2018 Books

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Inspired by the post by Matt Mullenweg earlier this year, I’ve listed the books I read (either on paper, Kindle, or listened to via Audible or the library) in 2018.¬† I did not list books I started but chose not to finish.

In bold are my ten-ish favorites from last year. Those books, in particular, moved me emotionally, challenged my thinking, and/or continue to impact my daily habits today.

I got something out of every book on the list and would recommend any of them. They are listed in roughly the order I finished them last year.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Start with Why, by Simon Sinek
The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferris
Traffic, by Tom Vanderbilt
The Magic of Thinking Big, by David Schwartz
I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
WTF: What’s the Future and Why it’s Up to Us, by Tim O’Reilly
Unf*ck Yourself, by Gary John Bishop
On Writing, by Stephen King
11/22/63, by Stephen King
So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Cal Newport
Little Bets, by Peter Sims
Purple Cow, by Seth Godin
Coraline, by Niel Gaiman
The Inevitable, by Kevin Kelly
300 Arguments, by Sarah Manguso
The Last Wish, by Adrzej Sapkowski
The Blood of Elves, by Adrzej Sapkowski
The Time of Contempt, by Adrzej Sapkowski
Genius Foods, by Max Lugavere
Measure What Matters, by John Doerr
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Own the Day, Own Your Life, by Aubrey Marcus
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Victor Frankl
To Sell is Human, by Daniel Pink
Fluent Forever, by Gabriel Wyner
Quiet, by Susan Cain
Forever Nomad, by Tynan
How the Hippies Saved Physics, by David Kaiser
You are the Placebo, by Joe Dispenza
The Introvert’s Way, by Sophia Dembling
Feminism is for Everybody, by Bell Hooks
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by JK Rowling
Deep Work, by Cal Newport
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by JK Rowling
The More of Less, by Joshua Becker
The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield
Quidditch through the Ages, by JK Rowling (Kennilworthy Whisp)
Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, by JK Rowling (Newt Scamander)
Becoming, by Michelle Obama

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