The Best Books I Read In 2018

I read a lot this year. Not as much as I used to, mind you. Before we started having children, I read 125–150 books per year. Now that we have 3 children—who are 4, 5, and 6 years old—and I oversee a half-dozen projects and companies, I’ve had to take it down a notch (50–75 books per year).

As 2018 comes to a close, I’d like to share my very favorite books from 2018. I read some terrible books, I read some good books, and I read some great books. In no particular order, these are the great ones:

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Wisdom @ Work by Chip Conley

Principles by Ray Dalio

Them by Ben Sasse

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl


How To Grow Old by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sisters First by Barbara Bush & Jenna Bush Hager

Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday

It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansen

Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

I’d love to hear about some of the great books you read in 2018! Share in the comments below or tell me on Twitter.

Here’s to learning more, exploring more, and dreaming more through books in 2019! 🍻