Without a goal to guide my reading conquest in 2021, I ended up reading 122 books. I definitely felt the exhaustion toward the end of the year, finishing only three books in December. This year, I’m going to keep at it. I was originally going to do a deep dive on a book each month, but that didn’t pan out.
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- Some of these books were started in the previous year.
- Here are my previous reading lists.
- Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
- The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
- The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
- A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds
- Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry by Dorothy Carvello
- Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece by Dave Mustaine with Joel Selvin
- Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari
- Do Make: The Power of Your Own Two Hands by James Otter
- Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment by Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas
- Safecracker: A Chronicle of the Coolest Job in the World by David McOmie
- The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
- Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman
- Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt
- No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) by Kate Bowler
- Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days by Brandon McMillan
- Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
- No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham
Updated May 30, 2022