*I’ll be updating this list and making various recommendations and rankings of types of books in the future!

2017 List

  1. Fearless- Eric Blehm
  2. 1776- David McCullough
  3. Steal Like an Artist- Austin Kleon
  4. Steve Jobs- Walter Isaacson
  5. The Last Lecture- Randy Pausch
  6. Chop Wood Carry Water- Joshua Medcalf
  7. Mindset- Carol Dweck
  8. Unbroken- Laura Hillenbrand
  9. Boundaries- Cloud and Townsend 
  10. Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
  11. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day- Mark Batterson
  12. Circle Maker- Mark Batterson
  13. Pound the Stone- Joshua Medcalf 
  14. Less than a Minute to Go- Bill Thierfelder
  15. Mind Gym, – Gary Mack
  16. Life is _________. – Judah Smith
  17. 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid- Tim Elmore
  18. Outcasts United- Warren St. John
  19. Think and Grow Rich a Black Choice – Dennis Kimbro
  20. Inside Out Coaching- Joe Ehrmann, Gregory Jorand, Paula Hermann
  21. The Principle Circle- Jamie Gilbert 
  22. The Only Way to Win- Jim Loehr
  23. Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks- August Turk
  24. Ten Minute Toughness- Jason Selk
  25. Deep Work- Cal Newport
  26. Burn Your Goals- Jamie Gilbert and Joshua Medcalf
  27. Leadership and Deception- Abribinger Institute
  28. How to Stop the Pain- Dr. James Richards
  29. The Talent Code- Daniel Coyle
  30. The Promise of a Pencil- Adam Braun
  31. Icarus Deception- Seth Godin 
  32. Transformational Leadership- Joshua Medcalf and Jamie Gilbert
  33. Grit- Angela Duckworth
  34. Before Happiness- Shawn Anchor
  35. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*&% – Mark Manson
  36. Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates
  37. Wooden on Leadership- John Wooden
  38. Gifted Hands- Ben Carson
  39. How Children Succeed- Paul Tough
  40. Drive- Daniel Pink
  41. The Carpenter- Jon Gordon
  42. The Freak Factor- David Rendall
  43. Unconditional Parenting- Alfie Kohn
  44. Talent is Overrated- Geoff Colvin
  45. Essentialism- Greg McKeown 
  46. Choke- Sian Beilock 
  47. Daring Greatly- Brene Brown 
  48. Power Relationships- Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas
  49. It’s Not About the Shark- David Niven
  50. Power Questions- Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas
  51. Natural Born Heroes- Christopher McDougall 
  52. Legacy- James Kerr 

2018 List

  1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 
  2. Moneyball by Michael Lewis 
  3. David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell 
  4. Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
  5. Energy Bus by Jon Gordon 
  6. Training Soccer Champions by Anson Dorrance 
  7. When Nobody was Watching by Carli Lloyd 
  8. Seabiscuit by Laura Hildenbrand 
  9. Slight Edge by Jeff Olson 
  10. The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle 
  11. Everyone Communicates Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
  12. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 
  13. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink 
  14. Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly 
  15. Purple Cow by Seth Godin 
  16. Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bizzinger
  17. More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell  
  18. Unselling by Scott Stratten 
  19. The Whole Brained Child by Daniel Siegel 
  20. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry 
  21. The Gift by Brian Catanella 
  22. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris 
  23. Changing the Game by John O’Sullivan 
  24. Everybody Always by Bob Goff 
  25. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  26. Give and Take by Adam Grant 
  27. Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson  
  28. Question Behind the Question by John Miller
  29. Obliquity by John Kay
  30. The Alternative by Mauricio L. Miller
  31. Unprofessional, by Jack Delosa
  32. Training Camp, by Jon Gordon
  33. Love Does by Bob Goff
  34. No Drama Discipline by Daniel J. Siegel 
  35. Culture Making by Andy Crouch 
  36. Jesus Is by Judah Smith 
  37. Wild Goose Chase by Mark Patterson 
  38. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  39. A Team of Rivals by Doris Kerns
  40. The Anatomy of Peace, by the Arbinger Institute
  41. Toughness by Jay Bilas
  42. Your Best Just Got Better by Jason Womack 
  43. The Man Watching by Tim Crothers
  44. Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  45. Atomic Habits by James Clear 
  46. Mastery by George Leonard 
  47. 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class
  48. Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership 
  49.  Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman
  50. Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson
  51. The One Year Uncommon Daily Challenge by Tony Dungy 
  52. The New Testament by Some Very Old Guys 🙂

2019 List

  1. Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman