“What books have you read?” is one of the most common questions I get. So here’s a running list of them!

A note: all links go to Amazon, but please support a local bookstore if you can. I also didn’t include most of the fiction books I’ve read.

Most recent reads:

“Here is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History” – Andrew Carroll

“How Not to Be Afraid” – Gareth Higgins

“Wandermust” – Mike Green (listen to him on my podcast here)

“Existential Kink” – Carolyn Elliott

“The Tacos and Chocolate Diet” – Drew Myers 

“New Seeds of Contemplation” – Thomas Merton

“Whole Brain Living” – Jill Bolte Taylor

“First, We Make the Beast Beautiful” – Sarah Wilson

“Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic” – Jessica Davidson


What I’ve read in 2021

“Recipes for a Sacred Life” – Rivvy Neshama

“Blue Truth” – David Deida

“Conscious Loving” – Gay & Kathryn Hendricks 

“Recapture the Rapture” – Jamie Wheal 

“The Happiness Trap (Illustrated)” – Russ Harris

“One Minute Wisdom” – Anthony de Mello

“Essentials” – David Whyte

“Green Lights” – Matthew McConaughey 

“The River of Doubt” – Candice Millard

“Intimacy with God: Introduction to Centering Prayer” – Thomas Keating

“Driven” – Doug Brackmann & Randy Kelley 

“The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By” – Carol Pearson

“Everything is Spiritual” – Rob Bell

“Experiencing God Directly” – Marshall Davis

“Mary Magdalene Revealed” – Meggan Watterson 

What I read in 2020

“A Year with Thomas Merton” – Thomas Merton

“When Things Fall Apart” – Pema Chodron

“Resilient” – Rick Hanson

“The Comedians” – Kliph Nesteroff

“Love Wins” – Rob Bell

“Lamb” – Christopher Moore

“Skeptic” – Michael Shermer

“Be Here Now” – Rob Bell

“Time Off” – John Fitch, Max Frenzel

“Oneing: Liminal Space” – Various Writers (link goes to Center for Action and Contemplation)

“The Secret of Magic” – Deborah Johnson

“The Gospel According to Jesus” – Stephen Mitchell

“What is the Bible?” – Rob Bell

“The Hermetica 101” – Matthew Barnes

“The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life” – Boyd Varty

“Reflections” – Hermann Hesse 

“Keep Going” – Austin Kleon

“The Art of Possibility” – Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander

“Talking with Strangers” – Malcolm Gladwell

“Practical Mysticism” – Evelyn Underhill

“The Road to Character” – David Brooks

“The Art of Happiness” – Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler

“A Wrinkle in Time” – Madeleine L’Engle

“The Art of Loving” – Erich Fromm

“Selected Poems” – Walt Whitman

“Discernment” – Henri Nouwen

“The Coddling of the American Mind” – Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt

“Building a Story Brand” – Donald Miller

“The Dichotomy of Leadership” – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

“Anam Cara” – John O’Donohue

“All the Light We Cannot See” – Anthony Doerr

“Misquoting Jesus” – Bart Ehrman

“Sex. Comedy. God.” – Pete Holmes

“Everything is Fucked” – Michael Manson

“Gnostic Philosophy” – Tobias Churston

“The Three Questions” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“This” – Michael Gungor

“Outliers” – Malcolm Gladwell

“Madeleine L’Engle Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life” – Lindsay Lackey (Compiler)

“To Kill a Mockingbird” – Harper Lee

“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” – Mitch Albom

“Illusions” – Richard Bach

“Start Finishing” – Charlie Gilkey 

“I Hope I Screw This Up” – Kyle Cease 


What I read in 2019

“Atomic Habits” – James Clear

“Smile at Fear” – Chogyam Trungpa

“Into the Magic Shop” – James Doty

“Proof of Heaven” – Eben Alexander

“Stillness is the Key” – Ryan Holiday

“The Three Marriages” – David Whyte

“The Molten Phrase” – ET Crisler (out of print)

“You Are Not So Smart” – David McRaney

“The Gift of Fear” – Gavin De Becker

“The Book of Five Rings” – Miyamoto Musashi

“Biography of Silence” – Pablo d’Ors

“Leaders Eat Last” – Simon Sinek

“Meditations of the Heart” – Howard Thurman

“The Third Door” – Alex Banayan

“On the Brink of Everything” – Parker Palmer

“The Obstacle is the Way” – Ryan Holiday 

“The Artist’s Journey” – Steven Pressfield

“Ishmael” – Daniel Quinn

“Paths to God” – Ram Dass

“The Untethered Soul” – Michael Singer

“Care of the Soul” – Thomas Moore

“Sovereignty” – Ryan Michler

“New Power” – Jeremy Heimans & Henry Timms

“Book of Mercy” – Leonard Cohen

“Sapiens” – Yuval Noah Harari

“Educated” – Tara Westover

“Original You” – Thomas Moore

“Do the Work” – Steven Pressfield

“To Stop a Warlord” – Shannon Sedgwick Davis

“21 Insights for 21st Century Creatives” – Mark McGuinness

“The Antidote” – Oliver Burkeman

“The Discomfort Zone” – Marcia Reynolds

“The Way of the Superior Man” – David Deida

“Braving the Wilderness” – Brene Brown

“Hillbilly Elegy” – JD Vance

“On Writing” – Stephen King

“If Life is a Game, These are the Rules” – Cherie Carter-Scott

“The Inner Voice of Love” – Henri Nouwen

“Can’t Hurt Me” – David Goggins

“Plan B” – Anne Lamott

“Beneath the Wheel” – Herman Hesse 

“Rework” – Jason Fried & David Hansson 

“10% Happier” – Dan Harris

“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” – Robert Pirsig

“Smarter, Faster, Better” – Charles Duhigg

“Man’s Search for Meaning” – Viktor Frankl

“The Prophet” – Khalil Gibran


What I Read in 2018

“Made for These Times” – Justin Zoradi

“How to be Free” – Joe Blow (Anonymous) 

“Think and Grow Rich” – Napoleon Hill

“Love Does” – Bob Goff

“As a Man Thinketh” – James Allen

“Steal Like an Artist” – Austin Kleon

“Scary Close” – Donald Miller

“The Zahir” – Paulo Coelho

“The Divine Dance” – Richard Rohr

“Growing Influence” – Ron Price & Stacy Ennis

“Inside the Body of God” – Karen Curry Parker

“Turning Pro” – Steven Pressfield

“For One More Day” – Mitch Albom

“Shoe Dog” – Phil Knight

“The Barbarian Way” – Erwin Raphael McManus

“Ideas, Influence and Income” – Tanya Hall

“The Power of TED” – David Emerald

“Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions” – Richard Erdoes

“The Artisan Soul” – Erwin Raphael McManus

“Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual” – Jocko Willink

“The Heart of the Enlightened” – Anthony De Mello

“The War of Art” – Steven Pressfield

“12 Rules for Life” – Dr. Jordan B Peterson

“Iron John” – Robert Bly

“The Pilgrimage” – Paulo Coelho 

“Hardwiring Happiness” – Rick Hanson

“Steppenwolf” – Herman Hesse

“Conversations with God” – Neale Donald Walsch 

“The Tao Te Ching” – Lao Tzu

“Love YourSelf Like Your Life Depends On It” – Kamal Ravikant

“Wild at Heart” – John Eldredge

“The Devil and Miss Prym” – Paulo Coelho

“The Code of the Extraordinary Mind” – Vishen Lakhiani

“Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen

“Extreme Ownership” – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

“The Witch of Portobello” – Paulo Coelho

“I Heart Creativity” – Courtney Feider

“Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” – Kamal Ravikant 

“Feeling is the Secret” – Neville Goddard

“The Gnostic Gospels” – Elaine Pagels

“The Daily Stoic” – Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman

“Dinner with Buddha” – Roland Merullo

“Essentialism” – Greg McKeown

“Beyond Belief” – Elaine Pagels

“Attached.” – Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

“Breakfast with Buddha – Roland Merullo

“Living Buddha, Living Christ” – Thich Naht Hanh

“Loving What Is” – Byron Katie

“Christian Mystics” – Matthew Fox

“Tribe” – Sebastian Junger

“The Celestine Prophecy” – James Redfield

“Leadership and Self Deception” – The Arbinger Institute 


Previous Readings by Category

Personal Growth / Psychology 

“Unbeatable Mind” – Mark Divine

“Grit” – Angela Duckworth

“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” – Mark Manson

“The Ego is the Enemy” – Ryan Holiday

“A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” – Donald Miller

“The Go-Giver” – Bob Burg

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” – Stephen Covey

“Notes to Myself” – Hugh Prather

“The Power of Habit” – Charles Duhigg

“Believe It and Behave It” – Kate Harvie

“Phil the Logger” – Brandon Wright

“The Noticer” – Andy Andrews


“Heretics to Heroes” – Cort Dial

“Start with Why” – Simon Sinek

“Tribal Leadership” – Dave Logan et al

“Play Bigger” – Al Ramadan et al.

“Traction” – Gino Wickman

“American Icon” – Bryce Hoffman

“Red Teaming” – Bryce Hoffman

“Pyromarketing” – Greg Stiesltra 

“Good to Great” – Jim Collins

“Make the Noise Go Away” – Larry Linne

“Made to Stick” – Chip & Dan Heath

“Switch” – Chip & Dan Heath

“The Complete Leader” – Ron Price & Randy Lisk



“The Book of Joy” – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams

“The Book of Awakening” – Marc Nepo

“Writing Down Your Soul” – Janet Conner

“Outwitting the Devil” – Napoleon Hill

“Awareness” – Anthony De Mello

“A Hidden Wholeness” – Parker Palmer

“The Power of Now” – Eckhart Tolle

“The Way to Love” – Anthony De Mello

“The Divine Arsonist” – Jacob Nordby

“Prayers of the Cosmos” – Neil Douglas-Klotz

“The Alchemist” – Paulo Coelho

“Warrior of the Light” – Paulo Coelho

“The Magician’s Way” – William Whitecloud

“The Last Shaman” – William Whitecloud 

“Siddhartha” – Herman Hesse

“The Four Agreements” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“The Fifth Agreement” – Don Miguel Ruiz & Don Jose Ruiz

“The Mastery of Love” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“The Mastery of Self” – don Miguel Ruiz, Jr

“The Art of Stillness” – Pico Iyer

“The Five Levels of Attachment” – don Miguel Ruiz, Jr

“A New Earth” – Eckhart Tolle

“The Fifth Mountain” – Paulo Coelho

“Treasure Inside” – Ron Price


“Blessed are the Weird” – Jacob Nordby

“A Whole New Mind” – Daniel Pink


History / Biographies

“In the Garden of Beasts” – Erik Larson

“Education of a Wandering Man” – Louis L’Amour


“Markings” – Dag Hammarskjold

“Manuscript Found in Acra” – Paulo Coelho

“Adultery” – Paulo Coelho

“Letters to a Young Poet” – Rainer Maria Rilke

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