Books Read in 2020

This year I have attempted to include more books and genres that will make me think. Many will take me out of my comfort zone and some of the theories, science or ideas will be beyond my current level of understanding. Which means that I will have to work harder to make sense of what the authors are attempting to communicate to me as a reader.

Running and heroic fantasy have been my primary genres for several years and going beyond those two is necessary for me to continue learning and growing as a person. I had reached a point where I was beginning to stagnate as a reader and learner.

The list of books read is in reverse chronological order with the most recent book read on top.

  1. Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
  2. The More of Less – Joshua Becker
  3. Aesops Fables #1 – Aesop
  4. Hyperfocus: How to be More Productive in a World of Distraction – Chris Bailey
  5. The Last Lecture — Randy Pausch/Jeffrey Zaslow
  6. Everything is F*cked-A Book About Hope – Mark Manson
  7. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad – Austin Cleon
  8. Deep Work – Cal Newport
  9. The Art of Non-comformity – Chris Guillabeau
  10. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon
  11. Start with Why – Simon Sinek
  12. Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
  13. The Coddling of the American Mind – Lukianoff/Haidt
  14. Isle of Winds – Book 1 / The Changeling Series — James Fahy
  15. Nightwalker- Frank Roderus / Craig Martelle
  16. Brian Helsing Book 1 – Gareth Pengelly
  17. The Barrow King – C.M. Carney
  18. Peak Performance – Stulberg/Magness
  19. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  20. Eye of the Moonrat – Trevor Cool
  21. Chi Marathon – Danny Dreyer
  22. Road of a Warrior – R.K. Lande
  23. Path of a Novice – R.K.Lande
  24. Echo Book 2 – The Taste of Ashes – Kent Wayne
  25. A Guide to the Good Life – William R. Irvin
  26. Echo Book 1 – Approaching Shatter – Kent Wayne
  27. Running with the Mind of Meditation – Sakyong Mipham
  28. I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years — Ilchi Lee
  29. Gates of Fire — Steven Pressfield
  30. The Crown of Stones: Magic Scars — C.L. Schneider
  31. Your Best Stride – Jonathan Beverly
  32. Run for Your Life – Mark Cucuzzella
  33. Blackwing Book 1 – Stephen Drake
  34. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts – Shane Parrish
  35. The Running Revolution (Pose Method) – Nicholas Romanov
  36. Samurai Running – Scott Andrew Brown
  37. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  38. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  39. Master the Art of Running – Malcolm Balk
  40. Into the Light – Axe Druid Book 1 – Christopher Johns
  41. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  42. Chi Running – Danny Dreyer
  43. Dark City: The Order of Shadows Book 1- Kit Hallows
  44. Mud (Chronicles of the Third Realm War) – D.B. Sieders
  45. DragonLance Dragons of Autumn Twilight – Weis/Hickman
  46. The Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton
  47. Natural Born Heroes – Christopher McDougall
  48. The Warrior Ethos – Steven Pressfield
  49. The Book of Five Rings – Musashi Miyamoto
  50. Fires of the Dead – Jed Herne
  51. 48 Laws of Power – Robert Green
  52. Science of Running – Chris Napier
  53. The King Beyond the Gate – David Gemmell
  54. Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday
  55. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  56. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  57. The Running Injury Recovery Program – Bruce Wilk
  58. Essentialism – Greg McKeown
  59. Draft No. 4 – John McPhee
  60. As the Crow Flies (Tales of a Thief) Book 1 – Robin Lythgoe
  61. Running With the Kenyans – Adharanand Finn
  62. Lifespan – David Sinclair