2018 Reading List

2018 Rankings

I kept a running ranking as I read each of the 48 books from the 2018 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.

# Book Author
1 Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
2 Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond
3 War & Peace Leo Tolstoy
4 Bandersnatch Diana Pavlac Glyer
5 Jerusalem: The Biography Simon Sebag Montefiore
6 Fooled by Randomness Nassim Taleb
7 Quiet Susan Cain
8 Homo Deus Yuval Harari
9 Benjamin Franklin Walter Isaacson
10 A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson
11 Leonardo da Vinci Walter Isaacson
12 Walt Disney Neal Gabler
13 A Mind at Play Jimmy Soni
14 Where We Want to Live Ryan Gravel
15 WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us Tim O’Reilly
16 Thank You For Being Late Thomas Friedman
17 Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture Jagdish Sheth
18 Paul Among the People Sarah Ruden
19 What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Haruki Murakami
20 Finding Ultra Rich Roll
21 JFK and the Reagan Revolution Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic
22 How Adam Smith can Change Your Life Russ Roberts
23 Robot-Proof Joseph Aoun
24 Extreme Ownership Jocko Willink
25 Once a Runner John L. Parker
26 Killing England Bill O’Reilly
27 Economix: How and Why Our Economy Works Michael Goodwin
28 Mastery George Leonard
29 Creativity Inc Ed Catmull
30 The Undoing Project Michael Lewis
31 Real Artists Don’t Starve Jeff Goins
32 Poor Charlie’s Almanack Charlie Munger
33 Tribe of Mentors Tim Ferriss
34 Road to Sparta Dean Karnazes
35 Lou Gehrig, a Quiet Hero Frank Graham
36 The Black Swan Nassim Taleb
37 Sleeping with the Devil Robert Baer
38 Principles Ray Dalio
39 Fortunes, Fiddles & Fried Chicken Bill Carey
40 Edward Van Halen Kevin Dodds
41 Runnin’ with the Devil Noel Monk
42 Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman
43 Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu
44 Blockchain Revolution Don Tapscott
45 The Mythical Man-Month Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
46 Van Halen Rising Greg Renoff
47 Sammy Hagar: Uncensored Life in Rock Sammy Hagar
48 On the Road Jack Kerouac

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