Resolving to Read More in 2017: A Curated List from our #CMWorld Community

January 13, 2017 Cathy McPhillips

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-1-10-57-pmOn a recent #CMWorld Twitter chat, we asked our community what books they would like to read in 2017. And the answers ran the gamut.

Some preferred marketing books,

A8: Just started into Non Obvious 2017 and am excited! I have a long to-read list for this year. #CMWorld

— Lane Anderson (@Lane_Anderson) January 10, 2017

Some on general business,

A8 – Also agree on @TimFerriss Tools for Titans. #cmworld

— James Ellis (@thewarfortalent) January 10, 2017

Some focused on current affairs,

A8: My book list includes books that help me understand how to cross the political divide. It’s a long list. #cmworld

— Maureen Jann (@MaureenOnPoint) January 10, 2017

And others followed along for some recommendations.

A8. Great question! I need to find a book I should read for personal and career growth. Looking forward to other people’s answers! #cmworld

— Tod Cordill (@todcordill) January 10, 2017

Regardless of the type of book or the reason, our community loves to read. Enjoy this list of a few titles that you might want to add to your 2017 reading list:

Tools for Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Author: Tim Ferriss
As suggested by: James Ellis

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
Author: Robert McKee
As suggested by: Ellie Hubble

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
Author: Shonda Rhimes
As suggested by: Lisa Dougherty

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Author: Angela Duckworth
As suggested by: Dennis Shiao


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Author: Jim Collins
As suggested by: Travis Farrenkopf

What Does It Sound Like When You Change Your Mind?
Author: Seth Godin
As suggested by: Scott Lum

Brothers Karamozov
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
As suggested by: Kristen Hicks

Pretty Much Everything
Author: Aaron James Draplin
As suggested by: Joseph Kalinowski

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
Author: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
As suggested by: Joseph J. Sanchez

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Author: Simon Sinek
As suggested by: Jason Schemmel


Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
As suggested by: Jason Schemmel

Persuading Scientists: Marketing to the World’s Most Skeptical Audience
Author: Hamid Ghanadan
As suggested by: Ben H. Rome

Non-Obvious 2017 Edition: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the Future
Author: Rohit Bhargava
As suggested by: Lane Anderson
A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business
Author: Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
As suggested by: James Ellis

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living and Awesome Life
Author: Jen Sincero
As suggested by: Erika Heald

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
Author: Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander
As suggested by: James Ellis

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
Author: Clayton M. Christensen and Karen Dillon
As suggested by: Stephanie Stahl

Brand, Meet Story: How to Create Engaging Content to Win Business and Influence Your Audience
Author: Heather Pemberton Levy
As suggested by: Stephanie Stahl


Looking for even more? Check out these two great roundups on marketing books:

Holiday Gift Guide: The Most Significant Content Marketing Books Published During 2016
by Roger C. Parker
As suggested by: Lisa Dougherty

20 Perfect Books for Marketers to Read in 2017
by Heike Young
As suggested by: Michele Linn

Let us know…what book are you currently reading? And what books would you recommend to our community?

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