2019 Reading List


Credit has to be assigned to this post upfront. Nobody has had a greater impact on my reading habit than my father. I like to say he’s “reading’s biggest fan”.

There are certainly others — Naval, Barack, Bill G, my buddy Allen who reads an insane amount as he travels around the world. But far and away I have to thank my pops for constantly drilling home the impact and import of a steady reading habit. As he’s has done in many, many, other ways, his encouragement to keep reading a lot has shaped and changed my life.

So, here’s what I read in 2019:

1. It doesn’t have to be crazy at work – Jason Fried & David Hanimier Hanson

2. The subtle art of not giving a fuck – Mark Manson

3. Educated – Tara Westover (audio)

4. 21 lessons for the 21st century – Yuval Harari

5. Becoming – Michelle Obama (audio)

6. The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work – Zapier

7. Billion Dollar Whale – Tom Wright & Bradley Hope

8. Remote – Jason Fried & David Hanamier Hansen

9. Bad Blood – John Carreyrou

10. On Writing Well – William Zinsser

11. To Stop A Warlord – Shannon Sedgwick Davis

12. Travels – Michael Crichton

13. Lee Kwan Yew, Grand masters insights on China, the US, and the world – Allison and Blackwill

14. Ecotopia – Ernest Callenback

15. 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How To Find Them – Christopher W Mayer

16. Call of the Reed Warbler – Charles Massy

17. I forgot to die – Khalil Rafati

18. HBR guide to buying a small business – Rudback/Yudcoff

19. Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber – Mike Issacs

20. Sapiens – A brief history of Humankind – Yuval Harari

21. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

22. Leadership: In turbulent times – Doris Kerns Goodwin

23. Swell – Captain Liz Clark

24. ASA 101: Sailing Made Easy

25. ASA 103: Coastal Cruising Made Easy

26. ASA 104: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy

27. Dove – Robin Lee Graham

28. The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg – Eleanor Randolph

29. Red Notice – Bill Browder

29. Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up – Jerry Colona

31. One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life – Eddie Stern (haven’t finished it yet 🙂

A few absolutely thrilling stories that I flew through are Red Notice, Endurance, and How to Stop a Warlord. Start there 🙂

2020 teaser… I’m going to be opening the year by finished the yoga book and diving into Deep Work: Rule for Focused Success in a Distracted World.

Happy New Years everyone, go read a book 🙂