Reading List

Inspired by Jamie Todd Rubin

Guide to the reading list Link to heading

  • There is one book per line
  • Only books I finish appear on the list and get a number
  • Each line is in the format TITLE by AUTHOR (COMPLETION DATE)
    • @ denotes audiobook
    • + denotes e-book
    • ^ denotes a re-read
    • Bold title denotes a book I recommend (only shown on the first occurrence on this list, not on subsequent rereads)
    • Linked titles contain notes and additional information

2016 Link to heading

  1. Anthem+ by Ayn Rand; 66pp (05/18/2016)
  2. Sugar Crush+ by Richard Jacoby; 256pp (06/02/2016)
  3. The Golem and the Jinni: A [email protected] by Helene Wecker; 496pp (11/28/2016)
  4. Redshirts: A Novel with Three [email protected] by John Scalzi; 320pp (12/24/2016)
  5. Scrappy Little [email protected] by Anna Kendrick; 304pp (12/31/2016)

2017 Link to heading

  1. I, Justine: An Analog [email protected] by Justine Ezarik; 240pp (03/03/2017)
  2. The Only Pirate at the [email protected] by Lindsey Stirling, Brooke S. Passey; 272pp (03/05/2017)
  3. Norse [email protected] by Neil Gaiman; 304pp (03/11/2017)
  4. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 1)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 320pp (05/23/2017)
  5. A Journey to Victorious Praying by Bill Thrasher; 256pp (05/24/2017)
  6. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians: The Scrivener’s Bones (Book 2)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 368pp (05/29/2017)
  7. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians: The Knights of Crystallia (Book 3)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 320pp (06/01/2017)
  8. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians: The Shattered Lens (Book 4)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 336pp (06/04/2017)
  9. Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli [email protected] by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger; 272pp (06/13/2017)
  10. Mistborn: The Final [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 672pp (06/30/2017)
  11. Mistborn: The Well of [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 784pp (07/13/2017)
  12. Mistborn: The Hero of [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 768pp (07/23/2017)
  13. The Bulletproof [email protected] by Dave Asprey; 320pp (07/31/2017)
  14. World of Warcraft: War [email protected] by Christie Golden; 400pp (08/04/2017)
  15. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett; 92pp (09/11/2017)
  16. The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (tr. by Robert Fagles); 430pp (09/24/2017)
  17. The Emperor’s [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 176pp (10/20/2017)
  18. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free [email protected] by David Allen; 288pp (12/19/2017)
  19. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett; 400pp (12/21/2017)
  20. California Bones by Greg van Eekhout; 304pp (12/30/2017)

2018 Link to heading

  1. Jesus Christ is Perfect Theology by Bill Johnson; 76pp (05/19/2018)
  2. Steelheart (The Reckoners, Book 1)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 416pp (7/03/2018)
  3. World of Warcraft: Dawn of the [email protected] by Richard A Knaak; 384pp (07/08/2018)
  4. [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 592pp (7/23/2018)
  5. World of Warcraft: Before the [email protected] by Christie Golden; 304pp (7/29/2018)
  6. Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done+ by David Allen; 192pp (09/06/2018)
  7. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney; 172pp (09/23/2018)
  8. Storm Glass: The Harbinger Series, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 366pp (10/20/2018)
  9. Mirror Gate: The Harbinger Series, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 348pp (10/26/2018)
  10. The Queen’s Poisoner: Kingfountain, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 334pp (10/31/2018)
  11. Firefight (The Reckoners, Book 2)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 448pp (11/08/2018)
  12. Calamity (The Reckoners, Book 3)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 448pp (11/17/2018)
  13. Mitosis: A Reckoners [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 96pp (11/18/2018)
  14. Iron Garland: The Harbinger Series, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 352pp (11/20/2018)
  15. American [email protected] by Colin Woodard; 384pp (11/25/2018)
  16. The Thief’s Daughter: Kingfountain, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 366pp (11/30/2018)
  17. The King’s Traitor: Kingfountain, Book [email protected] by Jeff Wheeler; 384pp (12/06/2018)
  18. Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of [email protected] by David Allen; 320pp (12/10/2018)

2019 Link to heading

  1. Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life+ by Bill Johnson; 92pp (01/08/2019)
  2. The [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 384pp (01/19/2019)
  3. The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 332pp (01/28/2019)
  4. Shadows of Self: A Mistborn [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 384pp (02/07/2019)
  5. When God Becomes Real by Brian Johnson; 168pp (02/11/2019)
  6. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport; 304pp (03/02/2019)
  7. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport; 304pp (03/07/2019)
  8. Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) by Jim Butcher; 372pp (03/09/2019)
  9. Brave Surrender: Let God’s Love Rewrite Your Story by Kim Walker-Smith; 192pp (04/07/2019)
  10. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent (Book 5) by Brandon Sanderson; 304pp (05/28/2019)
  11. The Jewel and Her Lapidary (The Jewel Series) by Fran Wilde, 90pp (06/12/2019)
  12. The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Stephen D. Phinney, Jeff S. Volek; 316pp (06/22/2019)
  13. Dottir: My Journey to Becoming a Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion by Katrin Davidsdottir; 304pp (08/31/2019)
  14. First: What It Takes to Win by Rich Froning; 304pp (09/14/2019)
  15. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger; 272pp (10/05/2019)
  16. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr; 304 (10/30/2019)
  17. Skyward by Brandon Sanderson; 528pp (11/02/2019)
  18. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden; 352pp (12/02/2019)
  19. Starsight by Brandon Sanderson; 480pp (12/13/2019)
  20. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow; 416pp (12/14/2019)
  21. Homeland by Cory Doctorow; 448pp (12/28/2019)

2020 Link to heading

  1. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald; 300pp (02/11/2020)
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier; 304pp (02/20/2020)
  3. Strengthen Yourself in the Lord by Bill Johnson; 174pp (03/29/2020)
  4. Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris; 576pp (04/26/2020)
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain; 368pp (05/19/2020)
  6. The Andromeda Strain^ by Michael Crichton; 304pp (05/23/2020)
  7. Pilot X by Tom Merritt; 200pp (05/24/2020)
  8. Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker; 336pp (06/05/2020)
  9. The Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley by Po Bronson; 288pp (06/22/2020)
  10. Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist; 512pp (06/27/2020)
  11. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman; 208pp (07/06/2020)
  12. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; 288pp (07/24/2020)
  13. The History of the Future by Blake J. Harris; 528pp (08/01/2020)
  14. Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad) by Danielle Town, Phil Town; 336pp (08/08/2020)
  15. Shadows Rising (World of Warcraft: Shadowlands) by Madeleine Roux; 304pp (08/27/2020)
  16. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book One)@^ by Brandon Sanderson; 1008pp (09/09/2020)
  17. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book Two)@ by Brandon Sanderson; 1088pp (09/21/2020)
  18. Illidan: World of Warcraft by William King; 318pp (09/28/2020)
  19. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones; 448pp (11/19/2020)
  20. Edgedancer: From the Stormlight [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 272pp (11/24/2020)

2021 Link to heading

  1. Dungeon Hacks: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games by David L. Craddock; 246pp (03/19/2021)
  2. Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda; 304pp (03/22/2021)
  3. Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II: Heaven, Hell, and Secret Cow Levels by David L. Craddock; 340pp (04/10/2021)
  4. Stay Awhile and Listen: Book I Legendary Edition: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire by David L. Craddock; 274pp (04/25/2021)
  5. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Waltar Isaacson; 560pp (05/24/2021)
  6. A Memory Called [email protected] by Arkady Martine; 480pp (06/04/2021)
  7. The Black Prism (Lightbringer, 1) by Brent Weeks; 688pp (07/03/2021)
  8. Shovel Knight by David L. Craddock; 192pp (07/15/2021)
  9. A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther, tr. by Matthew C. Harrison; 32pp (09/15/2021)
  10. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation by Kristin Kobes Du Mez; 368pp (09/27/2021)
  11. A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement by R. Douglas Geivett, Holly Pivec; 272pp (11/08/2021)
  12. RuneScape: The First 20 Years – An Illustrated History by Alex Calvin, Jagex; 224pp (12/03/2021)

2022 Link to heading

  1. Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games by Sid Meier; 304pp (01/18/2022)
  2. Word of Life: Introducing Lutheran Hermeneutics by Timothy J. Wengert; 164pp (02/07/2022)
  3. Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson; 432pp (04/12/2022)
  4. Faith Misused: Why Christianity Is Not Just Another Religion by Alvin Schmidt; 160pp (04/30/2022)
  5. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)@^ by Felicia Day; 272pp (05/04/2022)
  6. An Evaluation of Claims to the Charismatic Gifts by Douglas Judisch; 96pp (05/05/2022)
  7. After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its [email protected] by Tripp Mickle; 512pp (05/08/2022)
  8. Has American Christianity [email protected] by Bryan Wolfmueller; 250pp (05/26/2022)
  9. Sylvanas by Christie Golden; 400pp (05/29/2022)
  10. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 1)@^ by Brandon Sanderson; 320pp (06/05/2022)
  11. The Scrivener’s Bones: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 2)@^ by Brandon Sanderson; 368pp (06/09/2022)
  12. Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth [email protected] by Tony Fadell; 416pp (06/13/2022)
  13. The Knights of Crystallia: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 3)@^ by Brandon Sanderson; 320pp (06/16/2022)
  14. The Shattered Lens: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 4)@^ by Brandon Sanderson; 336pp (06/19/2022)
  15. The Dark Talent: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 5)^ by Brandon Sanderson; 304pp (06/28/2022)
  16. I, Justine: An Analog [email protected]^ by Justine Ezarik; 240pp (07/10/2022)
  17. Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, Book 1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff; 480pp (07/12/2022)
  18. Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle, Book 2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff; 512pp (07/18/2022)
  19. Aurora’s End (The Aurora Cycle, Book 3) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff; 512pp (07/24/2022)
  20. The [email protected]^ by Brandon Sanderson; 384pp (08/15/2022)
  21. How Google [email protected]^ by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg; 320pp (08/21/2022)
  22. Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and [email protected] by Laszlo Bock; 416pp (09/04/2022)
  23. Broken: 7 ‘Christian’ Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as [email protected] by Jonathan M. Fisk; 280pp (09/06/2022)
  24. Mistborn: The Final [email protected]^ by Brandon Sanderson; 672pp (09/17/2022)
  25. Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians: Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians (Book 6)@ by Brandon Sanderson, Janci Patterson; 272pp (09/25/2022)
  26. Mistborn: The Well of [email protected]^ by Brandon Sanderson; 784pp (09/30/2022)
  27. The Death of [email protected] by Thomas M. Nichols; 280pp (10/04/2022)
  28. The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook; 368pp (10/15/2022)
  29. The Death of [email protected]^ by Thomas M. Nichols; 280pp (10/15/2022)
  30. Attack Surface by Cory Doctorow; 384pp (11/12/2022)
  31. A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old [email protected] by Richard Haass; 352pp (11/13/2022)
  32. The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg by Franz Posset; 224pp (11/19/2022)

2023 Link to heading

  1. [email protected] by Frank Herbert; 704pp (01/06/2023)
  2. Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency by Andy Greenberg; 384pp (01/14/2023)
  3. American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common [email protected] by Colin Woodard; 320pp (01/15/2023)
  4. Counterfeit Kingdom: The Dangers of New Revelation, New Prophets, and New Age Practices in the Church by Holly Pivec, R. Douglas Geivett; 272pp (01/18/2023)
  5. “You Are Not Expected to Understand This”: How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World by Torie Bosch; 216pp (02/02/2023)
  6. UNIX: A History and a Memoir by Brian W. Kernighan; 197pp (02/23/2023)
  7. The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 384pp (04/08/2023)
  8. The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of [email protected] by Margaret O’Mara; 512pp (04/24/2023)
  9. Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry by Jason Schreier; 320pp (05/01/2023)
  10. Tress of the Emerald [email protected] by Brandon Sanderson; 384pp (05/14/2023)