I started reading books 📚 for fun about 4½ years ago. I thought 2021’s total of 83 books was absurdly high. In 2022 I read 138 books.

Books

The vast majority of these have been audio books, with eBooks significantly behind, and paper books even further behind. I listen to audio books while running, walking, driving, and doing chores. Prior to books I listened to more podcasts and music (or in some cases nothing at all 😳). I read eBooks and paper books before bed and on weekends. I don’t think I could possibly read more without making significant sacrifices in other areas of my life, which isn’t going to happen.

Here’s the complete 2022 list:

  • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • You Can Buy Happiness (and It's Cheap) by Tammy Strobel
  • The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
  • The 100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno
  • Money by Jacob Goldstein
  • Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) by Scott Rieckens
  • Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
  • The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
  • Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
  • Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
  • How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford
  • How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur
  • Irresistible by Adam Alter
  • Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts
  • The Body by Stephen King
  • LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin
  • Blitzed by Norman Ohler
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • Island by Aldous Huxley
  • Gangsters of Capitalism by Jonathan M. Katz
  • Spies, Lies, and Algorithms by Amy B. Zegart
  • Thirst by Heather Anderson
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
  • Mud, Rocks, Blazes by Heather Anderson
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  • The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life by J. L. Collins
  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford & Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Things That Matter by Joshua Becker
  • System Error by Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami & Jeremy M. Weinstein
  • Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  • Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  • Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
  • Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
  • Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
  • Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
  • Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
  • A Runner's High by Dean Karnazes
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
  • A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
  • The Four by Scott Galloway
  • The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • Bigger than tiny, smaller than average by Sheri Koones
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren & Carlye Adler
  • Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
  • Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
  • Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price
  • Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • The Power of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Cues by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
  • The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
  • How to Focus by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  • Rubicon by Tom Holland
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
  • Claudius the God by Robert Graves
  • How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper
  • Moonraker by Ian Fleming
  • Hero of Two Worlds by Mike Duncan
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • Range by David Epstein
  • Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
  • How to Relax by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Fair Play by Eve Rodsky
  • America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges
  • The End Is Always Near by Dan Carlin
  • Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
  • Doctor Zhivago by Borìs Pasternàk
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Today We Die a Little! by Richard Askwith
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill
  • Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday
  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM & Gene Stone
  • The Running Man by Stephen King
  • 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren
  • The Aleph Extraction by Dan Moren
  • Money by Jacob Goldstein
  • Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff by Matt Paxton & Jordan Michael Smith
  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • How to Change by Katy Milkman
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • Wintering by Katherine May
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • In God We Trust by Jean Shepherd
  • Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • What If? by Randall Munroe
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman

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