Ok my friends I fell short of my goal to read 100 books but I beat my personal record and read 64 books. The goal for next year is again 100. This goal pushed me to read books that I probably would not have read without it. I didn’t love every book but I learned something new from each one. Reading and Listening to books has been my favorite way to learn the important lessons of history and explore new ideas. I am excited for a new year of the reading challenge. Join up on Goodreads….I love to see what all you guys are learning as well.
Here are the best I have read this year.
10 – Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
9 – The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
8 – Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
7 – The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
6 – The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
5 – Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel
4 – Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich
3 – How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
2 – Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life by Tasha Eurich
1 – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari