For the December Edition of What I’m Reading, I’ve decided to list every book I read (and re-read) in 2016. Thanks to those of you who specifically recommended some of the books I read this year. If you have questions or thoughts about any of these books, it would be fun to discuss them. I’d also love to hear your recommendations for my 2017 reading list.


Animal Farm by [George Orwell]  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by [Foer, Jonathan Safran]  The Nest by [Sweeney, Cynthia D'Aprix]  The Magnificent Ambersons by [Tarkington, Booth]  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production by [Rowling, J.K., Thorne, Jack, Tiffany, John]  Me Before You: A Novel by [Moyes, Jojo]  The Girl on the Train: A Novel by [Hawkins, Paula]    

Top Picks: The Girl On The Train and On The Road


All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All by [Godin, Seth]


Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by [Hill, Clint, McCubbin, Lisa]The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson by [Toobin, Jeffrey]

Top Picks: All Three!

Biographies, Autobiographies, & The Like

Into the Wild by [Krakauer, Jon] Getting There: A Book of Mentors by [Segal, Gillian Zoe] What I Know For Sure by [Winfrey, Oprah] Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by [Roll, Rich] Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by [Itzler, Jesse] Bossypants by [Fey, Tina] The Last Lecture by [Pausch, Randy, Jeffrey Zaslow]

Top Pick: What I Know For Sure


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by [Kondo, Marie]    Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by [Kondo, Marie]    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by [Duhigg, Charles]   Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by [McKeown, Greg]Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by [Allen, David]

Top Pick: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Creativity, Your Work, & Your Life

  The War of Art by [Pressfield, Steven]  The Magic of Thinking Big by [Schwartz, David J]  Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by [Goff, Bob]      

Top Picks: The War of Art, Love Does, and Steal Like An Artist

(Linchpin delivers an important message, but you can probably get the punch line from the first 20 pages.)



Children’s Books

  The Little Prince by [de Saint-Exupery, Antoine]


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