📚 I read some books in January! And there’s a pattern!

  • ➖🎧 Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman
  • ➖🎧 But What I Really Want to Do Is Direct by Ken Kwapis
  • ➖🎧 Contact by Carl Sagan
  • ➖🎧 Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • 📚🎧 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • 📚🎧 Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition by Rich Roll
  • 📚🎧 Galileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger
  • ➖🎧 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  • 📚🎧 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • ➖🎧 John Adams by David McCullough

Last week I ran Across The Years for the 6th time, covering 116.9 miles in 24 hours (my median performance). This was my 15th 100+ mile race, 46th ultra-marathon, and 63rd marathon-or-beyond.

📚 I read 127 books in 2023, slightly down from an all-time high of 138 in 2022. This small drop in number of books does not reflect a drop in time reading, as I spent far more time reading in 2023. I read several very, very long books (👋 Brandon Sanderson). I also took a break from audiobooks to re-listen to the entire run of The History of Rome Podcast, which took the better part of a month.

Here’s the complete 2023 list:

  • Spartacus by Howard Fast
  • Nothing Lasts Forever (Basis for the film Die Hard) by Roderick Thorp
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  • You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
  • The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
  • The LEGO Story by Jens Andersen
  • Upgrade by Blake Crouch
  • Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
  • Fletch’s Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald
  • Fletch and the Widow Bradley by Gregory Mcdonald
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Fletch's Moxie by Gregory Mcdonald
  • Build by Tony Fadell
  • Fletch and the Man Who by Gregory Mcdonald
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Inside Steve's Brain by Leander Kahney
  • Revolution in The Valley by Andy Hertzfeld
  • Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
  • The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren
  • Fire in the Valley by Michael Swaine & Paul Freiberger
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  • iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak
  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
  • Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
  • The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  • Marathon Man by William Goldman
  • The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway
  • Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman
  • How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur
  • Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
  • Don't Be Evil by Rana Foroohar
  • Distracted by Maggie Jackson
  • Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
  • The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
  • Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway
  • Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
  • Make Something Wonderful by Steve Jobs
  • The Black Swan: Second Edition by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius & Gregory Hays
  • The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
  • Cross Country by Rickey Gates
  • How to Talk to a Science Denier by Lee McIntyre
  • Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  • At Home by Bill Bryson
  • Adrift by Scott Galloway
  • The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
  • Educated by Tara Westover
  • Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  • Life in Five Senses by Gretchen Rubin
  • Shut Up, Legs! by Jens Voigt & James Startt
  • Post Corona by Scott Galloway
  • Dynasty by Tom Holland
  • The Secret History of Mac Gaming by Richard Moss
  • The Puzzler by AJ Jacobs & Greg Pliska
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Freakonomics Rev Ed by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • Davos Man by Peter S. Goodman
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • This Is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo
  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
  • Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson
  • Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
  • Dawnshard by Brandon Sanderson
  • Dr. No by Ian Fleming
  • How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein
  • Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  • Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter
  • The Open-Air Life by Linda Åkeson McGurk
  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas
  • The Longest Race by Kara Goucher
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  • Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom by Ken Ilgunas
  • This Land Is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson
  • For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • All Souls Lost by Dan Moren
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
  • The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz & George Goulding
  • The Girl in the Eagle's Talons by Karin Smirnoff & Sarah Death
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Trinity's Child by William Prochnau
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • Tress of the Emerald Sea: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson
  • Yumi and the Nightmare Painter: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Secrets of the Autistic Millionaire by David William Plummer
  • The Sunlit Man: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
  • Cultish by Amanda Montell
  • Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  • The First Rule of Mastery by Michael Gervais, PhD
  • American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin
  • King Dork by Frank Portman
  • Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  • King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman
  • Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas: Slow Down, Save Money & Enjoy a More Intentional Holiday by Meg Nordmann
  • Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within by David Goggins
  • Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant
  • Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
  • I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

🚐 Camping in 2023

I spent the entire summer painting our house, so we took very few camping trips. We did travel to races in Georgia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, so at least we had some nice geographic distribution…

📚 I read some books in December!

  • 🎧 Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
  • 📚 The First Rule of Mastery by Michael Gervais, PhD
  • 🎧 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwin
  • 🎧 King Dork by Frank Portman
  • 📚🎧 Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  • 🎧 King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman
  • 🎧 Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas: Slow Down, Save Money & Enjoy a More Intentional Holiday by Meg Nordmann
  • 🎧 Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within by David Goggins
  • 🎧 Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
  • 🎧 The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • 🎧 Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things by Adam Grant
  • 🎧 Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
  • 🎧 I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  • 🎧 Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  • 📚🎧 1984 by George Orwell
  • 🎧 The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

📚 I read some books in November!

  • 🎧 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • 📚 Trinity's Child by William Prochnau
  • 🎧 Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • 🎧 Tress of the Emerald Sea: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • 🎧 The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson
  • 🎧 Yumi and the Nightmare Painter: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • 🎧 Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • 📚 Secrets of the Autistic Millionaire by David William Plummer
  • 🎧 The Sunlit Man: A Cosmere Novel by Brandon Sanderson
  • 🎧 Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • 🎧 Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant
  • 🎧 Cultish by Amanda Montell

📚 I read some books in October! For the first time in years (ever?) it was all fiction this month 😳:

  • For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • All Souls Lost by Dan Moren
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
  • The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz & George Goulding
  • The Girl in the Eagle's Talons by Karin Smirnoff & Sarah Death

📚 I read some books in September!

  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas
  • The Longest Race by Kara Goucher
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  • Walden on Wheels by Ken Ilgunas
  • This Land Is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson