2023 Reading List

  1. Designing your Life – Bill Burnett
  2. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. Man vs Child – Doug Moe
  4. Bedroom Rapper – Rollie Pemberton
  5. Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief – Rick Riordan
  6. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan
  7. No Plan B – Lee Child
  8. HBR On Managing Yourself
  9. The Duel – Anton Chekhov
  10. The Song of the Machine: From Disco to DJs by David Blot and Mathias Cousin
  11. The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood -Joe Eszterhas
  12. Screenplay – Syd Field
  13. The Cartel – Don Winslow
  14. The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics Book – John Pollack
  15. 80/20 Running – Matt Fitzgerald
  16. The Future is Analog – David Sax
  17. Koresh- Stephan Talty
  18. Serious Eater – Ed Levine
  19. Better Off Dead – Lee Child
  20. The Cabin at the End of the World – Paul Tremblay
  21. Tooth and Nail – Ian Rankin
  22. Fairy Tale – Stephen King
  23. The Revenant – Michael Punke
  24. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorroe by Gabrielle Zevin
  25. Franklin Smoke: Wood. Fire. Food by Aaron Franklin and Jordan Mackay
  26. Holes – Louis Sachar
  27. A Waiter in Paris – Edward Chisholm
  28. Binge – Douglas Coupland
  29. Malice – Keigo Higashino
  30. French Exit – Patrick DeWitt
  31. Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast – John Vaillant
  32. Our Fermented Lives: A History of How Fermented Foods Have Shaped Cultures and Communities by Julia Skinner
  33. The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson by Jeff Pearlman
  34. The Practitioner’s Guide to Product Management. – Jock Busuttil
  35. Girl on the Block – Jessica Wragg
  36. How to be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  37. City of Dreams – Don Winslow
  38. The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love From a Chinese American Family by Bill Leung, Kaitlin Leung, Judy Leung and Sarah Leung

2022 Reading List

  1. Alpha: The Eddie Gallagher story
  2. Half of a Yellow Sun
  3. The Happy Writing Book – Elise Valmorbida
  4. Sell Out – Dan Ozzi
  5. How to Host a Dinner Party – Corey Mintz
  6. The Spy Who Came in from the cold – John Le Carre
  7. Say Nothing: Patrick Radden Keefe
  8. history of magic by David copper field
  9. Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
  11. 4000 Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
  12. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
  13. All About Me: Mel Brooks
  14. Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring
  15. Blood, Sweat, and Chrome: The wild true story of Mad Max Fury Road by Kyle Buchanan
  16. Mating in captivity – Esther Perel
  18. Bloody Rose (The Band) by Nicholas Eames
  19. Talking to Canadians – Rick Mercer
  20. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
  21. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  22. Nasty Brutish and Short: Adventures in philosophy with my kids by Scott Hershovitz
  23. In the Margins – Elena Ferrante
  24. I’m Not Scared – Niccolo Ammaniti
  25. Beneath Her Skin – CS Porter
  26. Judd Apatow – Sick in the head
  27. The Temptation to be Happy – Lorenzo Marone
  28. Fuzz – Mary Roach
  29. Em – Kim Thúy
  30. Eugene Marten PURE LIFE
  31. The Storyteller – Dave Grohl
  32. Rogues, True stories of grifters, killers, rebels, and crooks – Patrick Radden Keefe
  33. Bad Luck and Trouble – Lee Child
  34. Gumbo Tales – Sarah Roahen
  35. City on Fire – Don Winslow
  36. Worth Dying For – Lee Child
  37. Sweet Nothing: How a pointless life can set you free – Wendy Syfret
  38. The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor Lavalle
  39. Make Me – Lee Child
  40. The Sell Out – Paul Beatty
  41. Heat – Bill Buford
  42. Satori – Don Winslow
  43. 10 Tomatoes that Changed the World – William Alexander
  44. The Atmospherians – Alex McElroy
  45. Read Dangerously: The subversive power of literature in troubled times by Azar Nafisi
  46. Let the Games Begin – Niccolo Ammanti
  47. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  48. The Design of Childhood – Alexandra Lange
  49. Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of what we put in us and on us – George Zaidan
  50. Art of the Chicken – Jacques Pépin
  51. Come Closer – Sarah Gran
  52. The Power of the Dog – Don Winslow
  53. The Pilo Family Circus – Will Elliott
  54. Cinema Speculation – Quentin Tarantino

2021 Reading List

  • The Making of a Chef – Michael Ruhlman
  • The Night Manager – John Le Carre
  • Beowulf – Maria Dahvana Headley
  • The Terminal List – Jack Carr
  • Running & Being: George Sheehan
  • The Book of Eels: Patrik Svensson
  • The Wrestler’s Wrestlers – Dan Murphy
  • Raw Spirit – Iain Banks
  • shadow and bone Leigh bardugo
  • Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

2020 Reading List

  • No Beast So Fierce: The terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history – Dane Huckelbridge
  • Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The unconventional story of Bill Watterson and his revolutionary comic strip by Nevin Martell
  • Blue Moon (Jack Reacher) – Lee Child
  • Atomic Habits – James Clear
  • Baseball Life Advice: Loving the game that saved me by Stacey May Fowler’s
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • How to Listen to Jazz – Ted Gioia
  • On Writing Well – William Zinsser
  • Cari Mora – Thomas Harris
  • Commander in Cheat – Rick Reilly
  • The Institute – Stephen King
  • Ballad of the Whisky Robber – Julia Rubenstein
  • The Inside Game – Keith Law
  • Noir – Christopher Moore
  • The End of Policing: Alex S. Vitale
  • The Rap Yearbook – Shea Serrano
  • Good to Go – Christie Aschwanden
  • If it Bleeds – Stephen King (short stories)
  • The Black Hand – Stephen Talty
  • There’s no such thing as bad weather – Linda Akeson McGurk
  • Horns – Joe Hill
  • Dan Charnas- Everything in Its Place: The Power of Mise-En-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind
  • David Chang: Eat a Peach (A memoir)
  • Slaughterhouse 5 graphic novel: Vonnegut and Ryan North
  • Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Readers guide to a more tranquil mind – Alan Jacobs
  • Autobiography of Red – Anne Carson
  • Basketball – Shea Serrano

2019 Reading List

  • The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family: A Leadership Fable… About Restoring Sanity To The Most Important Organization In Your Life -Patrick Lencioni
  • How to Talk so Little People Will Listen – Joanna Faber and Julie King
  • The Sisters Brothers – Patrick Dewitt
  • Past Tense (Jack Reacher) – Lee Child
  • When: The scientific secrets of perfect timing- Daniel H Pink
  • It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work – Jason Fried
  • Showtime at the Apollo – Ted Fox (graphic novel)
  • Saga Vol 9
  • The Third Policeman-Flann o’Brian
  • Hyperfocus – Chris Bailey (Meh didn’t resonate)
  • The Traitors Blade
  • The knights blood
  • The Little Virtues – Natalia ginzberg
  • Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
  • The Boys – Garth Ennis
  • The Whole Brain Child – Daniel j Siegel
  • Meet me in the bathroom – Lizzy Goodman
  • Nos4ato – Joe Hill
  • The Art of Gathering – Priya Parker
  • I’ll be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara
  • Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine- Sarah Lohman
  • Keep Going: 10 Ways to stay creative in good times and bad – Austin Kleon
  • The Art of Making Memories – Meik Wiking
  • The Bard (Robert Burns Bio)- Robert Crawford

2018 reading List

We were 8 years in power – ta nehisi coates

  • the five love languages – Gary Chapman
  • salt, acid, fat, heat: mastering the elements of cooking – Samin Nosrat
  • Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
  • getting results the agile way – JD Meier
  • Life’s Journeys According to Mr Rogers: Things to remember along the way – Fred Rogers
  • the kings of the wyld- Nicholas eames
  • Consider the Fork – Bee Wilson
  • The Gift of Failure: how the best parents learn to let go so their children can succeed -Jessica Lahey
  • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Curry
  • Midnight Line – jack Reacher Lee Child
  • the disaster artist – Greg sestaro
  • The Corporate Story Teller – Elaine Stirling
  • Inside the Box – TJ Murphy
  • When Violence is the Answer – Tim Larkin
  • Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance – Alex Hutchinson
  • Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces – Michael Chabon
  • Artemis – Andy weir (dnf) not very good.
  • All the Pieces Matter: An Oral History of The Wire – Jonathan Abrams
  • Draft No 4: On the Writing Process – John Mcphee
  • On Writing -Stephen King
  • Balanced and Barefoot – Angela Handscom
  • surely you’re joking Mr Feynman- Richard Feynman
  • I Hear She’s a real bitch – Jenn Agg
  • Odd Type Writers- Celia Blue Johnson
  • The Annotated Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler with Owen hill Pamela Jackson Anthony dean rizzuto
  • Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday by Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky
  • The Bullet Journal Method – Ryder Carrol
  • Basketball: A Love Story – Jackie MacMullan & Rafe Bartholomew
  • crimes of Grindelwald- jk Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – jk Rowling