Resolution Rundown #2

In light of President Obama sharing his favorite books of 2019, the second New Year’s Resolution I want to share is that I want to read one book per week.

Ever since graduating from college, I have not read for leisure as much as I should so I want to remedy that by taking down 52 books in 2020.

Here is a breakdown of titles I have been thinking about (listed in no particular order):

  1. “Grant” (Ron Chernow)
  2. “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power” (Shoshana Zuboff)
  3. “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee” (Casey Cep)
  4. “Tools of Titans” (Tim Ferriss)
  5. “Tribe of Mentors” (Tim Ferriss)
  6. “Confederate Bushwacker” (Jerome Loving)
  7. “Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds” (David Goggins)
  8. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” (Stephen R. Covey)        
  9. “The Orphan Master’s Son” (Adam Johnson)
  10. “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever” (Bill O’Reilly)
  11. “Leadership in Turbulent Times” (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  12. “Single and Loathing It” (Michael Dennis)
  13. “Talking to Strangers” (Malcolm Gladwell)
  14. “Becoming” (Michelle Obama)
  15. “Outlander” (Diana Gabaldon)
  16. “Bad Blood” (Lorna Sage)
  17. “Hell or High Water” (Anne Mather)
  18. “Everything that Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists” (Joshua Fields Millburn)
  19. “Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Missions to Explore America’s Wild Frontier” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  20. “D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Battle for Normandy Beaches” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  21. “Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  22. “Eisenhower: Soldier and President” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  23. “Crazy Horse and Custer” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  24. “Pegasus Bridge” (Stephen E. Ambrose)
  25. “Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles” (Anthony Swofford)
  26. “Handmaid’s Tale” (Margaret Atwood)
  27. “The Testaments” (Margaret Atwood)
  28. “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Reveled” (Lori Gottlieb)
  29. “Everything is F*****” (Mark Manson)
  30. “Permanent Record” (Edward Snowden)
  31. “Midnight in Chernobyl” (Adam Higginbotham)
  32. “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World” (Cal Newport)
  33. “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity” (Jamie Metzl)
  34. “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations” (Sarah Stewart Holland)
  35. “The Book Thief” (Markus Zusak)
  36. “The Fault in Our Stars” (John Green)
  37. “The Road” (Cormac McCarthy)
  38. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (Hunter S. Thompson)
  39. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values” (Robert M. Pirsig)
  40. “The Art of War” (Sun Tzu)
  41. “The War of Art” (Steven Pressfield)
  42. “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” (Stephen King)
  43. “The Stress Effect” (Dick Thompson)
  44. “Hard-core: Life of My Own” (Harley Flanagan)
  45. “The Dharma Bums” (Jack Kerouac)
  46. “Steve Jobs” (Walter Isaacson)
  47. “A Man Called Ove” (Fredrik Backman)
  48. “Gandhi: An Autobiography” (Mahatma Gandhi)
  49. “Dark Matter” (Blake Crouch)
  50. “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  51. “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism” (Doris Kearns Goodwin)
  52. “No Ordinary Time: Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II” (Doris Kearns Goodwin)     

Are there any recommendations out there?


Author: Mike DeVine

Writer and Editor. History buff. Doing sports things. Film fan. University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate [B.A. English '06]. @UWAlumni Lifetime Member.

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