I read 36 books in 2019. Here are the best ones.

While I read 52 books in 2018, I only managed 36 books in 2019. I say only because I was shooting for 53 (you know, one more than the year before) but realized pretty early on that was an unrealistic goal. I think averaging three books a month is my sweet spot.

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t ***** Absolutely loved this book. Chuck Feeney is someone I aspire to be more like.

The Running Man ***** One of my new favorite Stephen King books.

Thirst ***** TERRIFIC entrepreneurial and inspirational story.

Kitchen Confidential ***** I devoured this book (pun intended). I never knew much about Anthony Bourdain, and now I’m kinda obsessed. Immediately jumped into his second book. Bonus, they’re both on Audible and he reads them, which he does extremely well.

White Fragility ***** A must-read for anyone, particularly if you’re white (like me).

I See You ***** Brilliant book by Terence Lester. Book review.

Team of Rivals ***** LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. Although it took me about a year given its 1,000+ pages.

Flight Path ***** Excellent book. I highly recommend it, especially for my fellow Atlantans!

Oh, and if you were wondering, here were some of my favorites from 2018:

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years ***** (my write up)

Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics ***** (my write up)

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea ***** (my write up)

Great by Choice ***** (my write up)

1776 ***** (my write up)

My Year of Running Dangerously ***** (my write up)

The Great Game of Business *****

A Selfish Plan to Change the World ***** (my favorite passages)