Roy Kessel’s Personal Development/Self-Help Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Personal Development/Self-Help category.

  1. Flourish–Martin Seligman
  2. Younger Next Year–Chris Crowley/Henry Lodge
  3. Mindless Eating–Brian Wainsink
  4. Mindset–Carol Dweck
  5. The How of Happiness–Sonja Lyubormirsky
  6. Positivity–Barbara Frederickson
  7. Mindsight–Daniel Siegel
  8. Willpower–Roy Baumeister/John Tierney
  9. Rapt–Winifred Gallagher
  10. Year of Yes–Shonda Rimes
  11. Lonlinless–John Caccioppo/William Patrick
  12. The Happiness Advantage–Shawn Achor
  13. The Relaxation Response–Herbert Benson
  14. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers–Robert Sapolsky
  15. I Don’t Know What I Want:  But I Know It Isn’t This–Julie Jansen
  16. Who’s On Top/Who’s On Bottom–Dr. Robert Schwebel
  17. Open Boxes–Christine Organ
  18. Keep Your Brain Alive–Lawrence Katz/Manning Rubin
  19. Chicken Soup For The Prisoner’s Soul–Jack Canfield/Mark Victor Hansen

Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Radical Candor–Kim Scott
  2. Captivate–Vanessa Van Edwards
  3. Give and Take–Adam Grant
  4. Ethics in the Real World–Peter Singer
  5. Deep Work–Cal Newport
  6. Getting Things Done–David Allen
  7. Spark–John Raley
  8. Infonomics–Doug Laney
  9. Principles–Ray Dalio
  10. The Talent Code–Daniel Coyle
  11. Fooled by Randomness–Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  12. Why Smart Executives Fail–Sydney Finklestein
  13. Think Smart–Richard Restak
  14. The One Thing You Need To Know–Marcus Buckingham
  15. Succeed–Heidi Grant Halvorsen

Roy Kessel’s Miscellaneous Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Miscellaneous category.

  1. Courtroom 302–Steve Bogira
  2. Hillbilly Elegy–JD Vance
  3. Finding My Virginity–Richard Branson
  4. Ugly Americans–Ben Mezrich
  5. The Ethical Slut–Dossie Eaton/Catherine Lizst
  6. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed–Alan Alda
  7. Discipline and Punish–Michel Foucault

Roy Kessel’s Sports Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Sports category.

  1. Back in the Game–Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher/Joanne Gerstner
  2. Unwinding Madness–Gerald Gurney/Donna Lopiano/Andrew Zimbalist
  3. Larceny Games–Brian Tuohy
  4. Open–Andre Agassi
  5. Raw–Colin Cowherd
  6. Winning at Losing–Sam Weinman
  7. Smart Baseball–Keith Law
  8. Getting Up and Down–Ken Venturi
  9. The Art of Fielding–Chad Horbach
  10. The Athlete’s Way–Christopher Bergland
  11. How to Beat the Pointspread–Bobby Smith
  12. Selling The Green–Jonathan Taylor/Tim Davis

Roy Kessel’s Fiction Reading Recommendations for July through December 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2017 in the Fiction category.

  1. Final Girls–Riley Sager
  2. Bear Town–Frederick Backman
  3. Dark Places–Gillian Flynn
  4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore–Robin Sloan
  5. Bel Canto–Ann Patchett
  6. Windy City–Scott Simon
  7. Power of the Dog–Don Winslow

Roy Kessel’s Fiction Reading Recommendations for January to June 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2017 in the Fiction category:

  1. Vulture Fund–Stephen Frey
  2. Gridiron–Phillip Kerr
  3. All Fall Down–Lee Gruenfeld
  4. Compelling Evidence–Steve Martini
  5. This Was Man–Jeffrey Archer
  6. The Girl in the Spiders Web–David Lagercrantz
  7. Saturn Run–John Sandford

Roy Kessel’s Miscellaneous Reading Recommendations for January to June 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2017 in the Miscellaneous category:

  1. 13 Reasons Why–Jay Asher
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locks–Rebecca Skloot
  3. For One More Day–Mitch Albom
  4. Definitive Biography of Billy Joel–Fred Schruers
  5. Lips Unsealed–Belinda Carlisle
  6. Number the Stars–Lois Lowry
  7. The Truth–Al Franken
  8. DIY MFA–Gabriela Pereira
  9. Conversations With Myself–Nelson Mandela
  10. While America Sleeps–Russ Feingold

Roy Kessel’s Self-Help/Personal Development Reading Recommendations for January to June 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2017 in the Self-Help/Personal Development category.

  1. Choose To Matter–Julie Foudy
  2. Happier at Home–Gretchen Rubin
  3. Brain Rules–John Medina
  4. Authentic Happiness–Martin Seligman
  5. Better Than Before–Gretchen Rubin
  6. Hope Will Find You–Naomi Levy
  7. Super Better–Jane McGonigal
  8. Option B–Sheryl Sandberg/Adam Grant
  9. Big Magic–Elizabeth Gilbert
  10. Four Agreements–Don Miguel Ruiz
  11. Fifth Agreement–Don Miguel Ruiz
  12. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus–John Gray
  13. Life Preserves–Harriet Lerner
  14. Silent Sons–Dr. Robert Ackerman
  15. The Last Lecture–Randy Pausch/Jeffrey Zazlow

Roy Kessel’s Business/Leadership Reading Recommendations for January to June 2017

Here are my best reading recommendations for January to June 2017 in the Business/Leadership category.

  1. Predictably Irrational–Dan Ariely
  2. Linchpin–Seth Godin
  3. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty–Dan Ariely
  4. Delivering Happiness–Tony Hsieh
  5. Blindspot–Banaji and Greenwald
  6. Success Principles–Jack Canfield
  7. The Organized Mind–David Levitan
  8. Fueled by Failure–Jeremy Bloom
  9. Sharp Solution–Heidi Hanna
  10. Lessons in LeadershIT–Ana Dutra
  11. Tools of Titans–Tim Ferris
  12. Thinking for a Change–John Maxwell
  13. 4 Hour Body–Tim Ferris
  14. Fourth Generation Management–Brian Joiner
  15. 4 Hour Workweek–Tim Ferris