A year in books

One of my goals for 2019 was to complete a book a week. Thank goodness for audiobooks and the ability to listen at x1.25-1.5 speed. Otherwise I am not sure I would have finished as many as I did. There are some I couldn’t get through and, thus, they didn’t make the list. Some of the books were life changing, some opinion changing, some opened my world into new perspectives. Many of the books were recommended and intentionally chosen. It was a great goal, one of the few I completed. Here’s what I read:


Born to run The Learners (chip kidd)

Hippy (Paulo Cohelo)

A Gentleman in Moscow

Between the world and Me (Ta Nehisi Coates)


22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (Al Reis & Jack Trout)

Whitney Cummings “I’m fine”

Patti Smith “Just Kids”

Scott Adams “Win Bigly”

Maria Schriver “I’ve been thinking”


Zig Ziglar on Selling

Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery & art of living by Krista Tippett

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink

The Untethered Sou,l Singer, Michael A. (started but didn’t finish)

Differentiate or Die by Jack Trout

A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink


Hillbilly Elegy, JD Vance

Better Than Good, Zig Ziglar

The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

Already Dead, Charlie Huston


Midnight in the garden of good and evil

Pre-suasion, Robert Ciadini

House of Broken Angels, Luis Alberto Urrea

Call for the Dead, John LeCarre


Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris

Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown

To set a watchtower, Harper Lee

Learning to breathe underwater, Richard Rohr


The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

American Gods, Neil Gaiman

Rules of Civility, Amor Towles


Dare to lead, Brene Brown

Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl

Wild Thing, Josh Bazell

Setting the Table, Danny Meyer

A sense of an ending , Julian Barnes


Breakfast with the buddha

Spring chicken

The hormone fix


Wizard of Oz

Ferk purfect 


The age of miracles, Marriane Williamson

Dare to lead, Brene Brown


Zero to One

The Dichotomy of Leadership , Joco Wllink

Franklin Township

In back of the Vineyard


The Law of Divine Compassion, Marriane Williamson

Lamb the Gospel According to Biff, Christs Childhood Pal

Manifesting Abundance, Marriane Williamson

Predictably Irrational, Dan Arlierly

The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert