What I’ve been reading (2019–2023)

It’s been a while since I shared what I’ve been reading (I previously shared the best books I read in 2017 and 2018).

Below is a list of everything I’ve read between 2019–2023.

2019

  1. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
  2. Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda
  3. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen
  4. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
  5. Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win by Ryan Babineaux
  6. The Lessons of History by Will Durant
  7. The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth by David C. Baker
  8. The Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister
  9. This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin
  10. Educated by Tara Westover
  11. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
  12. Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day by Jake Knapp
  13. Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life by Ryan Holiday
  14. Changer by Matt Gemmell
  15. Artemis by Andy Weir
  16. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

2020

  1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  2. Search for a whisky bothy by Ralfy Mitchell
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  4. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
  5. Turn The Ship Around! by David Marquet
  6. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking by Sönke Ahrens
  7. Brunel: The Man Who Built the World by Steven Brindle
  8. Sum: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
  9. I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  10. Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
  11. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness: Practical wisdom for everyday life by Donald J. Robertson
  12. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  13. Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology by Cal Newport
  14. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  15. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson
  16. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to his Son by George Lorimer
  17. Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb
  18. The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald
  19. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

2021

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  2. Hell Yeah or No: What’s Worth Doing by Derek Sivers
  3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  4. Good Services: How to Design Services that Work by Lou Downe
  5. Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
  6. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish
  7. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  8. The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness by Morgan Housel
  9. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  10. Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee
  11. The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
  12. Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
  13. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  14. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  15. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  16. The Problems of Philosophy: Brief and Accessible Guide to the Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  17. Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor
  18. Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson
  19. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  20. Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur’s Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit by Pia Silva

2022

  1. Beartown by Fredrik Backman
  2. Dune by Frank Herbert
  3. Four Thousand Weeks: Time and How to Use It by Oliver Burkeman
  4. In Praise of Shadows by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki
  5. Kettlebell Simple & Sinister by Pavel Tsatsouline
  6. The Listening Book by William Allaudin Mathieu
  7. Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success by Matthew Syed
  8. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts by Ryan Holiday
  9. The Win Without Pitching Manifesto by Blair Enns
  10. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
  11. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
  12. The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
  13. The Meaning in the Making: The Why and How Behind Our Human Need to Create by Sean Tucker
  14. Dopamine Detox : A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things by Thibaut Meurisse
  15. The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden
  16. The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time by David L. Ulin
  17. Wisdom of the Ancients: Life lessons from our distant past by Neil Oliver
  18. The Death of Kings by Conn Iggulden
  19. How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion by Derek Sivers
  20. Dark Days: A Memoir by D. Randall Blythe

2023

  1. Stories From A Whisky Bar by Ralfy Mitchell
  2. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  3. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  4. The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin Roth
  5. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. Ghost Music by An Yu
  7. Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual Mind by Dan Roam
  8. Secret Tradecraft of Elite Advisors: Covert Techniques for a Remarkable Practice by David C. Baker
  9. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  10. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  11. With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham
  12. The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell
  13. Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
  14. Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  15. Going Zero by Anthony McCarten
  16. Kill It with Fire: Manage Aging Computer Systems by Marianne Bellotti
  17. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  18. Why Women Are Blamed For Everything by Jessica Taylor
  19. Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr
  20. Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon by Michael Lewis
  21. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  22. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  23. The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

What have you read recently that you’ve enjoyed? I’d love to hear your reading recommendations.

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