30+ Books to Read in 2017

Earlier this week, I wrote out all my 2017 goals. There’s so many things that I hope to tackle this year. I’m honestly trying to take it one day at a time since I don’t want to overwhelm myself. It’s so easy for that to happen and it can even result in burn out. Which I know can set me back quite a bit. So anyways, one of my big goals this year for me. I plan on reading at least 30 books this year. I know, it may seem like such a small number, however I rarely read books these days. As I’m always online, either for work or for my blog, articles have replaced the books I used to read.

30+ Books To Read In 2017

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  1. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
  2. Calm by Michael Acton Smith
  3. Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success by Kevin Liles with Samantha Marshall
  4. I, Justine by Justine Ezarik
  5. Bloom by Estée Lalonde
  6. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
  7. Make It Happen by Lara Casey
  8. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  10. Ctrl Atl Delete by Emma Gannon
  11. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  12. A Girl is a Half Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  13. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  14. Goldenhand by Garth Nix
  15. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  16. The Girl In The Road by Monica Byrne
  17. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  18. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
  19. Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe
  20. The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand by Pamela Skaist-Levy
  21.  The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
  22. Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
  23. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  24. Buffering by Hannah Hart
  25. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson
  26. I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
  27. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
  28. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris
  29. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  30.  Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher


After looking at the list, I realised I chose a lot of the following: self-help, business and memoirs. I think it’s partly because I’m at a point in my life where I’m looking for answers. Especially as someone in their 20s, don’t you feel like you’re being left behind? Maybe after reading some of these books I may find the answers I’m looking for.

So guys, what books are you planning on reading this year? Leave any and all suggestions in the comment section below!

44 replies on “30+ Books to Read in 2017”

Literally taking a trip to the book store this week. Thanks for this!!

I’m with you … I rarely read these days, but would love to! I’ve heard Girlboss is pretty good and that’s on my list too!

Thanks for reading. Most definitely wanted to start with GirlBoss but I ended up starting with You Are A Badass.

I love the eclectic mix of books you’ve recommended here. I read ‘ The Bell Jar’ recently and have to say, I’m so grateful that mental health services have progressed so much since then!

Thank you, I really do like to read a full range of books myself so I’m glad the list reflected it. Oh I can imagine, I’m glad that even today we’re still progressing.

What a great list of books! I loved Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, she is one of my fav authors and I loved this book so much. It would be great if you linked to the books on Amazon as well 🙂

I have to check out your list ! I actually bought myself few books around Christmas for my new year resolution to read more!

Same here, last year I didn’t read that many books, especially since I was finishing off university. Now I can focus more on expanding my mind and vocabulary.

Thank you for the recommendations, going to definitely add them to my personal list 🙂

That’s wonderful. I’m all about personal development this year.

I can’t wait to start it. Today I’ve started on You Are A Badass.

I’m glad you enjoyed the list. I hope you find something in the list that you’ll like.

If you read The Zombie Survival Guide, be sure to check out World War Z by the same guy. It’s excellent. And nothing like the Brad Pitt movie.

Oh nice. I guess it will also help that I never watched the Brad Pitt movie, so I’ll go in brand new.

I love these kinds of posts because I’m always (ALWAYS!) looking for my next book to read (sometimes while I’m still reading my current one lol). While I’m partial to sci-fi fantasy, I’ve heard good things about The Happiness Project. And who can say no to The Zombie Survival Guide??? 🙂

I can’t wait to start the list, I’m so excited. Yes, a lot of these books were based on recommendations. And we should be prepared for the zombies lol.

There are so many of these books I love! I, Justine is great as well as The Happiness Project. You should read the power of habit. That’s great too!

Corinne x

I am someone who is near the midpoint of their 20s (I will be 25 in May). Thank you for your list of books to look out for. i plan to come back and try to read the books you mention.

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