My Favorite Books

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(In alphabetical order)

FICTION

  1. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  2. Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
  3. Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine – Kevin Wilson
  4. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  5. Grand Opening – Jon Hassler
  6. Keepsakes and Other Stories – Jon Hassler
  7. My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
  8. Nothing to See Here – Kevin Wilson
  9. North of Hope – Jon Hassler
  10. O Pioneers – Willa Cather
  11. Silas Marner – George Eliot
  12. Staggerford – Jon Hassler
  13. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
  14. The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout
  15. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  16. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  18. The Martian – Andy Weir
  19. The New Woman – Jon Hassler
  20. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  21. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  22. The Water is Wide – Pat Conroy
  23. Tunneling to the Center of the Earth – Kevin Wilson
  24. Virgil Wander – Leif Enger

NON-FICTION

Creative Writing
  1. Bird by Bird – Ann Lamott
  2. Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t – Steven Pressfield
  3. Save the Cat – Blake Snyder
  4. The Triggering Town – Richard Hugo
  5. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  6. This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better – Neville Medhora
Music/Entertainment Autobiographies
  1. All You Need Is Ears – George Martin
  2. Born Standing Up – Steve Martin
  3. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Chronicles Volume 1 – Bob Dylan
  5. Just Kids – Patti Smith
  6. Stories I Only Tell My Friends – Rob Lowe
  7. The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer
  8. Your Music and People – Derek Sivers
Memoir
  1. Carnival of Snackery – David Sedaris
  2. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim – David Sedaris
  3. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
  4. The Boys of Summer – Roger Kahn
  5. These Precious Days – Ann Patchett
  6. Travels with Charley in Search of America – John Steinbeck
  7. Truth and Beauty – Ann Patchett
Business/Productivity/Psychology
  1. Anything You Want – Derek Sivers
  2. Ask – Ryan Levesque
  3. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  4. Building a StoryBrand – Donald Miller
  5. Business Made Simple – Donald Miller
  6. Choose – Ryan Levesque
  7. Effortless – Greg McKeown
  8. Essentialism – Greg McKeown
  9. Excellent Advice for Living – Kevin Kelly
  10. Grit – Angela Duckworth
  11. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  12. Helping: How to Offer, Give and Receive Help – Edgar Schein
  13. High Output Management – Andrew S. Grove
  14. Launch – Jeff Walker
  15. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
  16. Moneyball – Michael Lewis
  17. Move Your Bus – Ron Clark
  18. Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss
  19. Outdoor Kids in an Inside World – Steven Rinella
  20. Permission Marketing – Seth Godin
  21. Principles – Ray Dalio
  22. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  23. Strength in Stillness – Bob Roth
  24. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  25. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout
  26. The 4 Disciplines of Execution – McChesney/Covey
  27. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  28. The Carpenter – Jon Gordon
  29. The Emyth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
  30. The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker
  31. The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferris
  32. The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
  33. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  34. The Power of Moments – Chip and Dan Heath
  35. The Speed of Trust – Stephen M.R. Covey
  36. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  37. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
  38. This is Marketing – Seth Godin
  39. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  40. When – Daniel Pink
  41. Yes to Life – Viktor Frankl