Books Reviews

Books Read in 2017

From 2007 to 2012, I read 263+ books. But I did not stop there. I haven’t kept up the same pace – but have kept on tracking every book I’ve read since. Ideally, I’ve also written a short lessons learned or review of each. Here’s the books I’ve read this past year.

On recommendations, I generally stop reading a book after 100 pages if it’s not any good. So everything that I finished is worth reading.

*all the links below go to Amazon for convenience, but I definitely recommend purchasing books from Alibris. They support local booksellers, and often have even better used pricing.

This post covers books read in 2017. You can also read from –

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Club Soccer 101

Club Soccer 101 by Luke Dempsey

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy Review & Notes

Train Dreams

Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

War and Turpentine- A Novel

War and Turpentine: A Novel by Stefan Hertsman

South of The Border West of The Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami

Bushcraft First Aid

Bushcraft First Aid by David Canterbury

Norewegian Wood

Norwegian Woods by Haruki Murakami

The Inevitable

The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

Wilderness Warrior

The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley

We Learn Nothing

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider

Bushcraft 101

Bushcraft 101 by Dave Canterbury

Managing Your Woods

A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods by Anne Larkin Hansen

Impossible To Ignore

Impossible To Ignore by Carmen Simon

Perennial Seller

Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Perennial Seller Book Review

Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

Rightful Heritage

Rightful Heritage by Douglas Brinkley

Wilderness Ethics

Wilderness Ethics by Laura and Guy Waterman

A Year of Living Danishly

A Year of Living Danishly

National Parks

Guide To The National Parks Of The USA by National Geographic

Guide To State Parks

Guide to State Parks of the United States by National Geographic

City On The Verge

City On The Verge by Mark Pendergrast

Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

At Home In the World

At Home In the World by Tsh Oxenreider

Sand County Almanac

Sand County Almanac

Sand County Almanac Review

Happy City

Happy City by Charles Montgomery

Best State Ever

Best State Ever by Dave Barry

Exit West

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

American Character

American Character by Colin Woodard

Common Sense Investing

Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle


1493 by Charles Mann

Beginners Guide To Paradise

Beginner’s Guide To Paradise by Alex Sheshunoff

The Little Book That Beats The Market

The Little Book That Beats The Market by Joel Greenblatt

Essential Muir

Essential Muir by Fred White

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter, Better, Faster by Charles Duhigg


Locavesting by Amy Cortese

Early Retirement Extreme

Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Fisker

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