2020 Reading List

January 2020:

Over The Top – Jonathan Van Ness

Necessary People – Anna Pitoniak 

Find Me – André Aciman (CMBYN sequel)

Would I Lie To You? The Amazing Power Of Being Honest In A World That Lies – Judi Ketteler

Fair Play – Eve Rodsky

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways To Ignite Success, Meaning, And Joy At Work – Melanie A. Katzman, PHD

Surrounded By Idiots: The Four Types Of Human Behavior + How To Effectively Communicate w/ Each In Business (And In Life) – Thomas Erikson

Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly – Jim DeRogatis

February 2020:

X – Chuck Klosterman 

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living – Meik Wiking

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes + the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen – Christopher McDougall

Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength + Endurance – Christopher McDougall

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) – Gretchen Rubin

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives – Gretchen Rubin 

March 2020:

Power: Why Some People Have It –– And Others Don’t – Jeffrey Pfeffer 

Flying Too Close To The Sun: Myths in Art From Classical to Contemporary – Phidon

Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hooksup, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity – Peggy Orenstein

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink

“Wait, I’m The Boss?!?”: The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day 1 – Peter Economy

Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It – Gary Taubes

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir – Anna Wiener

Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body + the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life – Scott Grafton 

The Longing for Less: Living w/ Minimalism – Kyle Chayka

No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us – Rachel Louise Snyder

April 2020:

Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer

Punished By Rewards: The Trouble w/ Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise + Other Bribes – Alfie Kohn

Recursion – Blake Crouch 

Survivor: The Official Companion Book to the CBS TV Show – Mark Burnett w/ Martin Dugard

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May 2020: 

The Psychology of Survivor – Richard J. Gerrig, PhD

In A Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware

How To Break Up With Your Phone – Catherine Price

The Modern Break-Up – Daniel Chidiac

How To Be Alone – Lane Moore

June 2020: 

When It Was Worth Playing For – Mario Lanza

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder + Memory in Northern Ireland – Patrick Radden Keefe 

The Book of Rudy: The Wit + Wisdom of Rudy Boesch – Rudy Boesch + Jeff Herman

Jump In! Even If You Don’t Know How To Swim – Mark Burnett

The Stingray: The Lethal Tactics of the Sole Survivor – Peter Lance

Dare to Succeed: How to Survive + Thrive in the Game of Life – Mark Burnett

July 2020:

H3 Leadership – Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. by Brad Lomenick

Dear Edward – Ann Napolitano

Friends + Strangers – J. Courtney Sullivan 

Your Body in Balance – Neal D. Barnard, MD

How to Eat – Mark Bittman + David L. Katz

August 2020:

All Adults Here – Emma Straub 

Brain Wash – David Perlmutter, MD.

Find Your FuckYeah – Alexis Rockley 

Conversations w/ Friends – Sally Rooney

Broken People – Sam Lansky 

The Clear Skin Diet – Nina + Randa Nelson

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

The Self-Care Solution – Jennifer Ashton, M.D., M.S.

Self Care – Leigh Stein

The Choice – Gillian McAllister 

Strong is the New Beautiful – Lindsey Vonn

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain – Sharon Begley

Something In The Water – Catherine Steadman

This Is How I Lied – Heather Gudenkauf

The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware

Home Before Dark – Riley Sager

September 2020:

Luster – Raven Leilani

Mamba Mentality – Kobe Bryant

Untamed – Glennon Doyle 

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close – Aminatou Sow + Ann Friedman

We are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life – Laura McKowen

Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation – Anne Helen Peterson

October 2020:

Other People’s Love Letters – Bill Shapiro 

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the 21st Century – Alice Wong 

Whole Again: Healing Your Heart + Rediscovering Your True Self – Jackson MacKenzie

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope – Anne Lamott

You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships – Deborah Tannen

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks + Difficult People – Bob Goff

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown

Love Poems (for Anxious People) – John Kenney

November 2020:

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love + Life From Dear Sugar – Cheryl Strayed

The Power of Moments – Chip + Dan Heath

This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t – Augusten Burroughs

Good Morning, Monster: A therapist shares five heroic stories of emotional recovery – Catherine Gildner

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate – Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

How to Fall in Love w/ Anyone – Mandy Len Catron

Anxious People – Fredrik Backman

December 2020:

The Gift of the Magi + The Purple Dress – O. Henry

ACE: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society + the Meaning of Sex – Angela Chen

Slim Down Now – Cynthia Sass

Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating – Moira Weigel 

Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love From Day One – Emily Heyward

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work – Liz Fosslien + Mollie West Duffy 

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass – Lana Del Rey

Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity – Kim Scott

Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy + How We Connect w/ Others – Marco Iacoboni

TED Talks: Storytelling – Akash Karia

Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution + Triumph of Modern Female Friendship – Kayleen Schaefer

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People – Banaji + Greenwald

The Best of Me – David Sedaris

One By One: A Memoir of Love + Loss in the Shadows of Opioid America – Nicolas Bush

How To Be A Person – Lindy West + Dan Savage

Adulthood *for Beginners: All the Life Secrets Nobody Bothered to Tell You – Andy Boyle

Sh*t, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema – Lindy West

One Person, Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success – Marci Alboher

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