I didn’t do as much reading as I would have liked in 2015 – It was a roller coaster of a year for many reasons, and at the end of last year, I felt muddled and a little out of sorts. I don’t consider myself a big believer in New Year’s Resolutions, but at the start of 2016 I did make one pledge to myself. I decided to start taking reading seriously again, and to make time to read wholeheartedly every day. I also set a book count goal. We’re nearing the end of the year, and, while I didn’t meet my book count goal, I think I did an alright job.
The renewed focus was good for me: at the end of 2016 I feel more curious and more well-rounded. I’m thinking more clearly, and I’m feeling more reflective. In that spirit of reflectiveness, I present Ryan’s Super Official Top Three Books of 2016. These aren’t necessarily the best (what does that mean, anyway?) books I read this year, but they are the three books that had the most profound impact on me this year. I often find myself thinking about them or referencing their core ideas. They all get an official recommendation from me.