finding the path in which I can make my highest point of contribution. Making me less afraid of saying no to the wrong opportunities. Definitely recommend it!

Started the year with "The Boys in the Boat," which was amazing! Currently reading "My Life on the Road" by Gloria Steinem.

I'm currently reading "Rising Strong" by Brene Brown and "Shaken" by Tim Tebow.

@Helena Hounsel⁠ An excellent book I read in 2017 is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. It's such an incredible novel because it is based on the life of Margaret Fishback, the highest paid advertising woman in the 1930s. After getting a job as a copywriter at Macys in New York City, Lillian leads an epic life, complete with a sweeping love affair. But what makes this book most lovely is Lillian's walk through New York City as an old woman. Although she reflects over lost love and friendship, she ultimately reminisces over the career she once loved. It's inspiring and thought provoking. It's a must-read for sure!

I have read Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, and Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. All three of them were great books and offered different perspectives in different areas of my life.

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