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My personal book list of which I have read and enjoyed (Favorites are in bold):

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2022; 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011


2022:

  1. The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan
  2. David Copperfield's History of Magic by David Copperfield
  3. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy, PhD
  4. Father of Lions: One Man's Remarkable Quest to Save Mosul's Zoo by Louise Callaghan
  5. Drawing on the Dominant Eye: Decoding the Way We Perceive, Create, and Learn by Betty Edwards
  6. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer
  7. A Most Elegant Equation by David Stipp
  8. The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You by Sylvia Tara
  9. Mentors: How to help and be helped by Russel Brand
  10. Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema by Lindy West
  11. Rabid by Bill Wasik
  12. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating by Alan Alda
  13. Payoff by Dan Ariely
  14. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
  15. Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era by Saul Austerlitz
  16. Proofiness by Charles Seife
  17. How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question by Michael Schur
  18. The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman
  19. The Feud by Dean King
  20. The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Ed): The Essentials of Business Numeracy by The Economist
  21. Two Meals a Day: The Simple, Sustainable Strategy to Lose Fat, Reverse Aging, and Break Free from Diet Frustration Forever by Mark Sisson
  22. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
  23. The Chess Machine: A Novel by Robert Lohr
  24. Instant Anger Management: Quick and Simple CBT Strategies to Defuse Anger on the Spot by Aaron Karmin LCPC
  25. Good Habits, Bad Habits: The Science of Making Positive Changes That Stick by Wendy Wood
  26. The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Search for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer
  27. Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder
  28. Shark Drunk by Morten Stroksnes
  29. Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames
  30. Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld
  31. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
  32. Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking by Leonard Mlodinow
  33. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
  34. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5 - Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
  35. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  36. The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts
  37. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  38. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #4 - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
  39. The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People by Rick Bragg
  40. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dr. Dan Ariely
  41. Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith and Stephen Davis
  42. Money Magic: An Economist’s Secrets to More Money, Less Risk, and a Better Life by Laurence Kotlikoff
  43. Becoming Forrest: The extraordinary true story of one man’s epic run across America by Rob Pope
  44. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  45. Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson
  46. Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases by Lydia Kang
  47. The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization by Michael Brooks
  48. Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media by Jacob Mchangama
  49. The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
  50. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  51. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3 - Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
  52. Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America's Empire (2021) by Jonathan M. Katz
  53. Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter
  54. Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat by Giles Milton
  55. Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide by Tony Horwitz
  56. The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life by Dr. Robin Zasio
  57. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (HHGTTG 2) by Douglas Adams
  58. An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies by Tyler Cowen
  59. System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot by Rob Reich
  60. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt
  61. Loserthink: How Untrained Brains Are Ruining America by Scott Adams
  62. RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They'd Dare to Share by Kevin Allison
  63. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (HHGTTG 1) by Douglas Adams
  64. The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars
  65. Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else by Jordan Ellenberg

2021:

  1. Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success by Shalini Shankar
  2. Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg
  3. The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World by Tim Harford
  4. Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh Ph.D.
  5. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman
  6. The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker
  7. How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  8. Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America by Christopher McDougall
  9. Putin's World by Angela Stent
  10. Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman
  11. Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA Roughcut by Amaryllis Fox
  12. It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything by Kate Biberdorf
  13. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  14. World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  15. The TB12 Method: How to Do What You Love, Better and for Longer by Tom Brady
  16. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. by Daniel Coyle
  17. Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media's Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption by Alex Marlow
  18. Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World by Giles Milton
  19. River Monsters: True Stories of the Ones that Didn't Get Away by Jeremy Wade
  20. Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
  21. Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel by David Limbaugh
  22. Despite Doubt: Embracing a Confident Faith by Michael E. Wittmer
  23. The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams by Sam Walker
  24. Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models by Gabriel Weinberg
  25. Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules by A. J. Mendez
  26. Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North by Blair Braverman
  27. The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running by John Jerome
  28. The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan: Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More, and Living Generously by Liesl Clark, Rebecca Rockefeller
  29. Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng
  30. 1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing by Philip Maffetone
  31. The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
  32. The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks by Susan Casey
  33. The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life by Travis Macy and John Hanc
  34. Panama Fever: The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal by Matthew Parker
  35. The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher by Julian Baggini
  36. How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide by James Lindsay
  37. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt
  38. Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game by Rob Neyer
  39. Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady
  40. The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
  41. Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy by Andy Ngo
  42. The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky
  43. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book by Dan Harris
  44. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson
  45. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson
  46. Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In by Dr. John Ullmen
  47. The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date by Samuel Arbesman
  48. Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Christopher McDougall
  49. Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowa
  50. The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English by Roy Peter Clark
  51. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven
  52. Scurvy by Stephen Bown
  53. A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul
  54. Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy
  55. The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane by Matthew Hutson
  56. Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy Jay Chandrasekhar
  57. The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War by John "Chick" Donohue and J. T. Molloy
  58. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  59. Find Out Who's Normal and Who's Not: The proven system to to quickly assess anyone's emotional stability by David Lieberman
  60. We Have Been Harmonized: Life in China's Surveillance State by Kai Strittmatter
  61. 100 Side Hustles: Unexpected Ideas for Making Extra Money Without Quitting Your Day Job by Chris Guillebeau
  62. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  63. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
  64. The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova
  65. Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  66. Bit by Bit: How Video Games Transformed Our World by Andrew Ervin
  67. Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man by Martin Corona and Tony Rafael
  68. A Colorful History of Popular Delusions by Robert E. Bartholomew
  69. Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs ― A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder by Ben Mezrich
  70. Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe by Greg Ip
  71. The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax
  72. Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior by Beverly Flaxington
  73. Strays: The True Story of a Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America by Britt Collins
  74. The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer
  75. A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About) by Spike Carlsen
  76. Chances Are . . .: Adventures in Probability by Michael Kaplan
  77. 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute by Richard Wiseman
  78. 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True by Guy P. Harrison
  79. Birth of the Chess Queen: A History by Marilyn Yalom
  80. Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan
  81. All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything by Sasha Chapin
  82. United States of Socialism: Who's Behind It. Why It's Evil. How to Stop It. by Dinesh D'Souza
  83. How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps by Ben Shapiro
  84. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
  85. Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami by Roben Farzad
  86. Searching for Bobby Fischer: A Father's Story of Love and Ambition by Fred Waitzkin
  87. The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds

2020:

  1. 10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help by Benjamin Wiker
  2. Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason by Dave Rubin
  3. Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe by Martin Rees
  4. Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens
  5. The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam
  6. Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn
  7. The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam
  8. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
  9. The Sweet Science by A.J. Liebling
  10. The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream by Thomas L. Dyja
  11. The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
  12. Zillow Talk: Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries
  13. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  14. Project Management for The Unofficial Project Manager by Kory Kogon, et al.
  15. The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession by Adam Leith Gollner
  16. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell
  17. The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News,in Politics, and in Life by Michael Blastland
  18. The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
  19. The First Tour de France: Sixty Cyclists and Nineteen Days of Daring on the Road to Paris by Peter Cossins
    Radical: The Science, Culture, and History of Breast Cancer in America by Kate Pickert
  20. An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives by Matt Richtel
  21. The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare
  22. Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel
  23. Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis
  24. Straight Flush: The True Story of Six College Friends Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Online Poker Empire and How It All Came Crashing Down... by Ben Mezrich
  25. Run for Your Life: How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy by Mark Cucuzzella MD
  26. How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency by Akiko Busch
  27. The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History by Andy Greene
  28. The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake by Dr. Steven Novella
  29. Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far by Paul A. Offit M.D.
  30. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  31. Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther by Craig Pittman
  32. Keep Travelin', Rider by Louis L'Amour
  33. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World by Clive Thompson
  34. Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen
  35. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  36. The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat
  37. The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
  38. Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson
  39. Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World by Sam Sommers
  40. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  41. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
  42. Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy by David Fisher, Dan Abrams
  43. The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard
  44. Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris
  45. Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by L. Jon Wertheim and Tobias Moskowitz
  46. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity by Felicia Day
  47. Do You Mind If I Cancel?: Things That Still Annoy Me by Gary Janetti
  48. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser
  49. You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
  50. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
  51. Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism by Jim Stanford
  52. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  53. Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
  54. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
  55. Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban
  56. Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings by James Crawford
  57. Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street
  58. Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It by Adam Savage
  59. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  60. Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

2019:

  1. The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
  2. How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
  3. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg
  4. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
  5. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast
  6. How Fiction Works by James Wood
  7. Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes and Military Plots Left on the Drawing Board by Vince Houghton
  8. Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World by L. Mlodinow
  9. Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry
  10. Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America by Jared Cohen
  11. The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia by Andrew Lih
  12. The Practical Book of Beekeeping: A Complete How-To Manual on the Satisfying Art of Keeping Bees and Their Day to Day Care by David Cramp
  13. Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton
  14. Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus
  15. Emperors of the Deep: Sharks - The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians by William McKeever
  16. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
  17. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
  18. Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III
  19. Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock by Gregory Thornbury
  20. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  21. Helping the Good Do Better: How a White Hat Lobbyist Advocates for Social Change by Thomas F. Sheridan
  22. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
  23. The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great by Ben Shapiro
  24. The Power of Forgetting: Six Essential Skills to Clear Out Brain Clutter and Become the Sharpest, Smartest You by Mike Byster
  25. The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America by Hannah Nordhaus
  26. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
  27. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
  28. Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz
  29. Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 by R.A. Scott
  30. Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood by Derek Hunter
  31. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  32. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain by Jason M. Satterfield
  33. The Complete Guide to Memory Mastery: Organizing & Developing the Power of Your Mind by Harry Lorayne
  34. The Incomplete Book of Running by Peter Sagal
  35. The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person by Harold S. Kushner
  36. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Mass Market by Robert M Pirsig
  37. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
  38. What Would the Great Economists Do?: How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today's Biggest Problems by Linda Yueh
  39. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
  40. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
  41. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
  42. Word by Word by Anne Lamott
  43. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
  44. Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism by Ian Bremmer
  45. Chi Running: A Training Program for Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer and Sounds True
  46. Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins, A. Brad Schwartz
  47. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
    by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz , Tim Andres Pabon, et al.
  48. The Three-Minute Outdoorsman: Wild Science from Magnetic Deer to Mumbling Carp by Robert M Zink
  49. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  50. Black Klansman: A Memoir by Ron Stallworth
  51. The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald
  52. Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly by Isaac Lidsky
  53. The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson
  54. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  55. APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch
  56. Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios by Holly FitzGerald
  57. Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio
  58. Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart by Dion Leonard and Craig Borlase
  59. On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
  60. Grow Your Mind, Shrink Your Waist: Mastering the Mental Side of Weight Loss by Andrew Biernat
  61. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake Harris
  62. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. Adler
  63. Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica - The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds by John Powell
  64. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
  65. The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington

2018:

  1. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  2. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  3. The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need by Scott Pape
  4. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  6. Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer by Margalit Fox
  7. The Cuban Affair: A Novel by Nelson DeMille
  8. You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney
  9. Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football by Wayne L. Winston
  10. Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government by Mike Lee
  11. Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act will Improve our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
  12. You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams
  13. Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
  14. How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman
  15. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  16. A Pocket Guide to Best Evidences Paperback by Ken Ham and others
  17. Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest - Working Creatures on the Planet by Susan Brackney
  18. The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum
  19. The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  20. Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers
  21. What the Luck: The Surprising Role of Chance in our Everyday Lives by Gary Smith
  22. Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest by Alethea Morrison and Mars Vilaubi
  23. The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  24. StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  25. Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley
  26. The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves by Dr. Dan Ariely
  27. "That's Not What We Meant to Do": Reform and Its Unintended Consequences in Twentieth-Century America by Steven M. Gillon
  28. Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  29. Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan by Francesca Gino
  30. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler
  31. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dr. Dan Ariely
  32. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  33. The Power of Intuition: How to Use Your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work by Gary Klein
  34. The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide To Personal Finance And Investing by James M Dahle MD
  35. The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher
  36. Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
  37. The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World by Abigail Tucker

2017:

  1. The Official Guide to Starting Your Own Direct Primary Care Practice, by Doug Farrago, MD
  2. Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
  3. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary
  4. Understanding Options 2E by Michael Sincere
  5. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  6. Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
  7. Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected by Jason Hanson
  8. Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman
  9. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations Book by Thomas L. Friedman
  10. The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones
  11. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  12. When to Rob a Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  13. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
  14. The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class by Edward Conard
  15. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
  16. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  17. Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book by Bobby Bones
  18. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  19. Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger
  20. Marketing 3.0: From Products to Customers to the Human Spirit by Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya, NS Iwan Setiawan
  21. Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim, and Renee A. Mauborgne
  22. Best State Ever by Dave Barry
  23. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World by Stephen Prothero
  24. Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges by James Stone
  25. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris
  26. The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen
  27. The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

2016:

  1. The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman
  2. The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health by T. Colin Campbell, and Thomas M. Campbell II
  3. The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives by Shankar Vedantam
  4. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey
  5. Lean Solutions: How Companies and Customers Can Create Value and Wealth Together by Daniel T. Jones and James P. Womack
  6. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
  7. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
  8. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  9. Art of War by Sun Tzu
  10. Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant by Humberto Fontova
  11. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  12. 50 Marathons 50 Days by Dean Karnazes
  13. Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes

2015:

  1. Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
  2. Management on the Mend by John Toussaint
  3. Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care by John J. Nance
  4. Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
  5. Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan
  6. Confidence and Success with CBT: Small steps to achieve your big goals with cognitive behavior therapy by Avy Joseph
  7. The Killer Angels: The Classic Novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara
  8. If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently by Fred Lee
  9. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter
  10. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  11. The Power of Servant-Leadership by Robert K. Greenleaf
  12. The Decision Book by Tschappeler, Roman & Krogerus, Mikael
  13. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  14. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  15. Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win by Michael Useem
  16. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek and Steve Friedman
  17. The House of God by Samuel Shem
  18. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
  19. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
  20. Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating, Dieting, Gambling, Growing Man-Eating Plants, and More! by Garth Sundem
  21. From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Kraemer
  22. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John C. Bogle
  23. Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts
  24. What if? by Randall Munroe

2014:

  1. A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus
  2. The End of Illness by David B. Agus
  3. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  4. Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder
  5. Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody by William Poundstone
  6. How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
  7. Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons for Leaders by Jo Owen
  8. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  9. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  11. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  12. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb

2013:

  1. The Coffeehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis
  2. A Beginner's Guide to Short-Term Trading by Toni Turner
  3. The Korean War by Max Hastings
  4. The Outfit by Gus Russo
  5. SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt
  6. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt

2012:

  1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  3. Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Passage at the World's Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg
  4. Walk On: Life from the End of the Bench by Allan Williams
  5. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  6. The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
  7. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
  8. Once a Runner by John L. Parker
  9. How To Go Almost Anywhere For Almost Nothing by Maureen A. Hennessy
  10. Blood Feud: Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche; The Inside Story of Pro Sports' Nastiest and Best Rivalry of its Era by Adrian Dater
  11. Fromms: How Julius Fromm's Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis by Gotz Aly and Michael Sontheimer
  12. Mastermind by Richard Miniter
  13. The Mysteries Within by Sherwin Nuland
  14. Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour
  15. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
  16. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
  17. Rock, Paper, Scissors - Game Theory in Everyday Life by Len Fisher
  18. FOCUS by Leo Babauta
  19. Stumbling on Wins in Basketball by David Berri and Martin Schmidt
  20. Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan's Army Conquered the Web by Cole Stryker
  21. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  22. How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds by Nicholas Boothmar
  23. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market by Eric Shlosser

2011:

  1. How to Argue and Win Every Time by Gerry Spence
  2. Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness and Mythconceptions throughout the Ages by Leland Gregory
  4. 100 Quotes to Make You Think by Wolfgang Riebe
  5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death by Jim Frederick
  7. Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
  8. Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America by Ira Rutkow
  9. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superatheletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall