Rob’s Reading List

Book covers of recently finished books such as The Very Good Gospel, The Beastie Boys Book, and Stamped from the Beginning

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Books read year by year

Welcome to Rob’s Reading List! I created this list to keep track of the books I’ve been reading lately. I’ve gathered various books from my Kindle library and Audible collection, reflecting my diverse literature taste. I update this list every time I finish a new book, so you can join me on this journey of self-reflection and discover your next literary adventure within its pages. Check out my evolving reading list and find your next favorite book. My goal is to finish at least two books per month.

2024

All These Worlds All These Worlds
Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space...
Science Fiction Dennis E. Taylor
Building a Second Brain Building a Second Brain
"Building a second brain is getting things done for the digital age. It's a ......
Business & Economics Tiago Forte
Feel-Good Productivity Feel-Good Productivity
The secret to productivity isn’t discipline. It’s joy. We think that productivity is all about...
Philosophy Ali Abdaal
For We Are Many For We Are Many
Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a...
Science Fiction Dennis E. Taylor
Heaven’s River Heaven’s River
Civil war looms in the Bobiverse in this brand-new, epic-length adventure by best seller Dennis...
Science Fiction Dennis E. Taylor
Honest Advent Honest Advent
From celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson: 25 days of heart-stirring images and thought-provoking meditations to rekindle...
Advent Scott Erickson
Outland Outland
When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, it's up to six college students and their experimental physics...
Science Fiction Dennis E. Taylor
The 4-hour Workweek The 4-hour Workweek
The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less,...
Personal Transformation Timothy Ferriss

2023

All My Knotted-Up Life All My Knotted-Up Life
New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller! An incredibly thoughtful, disarmingly funny, and intensely vulnerable...
Biography & Autobiography, Christian Spiritual Growth Beth Moore
How to Be an Antiracist How to Be an Antiracist
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from...
Political Science Ibram X. Kendi
How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement How to Develop Your Personal...
This Personal Mission Statement kit will help you to: • Lead and govern your life...
Personal Transformation Stephen R. Covey
How to Human How to Human
A much-needed reminder about what it means to be truly human in a world where...
Christian Spiritual Growth Carlos Whittaker
Profit Without Oppression Profit Without Oppression
EVERY PART of our current political, social, and economic systems, institutions, and policies are rooted...
Business & Organizational Learning Kim Crayton
Team Topologies Team Topologies
Effective software teams are essential for any organization to deliver value continuously and sustainably. But...
Business & Economics, Workplace Culture Matthew Skelton
The 1619 Project The 1619 Project
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER • A dramatic expansion of...
Discrimination & Racism, History Nikole Hannah-Jones
The Greys The Greys
Every teenager feels like an alien. Deerdra Grey is the typical new girl in school....
Science Fiction Becky Barnard
The Hero and the Whore The Hero and the Whore
Of all the things modern people of faith overlook or choose to ignore in the...
Christianity Camille Hernandez
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) We Are Legion (We Are...
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life...
Science Fiction Dennis E. Taylor

2022

A Burning in My Bones A Burning in My Bones
"This essential authorized biography offers unique insights into the experiences and spiritual convictions that shaped...
Religion Winn Collier
All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep All the White Friends I...
A leading voice for social justice reveals how he stopped arguing with white people who...
Social Science Andre Henry
Choosing Us Choosing Us
For years, people have asked Gail Song Bantum and Brian Bantum to reveal the secret...
Religion Gail Song Bantum
Fortune Fortune
Drawing on her lifelong journey to know her family's history, leading Christian activist Lisa Sharon...
Religion Lisa Sharon Harper
God Speaks Through Wombs God Speaks Through Wombs
In this dynamic collection of poems, Drew Jackson explores the first eight chapters of Luke's...
Poetry Drew Jackson
I Take My Coffee Black I Take My Coffee Black
As a 6'2" dreadlocked black man, Tyler Merritt knows what it feels like to be...
Biography & Autobiography Tyler Merritt
In Defense of Food In Defense of Food
#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of This is Your Mind on Plants,...
Health & Fitness Michael Pollan
Killing Floor: Jack Reacher, Book 1 Killing Floor: Jack Reacher, Book...
THE FIRST NOVEL IN LEE CHILD'S #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JACK REACHER SERIES—NOW AN...
War & Military Fiction Lee Child
Shadow Network Shadow Network
The chilling story of the Council for National Policy, the covert group that masterminded the...
Political Science Anne Nelson
The Autobiography of Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X
One of Time’s 10 most important nonfiction books of the 20th century. Experience a bold take...
Biography & Autobiography Malcolm X
The Mutt The Mutt
The world–champion freestyle skateboarder and the man who brought the ollie – the trick that...
Sports & Recreation Rodney Mullen
The Open Organization The Open Organization
This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of...
Business & Economics Jim Whitehurst
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k The Subtle Art of Not...
#1 New York Times Bestseller • More than 10 million Copies Sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger...
Self-Help Mark Manson
They Knew They Knew
From one of the sharpest political voices of our time, They Knew is New York...
Political Science Sarah Kendzior
Untamed Untamed
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD! “Packed with incredible insight...
Biography & Autobiography Glennon Doyle
Will Will
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller! “It's the best memoir I've ever read.” —Oprah...
Biography & Autobiography Will Smith

2021

Atomic Habits Atomic Habits
The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 10 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results...
Business & Economics James Clear
Beastie Boys Book Beastie Boys Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie...
Biography & Autobiography Michael Diamond
How to Be a Great Boss How to Be a Great...
If your employees brought their "A-Game" to work every day, what would it mean for...
Business & Economics Gino Wickman
I’m Still Here I’m Still Here
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From a leading voice on...
Social Science Austin Channing Brown
Jesus and John Wayne Jesus and John Wayne
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The “paradigm-influencing” book (Christianity Today) that is fundamentally transforming our understanding...
History Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Our Time Is Now Our Time Is Now
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to...
Political Science Stacey Abrams
Overnight Code Overnight Code
"Raye Montague was an ambitious little girl in segregated Little Rock. She grew to be...
Biography & Autobiography Paige Bowers
Positively Irritating Positively Irritating
The Western church finds itself in the midst of a seismic cultural shift, as secular...
Religion Jon Ritner
Scrum Scrum
For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for...
Project management Jeff Sutherland
Shoutin’ in the Fire Shoutin’ in the Fire
A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world...
Christian Social Issues, Discrimination & Racism Danté Stewart
Terraform Terraform
In this debut collection of essays and poetry, musician, speaker, and activist Propaganda inspires us...
Poetry Propaganda
Trejo Trejo
In this “celebration of a life fully lived” (Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us),...
Biography & Autobiography Danny Trejo
What the Heck Is EOS? What the Heck Is EOS?
Has your company struggled to roll EOS out to all levels of your organization? Do...
Business & Economics Gino Wickman
Wholehearted Faith Wholehearted Faith
A new collection of original writings by Rachel Held Evans, whose reflections on faith and...
Religion Rachel Held Evans

2020

A Promised Land A Promised Land
A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us...
Biography & Autobiography Barack Obama
Beastie Boys Book Beastie Boys Book
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie...
Biography & Autobiography Michael Diamond
Becoming Brave Becoming Brave
"[A] powerful work. . . . Provides a road map for any Christian seeking greater...
Christian Social Issues Brenda Salter McNeil
Everybody, Always Everybody, Always
What if we stopped avoiding the difficult people in our lives and committed to simply...
Christian Spiritual Growth Bob Goff
Hiding in Plain Sight Hiding in Plain Sight
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior documents the truth about the calculated rise to...
Political Science Sarah Kendzior
Second Coming Second Coming
In this acclaimed, controversial graphic novel, God commands Earth’s mightiest super-hero, Sunstar, to accept Jesus...
Comics & Graphic Novels Mark Russell
Stamped from the Beginning Stamped from the Beginning
The National Book Award-winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted...
History Ibram Kendi
Start with Why Start with Why
The inspirational bestseller that ignited a movement and asked us to find our WHY Discover...
Business & Economics Simon Sinek
The Color of Compromise The Color of Compromise
In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the roots of sustained...
History of Religion & Politics Jemar Tisby
The Open Organization The Open Organization
This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of...
Business & Economics Jim Whitehurst
The Very Good Gospel The Very Good Gospel
“On these pages, the Garden of Eden meets the world we live in.” – Shane...
Christian Social Issues Lisa Sharon Harper
The View from Flyover Country The View from Flyover Country
NEW YORK TIMES and MIBA BESTSELLER From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting...
Media & Internet in Politics Sarah Kendzior
Turn the Ship Around! Turn the Ship Around!
“One of the 12 best business books of all time…. Timeless principles of empowering leadership.”...
Business & Economics L. David Marquet

2019

Black and White Black and White
Working against racism is part of what it means to call Jesus Lord and Savior....
Christian Social Issues, Discrimination & Racism Teesha Hadra
Hermanas Hermanas
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist - Multicultural God calls Latinas to lives of influence. He...
Christian Social Issues, Hispanic American Demographic Studies Natalia Kohn Rivera
Hiya Moriah Hiya Moriah
A beautifully illustrated, rhythmic story about a young girl's life with special needs. Through her...
Children's Books on Disabilities Victoria Nelson
How the Bible Actually Works How the Bible Actually Works
Controversial evangelical Bible scholar, popular blogger and podcast host of The Bible for Normal People,...
Christian Spiritual Growth, Old Testament Criticism & Interpretation Peter Enns
Radical Candor Radical Candor
* New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller multiple years running * Translated into 20 languages, with...
Business & Economics, Workplace Culture Kim Scott
Roadmap to Reconciliation Roadmap to Reconciliation
We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We...
Christian Social Issues, Discrimination & Racism Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

2018

Churches, Cultures and Leadership Churches, Cultures and Leadership
As the church continues to hear and heed Christ's call to reflect the multiethnic character...
Christian Church Leadership Mark Branson
Love Wins Love Wins
Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God's love and God's judgment: Has...
Christian Spiritual Growth Rob Bell
Planting Missional Churches Planting Missional Churches
Planting a church is one of the most exciting adventures you’ll ever embark on. It’s...
Christian Church Growth Ed Stetzer
The Cross and the Lynching Tree The Cross and the Lynching...
Examines the symbols of the cross and the lynching tree in African Americans' daily life,...
Christian Liberation Theology James H. Cone
The Practice of the Presence of God The Practice of the Presence...
Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living...
Christian life, Devotionals, Mysticism Brother Lawrence
When God Made Light When God Made Light
From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new...
Children's Christian Family Fiction Matthew Paul Turner
White Awake White Awake
Daniel Hill will never forget the day he heard these words: "Daniel, you may be white,...
Christian Social Issues, Discrimination & Racism Daniel Hill
White Fragility White Fragility
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their...
Civil Rights & Liberties, Social Science Dr. Robin DiAngelo

2017

Between the World and Me Between the World and Me
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S...
Biography & Autobiography, Black & African American Biographies Ta-Nehisi Coates
Born a Crime Born a Crime
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita...
Biography & Autobiography Trevor Noah
Just Mercy Just Mercy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN...
Black & African American Biographies, Criminology Bryan Stevenson
Troublemaker Troublemaker
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology by...
Biography & Autobiography, Scientology Leah Remini
Unashamed Unashamed
If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy-winning rap artist, Lecrae,...
Biography & Autobiography Lecrae Moore
When God Made You When God Made You
YOU, you… God thinks about you. God was thinking of you long before your debut....
Children's Christian Family Fiction Matthew Paul Turner

2016

A Bigger Table A Bigger Table
No one likes to eat alone; to approach a table filled with people, only to...
Christian Social Issues John Pavlovitz
Interactive Project Management Interactive Project Management
As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and...
Project management Nancy Lyons
Letters to a Birmingham Jail Letters to a Birmingham Jail
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham...
Christian Social Issues, Discrimination & Racism John Perkins
The Case for Christ The Case for Christ
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OVER 5 MILLION COPIES SOLD! Is there credible evidence that Jesus of...
Christian Apologetics, Christian Spiritual Growth Lee Strobel
The New Jim Crow The New Jim Crow
A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller--"one of the most influential books of the past...
Social Science Michelle Alexander

2015

Steve Jobs Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based...
Biography & Autobiography Walter Isaacson

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