My Year in Books

Thanks, Edwin for sharing this! It’s neat to reflect back to see which books I enjoyed and which ones I have shared my beliefs with and the things I care about.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2019/50006810

According to good reads, I have read 19,852 pages across 65 books.

These were my top ten books that I’ve read this year in no particular order.

  1. Ernest Hemingway on Writing
  2. Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City
  3. Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown: Lauren Hilgers
  4. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man: James Weldon Johnson
  5. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m dead: Jerry Weintraub
  6. Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery: Scott Kelly
  7. No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
  8. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End: Atul Gawande
  9. Howard Hughes: The Untold Story : Peter Harry Brown
  10. A People’s History of the United States: Howard Zinn

These were my top business books

  1. Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business: Danny Meyer
  2. Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Keep, and Nurture Talent: Nolan Bushnell
  3. The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea
  4. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time: Keith Ferazzi
  5. Marc Benioff: Behind the Cloud: the untold story of how salesforce.com went from idea to billion-dollar company- and revolutionized an industry
  6. Marc Benioff: Trailblazer- The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change
  7. The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea: Bob Burg
  8. The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life: Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
  9. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company: Robert Iger
  10. The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story about What Matters Most in Business : Bob Burg

These were my favorite self-development books of the year

  1. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
  2. The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning: Scott Galloway
  3. Levels of Energy: Frederick Dodson
  4. The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness
  5. Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus
  6. Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
  7. Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside OutMarci ShimoffCarol Kline
  8. The Science of Getting Rich: Wallace Wattles

These are some recommended journals that I enjoyed using this year

  1. The Mindfulness Journal: Daily Practices, Writing Prompts, and Reflections for Living in the Present Moment: Barrie Davenport
  2. Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t: Monica Sweeney
  3. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Designing the Future: Ryder Carroll
  4. Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self- Exploration: Meera Lee Patel

The bolded ones are the ones I would start with if you want my favorite recommendations.

Does anyone have any other books that you would recommend for me based on the books I have shared that I’ve read this year?

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