Reading Log

Books listed do not constitute endorsement and a high/low ranking does always mean they do or do not align with my beliefs—rankings reflect the value I got out of a book.

Hall of Fame

2022

Ranked

  1. Between Two Kingdoms (Suleika Jaouad)
  2. Excellent Sheep (William Deresiewicz)
  3. Crying in H Mart (Michelle Zauner)
  4. This Is Water (David Foster Wallace)
  5. Permanent Record (Edward Snowden)
  6. The Art of Invisibility (Kevin Mitnick)

Unranked

2021

Ranked

  1. 1984 (George Orwell)
  2. Can’t Hurt Me (David Goggins)
  3. Deep Work (Cal Newport)
  4. Atomic Habits (James Clear)
  5. How to Take Smart Notes (Sönke Ahrens)
  6. The Scarlett Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  7. The Sports Gene (David Epstein)
  8. How to Live (Derek Sivers)
  9. A Burglar’s Guide to the City (Geoff Manaugh)
  10. Charlotte Temple (Susanna Rowson)
  11. A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
  12. Building a StoryBrand (Donald Miller)
  13. Ivy Study Tips (Mac Singer)
  14. Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)
  15. Think Like a Monk (Jay Shetty)

Unranked

2020

Ranked

  1. The Bible (Man Upstairs)
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  3. The Innovators (Walter Isaacson)
  4. The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg)
  5. Subliminal (Leonard Mlodinow)
  6. Not All of Us Are Saints (David Hilfiker)
  7. Is God anti-gay? (Sam Allberry)
  8. Caste (Isabel Wilkerson)
  9. Becoming (Michelle Obama)
  10. Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)
  11. How to Be an Antiracist (Ibram X. Kendi)
  12. White Fragility Robin DiAngelo)
  13. Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  14. Dare to Lead (Brené Brown)
  15. The Third Door (Alex Banayan)
  16. Linchpin (Seth Godin)

2019

Ranked

  1. The Prodigal God (Timothy Keller)
  2. Factfulness (Hans Rosling)
  3. The 4-Hour Workweek (Tim Ferriss)
  4. The Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)

2018

Ranked

  1. Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson)
  2. The Language of God (Francis Collins)
  3. Mountains Beyond Mountains (Tracy Kidder)
  4. Shoe Dog (Phil Knight)

  1. David Perell (nonbeliever) wrote a great essay on [why one should read the Bible—even if you are not a Christian]. ↩︎