2019

  1. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  3. Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration by David Roberts
  4. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  5. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  6. Better Homes and Gardens Meat Cook Book
  7. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  8. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
  9. Candide by Voltaire
  10. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  11. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
  12. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  13. Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek
  14. Educated by Tara Westover
  15. Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere
  16. George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation by George Washington
  17. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  18. Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds
  19. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  20. Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
  21. Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy by Benjamin Balint
  22. Limits of the Known by David Roberts
  23. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
  24. Out of the Silent Planet (The Space Trilogy, #1) by C.S. Lewis
  25. Perelandra (The Space Trilogy, #2) by C.S. Lewis
  26. Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship by Michelle Kuo
  27. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  28. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker
  29. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  30. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  31. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  32. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  33. The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician’s Search for the Renewal of Medicine by Abraham Nussbaum
  34. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  35. The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom by Corrie ten Boom
  36. The Martian by Andy Weir
  37. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  38. The Message of Colossians & Philemon by Dick Lucas
  39. The Message of Ecclesiastes: A Time to Mourn, and a Time to Dance by Derek Kidner
  40. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  41. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  42. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks
  43. The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
  44. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
  45. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  46. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  47. Thirst by Mary Oliver
  48. Traction by Gino Wickman
  49. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
  50. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
Top Moment: Ski Touring Resolution Mountain this December
Top Moment: Adding my brother (Chris) in May!

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Andrew Brill

Andrew Brill

I give an annual update on my favorite books, poems, and articles from the year.