Best Books of the Year: #3

#3 “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse

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Hesse influential book about a wealthy Brahmin son that casts off a life of privilege to find spiritual fulfillment. A short read and profound read!

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“This book is scripture posing as literature and is best read after getting what you thought you wanted.” – Gary (Goodreads). I think this sentence really captures why this book is important.

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It ended up in my possession by coincidence. It was not on my radar at all. I met the mysterious man behind @booksonthetub in the subway one autumn morning at 5am. He had brought a stack of books for me that he thought might be of interest and “Siddhartha” was one of them. I’m happy I read it! It’s not every day you find a book that you know you will go back to over and over again throughout life. This book also spawned my first fiction review on my page. There will be more of that going forward!

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What book was surprising for you last year?

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This book got me so inspired that I made a fool of myself and wrote the review of it in verse.

Find more over here: Favorite Books of 2017

Best Books of the Year – #5

#5 “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer

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Christopher McCandles was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He had left society and family behind, burned his money (literary) and set off on a journey to find the true essence of life, far away from job security, conformity and a monotonous middle class existence.

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It’s a incredible story that stays with you long after you turned the last page.

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Apart from forcing me to ask myself a lot of questions about how life ought to be lived, it also introduced me to the author Jon Krakauer. I have now started my third book by him, “Under the Banner of Heaven”, and earlier this year I read his Everest-book “Into Thin Air”. Good stuff!

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Have you read any Krakauer books?

Find more over here: Favorite Books of 2017

Top Books of 2017: The time has come!

The time has come for me to share the 10 books that stood out, had biggest impact and was most enjoyable of the 50 or so titles I read this year!

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I feel like I can’t present this list without mentioning a few words about why I read and what I want from a book. For me it’s about gaining new perspectives, investigating the human condition and picking up useful skills and tools. I.e. I don’t primarily read books to be entertained…so if you do, then this list might not be for you.

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It’s super hard to rank books like this and I probably don’t even agree with myself on how this turned out. The point is that these are all amazing books and you’d better read them all! 😎

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One post each day for 10 days right here! 🤩

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How was your book year? 🤔