The "Books I Read in 2017" Post. 

The "Books I Read in 2017" Post. 

Books Read in 2017

A little late, normally I try to post my books read in the last year, within the first week of the New Year. The good news is, I’ve been very purposefully busy in getting ready for what will be one of my best years ever.  Bold books are ones I would rate very high, like a 4-5 at Good Reads and 4-5 on Amazon Reviews. I either could not put it down or I took a lot from the book and applied it to my life and business.

Two things I learned from the list; I need more adventure books in my life and maybe less self-help. :P


  • Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today - Susan Scott
  • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time - Susan Scott
  • Fifth Wave Leadership: The Internal Frontier - Morris Shechtman
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI): The 75 measures every manager needs to know (Financial Times Series) - Bernard Marr
  • KPI Checklists: Practical guide to implementing KPIs and performance measures, over 50 checklists included. - Bernie Smith
  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business - Douglas W. Hubbard
  • Checklist Manifesto


  • The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Edward Huth
  • Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World - Elspeth Beard

Personal Improvement

  • Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World - Timothy Ferriss
  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone - Brené Brown
  • The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt - Russ Harris, Steven Hayes
  • Living Beyond Fear: Learn To Act Against Your Fears, Become Daring, And Stand Firm When Life Gets Hard - Zoe McKey
  • The Sketchnote Workbook: Advanced techniques for taking visual notes you can use anywhere - Mike Rohde
  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
  • The Miracle of Morning Pages: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Most Important Artist's Way Tool: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin - Julia Cameron
  • The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help - Amanda Palmer
  • Managing Thought: Think Differently. Think Powerfully. Achieve New Levels of Success - Mary J. Lore
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work - Mason Currey


  • When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese

Fiction - Post-Apoch

  • The Best Dark Rain: A Post-Apocalyptic Struggle for Life and Love - Marco Etheridge
  • Pandemic (The Extinction Files Book 1) - A.G. Riddle

Fiction - Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  • Influx - Daniel Suarez
  • Change Agent: A Novel - Daniel Suarez
  • Six Wakes - Mur Lafferty
  • Persepolis Rising (The Expanse) - James S. A. Corey
  • Artemis: A Novel - Andy Weir
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
  • Golden Son (The Red Rising Series, Book 2) - Pierce Brown
  • The Final Day: A John Matherson Novel - William R. Forstchen


  • The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making - David duChemin
  • Black & White Photography: The timeless art of monochrome in the post-digital age - Michael Freeman
  • Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures - Claire Rosen
  • Insights From Beyond the Lens: Inside the Art & Craft of Landscape Photography - Robert Rodriguez Jr
  • Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition - Jack Dykinga
  • Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World - Art Wolfe, Rob Sheppard