I subscribe to several newsletters, some of which mention books. I love books so I’m always interested in what people are reading. (If you\re a member of Goodreads, friend me!)
Around June last year, I received my weekly letter from Austin Kleon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he mentioned the book Montaigne by Stefan Zweig. After reading his comments and a book review, I purchased the book and thoroughly enjoyed it.
In December, I received a newsletter from Ryan Holiday (email@example.com). This man reads a LOT of books! There was Zweig’s Montaigne again, which he called “brilliant, urgent,” and he listed it as one of his favorites read during 2017.
I decided to ask a few friends to send me the title of their favorite book they read in 2017. I wondered if there would be any repetitions and how many genres would be represented. The results were diverse with no repetitions! Here’s the list:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Jane Austin at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley
A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
While I was Gone by Sue Miller
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Thinking about all the books I read in 2017, the one that kept returning to my mind was This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith by Christopher Martin.
If you’re looking for a good book, any of these would be a great place to start. Enjoy!
Until next time,