31 Life-Changing Books That I Read In 2017

31 Life-Changing Books That I Read In 2017

Another Year Of Reading Is Over

It’s finally done.


The year of 2017 was jam packed but it was definitely a great year for crushing some books! (*Nerd Alert*)


I started 2017 with a very ambitious reading goal because the year before I read over 40 books. So I wanted to give myself more of a challenge thus I decided to make my reading goal for 2017, over 50 books.


Reviewing My 2017 Reading Goal


I have to admit I was kind of crazy when I made this reading goal especially since I was entering the final year of my undergrad. So as you have probably guessed by now, I wasn’t able to successfully complete this reading goal. But that’s fine, not all difficult goals will be completed the first time around.

But although I wasn’t able to hit my actual reading goal, I am still happy with the number of books that I finished because it is still a substantial number. Life gets busy sometimes and my last year of University was definitely a very busy time, therefore, I am very satisfied with what I was still able to achieve.

So I am happy to share that in 2017 I was able to read more than 30 books, 31 to be exact!


The Books That I Read In 2017

Over the last few weeks, I have received many questions from people in regards to the books that I read in 2017 and my favorite reads from that list. So I decided that I should simply make a list of all 31 books that I read in 2017 for anyone that is curious about what I read or anyone that is looking for an interesting book to read.


I know some people have been asking me for specific recommendations, so I will definitely provide some book recommendations in the near future. But for the time being, I will just share with you the 31 books I read in 2017 which will give you an idea of the genres I indulged in.


Thus, in no particular order, the following is a list of the books that I read in 2017.


(I put links to the actual books so it is easier for you to look them up).


  1. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
  2. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts
  3. Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community
  4. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
  5. Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  7. Rich20something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want
  8. Hacking Growth: How Today’s Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success
  9. Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
  10. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
  11. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
  12. Poke the Box
  13. We Are All Weird: The Myth of Mass and The End of Compliance
  14. Unshakeable
  15. All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World
  16. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love
  17. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  18. The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy
  19. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit
  20. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising
  21. Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives—and Our Lives Change Our Genes
  22. The Richest Man in Babylon
  23. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
  24. Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  25. Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, eBooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
  26. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
  27. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  28. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  29. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk
  30. Civilization and Its Discontents
  31. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

A Year Of Reading Awaits

I can honestly say that I read some of my all-time favorite books in 2017. But honestly, there are so many other fantastic books that are just sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be opened. So I am looking forward to reading some spectacular books and literature in 2018.


In addition, my reading goal for 2018 is to read more than 50 books which was my goal this year (2nd time is the charm, right?). Although this is a substantial amount of books I feel it is definitely doable as long as I add reading to my daily routine.


So I am looking forward to a year filled with books and I challenge you to set an ambitious reading goal in 2018 too!

Tweet me @iambradthompson if you end up reading any of these books, I would love to hear your opinion!


Also, if you are looking for tips on how you can read more books check out my blog post, “How To Read More Books In 8 Simple Steps“.

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Bradley Thompson

Bradley Thompson

Founder of Living The Canadian Dream
Bradley Thompson is a very Canadian lifestyle blogger, digital marketer and growth hacker from Toronto who is passionate about inspiring people through his blog and vlog. Although he lives a busy life he is dedicated to personal growth, developing his expertise and growing his blog, "Living the Canadian dream"!