I read A LOT! This year I scaled back my Goodreads Reading Challenge to only 175 books. I’m more than halfway there at 91 books. I’ve been mixing it up, per usual with books both inside and outside my comfort zone. I continue to learn a lot along the way.
I’ve got a few, like The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, than are big volumes I’ve been taking my time to really absorb, but can still strongly recommend. Below are the books I’ve finished and either loved, found challenging in a good way, or really learned a lot from.
What else? The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera was lovely. And The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Cary was a page turner. Lots more but these were the standouts.
I’ve read a lot more nonfiction this year. Universally interesting reads include:
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klas Schwab
- Flawless Consulting by Peter Block
- Quiet by Susan Cain
- Endure by Alex Hutchinson
- The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
- When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
- Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
- Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
Helpful for Agilists
- Nudge by Richard Thaler
- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
- Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull
- Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke
- Measure What Matters by John Doerr
- Lateral Leadership by Tim Herbig
- The Human Side of Agile by Gil Broza
You can see my full list of books I’ve read in 2019 over at Goodreads, linked to on the footer of this page.
I’ve got a running queue of over 2,000 books to-read, and the list just keeps getting longer! Since I’ve started tracking my reads on Goodreads I’ve read 860 books and I’m always taking recommendations.
What have you read this year and either loved or found recommendation-worthy?