These are books that I have read in the year listed. Some are better than others but all were inspiring, informative, and illuminating.


Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt

When by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Camino Island by John Grisham

Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

West Point 1915 by Michael E. Haskew

Great at Work by Morten Hansen (audio)

The Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington

Triumphs of Experience by George E. Vaillant—audio

Endure by Alex Hutchinson and Malcolm Gladwell—audio

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

On Writing by Stephen King

Rocket Men by Robert Kurson—audio

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson—audio

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zukoff (audio)

Hooked by Nir Eyal

Measure What Matters by John Doerr (audio)

Getting Things Done (updated edition) by David AllenAudio)

Making It Work by David Allen (Audio)

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Audio)

Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker (Audio)

The Traveler’s Summit by Andy Andrews

What Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam

168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam (Kindle)

Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic

How to Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen and James Allworth

Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey

The Sleep Solution by W. Chris Winter

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Wellbeing by Tom Rath and Jim Harter

Off the Clock by Laura Vanderkam

Lean Health by Paul A. Akers

The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky


The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews

Side Hustle School by Chris Gillebeau

Sea Stories by William McRaven

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff

Talking to Strangers by Malcom Gladwell

The Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbana

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamont

The Man Who Knew The Way to the Moon by Todd Zwillich

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Moon Shot by Alan Shepherd and Deke Slayton

The Pioneers by David McCullough

Son of the Midnight Land by Atz Kitcher

The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown

Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda

Power Moves: Lessons from Davos by Adam Grant

Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey

Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal