January 02, 2020

My Favorite Books of 2019

Only made it through 17 books in 2019. New baby. Big move. Shorter commute. Podcasts are becoming better than books. But, my top 3 were all “wow” levels of great for me. Rest in descending order. DNF = did not finish.

* Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
* Benjamin Franklin: An American Life - Walter Isaacson
* Power Moves: Lessons from Davos - Adam Grant

Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator - Ryan Holiday
Comedy Sex God - Pete Holmes
Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) - Jeff Tweedy
Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel
To Sell is Human - Daniel Pink
Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World - Nate Staniforth
The Startup Way - Eric Ries
What I Know For Sure - Oprah Winfrey
Let’s go exploring. Calvin and Hobbes - Michael Hingston
100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation - Clint Emerson

This is Marketing - Seth Godin
The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

The Universal Christ - Richard Rohr (DNF)
How the Bible Actually Works - Petter Enns (DNF)
This: Becoming Free - Michael Gungor (DNF)
Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity - Iliza Shlesinger (DNF)
I’m Fine and Other Lies - Whitney Cummings (DNF)

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