2017 Rankings

I kept a running ranking as I read each of the 51 books from the 2017 Books of Titans reading list. Here is my final list. This is the list in order of most to least-enjoyable to me. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the overall quality of the book or its importance. Rather, these are the books that moved me, challenged me, or created great joy in me as I read them.

 TitleAuthorSuggested By
1Man's Search for MeaningViktor FranklTony Robbins
2Once an EagleAnton MyrerGeneral Stanley McCrystal
3The Right StuffTom WolfeCal Fussman
4Heraclitean FireErwin ChargaffEric Weinstein
5Start with WhySimon SinekPeter Diamandis, Robert Rodriguez
6The Fourth TurningWilliam StraussTony Robbins
7GenerationsWilliam StraussTony Robbins
8About FaceColonel David H. HackworthJocko Willink
9The Autobiography of Malcom XMalcom XCasey Neistat
10DebtDavid GraeberSeth Godin
11The Things they CarriedTim O'BrienCaroline Paul
12OpenAndre AgassiShaun White
13The War of ArtSteven PressfieldSeth Godin, Brian Koppelman
14The Art of LearningJosh WaitzkinBryan Callen
15The Effective ExecutivePeter DruckerMatt Mullenweg
16Ogilvy on AdvertisingDavid OgilvyNoah Kagan
17Gates of FireSteven PressfieldChris Fussell
18Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern WorldJack WeatherfordDaymond John
19The Old Man and the SeaErnest HemingwayJack Dorsey
20One Hundred Years of SolitudeGabriel Garcia MarquezCal Fussman
21How Proust Can Change Your LifeAlain de BottonMatt Mullenweg
22Deep SurvivalLaurence GonzalesLaird Hamilton
23The Artist's Way: Morning Pages JournalJulia CameronTim Ferriss, Brian Koppelman
24WaldenHenry David ThoreauTim Ferriss
25West with the NightBeryl MarkhamCal Fussman
26Bird by BirdAnne LamottTim Ferriss / Paulo Coelho
27Natural Born HeroesChristopher McDougallLaird Hamilton
28The 22 Immutable Laws of MarketingAl Ries, Jack TroutTim Ferriss
29The InevitableKevin KellyMarc Goodman
30The Graveyard BookNeil GaimanTim Ferriss
31The Power of PersuasionRobert LevineWill MacCaskill
32Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)Carol Tavris and Elliot AronsonPeter Attia
33The RepublicPlatoMaria Popova
34DuneFrank HerbertKelly Starrett
35Show Your WorkAustin KleonChase Jarvis
36Iacocca: An AutobiographyLee Iacocca, William NovakRamit Sethi
37Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!Richard FeynmanPeter Attila, Noah Kagan
38Touching the RockJohn HullEd Cooke
39On the Shortness of LifeSenecaMaria Popova
40OutliersMalcom GladwellShaun White
41Age of PropagandaAnthony Pratkanis, Elliot AronsonRamit Sethi
42Maxims and ReflectionsGoetheEd Cooke
43Leaves of GrassWalt WhitmanJack Dorsey
44HookedNir EyalMarc Goodman
45Think TwiceMichael MauboussinTim Ferriss
46WhoGeoff Smart, Randy StreetNoah Kagan
47Born Standing Up: A Comic's LifeSteve MartinMarc Andreessen
48Stone SoupMarcia BrownPeter Diamandis
49Buck Up, Suck Up...Foul UpJames Carville / Paul BegalaTim Ferriss
50VagabondingRolf PottsTim Ferriss
51Blood MeridianCormac McCarthyJocko Willink
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