Reading List

A catalog of books I’ve read and when I finished them.

* Denotes a title that I highly recommend.

2017

  1. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson — 1/4/17
  2. * The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football by S.C. Gwynne — 1/11/17
  3. Critical Chain by Eliyahu M. Goldratt — 1/21/17
  4. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Ph.D — 1/29/17
  5. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah — 1/29/17
  6. The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All by Jon Gordon – 1/30/17
  7. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes – 2/10/17
  8. Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now by Gordon Livingston – 2/12/17
  9. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – 2/25/17
  10. Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink – 2/28/17
  11. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz — 3/7/17
  12. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan — 3/9/17
  13. Once a Runner by John L. Parker — 3/17/17
  14. Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton M. Christensen — 3/27/17
  15. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Harari — 3/31/17
  16. The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream by Tyler Cowen — 4/30/17
  17. Tempo: Timing Tactics and Strategy in Narrative-Driven Decision-making by Venkatesh Rao — 5/4/17
  18. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee — 5/7/17
  19. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline — 5/12/17
  20. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan – 5/28/17
  21. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White Jr. – 6/8/17
  22. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York – 6/15/17
  23. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis – 6/17/17

2016

  1. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger — 1/13/16
  2. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie — 1/20/16
  3. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters – 1/25/16
  4. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek — 2/10/16
  5. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman — 2/29/16
  6. Replay by Ken Grimwood — 3/5/16
  7. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport — 3/13/16
  8. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin — 5/4/16
  9. Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson — 5/15/16
  10. Kissinger: Volume I: The Idealist, 1923-1968 by Niall Ferguson — 6/3/16
  11. Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters by Richard Rumelt — 6/9/16
  12. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday — 6/26/16
  13. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins — 7/5/16
  14. How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts — 7/10/16
  15. A Sport and a Pastime: Open Road by James Salter — 7/26/16
  16. * Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight — 7/27/16
  17. Dotcom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online by Russell Brunson — 8/6/16
  18. Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football by Nicolas Dawidoff — 8/24/16
  19. Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier — 9/26/16
  20. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch — 10/3/16
  21. * Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari — 10/27/16
  22. Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court by Jay Bilas — 10/30/16
  23. On Writing by Stephen King — 11/24/16
  24. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans — 11/25/16
  25. * Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance — 11/29/16
  26. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks — 12/4/16
  27. * Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown — 12/14/16
  28. * Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by L. David Marquet and Stephen R. Covey — 12/20/16
  29. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi — 12/23/16
  30. Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee – 12/24/16
  31. The Vegetarian by Han Kang — 12/29/16
  32. *Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett — 12/29/16
  33. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt – 12/31/16

2015

  1. The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder — 4/22/15
  2. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker — 4/28/15
  3. Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less by Bob Fifer — 5/7/15
  4. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert — 5/8/15
  5. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike  — 5/11/15
  6. The Lessons of History by William and Ariel Durant — 5/19/15
  7. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis Gerstner – 5/29/15
  8. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris — 6/27/15
  9. Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders, 2014 by Warren Buffet — 6/27/15
  10. Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder — 7/6/15
  11. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang — 7/11/15
  12. Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb — 7/18/15
  13. A Fighter’s Heart by Sam Sheridan — 7/19/15
  14. What We Talk About When We Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami — 7/25/15
  15. Managing (Right) for the First Time by David C. Baker— 7/28/15
  16. Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton — 8/13/15
  17. Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street — 8/20/15
  18. Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success by Geoff Smart and Randy Street — 8/23/15
  19. A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell — 8/28/15
  20. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates — 9/2/15
  21. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport — 9/5/15
  22. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow — 9/26/15
  23. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by John E. Morris, David Carey — 10/4/15
  24. Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll — 11/5/15
  25. Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder) by Lawrence Block — 11/7/15
  26. The Education of a Coach Paperback by David Halberstam — 11/10/15
  27. Hemingway in Love: His Own Story by A.E. Hotchner — 11/23/15
  28. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown — 12/6/15
  29. Mastering Account Management: 102 Steps for Increasing Sales, Serving Your Customers Better, and Working Less by Dan Englander — 12/31/15