What’s on Your Reading List?

One of my goals this year was to read more. I wanted to read for at least half an hour every day. It didn’t happen every day, but I have read more books than I would have without the goal. And I found that I was always glad when I did read. Reading more has added more enjoyment to my life.

So next year I want to continue with this goal and try to read at least one book per week. I’ve written up a list to help me reach this goal.

  1. Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Packing Light –Allison Vesterfelt
  3. The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
  4. Scary Close – Donald Miller
  5. Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
  6. The Year of Living Biblically – A. J. Jacobs
  7. Traveling Mercies – Anne Lamot
  8. The Orthodox Heretic – Peter Rollins
  9. Marsden on Marsden – John Marsden
  10. The Introvert Advantage – Marti Olsen Laney
  11. Do the Work – Stephen Pressfield
  12. What We Talk About When We Talk About God – Rob Bell
  13. A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson
  14. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
  15. Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
  16. Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  17. The Philosopher and the Wolf –Mark Rowlands
  18. God Loves Ugly – Christa Black
  19. No Plot? No Problem! – Chris Baty
  20. Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  21. Walden: Or, Life in the Woods – Henry David Thoreau
  22. The Year of Magical Thinking –Joan Didion
  23. The Writing Life – Annie Dillard
  24. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  25. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig
  26. The True Secret of Writing – Natalie Goldberg
  27. Thunder and Lightning – Natalie Goldberg
  28. Living the Writer’s Life – Natalie Goldberg
  29. My Life as an Experiment – A. J. Jacobs
  30. The Know-It-All – A. J. Jacobs
  31. The Divine Magician – Peter Rollins
  32. The Idolatry of God – Peter Rollins
  33. Love Wins – Rob Bell
  34. Drop Like Stars –Rob Bell
  35. Zen in the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury
  36. Animal Liberation –Peter Singer
  37. I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) – Brene Brown
  38. Rising Strong – Brene Brown
  39. Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  40. Connections – Brene Brown
  41. Tribes – Seth Godin
  42. Linchpich – Seth Godin
  43. Purple Cow – Seth Godin
  44. Poke the box – Seth Godin
  45. The Icarus Deception – Seth Godin
  46. Whatcha gonna do with that duck – Seth Godin
  47. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950) – C. S. Lewis
  48. Prince Caspian (1951) – C. S. Lewis
  49. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) – C. S. Lewis
  50. The Silver Chair (1953) – C. S. Lewis
  51. The Horse and His Boy (1954) – C. S. Lewis
  52. The Magician’s Nephew (1955) – C. S. Lewis
  53. The Last Battle (1956) – C. S. Lewis
  54. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
  55. Letters from a Stoic –Seneca
  56. The Republic – Plato
  57. Nicomachean Ethics –Aristotle
  58. Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche
  59. Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching –Laozi
  60. Stumbling on Happiness – Dan Gilbert
  61. How Proust Can Change Your Life – Alain De Botton
  62. The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain De Botton
  63. The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Heidt
  64. Flow: The Psychology Of Happiness – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  65. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  66. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  67. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  68. Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger
  69. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
  70. The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide – Francine Jay
  71. The Situation and the Story – Vivian Gornick
  72. Walking on Water – Madeleine L’Engle
  73. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  74. The Double Helix – James Watson
  75. Story of a Soul – Thérèse of Lisieux
  76. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin
  77. Essays – Michele de Montaigne
  78. The Elements of Style – William Strunk
  79. Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  80. The Art of Thinking Clearly – Rolf Dobelli
  81. The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
  82. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  83. The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
  84. Writing Tools Roy Peter Clark
  85. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  86. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri
  87. 1984 – George Orwell
  88. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  89. Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card
  90. The Odyssey – Homer
  91. The Illiad – Homer
  92. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  93. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien
  94. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien
  95. The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien
  96. The Dune Chronicles – Frank Herbert
  97. The Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov
  98. The Mallorean – David Eddings
  99. Repenting of Religion – Gregory Boyd
  100. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
  101. Ecce Homo – Friedrich Nietzsche
  102. The Art of the Novel – Milan Kundera
  103. Camera Lucida – Roland Barthes
  104. Divergent series – Veronica Roth
  105. The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins

What books should I add to this list?

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16 thoughts on “What’s on Your Reading List?

  1. Some other books to consider reading:

    On Writing by Stephen King
    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    In A Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
    The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
    Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan
    Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
    A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
    The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
    The Conversation: Learning To Be a Poet by Dawn Potter
    The Devil In Pew Number Seven by Becky Alonzo
    Wreckage by Emily Bleeker

    Enjoy!

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  2. I would recommend All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson, and the The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Those are all basically historical fiction and I don’t now if you like historical fiction, but those are definitely the best books I have read this year and I would love for others to read it.

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      1. All The Light We Cannot See is a fantastic book. It has been on the NY Times best seller list for over 75 weeks. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Whether you are a fan of historical fiction or not, it is well worth your time.

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  3. You might enjoy The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford, Return to the One by Brian Hines, various works by John Ortberg and Pema Chodron. I have also really enjoyed Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. (My personal favorite).

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