Books Read

I finally figured out it isn’t the number of books that we read in a year that is important.

What is important is what you use from the great books we read.

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

Books Read — 2023

  1. The Broken Blade – A Battle Mage Reborn (Book 2): An EndWorld Everlasting Saga R. Brady Frost
  2. Second Chance – A Battle Mage Reborn (Book 1): An EndWorld Everlasting Saga — R. Brady Frost
  3. Memories of Prophecies: An Anchored Worlds Novel (Instrument of Omens Book 2) — Davis Ashura
  4. Dawn of Assassins: Book 1 of the dark epic fantasy series — Jon Cronshaw
  5. Blood of a Novice: An Anchored Worlds Novel (The Eternal Ephemera, Book One) — Davis Ashura
  6. The Journeyman For Zdrell (The Zdrell Trilogy Book 2) — David K. Bennett
  7. The Apprentice to Zdrell (The Zdrell Trilogy Book 1) — David K. Bennett
  8. Pathfinder Vol. 1: Dark Waters Rising (Pathfinder Vol 1 & 2) — Jim Zub
  9. Rise Of The Giants (Heaven’s Dark Soldiers Book 1) — Steve Gilmore
  10. The Darkness of Diggory Finch, Book One: The Awakening — Chris Philbrook
  11. Fairytale — Steven King
  12. Wytchfire (The Dragonkin Trilogy Book 1) — Michael Meyerhofer – Read the next book
  13. Slaves of the Sword and Wand (Songs of the Sword and Wand Book 1) — Joel Newlon
  14. Courage is Calling — Ryan Holliday

Books Read — 2022

  1. A Testament of Steel (Instrument of Omens – Book One) — Davis Ashura — Great book worth re-reading
  2. Dawn of the Valiant (Book 1 – The Valerious Chronicles) — Julian A. Sheed
  3. A Silvery Moon: (Legends of Elessia – Shadows Over Garm: Book 1) — Luís Falcão de Magalhães 
  4. Battle Mage — Peter A. Flannery – Buy for hardcover library – That good.
  5. Stormwielder (The Sword of Light – Book 1) — Aaron Hodges
  6. Life’s Daughter (War of the Lich – Book 2) — Matthew T. Summers/Jena Rey
  7. The Christmas Box — Richard Paul Evans
  8. The Tome of Syyx (The Fateful Force Book 1) — Stavros Saristavro
  9. The Comeback Quotient — Matt Fitzgerald
  10. Frostborn – The First Quest — Jonathan Moeller
  11. The Warrior Ethos — Steven Pressfield
  12. Tower of the Gods (The Lost Prophecy – Book 3) — D.K. Holmberg
  13. The Warrior Mage (The Lost Prophecy – Book 2) – D.K. Holmberg
  14. The Threat of Madness (The Lost Prophecy – Book 1) – D.K. Holmberg
  15. Paladin’s Light — Marc Alan Edelheitt
  16. Warbringer (Descendants of the Fall) – Book 1 — Aaron Hodges
  17. The Blades of Corven: Book 1 Alteer Legends — Will Fink
  18. The Book of Shadow: Book 1 – Curse of the Unnamed — Bruce Blake
  19. Dungeons & Dragons – Players Handbook — Wizards of the Coast
  20. A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics — Anthony Castrovince
  21. Stolen Focus — Johann Hari // A make you think kind of book!
  22. Death’s Knight (War of the Lich Book 1) — Jena Rey and Matthew T Summers
  23. Storytelling — Matthew Dicks
  24. Dungeon (The Dragon Mage) Book 2 — Rohan M. Vider
  25. Overworld (The Dragon Mage) Book 1 — Rohan M. Vider
  26. Do Hard Things — Steve Magness
  27. Legends Awake — Alex Stiles
  28. Fast After 50 — Joe Friel
  29. The Last Roman – Exile — B.K. Greenwood
  30. Think Again — Adam Grant
  31. A Rip In Time (Tainted Blood) Book 1 — Jeff Gunzel
  32. Building A Second Brain — Tiago Forte
  33. Running Rewired — Jay Dicharry
  34. Through Titan’s Trash — Austin Dragon
  35. Several Short Sentences About Writing — Verlyn Klinkenborg
  36. Aspected — Michael Combs
  37. Cradle of the Gods — Thomas Quinn
  38. The Risen Shard — D.K. Holmberg
  39. Several Short Sentences About Writing — Verlyn Klinkenborg
  40. Hell Yeah! or Hell No! — Sam Kyle
  41. Stiger’s tigers — Marc Alan Edelheitt
  42. Connect the Dots — Paul Jun
  43. Cradle of the Gods Book One of the Soulstone Prophecy — Thomas Quinn Miller
  44. Island of Fog – Keith Robinson
  45. Evernote A Success Manual for College Students Stan Skrabut, Ed.D.
  46. Dungeon of the Old Gods – Wolfe Locke
  47. How to Take Smart Notes (Zettlekasten) – Sonke Ahrens
  48. Getting Things Done – David Allen
  49. Extend Your Mind Praxis Volume 2 — Tiago Forte
  50. Silver Wolf, Black Falcon — Dennis McKiernan
  51. The Lost Art of Running — Shane Benzie

Books Read — 2021 

  1. The Wheel of Time — The Eye of the World — Robert Jordan
  2. Wanderer’s Song — Song of Prophecy — Book 1 — P.E. Padilla
  3. Running Nirvana — Greg McMillan
  4. Run (The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel) — Matt Fitzgerald
  5. Damian Chronicles (Crucifix) – Book 1 — Michael Anderle
  6. Hansons Marathon Method — Luke Humphrey & Kevin Hanson
  7. The Eye of the Hunter — Dennis L. McKiernan
  8. 80/20 Running — Matt Fitzgerald
  9. Night Born — Dagger of the World Book 1 — K.L. Reinhart & Jada Fisher
  10. The Silver Call — Dennis L. McKiernan
  11. The Iron Tower — Book 3 – The Darkest Day — Dennis L. McKiernan
  12. The Iron Tower — Book 2 – Shadows of Doom — Dennis L. McKiernan
  13. The Iron Tower — Book 1 – The Dark Tide — Dennis L. McKiernan
  14. Black Spark (Dark Magic Enforcer — Book 1) — Al K. Line
  15. The Buried Symbol (A Discovery of Magic) — Jeffrey Kohanek
  16. 26 Marathons — Men Keflezighi/Scott Douglas
  17. Running Nirvana — Greg McMillan
  18. You (Only Faster) — Greg McMillan
  19. Easy Running Plans – Jeff Gaudette
  20. The Little Black Book of Training Wisdom — Dr. Dan Cleather
  21. Meb for Mortals — Meb Keflezighi/Scott Douglas
  22. The Practice of Groundedness — Bradley Stulberg
  23. Archibald Lox and the Bridge Between Two Worlds — Darren Shan
  24. A Thief In Farshore (Farshore Chronicles Book 1) — Justin Fike
  25. Running Flow — Mihaly Csiksaentmihalyi, Philip Latter, Christine Weinkauff Duranso
  26. The Plainswalker — Michael A. Rothman
  27. Oblivion (Book 1 – Rakkan Conquest) – Andy Blinston
  28. Tales of Wychwood Book 1 — Daniel Martin Eckhart
  29. The Emperor’s Conscience: Book 1 — Michael Combs
  30. Finding Ultra — Rich Roll
  31. Run Forever — Amby Burfoot
  32. The Heresy Within: The Ties that Bind Book 1 – Rob J. Hayes
  33. Once A Runner — John L. Parker, Jr.
  34. Never — Ashley Cap
  35. Endure — Alex Hutchinson
  36. Essentialism — Greg McKeown
  37. The Mindful Athlete — George Mumford
  38. Anatomy for Runners — Jay Dichary
  39. Bloodlet: A Dark Gothic Coming of Age Fantasy – Book 1 — T.S. Howard
  40. Make the Leap – Bryan Green
  41. The Comeback Quotient – Matt Fitzgerald
  42. Survive the Dungeon – Book 1 – S. May
  43. The Endurance Diet — Matt Fitzgerald
  44. The Unforgiven – Skharr Deatheater Book 1 — Michael Anderle
  45. The Way of Legend – Forging Destiny Book 2 — Marc Allan Edelheit / Quincy Allen
  46. The Way of Legend – Reclaiming Honor Book 1 — Marc Allan Edelheit / Quincy Allen
  47. The Lost Art of Running – Shane Benzie
  48. The Watchman – Michael T. Bradley
  49. Marathon – The Ultimate Training Guide – Hal Higdon
  50. Out of Thin Air: Running Wisdom and Magic from above the clouds in Ethiopia — Michael Crawley
  51. Show Your Work — Austin Kleon
  52. Peak Performance — Brad Stuberg/Steve Magness
  53. Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness — Kent Wayne
  54. Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holliday
  55. Wanderer’s Song (Song of Prophecy Book 1) — P.E. Padilla
  56. The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square — Stephen Black
  57. Ranger’s Oath Book 1 — Blake Arthur Peel
  58. The Art of Noticing — Rob Walker
  59. Hymn of the Ancients — Evan Pickering
  60. A Time for New Dreams — Ben Okri

Books Read — 2020

  1. The Daily Stoic — Ryan Holiday
  2. The Summer Tree — Guy Gavriel Kay
  3. What Unites Us – Dan Rather
  4. Space Assassins 1 & 2 — Scott Baron
  5. Echo Volume 3: The Dialectic of Agony — Kent Wayne
  6. Heir of the Hunted (Hollow World Book 1 — Richard T. Drake
  7. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
  9. The Drowned Tomb – Book 2 / The Changeling Series — James Fahy
  10. Myths and Magic: A Humorous Fantasy Adventure — Kevin Partner
  11. Spy the Lie — Philip Houston, Michael Floyd and Susan Carnicero
  12. Linchpin — Seth Godin
  13. Sometimes the Magic Works – Lessons from a Writing Life — Terry Brooks
  14. The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
  15. Anansi Boys — Neil Gaiman
  16. The Dragonstone — Dennis McKiernan
  17. Ultralearning – Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career — Scott H. Young
  18. The Memoir Project – A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life — Marion Roach Smith
  19. Bird by Bird – Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
  20. The More of Less – Joshua Becker
  21. Aesops Fables #1 – Aesop
  22. Hyperfocus: How to be More Productive in a World of Distraction – Chris Bailey
  23. The Last Lecture — Randy Pausch/Jeffrey Zaslow
  24. Everything is F*cked-A Book About Hope – Mark Manson
  25. Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad – Austin Cleon
  26. Deep Work – Cal Newport
  27. The Art of Non-conformity – Chris Guillabeau
  28. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon
  29. Start with Why – Simon Sinek
  30. Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
  31. The Coddling of the American Mind – Lukianoff/Haidt
  32. Isle of Winds – Book 1 / The Changeling Series — James Fahy
  33. Nightwalker- Frank Roderus / Craig Martelle
  34. Brian Helsing Book 1 – Gareth Pengelly
  35. The Barrow King – C.M. Carney
  36. Peak Performance – Stulberg/Magness
  37. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  38. Eye of the Moonrat – Trevor Cool
  39. Chi Marathon – Danny Dreyer
  40. Road of a Warrior – R.K. Lande
  41. Path of a Novice – R.K.Lande
  42. Echo Book 2 – The Taste of Ashes – Kent Wayne
  43. A Guide to the Good Life – William R. Irvin
  44. Echo Book 1 – Approaching Shatter – Kent Wayne
  45. Running with the Mind of Meditation – Sakyong Mipham
  46. I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years — Ilchi Lee
  47. Gates of Fire — Steven Pressfield
  48. The Crown of Stones: Magic Scars — C.L. Schneider
  49. Your Best Stride – Jonathan Beverly
  50. Run for Your Life – Mark Cucuzzella
  51. Blackwing Book 1 – Stephen Drake
  52. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts – Shane Parrish
  53. The Running Revolution (Pose Method) – Nicholas Romanov
  54. Samurai Running – Scott Andrew Brown
  55. Atomic Habits – James Clear
  56. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  57. Master the Art of Running – Malcolm Balk
  58. Into the Light – Axe Druid Book 1 – Christopher Johns
  59. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  60. Chi Running – Danny Dreyer
  61. Dark City: The Order of Shadows Book 1- Kit Hallows
  62. Mud (Chronicles of the Third Realm War) – D.B. Sieders
  63. DragonLance Dragons of Autumn Twilight – Weis/Hickman
  64. The Biology of Belief – Bruce Lipton
  65. Natural Born Heroes – Christopher McDougall
  66. The Warrior Ethos – Steven Pressfield
  67. The Book of Five Rings – Musashi Miyamoto
  68. Fires of the Dead – Jed Herne
  69. 48 Laws of Power – Robert Green
  70. Science of Running – Chris Napier
  71. The King Beyond the Gate – David Gemmell
  72. Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday
  73. Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman
  74. Running Rewired – Jay Dicharry
  75. The Running Injury Recovery Program – Bruce Wilk
  76. Essentialism – Greg McKeown
  77. Draft No. 4 – John McPhee
  78. As the Crow Flies (Tales of a Thief) Book 1 – Robin Lythgoe
  79. Running With the Kenyans – Adharanand Finn
  80. Lifespan – David Sinclair