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Week 37 – The Complete List of the Books I Bought, Read and Loved in 2017

Because I have bought, read and been positively surprised by many books all along 2017 (many of which I have already written about on this blog), here is a complete list of everything I have been happy to discover this year. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read all of the ones I have bought or been offered but, as every time I go on holidays the “books to read” list decreases quickly, I am sure that by the end of the year most of the titles hereunder will be in light blue.

Novels in English, French, Italian & Portuguese

Novels I have read/ I am reading and love (read, ongoing, not started yet)

  1. Me before you, by Jojo Moyes (link)
  2. Afer you, by Jojo Moyes (link)
  3. Malevil, by Robert Merle (link)
  4. Le soleil des Scorta, Gaudé (link)
  5. Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel,  by Lauren Graham (link)
  6. Devdas: A Novel, by Sarachandra Chattopadhyay (link)
  7. Eat Pray Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert (link)
  8. My Brilliant Friend (Book 1), Elena Ferrante (link)
  9. The Story of a New Name (Book 2), Elena Ferrante (link)
  10. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Book 3), Elena Ferrante (link)
  11. My Brilliant Friend (Book 4), Elena Ferrante (not yet published in English)
  12. The Girl Who saved the King of Sweden, by  Jonas Jonasson (link)
  13. Seeds Planted in Concrete, Bianca Sparacino (link)
  14. Na margem do rio piedra eu sentei e chorei, Paulo Coelho (link)
  15. Damasco, by Suad Amiri (link)

Novels I couldn’t finish

  1. The Signature of All Things Gilbert, Elizabeth (link)
  2. Ouragan, by Laurent Gaudé (link)

Novels in my library I am eager to read

  1. Committed, by Elizabeth Gilbert (link)
  2. La Porte des Enfers, by Laurent Gaudé (link)
  3. The Light Years, by Jane Elizabeth Howard (link)
  4. The Ship of Brides, by Jojo Moyes (link)
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah (link)
  6. In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India Luce, Edward (link)
  7. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga (link)
  8. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts (link)
  9. Il Quaderno di Maya, by Isabel Allende (link)
  10. Soufi mon amour, by Elif Shafak (link)

Change, productivity, creativity, entrepreunership

  1. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich,
    by Timothy Ferriss (link)
  2.  Be a Free Range Human : Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the bills, by Marianne Cantwell (link)
  3. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: How to Achieve More at Work and at Home, by Laura Vanderkam (link)
  4. The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. (link)
  5. The $100 Startup : Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More, by Chris Guillebeau (link)
  6. Elon Musk : How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future, by Ashlee Vance (link)
  7. Trendology: Building an Advantage Through Data-Driven Real-Time Marketing, by Chris Kerns (link)
  8. Show Your Work!, by Austin Kleon (link)
  9. Mojo: How to Get it, How to Keep it, How to Get it Back If You Lose it, by Marshall Goldsmith (link)
  10. Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be, by Marshall Goldsmith (link)
  11. It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World’s Best Selling Book, by Paul Arden (link)
  12. The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in the Universe, by Srinivas Rao (link)
  13. Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon (link)


In English

  1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero (link)
  2. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, by The Dalai Lama (link)
  3. The Little Book of Hygge : The Danish Way of Live Well, by Meik Wiking (link)
  4. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth, by Jen Sincero (link)
  5. Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, by Dennis Greenberger (link)
  6. Power: the 48 Laws, by Richard Green (link)
  7. How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving, by David Richo (link)
  8. The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin (link)
  9. The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration, by Moorea Seal (link)

Only in French

  1. La méthode: Bain dérivatif, alimentation, soleil, argile, by France Guillain (link)
  2. 3 kifs par jour, by Florence Servan-Schreiber (link)
  3. Power Patate, by Florence Servan-Schreiber (link)

Have you read some of these books too? Do you have others that you like that can be added to the list?


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