You Don’t Know What Books to Read in 2018? Do Not Worry, My Friends Got a List For You.

Every new year, I would search on Google for articles that recommend books to read for the new year and then I will select some of them and add it to my booklist for that year. I prefer to read hard copy books to e-books, this is more of a personal decision, it makes me finish and act on what I read because I invested money into buying them.

This year, I did something different, I asked my friends on Facebook and some selected Whatsapp groups to share with me their favourite books they read in 2017. So, if you are wondering what books to read for this new year, then check out what my friends recommended as their favourite books in 2017.


  • The Most Important Person on Earth.  Author – Dr Myles Munroe.
  • 101 Tips for Graduate. Author – Susan Morem
  • No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline. Author – Brian Tracy
  • Little drops. Author – Ama Brigidi,
  • Create Your Own Future. Author – Brian Tracy.
  • 48 Laws Of Power. Author – Robert Green
  • The Unconscious, The Conscious And Super Conscious.
  • Think Big. Author – Ben Carson.
  • The Famished Road. Author – Ben Okri
  • The Science of Being Great
  • The subtle art of not giving a fuck. Author – Mark Manson
  • Blink. Author – Malcom Gladwell
  • Mentoring for success. Author – Albert Ocran
  • The Power of Character in leadership. Author – Myles Munroe
  • Growing up. Author – Elikem M. Aflakpui
  • Mastery. Author – Robert Greene
  • Commanding your mornings
  • The tipping point. Author – Malcom Gladwell
  • Change your brain, Change your life. Author – Dr Daniel Amen.
  • Creativity. Author – Mihaly
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of ell Being. Author – Arianna Huffington
  • Wisdom and Wonder. Author – Arianna Huffington
  • The mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfill your Potential. Author – Dr Carol S. Dweck
  • Emotional Intelligence. Author – Daniel Goleman
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude. Author – Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Author – Milan Kundera
  • Man in Search of Meaning. Author – Viktor Frankl
  • Lean In. Author – Sheryl Sandberg
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life. Author – Alain de Botton
  • Winning. Author – Jack Welch
  • The War of Art. Author – Steven Pressfield
  • The Icarus Deception. Author – Seth Godin
  • Think and Grow Rich. Author – Napoleon Hill
  • Harvard Business Reviews: 10 Articles on Managing Yourself
  • Emotional Intelligence. Author – Daniel Goleman
  • My Vision, Challenges in the Race for Excellence. Author – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Mindset. Author – Carol Dweck
  • How to be a Great Boss. Author – Gino Wickman & Rene Boer
  • Secrets of Self-Employment. Author – Sarah and Paul Edwards
  • My Vision. Author – Mohammed bin Rashid All Maktoum
  • 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Author – Richard Koch
  • David and Goliath. Author – Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Secret. Author – Rhonda Byrne
  • Discover Your Destiny. Author – Robin Sharma
  • Thinking fast and slow. Author – Daniel Kahneman
  • Who Moved My Cheese. Author – Spencer Johnson


  • The Purpose and Power of Love and Marriage. Author – Dr Myles Munroe. Read more here
  • Why true love waits. Auhtor – Josh McDowell. Read more here
  • Love and Respect. Author – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • Kama Sutra Edition 12
  • Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape. Author – Jay Griffiths


  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Auhtor –  Robert Kiyosaki.
  • Rules of Money. Author – Richard Templar.
  • One Minute Millionaire. Author – Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G Allen
  • Multiple Streams of Income. Author – Robert G. Allen
  • Lean Startup. Author – Eric Ries
  • Cashflow Quadrant. Author – Robert Kiyosaki.
  • The Innovators Dilemma: Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change. Author – Clayton Christensen
  • The Rules of Wealth. Author – Richard Templar
  • Jewish Wisdom for Business Success. Authors – Rabbi Levi Brackman/Sam Jaffe
  • Why We Want You to Be Rich. Authors – Donald Trump & R.T Kiyosaki
  • Crush It. Author – Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Virgin’s Way. Author –  Richard Branson
  • Proposals, Sales Letters & Reports. Author – Neil Sawers
  • Powerful Proposals. Author – David G Pugh & Terry R. Bacon
  • Liar’s Poker. Author – Michael lewis
  • The Bottom Billion. Author – Paul Collier
  • The Road to Recognition. Author – Seth Price and Barry Feldman
  • Go PRO. Author – Eric Worre
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. Author – Jim Collins
  • Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education. Author – Robert Kiyosaki


  • Aliko Mohammad Dangote. Author – Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo
  • Uncompromising passion. Author – Eyram Akofa
  • Gifted Hands. Author – Ben Carson
  • The State of Africa. Author – Martin Meredith
  • Sacred Hoops. Author – Phil Jackson.
  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. Author – Walter Rodney
  • The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love. Author – Bell Hooks
  • Age of Anger. Author – Pankaj Mishra
  • Blue. The history of a colour. Author – Michel Pastoureau
  • Safe area Gorazde. Author –  Joe Sacco and Christopher Hitchens
  • Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism. Author – Alain Brossat
  • The Last Days of the Incas. Author – Kim MacQuarrie and Poetic Trespass
  • Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine. Author – Lital Levy
  •  The Score Takes Care of Itself. Author – Bill Walsh and Steve Jamison


  • Romancing Ghanaland. Author – Kofi Akpabli
  • The Soul of the Rhino. Author – Hemanta Mishra with Jim Ottaway Jr
  • The travels of Ibn Battutah. Author – Tim Mackintosh-Smith


  • Arrow of God. Author – Chinua Achebe
  • The thing around your neck. Author – Chimamanda Adichie
  • Silk. Author – Alessandro Baricco
  • Pillars of the Earth. Author – Ken Follett
  • Anthills of the Savannah. Author – Chinua Achebe
  • Guapa. Author – Saleem Haddad.
  • On Identity. Author – Amin Maalouf
  • Tortilla Flat. Author – John Steinbeck
  • Great House. Author – Nicole Krauss
  • The light between oceans. Author – M.L Stedman
  • Mr. Penumbra 24-Hour Bookstore. Author – Robin Sloan
  • How Should a Person Be? Author – Sheila Heti’s


  • The purpose and power of man & The purpose and power of woman. Author – Dr Myles Munroe.
  • Battlefield of the Mind. Author – Joyce Meyer.
  • The Power of your words. Author – Don Gosset.
  • Living without Fear. Author – Don Gosset.
  • Kingdom Parenting. Author – Myles Munroe.
  • The Fatherhood Principle. Author – Myles Munroe.
  • The Spirit of Leadership. Author – Myles Munroe.
  • Managing your emotions. Author – Joyce Meyer.
  • As a Man Thinketh. Author – James Allen
  • Instinct. Author – T. D. Jakes
  • Destiny. Author – TD Jakes
  • Hope for Flowers. Author – Trina Pauly’s,
  • Seeking Allah, finding Jesus. Author – Nabeel Qureshi.
  • The Alchemist. Author – Paulo Coelho


  • The inevitable: understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future. Author – Kevin Kelly
  • The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. Author – Jeremy Lent

I am very sure you will find one of these listed books interesting and add it to your booklist for 2018. Wishing you all the best in 2018.

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