I don’t believe in making a game out of reading. Reading should be contemplative; you should optimize for learning and reflection, not speed or number of books completed.

Accordingly, I don’t have numerical reading goals. Instead, I aim for 45 minutes per day.

I do like to track the books I’ve read so I can remember to review them or revisit them. But it’s a list, rather than a count.

Below are the books I’ve read by year and month.

If you want to read my reviews and see what I’m reading right now, visit my Goodreads profile.

NOTE: As of November 2022, this list is outdated.


  • Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey (July 2021)
  • Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares (July 2021)
  • Investing for Dummies by Eric Tyson (July 2021)
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear (August 2021)
  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris (August 2021)
  • Every Young Man’s Battle by Fred Stoeker and Stephen Arterburn (August 2021)
  • Quiet Power by Susan Cain (October 2021)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (October 2021)
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport (December 2021)


  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport (January 2022)
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries (January 2022)
  • How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport (March 2022)
  • The Content of Our Character by Shelby Steele (March 2022)
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (March 2022)
  • The Wars of Reconstruction by Douglas R. Egerton (April 2022)
  • What Every Body Is Saying by Joe Navarro (May 2022)
  • Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins (June 2022)
  • The Republic of Plato by Allan Bloom (July 2022)
  • Principles by Ray Dalio (August 2022)
  • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (October 2022)
  • Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (November 2022)
  • Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone (November 2022)