Books I Love: 2017 edition

These are my picks for the year, which admittedly was light on reading on my part. I spent way too much time wandering around with my camera and didn’t pick up the books often enough. I bought about 27 books and I finished sixteen. Rest were pretty average and some were plain rubbish. I was fooled into buying them because of internet recommendations and magazine reviews. The top five, however were amazing and are worth re-reading sometime in the future. They were all a recommendation from a friend or a friend of a friend.

Top Five

  1. American Kingpin by Nick Bilton
  2. IQ by Joe Ide
  3. The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper
  4. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda
  5. Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee

Honorable Mentions:

These are fun reads as well, it is just that they didn’t make the top five.

  1. Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street by Sheelah Kolhatkar
  2. The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by  John le Carré
  3. Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami
  4.  The True History of Tea by Eling Hoh.
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