Books I Read in 2020

I keep a list of books I read each year. In 2020, I read 17 books and listened to 3 audiobooks. Some were great, some were mediocre, some I read because I was tired of hearing about them.

Recommended books are denoted with *.

This year, I decided to link each book to Bookshop.org when possible. This is an affiliate link that supports independent book sellers. I would be lying if I told you that I buy only from Bookshop.org. I don’t. I try to buy from them as much as possible, but Amazon’s lower prices are a temptation that I can’t always pass up.

Books

  1. Atomic Habits *
  2. Sidehustle Millionaire
  3. 12 Rules for Life
  4. The 80-20 Principle *
  5. This Book Will Make You Dangerous
  6. How to Take Smart Notes *
  7. How to Be An Antiracist
  8. Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts *
  9. Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  10. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  11. Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To *
  12. Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business
  13. Clockwork: Design your business to run itself
  14. Deep Work: Rules for Focus Success in a Distracted World *
  15. Schopenhauer as Educator
  16. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think *

Audiobooks

  1. How to Destory America in Three Easy Steps
  2. Rage *
  3. Black Rednecks and White Liberals: Hope, Mercy, Justice and Autonomy in the American Health Care System *

Books I Read in 2019

I keep a list of books I read each year, by month. In 2019, I read 19 books. Some were great, some were mediocre, some I read because I was tired of hearing about them.

Recommended books are denoted with *. Audible books are denoted with ^.


January

  • The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz.
  • Smart Retirement, by Matt Zagula
  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months, by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington.

February

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg. *
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, by Cal Newport. *

March

  • The Dichotomy of Leadership, by Jocko Willink *
  • Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great, by Jim Collins

April

  • Lead Yourself First:Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude, by Michael S. Sorensent and Raymond M. Kethledge
  • Frederick Douglass: The Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight ^
  • The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts – Vol. 1, by Shane Parish. ^ *

May

  • The Odyssey, by Homer translated by Emily Wilson. ^ *

June

  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. ^
  • The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. ^ *

July

  • Grit, by Angela Duckworth *

August

  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Jeff Cox and Eliyahu M. Goldraft

September

  • The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets a to a Healthy, Long Life, by Dr. Jason Fungoes and Dr. James Dinicolantonio. *
  • Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, 3rd Edition, by Sam Carpenter
  • The Lessons of History, by Ariel Durant and Will Durant.

October

  • I Hear You, by Michael S. Sorensen. ^

Books I Read in 2018

I keep a list of the books I read each year, by month. In 2018, I read 24 books. Some were great, some were mediocre, some I read because I was tired of hearing about them.

Recommended books are denoted with *. Audible books are denoted with ^.


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Books I Read in 2017

I keep a list of the books I read each year, by month. In 2017, I read 29 books. Some were great, some were mediocre, some I read because I was tired of hearing about them.

Recommended books end in “*.”


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