2019 Reading List

In the spirit of a depth-year, my intent for 2019 will be a much more focused, non-ne reading list. In 2018 I read almost 80 books, almost all of them for the first time. I am still grappling with the need for the new and being intentional about reading.

In 2018 I bought ~130 books leaving me with quite the stack of unreads for the new year. I figure if I plan what I want to read up front, as well as re-reads planned for the year, I can hopefully read a bit deeper. While I will still be reading many new books, I will be buying much less.

Another side note, a handful of these books have already been partially read and simply need to be completed.

EDIT: I never published this and we are one month into the year. I’ve broken the order, but finished some of these already.

2019 Reading List (in expected order)

  1. The Power Broker – Robert Caro
  2. World Order – Henry Kissinger
  3. Leonardo Da Vinci – Walter Isaacson
  4. Godel, Escher, Bach – Douglas R. Hofstadter
  5. Principles – Ray Dalio (re-read)
  6. The Business of Expertise – David C. Baker (re-read)
  7. Poor Charlie’s Munger Almanack – Peter Kaufman
  8. Seeking Wisdom – Peter Bevelin
  9. Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  10. Metaphors We Live By – George Lakoff
  11. Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss
  12. Modern Monopolies
  13. Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me
  14. The Culture Code
  15. Reading Like a Writer
  16. Relativity
  17. Radical Candor
  18. Inadequate Equilibria
  19. Hedge
  20. How to American
  21. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman
  22. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (reread)
  23. Worry-Free Money (reread)
  24. The Rational Optimist
  25. A Field Guide to Getting Lost
  26. The Knowledge-Creating Company
  27. The Iliad
  28. Man’s Search for Meaning
  29. Moonwalking with Einstein
  30. Big Debt Crises – Ray Dalio
  31. Endure
  32. Elephant In The Brain
  33. The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  34. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  35. Nicely Said
  36. The Manager’s Path
  37. The Nature of Value – Nick Gogerty (reread)
  38. Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth – Nick  (reread)

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