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My 10 Favorite Books of 2017

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My 10 Favorite Books of 2017

This is the first of what I plan to be an annual book roundup. The roundup will comprise a list of every book I read that year, as well as a list of my 10 favorites with summaries and comments.

(Note that these are not books released in 2017 but books that I read in 2017.)

The Top 10 are judged based on impact they had when I read them, the quality of their writing/ideas, and they are loosely grouped based on the areas of my life they informed and influenced.

After that, I’ve provided a list of every book I read this year in the order which I read them. After that is a list of every book I started reading at some point during the year, but chose to stop reading, as well as a brief explanation of why I stopped. (You could treat this last list as almost a “most disappointing books of 2017” list.)

But first, the numbers:

This year I read 66 books. 35 were general non-fiction, 13 were biography/memoir, 11 were fiction, and 7 were philosophy. In total, I read 22,378 pages, averaging 61.3 pages per day, …

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