Books Read 2018


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?

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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