My 2018 Reading List


Last year I read 75 books. If you’re curious to see what I was into I’ve posted the list below by category.


Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Alva Noe

Wired for Story

Lisa Cron

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

Fitness / Sports

Eight Weeks to SEALFit

            Mark Divine

Bone Games: Extreme Sports, Shamanism, Zen, and the Search for Transcendence

Rob Schultheis

Mind Over Muscle

Jigoro Kano

The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint for Health and Happiness

Mark Sisson

Ultramarathon Man

Dean Karnazes

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Sakyong Mipham

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen

Christopher McDougall

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Haruki Murakami

Bigger, Leaner, Stronger

Michael Matthews

Graphic Novels

Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven

Brandon Easton

Green Arrow: Vol. 9 Outbreak

Ben Percy

Shirtless Bear-Fighter!

Jody LeHeup


Tom Taylor

Star Wars: Shattered Empire

Greg Rucka

Bitch Planet: Vol 1

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Bitch Planet: Vol 2

Kelly Sue DeConnick

DMZ: Vol 1 On the Ground

Brian Wood

Viking: The Long Cold Fire

Ivan Brandon


James Robinson

The Goddamned: Vol 1

Jason Aaron

The Fade Out: Vol 3

Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Elizabeth Breitweiser

Swing: Vol 1

            Linda Sejic, Matt Hawkins, Jenni Cheung


Dan Panosian, Pat Brosseau


American Nations: A History of the Eleven Regional Cultures of North America

Colin Woodard

The Lost City of Z

David Grann

Into Thin Air

Jon Krakauer

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson

Literary Fiction


George Orwell


            Herman Hess


            Aldous Huxley

 White Fang

Jack London

Spoiler Alert


 Personal Growth

 Own the Day, Own Your Life

Aubrey Marcus

 Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Jocko Willink


Angela Duckworth

 Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Greg McKeown

10 % Happier: How I Tamed the Voices in my Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works

            Dan Harris


 The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

            Thich Nhat Hanh, Mobi Ho

 Musashi’s Dokkodo: The Way of Walking Alone

Miyamoto Musashi

 Be Here Now

Ram Dass

 Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Joseph Goldstein

One Dharma

Joseph Goldstein

 Teachings of the Buddha

Jack Kornfield

 The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology

Jack Kornfield

 The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master


 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma


 Zen Flesh, Zen Bones

Paul Reps

 Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Brene’ Brown

 The Three Pillars of Zen

Phillip Kapleau


Crossing Pleasure Avenue

Karen Hildebrand

Mr. &

James Fitzpatrick

Painted Blue with Saltwater

Logan February

The Myth of Man

Alex Vigue

Night Watch

Katy E. Ellis

In The House of My Father

            Hiwot Adilow

General Motors

Ryan Eckes

Science / Social Science

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

            John J. Ratey, Richard Manning

Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Mental and Physical Ability

            Rowan Hooper

The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

            Daniel E. Lieberman

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Lawrence Gonzales

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

The Edge of Physics

Anil Ananthaswamy

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C. Dennett

The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival among America’s Great White Sharks

Susan Casey

Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Alex Hutchinson

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

Adam Rutherford

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

Other Minds: The Octopus, The Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Science Fiction

The Fold

Peter Clines

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin


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