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Below are the books I’ve read in chronological order (most recent at the top).

I post them here to give you good ideas for what to read next.

I almost exclusively read non-fiction. For fiction, James Clear has a great list here.


Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

Outbound Sales. No Fluff. by Rex Biberston and Ryan Reisert

Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. by Sarah O’Hagan

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel by David Limbaugh

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel

The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild by Lynn Schooler

The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield

The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World by Stephen Mansfield

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood by Michael Lewis

Mastery by Robert Greene

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way by Ryan White

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen

The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape by James Rebanks

Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms by Travis Christofferson

A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business by Ramit Sethi

Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog: Get Strong. Get Lean. No Bullshit. by Grant Petersen

What Is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker

Timeless Simplicity: Creative Living in a Consumer Society by John Lane

How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life by Massimo Pigliucci

The New Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health and Boundless Energy by Mark Sisson

How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom by Jonathan Fields (DNF)

Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers by James Humes

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by William McRaven

Top of Mind: Use Content to Unleash Your Influence and Engage Those Who Matter to You by John Hall

One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits by Adam Skolnick

The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft by Thor Heyerdahl

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers

The Road to Character by David Brooks

Why I Write by George Orwell

Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do by Meredith Maran

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna

The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ by Andrew Klavan

Warrior of the Light: A Manual by Paulo Cohelo

38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End by Scott Berg

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath


The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley

The Knowledge by Steven Pressfield

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen

Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph Ellis

The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins

What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell

The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke

Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Faith and Doubt by John Ortberg

In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Undeniable by Bill Nye

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Redwood: A Guide to Leading a Remarkable Life by Adam Griffin (yep, that’s me)

Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

American Buffalo by Steven Rinella

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

On Writing by Ernest Hemingway

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Born For This by Chris Guillebeau

Strange Stones by Peter Hessler

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts

The Big Idea by Donny Deutsch

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries & Jack Trout

Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by Jason Wachob

The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne

It’s Not How Good You Are. It’s How Good You Want to Be. by Paul Arden

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau

It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Waking Up by Sam Harris

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Asylum by William Seabrook