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Reading List

Welcome to my reading list! If you want a snapshot of what I’ve read, what I’m hoping to read, and what I’m in the middle of right now, you’ve come to the right place.

This is how I’m keeping track of what I’m reading – important because books are part of my New Year’s resolutions for the third year in a row! I’m always on the lookout for great suggestions.

I’m currently reading …

  • Story by Robert McKee
  • Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
  • Side Hustle by Chris Guillebeau
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Books I’ve read:

Non-fiction
(2 of 12 for 2018)

Fiction
(9 of 12 for 2018)

  • The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles (2018)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (2018)
  • Tris’s Book by Tamora Pierce (2018)
  • Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce (2018)
  • Promises to Keep by Genevieve Graham (2018)
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2018)
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2018)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2018)
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (2018)
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (2017)
  • Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King (2017)
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (2017)
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (recommended by my friend Redd) (2017)
  • The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson (2017)
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Bagram Ibatoulline (2017)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2017)
  • P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern (2017)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison (2017)
  • This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti (2017)
  • The Runaway by Patricia M. St. John (2017)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick (2017)
  • The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (2016)
  • The Summons by John Grisham (2016)
  • Monster by Frank Peretti (2016)
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (2016)
  • The Martian (2016)
  • Enders Game (2015)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stiegg Larsson (2015)
  • The Search for April Raintree (I would call this historical fiction) (2015)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones (2013ish), A Clash of Kings (2014ish), A Storm of Swords (2015ish), A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
  • The Hunger Games (all three) (2012ish)

Books I want to read

  • 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  • Cal Newport (found through a twitter thread) – wrote Deep Work and others
  • Big Little Lies (recommended by Kelli, also an Emmy-winning show)
  • What to Say When you Talk to Yourself (recommended by Jon)
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging by Tsh Oxenreider (recommended on Side Hustle School)
  • Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards (recommended on Side Hustle School)
  • The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
  • How to Be Everything by Emily Wapnick (mentioned on Side Hustle School)
  • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella (picked up at a book sale, mostly due to the bright colour)
  • The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
  • Scrappy Little Nobody, because Gretchen Rubin read it
  • Books by Terry Pratchett (start with Going Postal), recommended by Amber
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan, recommended by Amber
  • Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Cait Flanders recommended)
  • On Fire by John O’Leary (recommended by Janessa who said, “I highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling a little stuck in their life and needs some motivation to keep on keeping on.”)
  • Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals by Tom Corley
  • Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Vicki Robin. (This one was mentioned in a guest post about dividend growth investing from Mr. Money Mustache’s site)
  • One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber
  • The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  • Pandemic by Sonia Shah (got it out of the library, didn’t finish it in time)
  • Under New Management by David Burkus (read about this in the Globe & Mail, sounds great)
  • Money Talks: when to say yes and how to say no by Gail Vax-Oxlade
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (SO GOOD)
  • In-between days: a graphic novel about living with cancer by Teva Harrison
  • The Name Therapist: how growing up with my odd name taught me everything you need to know about yours by Duana Taha
  • Smarter better faster: the secrets of being productive in live and business by Charles Duhigg
  • Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ups and Failures by Jennifer Romolini (on Line Nguyen’s snap)
  • Spinster by Kate Bolick (showed up as a BookBub suggestion)
  • Originals by Adam Grant (read partway)
  • The Case Against Sugar & Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
  • The Truth Machine by Norman Whitney (the library only has the juvenile version)
  • http://getbusylivingblog.com/books-i-recommend/
  • The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker (found here)
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6 thoughts on “Reading List

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  2. I’ll look out for your review of “Your Money or Your Life”. I think that’s a great book and I must read it again. You might also like “Suffocation” by James Wallman.

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