Yearly Reading Lists


Last year I read 75 books, not counting individual comic issues etc. If you’d like to see what I was into and considering I’ve included the list below. This year I want to read much more literary fiction, since for the past few years I’ve been focused on personal growth, as well as genre works.

My 2018 Reading List


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

 Injustice            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

 Airboy            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

Slots            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

1984            George Orwell

Sidharta             Herman Hess

Island            Aldous Huxley

 White Fang            Jack London

Spoiler Alert            xTx

 Personal Growth

 Own the Day, Own Your Life            Aubrey Marcus

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

 Grit            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            Dogen

 The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma            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