What I read in 2017
Somewhere in the beginning of 2017 I decided to make an effort to read more. One thing that I’ve discovered along the way is that the biggest benefit in reading for me is not always the particulars of the books I read, but the thoughts certain passages will trigger in my brain. Numerous times I would find my mind wandering after reading something and realize that I’m no longer reading the book in front of me, but pursuing a train of thought around how those words apply to challenges I’m facing both at work and in my personal life.
I get most of my reading done on the weekend in the morning and early afternoon while decompressing from the prior week and preparing for the week ahead. At any given time I’m typically reading two books, one in physical form and the other on audiobook at 1.5x speed. I’m pretty bad at making it through audiobooks unless I’m spending a lot of time on the road in a short period of time, my daily commute isn’t that long and most of the time I prefer jamming out to music in the morning.
I am not a big fiction reader. I read mostly for function in order to be introduced to new concepts that will help me become a better version of myself. As you’ll see from the list, my year was heavily weighted towards business and technology since personal/career development and growing RigUp are major focuses right now.
Here’s what I managed to work through in 2017:
Prior to this year I’d be surprised if I got through 4 or 5 books in the whole year, but with a little bit of discipline and consistency I managed to knock out 22 titles. Not too shabby. I hope to continue this pace into 2018 with a continued focus on economics, behavioral psychology, and technology.
I’m always looking for recommendations and most of these books were curated based on suggestions from people I follow on Twitter. If you have any books that are a must read please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter (@tylermyracle) or add me as a friend on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/tmyracle).