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Some of the Popular Books in 2017

December 3, 2017
Google's 'Best of 2017' collection for this year features what Google labelled as the 'top-selling' books of 2017.  We went through the titles there and handpicked for you the selection below. We have only included non-fiction works which share a common theme: self-development and motivation. Some of these books have already made it into previous collections  shared in 'Books for Teachers' section here in EdTech and mLearning , others are totally new. You may want to have a look and  get some to read during the upcoming holiday. Links to the books are under the visual.

Some of the Popular Books in 2017
1- Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining, 5e 1st Edition, by Robert H Gass  (Author),‎ John S Seiter (Author)
‘Persuasion: Social Influence and Compliance Gaining first helps students understand established theories and models of persuasion.  It then encourages them to develop and apply general conclusions about persuasion in real-world settings.’

2- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Hardcover, by Yuval Noah Harari  (Author)
‘From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”’

3- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Hardcover, by Mark Manson  (Author)
’n this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.’

4- How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie  (Author)
‘Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:
-Six ways to make people like you
-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment’

5- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero  (Author)
‘In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love’

6- Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, by Timothy Ferriss  (Author),‎ Arnold Schwarzenegger (Foreword)
‘“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.’