Mark's 2019 Reads

Ongoing List of the books I’ve read in 2019. I have tried to divide them by how much I enjoyed them and how valuable I found them. Click to buy on Amazon via my referral link (price stays same for you but helps support the SportsBiz Book Exchange).

Last Updated August 25, 2019.

Highly Recommended:

Master of the Senate, Robert Caro

Passage of Power, Robert Caro

The Fish That Ate The Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King, Rich Cohen

The Laws of Human Nature, Robert Greene

Being Nixon, Evan Thomas

Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time, Ian O’Connor

The Manual, Epictetus

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt

Brothers, Rivals, Victors, Jonathan W. Jordan

Inspired, Marty Cagan

On The Shortness of Life, Epictetus

Lonesome Dove (fiction), Larry McMurtry


The Personal MBA, Josh Kaufman

The Art of Learning, Josh Waitzkin

Little Bets, Peter Sims

Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie

Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

Working, Robert Caro

Irresistible, Adam Alter

Dallas 1963, Bill Minutaglio & Steven L. Davis

This is Marketing, Seth Godin

Education of a Coach, David Halberstam

A Farewell to Arms (fiction), Ernest Hemingway

The General vs. The President, H.W. Brands

You Are Not So Smart, David McRaney

Humilitas, John Dickson

Creative Selection, Ken Kocienda

The Captain Class, Sam Walker

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Shutter Island (fiction), Dennis Lehane

The Little Book of Stoicism, Jonas Salzberger

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

Eichman in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, Sarah Bakewell

The Fifties, David Halberstam

Montaigne, Stefan Zweig

The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse, Rich Cohen

Work Rules! Laszlo Bock

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge, Tracy Scroggins

Skin in the Game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, Max Hastings


My Morning Routine, Benjamin Spall & Michael Xander

The General (fiction), C.S. Forester

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline

The World Atlas of Coffee, James Hoffman

Black Dahlia (fiction), James Ellroy

Death Without Company (fiction), Craig Johnson

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford

Kindness Goes Unpunished (fiction), Craig Johnson

How to Be A Stoic, Massimo Pigliucci

Paddle Your Own Canoe, Nick Offerman

Churchill, Paul Johnson

Endure, Alex Hutchinson

The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal

Next: The Future Just Happened, Michael Lewis

Selling You, Napoleon Hill

The Practicing Mind, Thomas M. Sterner

Two Kinds of Truth (fiction), Michael Connelly

Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, John Wooden & Jay Carty

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Dan Harris

Fear: Trump in the White House, Bob Woodward

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