Book I Have Read

2019

  1. Rise of the Corinari – Ryk Brown
  2. A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos – Dava Sobel
  3. The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life – Sakyong Mipham
  4. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads – Tim Wu *
  5. Reading Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self – Manoush Zomorodi

2018

  1. Brave Companions – David McCullough
  2. We – Charles A. Lindbergh *
  3. Brighty of the Grand Canyon – Marguerite Henry
  4. White Fang – Jack London *
  5. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
  6. The Master of the World – Jules Verne
  7. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus – Charles C. Mann
  8. The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World – Adam Gazzaley
  9. Autobiography of Values – Charles A. Lindbergh
  10. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age – Sherry Turkle
  11. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
  12. Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions – Johann Hari
  13. Roughing it – Mark Twain *
  14. Artemis – Andy Weir
  15. How to Read Nature – Tristan Gooley
  16. The Little Book of Market Wizards: Lessons from the Greatest Traders – Jack D. Schwager
  17. Durango (Images of America) – Frederic B. Wildfang
  18. COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1 – Alexander von Humboldt
  19. The Laws of Wealth: Psychology and the Secret to Investing Success – Daniel Crosby
  20. Aurora: CV-01: The Frontiers Saga – Ryk Brown
  21. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store – Cait Flanders
  22. We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter – Celeste Headlee
  23. Principles – Ray Dalio
  24. The Rings of Haven – Ryk Brown
  25. The Legend of Corinair – Ryk Brown
  26. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential – John C. Maxwell
  27. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dream – Matthew Walker
  28. Freedom’s Dawn – Ryk Brown
  29. The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams – Tommy Baker

2017

  1. The Power of Conentration – Theron Q. Dumont
  2. The Social Animal – David Brooks
  3. The Case Against Sugar – Gary Taubes *
  4. Born for This – Chris Guillebeau
  5. Lies, Legends & Lore of the San Juans – Roger Henn
  6. Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen – Joyce B. Lohse
  7. Deep Work – Cal Newport *
  8. Your Money or Your Life – Joe Dominguez & Vicki Robin
  9. The Telomere Effect – Elizabeth Blackburn
  10. 10% Happier – Dan Harris
  11. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown
  12. Death’s End – Cixin Liu *
  13. Call for the Dead – John le Carré
  14. Empires, Nations, and Families – Anne F. Hyde
  15. The River of Doubt – Candice Millard *
  16. The Men Who United the States: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible – Simon Winchester *
  17. Teche: A History of Louisiana’s Most Famous Bayou – Shane K. Bernard
  18. Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship – Robert Kurson
  19. Waking the Dead – John Eldredge
  20. The Way of Men – Jack Donovan
  21. High Country – Willard Wyman
  22. Ice Station Nautilus – Rick Campbell
  23. Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee – Michael Korda *
  24. Legends of the Fall – Jim Harrison
  25. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant – Ronald C. White
  26. Make Your Bed – William H. Mcraven
  27. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  28. Journal of a Trapper – Osborne Russell

2016

  1. Natural Born Heroes – Christopher McDougall
  2. Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
  3. The Einstein Prophecy – Robert Masello
  4. George Washington’s Secret Six – Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger
  5. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  6. Liar’s Poker – Michael Lewis
  7. The Wright Brothers – David McCullough *
  8. Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster – Svetlana Alexievich
  9. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
  10. Packing for Mars – Mary Roach
  11. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power – Jon Meacham *
  12. The Happiness of Pursuit – Chris Guillebeau
  13. The Road to Character – David Brooks
  14. South: The Endurance Expedition – Sir Ernest Shackleton *
  15. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Richard P. Feynman *
  16. Undaunted Courage – Stephen E. Ambrose *
  17. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way – John Edward Huth
  18. The Children of Húrin – J. R. R. Tolkien

2015

  1. Colonel Roosevelt – Edmund Morris
  2. The Man Who Sold the Moon – Robert A. Heinlein
  3. The Control of Nature – John McPhee
  4. Money: Master the Game – Tony Robbins
  5. The First Five Years of the Railroad Era in Colorado – E. O. Davis
  6. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  7. Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit – Leonardo Inghilleri and Micah Solomon *
  8. That Hideous Strength – C. S. Lewis
  9. The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across America – Mike McIntyre
  10. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  11. The Wander Year – Mike McIntyre
  12. The Great Train Robbery – Michael Crichton *
  13. The Story of Lighthouses – Mary Ellen Chase
  14. Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color: A Thru-hike of The Colorado Trail – Bill Cooker
  15. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload – Daniel J. Levitin
  16. Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World – Joan Druett *
  17. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin – H. W. Brands
  18. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) – Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson
  19. (R)evolution (Phoenix Horizon Book 1) – PJ Manney
  20. Longitude – Dava Sobel *
  21. John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace – Johnathan Aitken *
  22. The Republic of Pirates – Colin Woodward
  23. The Martian: A Novel – Andy Weir
  24. The Principle of the Path – Andy Stanley
  25. Pines (Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 1) – Blake Crouch
  26. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig
  27. Frozen in Time – Mitchell Zuckoff
  28. Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West – Blaine Harden
  29. Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations: A 21st Century Translation and Commentary – Johnathan Kolber
  30. The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers – Charles Ellms
  31. Wayward (Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 2) – Blake Crouch
  32. The Last Town (Wayward Pines Trilogy, Book 3) – Blake Crouch
  33. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  34. The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot – Robert Macfarlane
  35. The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu
  36. The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters – Various
  37. The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu
  38. Washington: A Life – Ron Chernow *

2014

  1. The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected – Nik Ripken
  2. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day – Arnold Bennett
  3. Live on the Margin – Patrick Schulte
  4. Out of the Silent Planet – C.S. Lewis
  5. High, Wide and Lonesome: Growing Up on the Colorado Frontier – Hal Borland *
  6. The History of the Peloponnesian War – Thucydides
  7. The Call of the Wild – Jack London *
  8. The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea – James Fenimore Cooper
  9. Life on Foot: A Walk Across America – Nate Damm
  10. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  11. Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard
  12. The Simple Life – Charles Wagner
  13. A Solemn Caution Against the Ten Horns of Calvinism – Thomas Taylor
  14. The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. The Histories, Volume 1 – Herodotus
  16. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performane – Steven Kotler
  17. The Histories, Volume 2 – Herodotus
  18. Vagabonding – Rolf Potts
  19. Theodore Rex – Edmund Morris
  20. Perelandra – C.S. Lewis
  21. The Longest Way Home – Andrew McCarthy
  22. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard *
  23. Against Calvinism – Roger Olson
  24. Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
  25. The Motivation Manifesto – Brendon Burchard
  26. Astoria – Peter Stark *

2013

  1. Quitter – Jon Acuff
  2. Switch – Chip Heath
  3. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  4. Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
  5. Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffine – Stephen Braun
  6. Coming Back Stronger – Drew Brees (audio)
  7. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  8. From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne
  9. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  10. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  11. A River Runs Through It and Other Stories – Norman Maclean
  12. On Writing – Stephen King
  13. An Antarctic Mystery – Jules Verne
  14. The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast – Josh Kaufman
  15. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Edmund Morris
  16. The Duck Commander Family – Willie and Korie Robertson
  17. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert A. Heinlein
  18. The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition – Caroline Alexander
  19. Be a People Person – John C. Maxwell
  20. The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890 – Alexander & George Sutherland
  21. Happy, Happy, Happy – Phil Robertson
  22. The Silver Madonna and Other Tales of America’s Greatest Lost Treasures – W. C. Jameson
  23. No More Mr. Nice Guy – Robert Glover
  24. Sex on the Moon – Ben Mezrich (audio)
  25. Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail – Paul Stutzman
  26. Proof of Heaven – Eben Alexander

2012

  1. The Flinch – Julien Smith
  2. Poke the Box – Seth Godin
  3. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
  5. Start a Freedom Business – Colin Wright
  6. Getting to the Point – Brian Stark
  7. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain – David Eagleman
  8. The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
  9. Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
  10. The Long Walk – Slavomir Rawicz
  11. The Two Towers – J. R. R. Tolkien
  12. Captivating – John & Stasi Eldredge (Audio)
  13. Quiet – Susan Cain
  14. Leadership 101 – John C. Maxwell (Audio)
  15. Wicked River: The Mississippi when it last ran wild – Lee Sandlin
  16. Willpower – Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney
  17. The Return of the King – J. R. R. Tolkien
  18. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  19. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming

2011

  1. My Exile Lifestyle – Colin Wright
  2. How to travel full time – Colin Wright
  3. The 4 Hour Body – Tim Ferris
  4. How to be Remarkable – Colin Wright
  5. Personal Branding – Colin Wright
  6. Shadow Divers – Robert Kurson
  7. The Voyage Of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis
  8. Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer
  9. The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis
  10. The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis
  11. The 100 Thing Challenge – Dave Bruno