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My 2018 Reading List

I did a lot of reading this year, and 2018 was my most prolific year yet with a total of 55 books read, averaging more than one book per week.

Reading a mix of both fiction and non-fiction has been a goal this year. In non-fiction, business, personal development, and high performance books have taken over most of the books I’ve read this year. I don’t see this changing any time soon as I am to improve myself and my abilities as an online entrepreneur.

There are a lot of mindset and habit changes I plan on implementing over the coming year as a result.

A new thing for me has been to tackle biographies. Though they’re often quite long and normally take me several weeks to finish (I usually have several books on the go at once ) – but I find they have a LOT of lessons to impart.

I find what I learn from reading biographies really sticks in my mind much better than typical self-help or instructional non-fiction books. I plan on reading more biographies of historical figures who I admire in the future.

*Starred books are ones I REALLY enjoyed, thought were important, and that I learned the most from. I highly recommend these books and plan on reading them again myself. Books with a number in brackets after them (2) are books I’ve already read before – this denotes a re-read.

My 2018 Reading List

  1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future – Ashlee Vance
  2. Trump: The Art of the Deal – Donald Trump
  3. The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene
  4. Ender’s Game (2) – Orson Scott Card
  5. Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  6. *The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind – Julian Jaynes
  7. The Crack in the Cosmic Egg – Joseph Chilton Pierce
  8. Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss
  9. Iron Gold – Pierce Brown
  10. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  11. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari
  12. The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
  13. Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman – Richard Feynman
  14. *Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig
  15.  Zen in the Art of Archery – Eugen Harrigel
  16. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
  17. The Act of Creation – Arthur Koestler
  18. Circe – Madeline Miller
  19. The San Francisco Fallacy – Jonathan Siegel
  20. Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
  21. So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport 
  22. A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas
  23. *Win Bigly – Scott Adams
  24. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  25. Skin in the Game – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  26. *Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
  27. Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely
  28. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
  29. *Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection – John Sarno
  30. Getting to Yes – R. Fisher & W. Ury
  31. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  32. Then She Was Gone – Lisa Jewell
  33. *The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
  34. Unshakeable – Tony Robbins
  35. The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon
  36. How to Fail at Almost Everything & Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  37. Life 3.0 – Max Tegmark
  38. *The Education of Millionaires – Michael Ellsberg
  39. Laura & Emma – Kate Greathead
  40. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
  41. *The Charisma Myth – Olivia Fox Cabane
  42. The Assassin’s Blade (2) – Sarah J. Maas
  43. You Are a Badass – Jen Sincero
  44. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  45. Dot Com Secrets – Russell Brunson
  46. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  47. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
  48. The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking – Dale Carnegie
  49. Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas
  50. Finite and Infinite Games – James P. Carse
  51. The Pisces – Melissa Broder
  52. Principles – Ray Dalio
  53. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  54. Mastermind Dinners – Jayson Gaignard
  55. The Knife of Never Letting Go (2) – Patrick Ness 

Have you read any of the books above? I’d love to discuss with you. Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’ve been reading.

Brianne Kirbyson

Hi, I'm Brie. I'm on a personal mission to learn more about the world & achieve my potential. Combining entrepreneurship, the arts, & science.

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