Books Read 2018

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Alright, I’m going to let my nerd flag fly right out the gate. I’m an avid reader. I read a lot, I mean A LOT. That fact, in and of itself, may not sound particularly nerdy but, wait there’s more. Every year I set a reading goal, and throughout the year I track and catalog my reading. That means not only do I keep a running tally of the books I’ve read but, I also save and categorize all my highlights and notes. Yeah…its that bad…in fact, this may very well be a cry for help.
My goal for 2018 was to read 45 books. Unfortunately, I fell miserably short. I read 27 but, I encountered some really great books in the attempt and I thought I’d share them. Here’s my 2018 reading list (I provided amazon links where available).
1. Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide – Ian Tuhovsky – Kindle – Nonfiction
2. Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide – Linda Hannis – Kindle – Nonfiction
3. Beyond Happiness – Ezra Bayda – Audio – Nonfiction
4.  The Dhammapada – Kindle – Nonfiction
5. The Practicing Mind – Thomas Sterner – Audio – Nonfiction.
6. Wherever You Go, There You Are – Jon Kabat-Zinn – Kindle – Nonfiction
7. Against Happiness – Eric G. Wilson – Print – Nonfiction
8. Mindfulness for Beginners – Jon Kabat Zinn – Audio – Nonfiction
9. What the Buddha Taught – Walpole Rahula – Print – Nonfiction
10. Why Buddhism is True – Robert Wright – Kindle – Nonfiction
11. The Way of the Bodhisattva– Shantideva- Kindle – Nonfiction
12. The Zen Experience – Thomas Hoover – Kindle – Nonfiction
13. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics – Dan Harris – Kindle- Nonfiction
14. The Bodhisattva’s Brain – Owen Flanagan – ebook – Nonfiction
15.  What is Zen? – Norman Fischer – Kindle – Nonfiction
16. The Essential Dogen – Kazuaki Tanahashi – Kindle – Nonfiction
17. Don’t Be a Jerk – Brad Warner – Kindle – Nonfiction
18. Buddhism: A Concise Introduction – Huston Smith and Philip Novak – Kindle – Nonfiction
19.Manage Your Day-to-day– Kindle – Nonfiction
20.The Three Pillars of Zen – Philip Kapleau – Kindle – Nonfiction
21.Buddhism Without Beliefs – Stephen Batchelor – Kindle – Nonfiction
22.Discipline Equals Freedom – Jocko Willink – Print – Nonfiction
23.The War of Art – Steven Pressfield – Print – Nonfiction
24.True Refuge – Tara Brach – Kindle – Nonfiction
25.Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin – Print – Nonfiction
26.The Heart Sutra – Red Pine – Kindle – Nonfiction.
27.The Miracle of Mindfulness – Thich Nhat Hanh – Kindle – Nonfiction.
What books really made an impact on you in 2018? And, are there any books you’re looking forward to reading in 2019?
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Published by duanetoops

Husband, father, fledgling Buddhist, struggling meditator, writer, and content creator. He has a BA in Religion, has taken the Precepts and Refuge vows in the TsaoTung Chan lineage, and is currently completing an MA in Humanities.

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