If you’re curious, here’s the full list of books I read during 2019. When I said “read”, I mean cover to cover as there were certainly a couple I started and didn’t, couldn’t, or wouldn’t finish. Some books just aren’t worth the trouble while others drag over months or years. You’ll also note that I did not write reviews on many of these books. I’m always reading with each of my children so some of the books are of that type. Others I read for work reasons, while still others weren’t worth reviewing. In any case, thanks for reading.
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles; reviewed here
- A History of the United States in Five Crashes by Scott Nations
- An Economist Walks Into a Brothel by Allison Schrager; reviewed here
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes by Ben Bergeron; reviewed here
- Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; reviewed here
- Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others by Cheryl Bachelder; reviewed here
- Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink; reviewed here
- Eldest by Christopher Paolini
- From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
- How To Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy by John Bridges
- If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit by Brenda Ueland reviewed here
- Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
- Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
- Luckenbach, Texas: Center of the Universe by Becky Crouch Patterson; reviewed here
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan; reviewed here
- Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
- Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity by Catherine Whitmire
- Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling
- Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden
- Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Sourdough by Robin Sloan; reviewed here
- Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith by Henri Nouwen; reviewed here
- Stonecutter by Jon Muth
- The Art of Executive Coaching by Nadine Greiner, PhD.
- The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy; reviewed here
- The Difference Makers by Marc Adams; reviewed here
- The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm by Christopher Paolini
- The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway; reviewed here
- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
- The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Library Book by Susan Orlean; reviewed here
- The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
- The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb
- The Ranch That Was Us by Becky Crouch Patterson; reviewed here
- The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection by Robert Farrar Capon; reviewed here
- The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton
- Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler
- Way of the Warrior Kid III: Where There’s a Will… by Jocko Willink
Are there any books on this list that you enjoyed this year? Any that should be on my radar for 2020?
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