Cameron's Reading List

I believe that a stimulating, creative, and engaged life is the result of the willingness to continually expose ourselves to new and different things. This is the natural diversity of life that occurs without any effort up until a certain age (remember when a mud puddle in the backyard was enough to stay entertained for hours?), and then it must be sought out so that we stay young at heart.

Part of my own personal journey to live our Core Value of Curiosity with a Purpose is reading a book (or two) every week. Please feel free to share any recommendations!

Reading Recommendations Key: Bold, Normal, Italic Text

  1. Must Read (one of my top books of the year, and I think anyone would love it)
  2. Excellent Read (i.e., if the subject or genre is your cup of tea, go for it!)
  3. Not Worth the Time (Books I regret having taken the time to read, even if I learned something)

2021-2022 Lists

2022 Reading List

  1. Deep
  2. The Oxygen Advantage
  3. Mozart: The Reign of Love
  4. Crying in H Mart
  5. The Widows of Malabar Hill
  6. The Vanishing
  7. The Surrender Experiment
  8. The Moonstone of Satapur
  9. The Bombay Prince
  10. The Ministry for the Future
  11. Metabolical
  12. Good Talk
  13. The Sun My Heart
  14. Salt Sugar Fat
  15. The Places In Between
  16. Eat Fat Get Thin
  17. The 10-Day Detox Diet
  18. Why Fish Don’t Exist
  19. The Splendid and the Vile
  20. Lifespan
  21. Wolf Hall
  22. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  23. Little Fires Everywhere
  24. Breathe, You Are Alive!
  25. There There
  26. Thirty Million Words
  27. The Emotional Life of the Toddler
  28. Oh Crap!
  29. Feeling Great
  30. CEO, China
  31. The Hours
  32. The Great Passion
  33. The Lincoln Highway
  34. A Long Petal of the Sea
  35. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
  36. Nasty, Brutish, and Short
  37. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh
  38. Attached
  39. Nasty, Brutish, and Short
  40. Rules of Civility
  41. On Grief and Grieving
  42. Why Buddhism is True

2021 Reading List

  1. The God of Small Things
  2. Catfish and Mandala
  3. Why Buddhism is True
  4. Being Peace
  5. The Coddling of the American Mind
  6. The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  7. The Dhammapada
  8. Cubano Be, Cubano Bop
  9. How to Be an Antiracist
  10. Learning True Love
  11. Marathon
  12. 80/80 Marriage
  13. Angle of Repose
  14. Making Mondrag├│n
  15. All the Rage
  16. Operating Instructions
  17. Everything for Everyone
  18. For A Future To Be Possible
  19. Open Borders
  20. Running Rewired
  21. The Fire Next Time
  22. iGen
  23. The Color of Money
  24. Transformation and Healing
  25. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
  26. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  27. Coming of Age in Mississippi
  28. The Girl Who Played with Fire
  29. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  30. Dhammapada
  31. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  32. All The Light We Cannot See
  33. The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
  34. Breath
  35. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
  36. The Honourable Schoolboy
  37. Smiley’s Men
  38. 7 Principles of Making Marriage Work
  39. The Art and Science of Love
  40. Facing the Mountain
  41. The Normal Bar
  42. Behold the Dreamers
  43. The 5 People You Will Meet in Heaven
  44. Digital Cash
  45. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh
  46. Mindfulness in Plain English
  47. Cryptoassets
  48. Shutdown
  49. Blockchain Revolution
  50. 8 Mindful Steps to Happiness
  51. How to Sit
  52. Mozart’s Starling
  53. The Body Keeps The Score
  54. Uncanny Valley
  55. Fragrant Palm Leaves
  56. Neuromancer
  57. Why We Sleep
  58. Loving-Kindness in Plain English
  59. A Gentleman in Moscow
  60. Enjoying the Ultimate
  61. The Color of Water
  62. Breathe! You Are Alive
  63. Our Appointment with Life
  64. Martin Marten
  65. The Art of Somatic Coaching
  66. Don’t Shoot the Dog
  67. The Other End of the Leash
  68. True Love
  69. 8 Mindful Steps to Happiness
  70. Sapiens: Volume 1
  71. Sapiens: Volume 2

2019-2020 Lists

2020 Reading List

  1. The Underground Railroad
  2. Mirrors
  3. Mindful Birthing
  4. Strangers in Their Own Land
  5. Of Donkeys and Dragons
  6. The Second Mountain
  7. On Trails
  8. The Vintage Guide to Classical Music
  9. The Advantage
  10. The Language of Spirit
  11. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
  12. Man’s Search for Meaning
  13. Automating Inequality
  14. Eight Dates
  15. 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
  16. The Uninhabitable Earth
  17. Leadership and Self Deception
  18. The Anatomy of Peace
  19. Marriage 3.0
  20. Babywise
  21. The China Diet
  22. The Age of Revolution
  23. Cribsheet
  24. 12 Hours of Sleep in 12 Weeks
  25. Bad Blood
  26. This Time Is Different
  27. Authentic Happiness
  28. The Age of Capital
  29. Mozart
  30. The Allergy Book
  31. Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
  32. Red Notice
  33. Norse Mythology
  34. Mozart: A Life
  35. Bringing up Bebe
  36. Tuesdays with Morrie
  37. Stop Walking on Eggshells
  38. The Whole-Brain Child
  39. Technically Wrong
  40. The Happiest Baby on the Block
  41. Born a Crime
  42. The World Without Us
  43. This Isn’t What I Expected
  44. Beneath a Scarlet Sky
  45. That’s Not What I meant!
  46. The Sympathizer
  47. Johannes Brahms: A Biography
  48. A Thousand Miles to Freedom
  49. Ants Among Elephants
  50. The Color of Law
  51. Slaughterhouse Five
  52. Lucky Boy
  53. Room to Grow
  54. The Unbanking of America
  55. Cutting for Stone
  56. The Glass Palace
  57. Desert Solitaire
  58. Educated
  59. Engine of Impact
  60. The German Genius
  61. Robinson Crusoe
  62. In an Antique Land
  63. Groupthink
  64. Crucial Conversations
  65. The Reawakening
  66. What It Is Like To Go To War
  67. We Were The Lucky Ones
  68. Down and Out in Paris and London
  69. The Elements of Style
  70. Big Little Lies
  71. How to Break Up With Your Phone
  72. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  73. Peace is Every Step
  74. The Boundless Sea
  75. Immigration Outside The Law
  76. Old Path White Clouds
  77. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
  78. Middle Passage
  79. Mozart: The Reign of Love
  80. Mating in Captivity
  81. Our Appointment with Life

2019 Reading List

  1. The River of Doubt
  2. The Feeling Good Handbook
  3. True Love
  4. The Big Burn
  5. An Anthropologist on Mars
  6. The Cartoon History of the Universe, Vol. 1
  7. Predictable Success
  8. The Cartoon History of the Universe, Vol. 2
  9. The Cartoon History of the Universe, Vol. 3
  10. Bitter Fruit
  11. Traction
  12. The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Vol. 1
  13. Expecting Better
  14. The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
  15. The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Vol. 2
  16. Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice
  17. The Cartoon History of the Environment
  18. Musicophilia
  19. Barbarian Days
  20. Ego is the Enemy
  21. Misbehaving
  22. All You Can Ever Know
  23. The Ramayana
  24. The Long Way Home
  25. Blue like Jazz
  26. The Gene
  27. Lost City of the Incas
  28. The Last Lecture
  29. Nonviolent Communication
  30. Pete Seeger’s Storytelling Book
  31. The Known World
  32. The Silk Roads
  33. The Lost Heart of Asia
  34. The Fifth Agreement
  35. And Baby Makes Three
  36. The Small BIG
  37. Chasing the Sea
  38. The Power of a Positive No
  39. The Big Leap
  40. Real American
  41. Speak Peace in a World of Conflict
  42. The Panic of 1907
  43. Hold Me Tight
  44. The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work
  45. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh
  46. The Color Purple
  47. The Great Depression: A Diary
  48. All the Wild that Remains
  49. If You’re in My Office, It’s Already Too Late
  50. Tales of Two Americas
  51. The Man’s Guide to Women
  52. Inside of a Dog
  53. Confessions of the Pricing Man
  54. The Invention of the Jewish People
  55. No Death, No Fear
  56. How to Fight
  57. The Refugees
  58. Owning our Future
  59. Food Rules
  60. Advice on Dying
  61. Another America: The Story of Liberia
  62. The Age of Lincoln
  63. The Obstacle is the Way
  64. The Richest Man in Babylon
  65. Fear
  66. Between the World and Me
  67. Reinventing Organizations – the illustrated version!
  68. The New Jim Crow
  69. The Art of Power
  70. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
  71. Snow Falling on Cedars
  72. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
  73. How to Eat
  74. Life Together
  75. Opening the Heart of the Cosmos
  76. The Happiness Hypothesis
  77. Happiness, Love and Liberation
  78. The Boudoir Bible
  79. What Makes Love Last?
  80. Mediterranean Winter
  81. Just Mercy
  82. Cradle to Cradle
  83. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  84. Teachings on Love
  85. A Path with Heart
  86. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
  87. On Guard and On Point
  88. The Unwomanly Face of War
  89. The 47 Ronin Story
  90. Being the Change
  91. Ill Fares the Land
  92. The History of Western Art
  93. When They Call You a Terrorist
  94. Homage to Catalonia
  95. The Dip
  96. The Broken Spears
  97. The Cartoon History of Physics
  98. Classic Feynman
  99. East of Eden
  100. The Namesake
  101. Bury the Chains
  102. The Morality of Spin
  103. Charles Darwin: Voyaging
  104. Charles Darwin: The Power of Place
  105. Thanks for the Feedback
  106. Dancing at the Edge of Death
  107. Blindspot
  108. 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy
  109. Getting the Love You Want
  110. To End All Wars
  111. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
  112. The World According to Garp
  113. Survival in Auschwitz
  114. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
  115. Companies We Keep
  116. Mating in Captivity
  117. White Fragility
  118. The Templars
  119. How to Change Your Mind
  120. When Breath Becomes Air

2017-2018 List

2018 Reading List

  1. Your Money or Your Life
  2. Prisoners of Geography
  3. Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers
  4. Women & Power
  5. At the Gates of Europe
  6. The Goal
  7. Critical Chain
  8. Home Deus
  9. Stasiland
  10. Homegoing
  11. Transformation & Healing
  12. October 1917
  13. Feeling Good
  14. A Thousand Splendid Suns
  15. The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
  16. Lean In
  17. The Four Agreements
  18. The Kite Runner
  19. No Future without Forgiveness
  20. The Home That Was Our Country
  21. The 4 Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive
  22. The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
  23. The Ideal Team Player
  24. Traction
  25. Jungle of Stone
  26. The River Between
  27. Buddha’s Brain
  28. Get a Grip
  29. 1493
  30. The 5 Temptations of a CEO
  31. 1491
  32. Conscious Loving
  33. City of Thorns
  34. City of Fortune
  35. Galapagos
  36. The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work
  37. Our Appointment with Life
  38. Present Moment, Wonderful Moment
  39. What the Heck is EOS?
  40. Breathe, You Are Alive!
  41. Being Peace
  42. How to Be a Great Boss
  43. The Other Shore
  44. Stepping into Freedom
  45. Old Path White Clouds
  46. The Islamic Enlightenment
  47. For a Future to Be Possible
  48. The Miracle of Mindfulness
  49. A River Sutra
  50. Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire
  51. Death by Meeting
  52. How to Walk
  53. Living Buddha, Living Christ
  54. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
  55. The Trench
  56. A Bittersweet Season
  57. How to Sit
  58. Alexander Hamilton
  59. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
  60. South Sea Vagabonds
  61. Beyond the Beautiful Forevers
  62. 40 Autumns
  63. Variations on Night and Day
  64. The Mastery of Love
  65. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  66. Nomadland
  67. Spain in our Hearts
  68. Burmese Days
  69. Being Mortal
  70. How to Relax
  71. The Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh
  72. On Tyranny
  73. The Stranger
  74. Wave
  75. This Divided Island
  76. The Island of a Thousand Mirrors
  77. Feeling Good Together
  78. The Boys in the Boat
  79. A Concise History of Buddhism
  80. Factfulness

2017 Reading List

  1. Darkness Visible
  2. Why We Do What We Do
  3. Lost City of the Monkey God
  4. The Romanovs
  5. Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It
  6. SPQR
  7. Crucial Conversations
  8. Maverick
  9. Grunt
  10. The Great Game
  11. The Oregon Trail
  12. The Soul of an Octopus
  13. The Ghost Map
  14. The Connector’s Way
  15. The Emperor of All Maladies
  16. Lords of the Atlas
  17. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
  18. Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
  19. The Wages of Guilt
  20. All The Wild That Remains
  21. Empires of the Sea
  22. The World’s Most Dangerous Place
  23. Credit Union 2.0
  24. The Business of Expertise
  25. King Leopold’s Ghost
  26. The Silk Roads
  27. Untouchable
  28. Hillbilly Elegy
  29. Persepolis
  30. The Man without a Face
  31. After the Prophet
  32. Black Rain
  33. The End of Average
  34. The Undoing Project
  35. Predictable Success
  36. Hero: The Life & Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
  37. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
  38. The Last Storytellers
  39. The Forest Unseen
  40. Metro Equity Baseline Report
  41. How to Cure a Fanatic
  42. The 5 Levels of Leadership
  43. The Power of Memoir
  44. In the Time of Madness
  45. Future Crimes
  46. Krakatoa
  47. This Earth of Mankind
  48. House of Glass
  49. Footsteps
  50. Child of All Nations
  51. The Cello Suites
  52. Being Mortal
  53. The Almost Nearly Perfect People
  54. Love Does
  55. The Prophet
  56. The Enchiridion
  57. Madagascar: The Eighth Continent
  58. Nature’s Nether Regions
  59. The Power of Full Engagement
  60. The Book of Joy
  61. The Aye-Aye and I
  62. Sapiens
  63. The Swerve