I think it would be helpful to keep a running list of the books I’ve read in 2017. I have a vague goal of reading something like 30 books in a year so perhaps keeping a page like this might keep me on track. The books will be listing in reverse chronological order (most recent read on top; month completed indicated at end of each synopsis).

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Max Tegmark (September 2017)

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of us
by Jean Twenge (September 2017)

The Edge of Reason: A Rational Skeptic in an Irrational World
by Julian Baggini (August 2017)

Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution
by Jonathan Losos (August 2017)

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
by Walter Sheidel (August 2017)

Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
by Sam Sean (July 2017)

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
by Jesse Eisinger (July 2017)

The Retreat of Western Liberalism
by Edward Luce (July 2017)

The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)
by John Scalzi (July 2017)

Why?: What Makes Us Curious
by Mario Livio (July 2017)

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
by Brian Merchant (July 2017)

Scale: The Search for Simplicity and Unity in the Complexity of Life, from Cells to Cities, Companies to Ecosystems, Milliseconds to Millennia
by Geoffrey West (June 2017)

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
by Eric Barker (June 2017)

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky (June 2017)

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (May 2017)

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
by Jonathan Taplin (May 2017)

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back
by Elisabeth Rosenthal (April 2017)

American War
by Omar El Akkad (April 2017)

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
(April 2017)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:  A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson (April 2017)

The Body Builders:  Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
by Adam Piore (March 2017)

Irresistible:  The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
by Adam Alter (March 2017)

How Emotions Are Made:  The Secret Life of the Brain
by Lisa Feldman Barrett (March 2017)

Homo Deus
by Yuval Noah Harari (March 2017)

Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation
by Alan Burdick (Feb 2017)

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation
by Randall Fuller (Feb 2017)

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
by Brad Stone (Feb 2017)

Against Democracy
by Jason Brennan (Feb 2017)

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
by Dava Sobel (Jan 2017)

The Revenge of Analog:  Real Things and Why They Matter
by David Sax (Jan 2017)

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport (Jan 2017)

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads
by Tim Wu (Jan 2017)

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
by Arlie Russell Hochschild(Jan 2017)