My best books of 2017

I’ve been trying to read more. I managed to read a fair number of books over the past year. Here are some of my favourites that I wanted to share.

Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS

Demystifying the global challenge of eradicating AIDS and how we sometimes suck at doing it. Amazon

The Things They Carried

Short, shocking stories into the Vietnam war and it’s after effects. Amazon

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Lots of funny anecdotes about birth but also a saddening insight into the strain the NHS is under. Amazon

Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-maker and Apprentice to a Butcher in Tuscany

Mmm, pure Italian food porn. Amazon

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Whilst sometimes a tough read, I found the section about affirmative action particularly interesting. Amazon

The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood

Perspective changing insight into the minds of those who live in a poverty stricken and drug addicted neighbourhood. Amazon

The Godfather

It’s been a long time since a story got me gripped so hard. Amazon

When Breath Becomes Air

A brutally honest memoir of a 36 year old brain surgeon’s battle against cancer. Amazon


I was worried this was just for teenagers but it’s definitely worth a read by anyone. Amazon

If anyone has any recommendations for books I should read this year then please give me a shout.

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