James’s 2017 Reading Year in Review

We’re kicking off 2018 by looking back on the best books we read in 2017. Today’s picks come from James Rucker.

So, a few of these books could have served in Multiple Categories, but I decided not to double up, but I put numbers in parentheses for other possible answers.

Favorite new author or series you tried:
Arlette Farge [I read Allure of the Archives]. (and #6)

A book that surprised you:
The Power of the Powerless by Vaklav Havel. (and #7)

A book you read for the first time that you will reread in the future:
The German Ideology by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (I intend to reread them all.)

The best book you read that was also published this year:
As far as I know, I have no books for this category.

A book you read that was outside of your comfort zone:
Why Philosophize? by Jean-Francois Lyotard.

The book that you recommended to the most people:
The Present Age by Soren Kierkegaard. (and #2)

The best cover from a book you read this year (please include image):
Godel-Escher-Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter.

eternal golden braid

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