10 Favorite Books of 2017

Not a lot of people know this about me, but I actually read a lot. When I have time- which usually is when I’m on an airplane- I love getting lost in a book and letting my imagination run! I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely can’t wait to curl up by the Christmas tree with my next read (though now, most of my reading happens via listening)! If I don’t happen to have a physical copy of the book, I love listening to Audiobooks or Podcasts.

PS: SO many of you asked about these glasses when I posted them on my Instagram! They’re super chic frames from Michael Kors.

Since I learned so many different things from my books this year, I wanted to share my list with you! So sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and keep scrolling to discover my top 10 favorite books of 2017!

1. The Working Woman’s Handbook by Phoebe Lovatt

2. Emotional Intelligence Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

3. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

4. Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

5. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

6. The 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottmam

7. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

8. How to Get Sh*t Done by Erin Falconer

9. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

10. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close

Have you guys read any good books this year? Have you read any of the books on this list? Let me know down in the comments below!




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  • I LOVED I Am Malala. I think it should be a book that’s read by everyone!

  • chichi says:

    those are some great recommendations!

  • Yvonne says:

    Love your recommendations… I will be buying some of your books. I love your nail polish. What is color and brand? Thank you! Happy Holodays

  • Samantha Piedra says:

    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. HIGHLY recommend this book. It probably has to be my #1 book of the year. & if I had to pick one more- A Thousand Splendid Suns. Thank you for your wonderful suggestions!

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  • Tinisha says:

    I have always loved to read! Lately I have been listening to audio books with my hubby at bedtime. It has become a lovely ritual. We are “reading” Mr. Dickens and His Carol for the holidays. I want to read Emotional Intelligence Happiness. Love the glasses!

  • Lavinia Lascu says:

    You made me curious about these books…gonna read them ☺

  • Laura Jones says:

    If you enjoyed emotional intelligence Happiness, then you may also be interested in Emotional Intelligence Mindfulness. I just finished myself and Loved how the information was in bitesized chapters; it was really interesting, especially from a business point of view, how mindfulness can help us open our minds and be more more productive as well as manage our emotions better.

  • Yoldine says:

    First, those glasses are beyond chic. I wish i had the patience to wear glasses but sadly they always bother me when they’re on my face.

    Second, two of the books I read this year that I would HIGHLY AND VERY LOUDLY recommend to anyone are The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and The 12 Kings of Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu. Both books are in completely different genres but are so rich in their characters and plot. 10/10 I say put them on ypur list.

  • jacqui Giorgio says:

    Who makes those wonderful silver aviator glasses?

  • Nikki says:

    I absolutely love Rupi Kaur! Didn’t know you liked her poems too! 🙂


  • Sandrine Cambie says:

    Love this! My recommendations: any novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is amazing. And, always and forever, a Marian Keyes novel for the holidays.

  • Samantha Choo says:

    Haven’t read any of the books listed above, but I have been reviewing some of my old favorites like The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Can’t wait to try out your recommendations!

  • Marit Boom says:

    How to get shit done 😂

  • Savannah says:

    i really want to read i am Malala! The documentary was incredible x

  • Parishi says:

    Love reading books!! Just amazing tools to get lost when you need to find your calm.

    Whenever I feel worked up, I always stop whatever I am doing and start reading.

    My favorite book : Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. (I know, it’s childlike, but I love that book)

    XO, Parishi

  • Julia says:

    Yessss!! Winter break just began for me and that means more time for read. Can’t wait to check out some of these recommendations!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’m an avid reader as well, and I love that you shared this list, Chriselle 🙂 I’m always looking for new books to add to my reading list, so definitely bookmarking this page! I love how there are so many self-help books on there, as well as some novels! <3 Can't wait!

    XO, Elizabeth

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  • Allison says:

    Wondering why you’re reading The Woman in Cabin 10 but it’s not on your list. Did you enjoy it?

  • Barnadette Robinson says:

    Great post Chriselle!!!! I will definitely check out some of the books from your list. I’ve read several books this year. Just finished The Girl On The Train. And currently I’m reading The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish!!!! Very interesting and fun read. I’m an avid reader, as it is my favorite pastime when I have downtime to chill by myself. I’m also an aspiring writer. So I try to write as often as well. Love the glasses!!! They’re very chic😊

  • Diana says:

    Definitely want to read more up on emotional intelligence happiness <3

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  • Mia says:

    Thank you so much for these recommendations! I would like to read more often in the new year so I’ll definitely give one of these a try.

    Mia |

  • Jennifer says:

    Great recommendations! I enjoy reading too. Some of these books caught my attention. 🙂

  • Camila Gastiaburu says:

    those glasses are everything!!!

  • Reading is my favorite thing to do but unfortunately I couldn’t read much this year. Getting myself a couple of the ones here and dig right in. Thanks for sharing

  • Elisa says:

    Nice books list, Chriselle! I haven’t read any of them, but I’m curious to read them now!
    The last months I’ve read “Memoirs of a Geisha” (A. Golden), Geisha (M. Iwasaki), “Kinkakuji” (Y. Mishima), “Murder on the Orient Express (A. Christie),”1791 the last year of Mozart” (Robbins) and now I’m reading Dickens’ Christmas tales, to get on the mood 😀
    Have a great Friday!
    xx Elisa

  • Claire says:

    Thank you for sharing! <3

  • Andrea Rodriguez says:

    Read managing oneself, really good book!!!
    Thanks for the list!!!!! I actually asked you through an Instagram DM what books do you recommend 🙈 (i know you get thousands of DMs)


  • Unfortunately this year I didn’t do a lot of reading, I just read like 3 o 4 books. I think your list is full of interesting book I’ll add to my 2018 book list! Thanks for sharing! <3 ^_^

  • Maria Palma says:

    I only finished two books of the ones that I started this year: “The Girl on the Train” and “Stumbling on Happiness”. Loved both

  • Keri says:

    Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. Love hearing about people’s favorite books! Looks like there’s lot of motivation ones on this list which I am always down for! This past year, I really loved the book “Shoe Dog” written by Phil Knight, the founder of Nike!

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  • Fantastic recommendations.I think I’ll read the firts option beacuse looks interesting

  • Natali says:

    Thanks for all of the links and recommendations, I am a book worm but I haven’t read any book from your list so I will definitely check some of those out!

  • Mina says:

    I’ve read some great books this year! I read Talking as Fast as I Can! by Lauren Graham (a.k.a. Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls) If your a fan of the show and want something lighthearted and funny, its perfect! I also recently read My Antonia by Willa Cather which I thought was a beautiful story and just finished Brave Companions by David McCullough which was full of very interesting stories of people throughout history. Just to give a little variety 😉

  • Marianne says:

    Thank you so much for these great tips – I hope to get some time for reading during the Holidays 🙂 <3

  • This is a nice roundup. Right now, I’m obsessed with MY FORAY INTO THE DARK KINGDOM BY CHIOMA SCHMITZ. It is an autobiography that chronicles my journey in the dark kingdom.

  • NAty says:

    this is amazing! these books sounds great!

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