2018 Books Read

Most of these were pulled out of the Weekend Review posts. See those for any comments about the books. From time to time, I also read during the week and complete books then too. Those often don’t make it into any posts. But they’ll be listed here. This compiled list will be updated as regularly as I can remember.

01 – The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
02 – Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
03 – Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
04 – The Miracle of a Definite Chief Aim by Mitch Horowitz
05 – Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse: My Life in Comedy by Phyllis Diller
06 – Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
07 – The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins
08 – The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides by Mariano Sigman
09 – Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
10 – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
11 – Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media by Robert Kyncl,‎ Maany Peyvan
12 – The Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific by Alistair Urquhart
13 – The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford
14 – Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell (with Patrick Robinson)
15 – Life at the Bottom: The Worldview that Makes the Underclass by Theodore Dalrymple
16 – The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey
17 – Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daymond John with Daniel Paisner
18 – Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
19 – Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
20 – The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir by Dee Williams
21 – Tiny House Basics: Living the Good Life in Small Spaces by Joshua and Shelley Engberg
22 – P. T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man by A. H. Saxon
23 – Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money by Daniel Lapin [first edition]
24 – The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 by Matthew Josephson
25 – Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward J. Renehan Jr.
26 – The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
27 – Do it to a Finish by Orison Swett Marden, assisted by Margaret Connolly [Google Books; Google Drive]
28 – Self-discovery: Or, Why Remain a Dwarf? by Orison Swett Marden [Google Books; Google Drive]
29 – A Man of Samples: Something about the Men He Met “on the Road” by William H. Maher [Google Books; Google Drive]
30 – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
31 – The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael A. Singer
32 – Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker
33 – Wealth Secrets of the One Percent: A Modern Manual to Getting Marvelously, Obscenely Rich by Sam Wilkin
34 – In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Nemeth
35 – True Grit by Charles Portis
36 – The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History by William C. Rempel
37 – The Great Swindle by Pierre Lemaitre
38 – Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson
39 – The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling by Adam Kucharski
40 – Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield
41 – Astroball: The New Way to Win It All by Ben Reiter
42 – The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty
43 – Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses
44 – The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen by Mark Shaw
45 – The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
46 – I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek
47 – Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty
48 – The Sherlockian by Graham Moore
49 – Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
50 – Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
51 – Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History by Catharine Arnold
52 – Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda
53 – Speak The Dead by Grant McKenzie
54 – Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray by Sabine Hossenfelder
55 – Life in the Crystal Palace by Alan Harrington [Internet Archive]
56 The Beautiful Cure: The Revolution in Immunology and What It Means for Your Health by Daniel M. Davis
57 – Ivory Pearl (New York Review Books Classics) by Jean-Patrick Manchette
58 – Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz
59 – Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney
60 – I Am the Market: How to Smuggle Cocaine by the Ton, in Five Easy Lessons by Luca Rastello
61 – Death and the Language of Happiness (A Cecil Younger Investigation Book 4) by John Straley
62 – The Angels Will Not Care (A Cecil Younger Investigation Book 5) by John Straley