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17 Year Old Boys Can Only Benefit From Reading These 12 Books

The young man’s reading list.

Seventeen-year-old boy, commonly known as a man already almost by any measure except of course the coveted 18 years of age. It’s an age where responsibilities are trusted upon our recently grown up teenager to carry the burden of manhood in his shoulders and lead a commendable life.

Cleary a transformative time, it is no less confusing than going from kid to teenager. There’s a lot of shocks that come with the changes from carefree adolescence, and the boys are going to need something to relate to.

Luckily, many former 17-year-old boys wrote books that, directly or indirectly, deal with the brave and often confusing task of growing up into a fine adult equipped to go into society, and we present you only the best of them right here.

#1 How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents by Rob Carrick

How Not to Move Back in With Your Parents by Rob CarrickGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A 17-year-old is almost an adult, which is why 17 is the perfect time to be learning how to be financially independent and stable. This book is the perfect tool to have teens learn how to make smart financial decisions. It talks about saving money for graduate school, building credit, budgeting and more. It’s just the thing to help teens find the balance of being financially independent while also consulting with their parents for advice.

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#2 Not Your Average Cup of Joe – Joseph Braithwaite

Not Your Average Cup of Joe - Joseph BraithwaiteGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Teenagers are all going through one of the most challenging phases of their lives; boys, in particular, are coming upon the question of ‘what is next.’ In many cases, the prospects available to them seem bleak. It’s not necessarily their fault, but they are the ones who deal with the internal stresses, self-doubt and defeatist attitudes.

This book looks at the struggles many of us go through, the need for acceptance, the desire to achieve. This book doesn’t provide a 12 step program; it doesn’t provide a prescriptive approach to change, it provides a guide on why we end-up stuck, how to change our mindset about our situation and how to make adjustments to our personal brand to show who we really are and why that should matter to society.

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#3 The Deluxe Edition by Alan Moore

The Deluxe Edition by Alan MooreGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A perfect gift for someone starting their journey in life. This is a masterpiece that holds up even after having more than 20 years published.

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#4 Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki MurakamiGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Murakami is an excellent author. His kind of writing is perfect for someone starting to read books as a hobby.

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#5 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García MárquezGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Márquez is one of the greatest writers of all times and 100 years of solitude is perfect for attention-grabbing. Emotional and highly addictive, this book will make you cry in public, like what happened to me.

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#6 The Resurrection by Mike O’Neill

The Resurrection by Mike O'NeillGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

World-renowned scientist and Nobel laureate, Sir Francis MacLeod, is about to make a startling revelation – a revelation that would challenge everything scientists have thought about DNA – when he suddenly collapses. What happens next is a bizarre chain of events that puts science and religion on a collision course and spurs an international murder investigation. Set in Cambridge in the mid-2020s, The Resurrection is a fast-paced mystery thriller that exposes the inner workings of the Catholic Church, corruption within the pharmaceutical industry and proposes answers to some of mankind’s most profound questions.

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#7 Murder Secret by CT Mitchell

Murder Secret by CT MitchellGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A serial killer is on the loose. Cabarita Beach residents want an arrest. But with no clues, no budget and an inexperienced investigating team, Detective Jack Creed has his back to the wall.

The killings started a decade ago. However with five murders in the past eighteen months, the town’s residents are petrified. The killings are identical, except for the latest victim. He’s different. Jo Boston-Wright joins Creed’s team. She comes from a pedigree police family but with no murder experience. She’ll need to prove herself fast on this male chauvinistic team.

She unearths a vital clue that links a quiet, retired ex-Military police officer to the killings. The media is hungry for an arrest. If she’s right, she’ll stamp her place on the team. But if she’s wrong, not only will it end her career but destroy Detective Jack Creed’s as well.

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#8 Running for His Lives by Cliff Comber

Running for His Lives by Cliff ComberGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Dennis ‘Dutch French’ was determined to rid himself of the nightmare memories of his childhood; orphaned as an infant when his father was killed in action, his mother’s subsequent suicide had a profound effect. Constant bullying and humiliation, combined with a disadvantaged lifestyle throughout his early years, caused his behaviour to deteriorate and cause concern.

However, all was to change when, following in his father’s footsteps, he joined the Army, immediately enhancing his life. Due to an unusual but fortunate assignment, he meets and marries Melanie. During years of happy marriage and a long, distinguished military career, a number of near-death experiences fuel an inward belief regarding the myth of nine lives. His sought-after peace is subsequently shattered when his wife is viciously assaulted and raped, triggering a series of fatal events, changing their lives forever.

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#9 Choice Boy by Larry Boyd

Choice Boy by Larry BoydGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

What does it take to be a man and a proper father? Josh’s life spins out of control after his mother dies when he is thirteen. Isolated by grief from his father and lacking guidance, he ricochets from one bad choice to another. He descends into a Neverland of drugs, petty crime and sex work. He is one of the lost boys.

When he surfaces from this life, he is twenty years old, the single father of an infant son and facing an assault charge which will see him incarcerated. His father’s attempt to rescue this situation sees him engaged to work with a famous visual artist who is losing his sight. Generational conflict leads them both to the brink of self-destruction. The lack of empathy between them and their narcissism fuels their aggression and bad choices. Can either man survive the onslaught of the other?

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#10 Running Wild by Austin Stevens

Running Wild by Austin StevensGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

I have yet to decipher what the word ‘brave’ truly describes, but one thing is evident to me, judging by the number of things that do scare me, I am no braver than the next person. From his early days at Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park, to his military conscription during the late ’70s and up to his internationally renowned TV shows on Animal Planet, herpetologist and wildlife photographer Austin Stevens takes us through his extraordinary encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous creatures.

Be it staring down a black mamba or trying to retrieve an escaped chimpanzee, these accounts are often exciting and hilarious in equal measure as Stevens dispels the myths surrounding these widely-feared creatures. Running Wild, Stevens’s fourth book, is reflective and personal. He touches on his relationship with his wife Amy, and describes dealing with depression after suffering a string of terrible misfortunes including a horrific car crash, a vicious knife attack and his struggle to rebuild a shattered life.

Running Wild is the captivating story of a restless adventurer as he evolves from curator of reptiles, to wildlife photographer, author and film maker. Having faced adversity and mortality more than once, Austin shares with us his reminiscences of past experiences. With never a dull moment, Running Wild will render the reader both fearful and elated.

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#11 A Tactical Survival Guide for Online Shooting Games. by Andrew Shepperson

A Tactical Survival Guide for Online Shooting Games. by Andrew Shepperson Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book has been written as a guide to help anyone struggling with online multiplayer First-Person Shooter (FPS) games or even if you just want to sharpen up your existing skills. By reading through the strategies, you should easily improve your game, and become a more formidable opponent. This book covers any potential problems you may encounter during FPS online play and incorporates generic techniques that you will be able to use in all FPS games regardless of their origin, timescale, control system or platform.

The things that remain the same in all FPS are the basic tactics and techniques that are employed by some of the world’s best online gamers and some of the world’s most formidable military powers. These are the superior tactics that you will be able to utilise in any FPS game you play and will keep you one step ahead of any player.

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#12 Vermin 2.0 by Lee Gabel

Vermin 2.0 by Lee GabelGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

First of all, it’s a page-turning, fun read. Second, there is a side story involving a reconnection between a sixteen year old boy and his father. Third, I wrote it with a young adult audience in mind. Sure, there’s some mild swearing and some gory scenes, but what seventeen year old boy doesn’t like that?

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Contributors to this article
Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics

Joseph Braithwaite from Sympatico

Abe Navas from Emily’s Maids

Lily Ryan from Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.

Lee Gabel from LeeGabel

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