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.

1Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel Kahneman
2Guns, Germs, and SteelJared Diamond
3War & PeaceLeo Tolstoy
4BandersnatchDiana Pavlac Glyer
5Jerusalem: The BiographySimon Sebag Montefiore
6Fooled by RandomnessNassim Taleb
7QuietSusan Cain
8Homo DeusYuval Harari
9Benjamin FranklinWalter Isaacson
10A Short History of Nearly EverythingBill Bryson
11Leonardo da VinciWalter Isaacson
12Walt DisneyNeal Gabler
13A Mind at PlayJimmy Soni
14Where We Want to LiveRyan Gravel
15WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to UsTim O’Reilly
16Thank You For Being LateThomas Friedman
17Genes, Climate, and Consumption CultureJagdish Sheth
18Paul Among the PeopleSarah Ruden
19What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningHaruki Murakami
20Finding UltraRich Roll
21JFK and the Reagan RevolutionLawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic
22How Adam Smith can Change Your LifeRuss Roberts
23Robot-ProofJoseph Aoun
24Extreme OwnershipJocko Willink
25Once a RunnerJohn L. Parker
26Killing EnglandBill O’Reilly
27Economix: How and Why Our Economy WorksMichael Goodwin
28MasteryGeorge Leonard
29Creativity IncEd Catmull
30The Undoing ProjectMichael Lewis
31Real Artists Don’t StarveJeff Goins
32Poor Charlie’s AlmanackCharlie Munger
33Tribe of MentorsTim Ferriss
34Road to SpartaDean Karnazes
35Lou Gehrig, a Quiet HeroFrank Graham
36The Black SwanNassim Taleb
37Sleeping with the DevilRobert Baer
38PrinciplesRay Dalio
39Fortunes, Fiddles & Fried ChickenBill Carey
40Edward Van HalenKevin Dodds
41Runnin’ with the DevilNoel Monk
42Norse MythologyNeil Gaiman
43Tao Te ChingLao Tzu
44Blockchain RevolutionDon Tapscott
45The Mythical Man-MonthFrederick P. Brooks, Jr.
46Van Halen RisingGreg Renoff
47Sammy Hagar: Uncensored Life in RockSammy Hagar
48On the RoadJack Kerouac

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