Books Read

I finally figured out it isn’t the number of books that we read in a year that is important.

What is important is what you retain and use from those great books we read.

In 2022 I am focusing more on what I learn and how I can incorporate the knowledge gained from them into my life. I also re-read certain books several times and will count them as another book read. I learn something new each time I re-read a book.

The book list is in reverse chronological order with the most recent book read on top.

Books Read — 2022

  1. The Blades of Corven: Book 1 Alteer Legends — Will Fink
  2. The Book of Shadow: Book 1 – Curse of the Unnamed — Bruce Blake
  3. Dungeons & Dragons – Players Handbook — Wizards of the Coast
  4. A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics — Anthony Castrovince
  5. Stolen Focus — Johann Hari // A make you think kind of book!
  6. Death’s Knight (War of the Lich Book 1) — Jena Rey and Matthew T Summers
  7. Storytelling — Matthew Dicks
  8. Dungeon (The Dragon Mage) Book 2 — Rohan M. Vider
  9. Overworld (The Dragon Mage) Book 1 — Rohan M. Vider
  10. Do Hard Things — Steve Magness
  11. Legends Awake — Alex Stiles
  12. Fast After 50 — Joe Friel
  13. The Last Roman – Exile — B.K. Greenwood
  14. Think Again — Adam Grant
  15. A Rip In Time (Tainted Blood) Book 1 — Jeff Gunzel
  16. Building A Second Brain — Tiago Forte
  17. Running Rewired — Jay Dicharry
  18. Through Titan’s Trash — Austin Dragon
  19. Several Short Sentences About Writing — Verlyn Klinkenborg
  20. Aspected — Michael Combs
  21. Cradle of the Gods — Thomas Quinn
  22. The Risen Shard — D.K. Holmberg
  23. Several Short Sentences About Writing — Verlyn Klinkenborg
  24. Hell Yeah! or Hell No! — Sam Kyle
  25. Stiger’s tigers — Marc Alan Edelheitt
  26. Connect the Dots — Paul Jun
  27. Cradle of the Gods Book One of the Soulstone Prophecy — Thomas Quinn Miller
  28. Island of Fog – Keith Robinson
  29. Evernote A Success Manual for College Students Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.
  30. Dungeon of the Old Gods – Wolfe Locke
  31. How to Take Smart Notes (Zettlekasten) – Sonke Ahrens
  32. Getting Things Done – David Allen
  33. Extend Your Mind Praxis Volume 2 — Tiago Forte
  34. Silver Wolf, Black Falcon — Dennis McKiernan
  35. The Lost Art of Running — Shane Benzie

Books Read — 2021 

  1. The Wheel of Time — The Eye of the World — Robert Jordan
  2. Wanderer’s Song — Song of Prophecy — Book 1 — P.E. Padilla
  3. Running Nirvana — Greg McMillan
  4. Run (The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel) — Matt Fitzgerald
  5. Damian Chronicles (Crucifix) – Book 1 — Michael Anderle
  6. Hansons Marathon Method — Luke Humphrey & Kevin Hanson
  7. The Eye of the Hunter — Dennis L. McKiernan
  8. 80/20 Running — Matt Fitzgerald
  9. Night Born — Dagger of the World Book 1 — K.L. Reinhart & Jada Fisher
  10. The Silver Call — Dennis L. McKiernan
  11. The Iron Tower — Book 3 – The Darkest Day — Dennis L. McKiernan
  12. The Iron Tower — Book 2 – Shadows of Doom — Dennis L. McKiernan
  13. The Iron Tower — Book 1 – The Dark Tide — Dennis L. McKiernan
  14. Black Spark (Dark Magic Enforcer — Book 1) — Al K. Line
  15. The Buried Symbol (A Discovery of Magic) — Jeffrey Kohanek
  16. 26 Marathons — Men Keflezighi/Scott Douglas
  17. Running Nirvana — Greg McMillan
  18. You (Only Faster) — Greg McMillan
  19. Easy Running Plans – Jeff Gaudette
  20. The Little Black Book of Training Wisdom — Dr. Dan Cleather
  21. Meb for Mortals — Meb Keflezighi/Scott Douglas
  22. The Practice of Groundedness — Bradley Stulberg
  23. Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Two Worlds — Darren Shan
  24. A Thief In Farshore (Farshore Chronicles Book 1) — Justin Fike
  25. Running Flow — Mihaly Csiksaentmihalyi, Philip Latter, Christine Weinkauff Duranso
  26. The Plainswalker — Michael A. Rothman
  27. Oblivion (Book 1 – Rakkan Conquest) – Andy Blinston
  28. Tales of Wychwood Book 1 — Daniel Martin Eckhart
  29. The Emperor’s Conscience: Book 1 — Michael Combs
  30. Finding Ultra — Rich Roll
  31. Run Forever — Amby Burfoot
  32. The Heresy Within: The Ties that Bind Book 1 – Rob J. Hayes
  33. Once A Runner — John L. Parker, Jr.
  34. Never — Ashley Cap
  35. Endure — Alex Hutchinson
  36. Essentialism — Greg McKeown
  37. The Mindful Athlete — George Mumford
  38. Anatomy for Runners — Jay Dichary
  39. Bloodlet: A Dark Gothic Coming of Age Fantasy – Book 1 — T.S. Howard
  40. Make the Leap – Bryan Green
  41. The Comeback Quotient – Matt Fitzgerald
  42. Survive the Dungeon – Book 1 – S. May
  43. The Endurance Diet — Matt Fitzgerald
  44. The Unforgiven – Skharr Deatheater Book 1 — Michael Anderle
  45. The Way of Legend – Forging Destiny Book 2 — Marc Allan Edelheit / Quincy Allen
  46. The Way of Legend – Reclaiming Honor Book 1 — Marc Allan Edelheit / Quincy Allen
  47. The Lost Art of Running – Shane Benzie
  48. The Watchman – Michael T. Bradley
  49. Marathon – The Ultimate Training Guide – Hal Higdon
  50. Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from above the clouds in Ethiopia — Michael Crawley
  51. Show Your Work — Austin Kleon
  52. Peak Performance — Brad Stuberg/Steve Magness
  53. Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness — Kent Wayne
  54. Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holliday
  55. Wanderer’s Song (Song of Prophecy Book 1) — P.E. Padilla
  56. The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square — Stephen Black
  57. Ranger’s Oath Book 1 — Blake Arthur Peel
  58. The Art of Noticing — Rob Walker
  59. Hymn of the Ancients — Evan Pickering
  60. A Time for New Dreams — Ben Okri

Books Read — 2020

  1. The Daily Stoic — Ryan Holiday
  2. The Summer Tree — Guy Gavriel Kay
  3. What Unites Us – Dan Rather
  4. Space Assassins 1 & 2 — Scott Baron
  5. Echo Volume 3: The Dialectic of Agony — Kent Wayne
  6. Heir of the Hunted (Hollow World Book 1 — Richard T. Drake
  7. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  9. The Drowned Tomb – Book 2 / The Changeling Series — James Fahy
  10. Myths and Magic: A Humorous Fantasy Adventure — Kevin Partner
  11. Spy the Lie — Philip Houston, Michael Floyd and Susan Carnicero
  12. Linchpin — Seth Godin
  13. Sometimes the Magic Works – Lessons from a Writing Life — Terry Brooks
  14. The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
  15. Anansi Boys — Neil Gaiman
  16. The Dragonstone — Dennis McKiernan
  17. Ultralearning – Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career — Scott H. Young
  18. The Memoir Project – A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life — Marion Roach Smith
  19. Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
  20. The More of Less – Joshua Becker
  21. Aesops Fables #1 – Aesop
  22. Hyperfocus: How to be More Productive in a World of Distraction – Chris Bailey
  23. The Last Lecture — Randy Pausch/Jeffrey Zaslow
  24. Everything is F*cked-A Book About Hope – Mark Manson
  25. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad – Austin Cleon
  26. Deep Work – Cal Newport
  27. The Art of Non-conformity – Chris Guillabeau
  28. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon
  29. Start with Why – Simon Sinek
  30. Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
  31. The Coddling of the American Mind – Lukianoff/Haidt
  32. Isle of Winds – Book 1 / The Changeling Series — James Fahy
  33. Nightwalker- Frank Roderus / Craig Martelle
  34. Brian Helsing Book 1 – Gareth Pengelly
  35. The Barrow King – C.M. Carney
  36. Peak Performance – Stulberg/Magness
  37. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  38. Eye of the Moonrat – Trevor Cool
  39. Chi Marathon – Danny Dreyer
  40. Road of a Warrior – R.K. Lande
  41. Path of a Novice – R.K.Lande
  42. Echo Book 2 – The Taste of Ashes – Kent Wayne
  43. A Guide to the Good Life – William R. Irvin
  44. Echo Book 1 – Approaching Shatter – Kent Wayne
  45. Running with the Mind of Meditation – Sakyong Mipham
  46. I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years — Ilchi Lee
  47. Gates of Fire — Steven Pressfield
  48. The Crown of Stones: Magic Scars — C.L. Schneider
  49. Your Best Stride – Jonathan Beverly
  50. Run for Your Life – Mark Cucuzzella
  51. Blackwing Book 1 – Stephen Drake
  52. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts – Shane Parrish
  53. The Running Revolution (Pose Method) – Nicholas Romanov
  54. Samurai Running – Scott Andrew Brown
  55. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  56. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  57. Master the Art of Running – Malcolm Balk
  58. Into the Light – Axe Druid Book 1 – Christopher Johns
  59. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  60. Chi Running – Danny Dreyer
  61. Dark City: The Order of Shadows Book 1- Kit Hallows
  62. Mud (Chronicles of the Third Realm War) – D.B. Sieders
  63. DragonLance Dragons of Autumn Twilight – Weis/Hickman
  64. The Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton
  65. Natural Born Heroes – Christopher McDougall
  66. The Warrior Ethos – Steven Pressfield
  67. The Book of Five Rings – Musashi Miyamoto
  68. Fires of the Dead – Jed Herne
  69. 48 Laws of Power – Robert Green
  70. Science of Running – Chris Napier
  71. The King Beyond the Gate – David Gemmell
  72. Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday
  73. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  74. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  75. The Running Injury Recovery Program – Bruce Wilk
  76. Essentialism – Greg McKeown
  77. Draft No. 4 – John McPhee
  78. As the Crow Flies (Tales of a Thief) Book 1 – Robin Lythgoe
  79. Running With the Kenyans – Adharanand Finn
  80. Lifespan – David Sinclair