It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for ideas on what to read in 2017, here’s a round-up of the books that stood out to me this year. If you’re looking for tips on how to read more in 2017, check out this earlier post on ‘4 Easy Ways to Read More’.
There were a few stand-outs for me this year in my reading list, including my first ever read of the Harry Potter series (what?! How could I have never read them before? I know…), and a successful second attempt at reading Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book on economics and inequality, ‘Capital in the 21st Century’, which I had tried and failed to finish when it came out a couple of years ago. I’m so glad I gave it a second try, because it turned out to be SO fascinating. I also started reading a few of the titles on the list of ‘A Year of Reading the World’, which gives suggestions for books translated into English from each nation in the world.
Here are the top 10 books that I found most impacting, significant or enjoyable, along with the rest of my reading list for the year –
Christmas is one of those funny things, isn’t it? It holds so much promise and idealism for focusing on what really matters, and yet it can so easily become a catalyst for becoming anxious over things that don’t.
So how can we be deliberate about what prioritising the genuinely valuable over the simply costly this Christmas season?
Let’s be honest for a moment. The West Wing is the best television show of all time.
And one of the best mini-stories in the series is, I think, the ‘Cartographers for Social Equality’ visit.
Some visiting scientists blow Josh and CJ’s minds by explaining that how the Mercator Projection Map (our traditional world map)…
I first started experimenting with internet-free weekends in 2011.
Two ‘aha’ moments combined to prompt me to start thinking that perhaps the discomfort might be well worth the effort.
On this site, my goal is to craft content that will encourage and empower you to live deliberately – to choose a life that honours what matters to you most.
In order to do that better, I need to understand more about where you are at, and your priorities and goals.
To do that, I have created the 2016 Reader Survey.
The survey is completely anonymous – I can’t tell who has said what. It is simple to fill out, and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
Your feedback is really important to me, and will be helping me create content that is even more relevant and helpful to you.
Yes, I’m Happy To Help. Please Take Me To The Survey.
Thanks in advance for your help!
– Sarah Starrenburg