2019 -- A Year of Learning in Review

Similar to 2017 and 2018, I would like to take a few moments to reflect on my effort to continue my education. Here are the titles I read / took notes on during 2019. This does not count the many of the presentations, webinars, and documentaries consumed as part of my daily work, though I am counting the many lectures of Dr. Alan Watts and Terrence McKenna as at least two audiobooks. My final count was 42, which is more than 2018 when I completed 28 titles and 2017 when I completed 29. The audio books really helped boost my total.

I decided to stop consuming more books in October to focus on writing a book of my own. Also, though I was on pace to hit 52 books this year, it is an exhausting pace for retaining and integrating that knowledge.

AudioBooks / Lectures on YouTube
Arthur C. Clarke — The Wind From The Sun
Lao Tzu — Tao Te Ching (read by Dr. Wayne Dyer)
Alan Watts — numerous lectures
Terrence McKenna — numerous lectures
Raymond Chandler — The Long Goodbye
Ross MacDonald — The Moving Target

AudioBooks on Audible
Robert A. Heinlein — The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Eoin Colfer — Artemis Fowl (Book 1)
Rich Roll — Finding Ultra
Steven Lee Myers — The New Czar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
Aaptiv — 21 Days of Meditation
Christian Williams — Alone Together: Sailing Solo to Hawaii and Beyond
Danny Robins — Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash’s Greatest Album
Robert M. Pirsig — Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (incomplete, not quality material)
Alexander Kent — To Glory We Steer
T.E. Lawrence — Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Ruth Cohen — Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch
Eknath Easwaran — Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality
Florence Williams — The 3 Day Effect
Dale Maharidge — The Dead Drink First
William Gibson — Alien III
Raymond Chandler — The Big Sleep
Robert Coram — Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Ian Fleming — Casino Royale
Adrian Goldsworthy — In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire
Nick Carr — Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic
Paul Strathern — The Venetians: A New History From Marco Polo to Casanova
Randall Sullivan — The Miracle Detective

Budd Schulberg — What Makes Sammy Run
Marshall Goldsmith — What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Mark Manson — The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
Karl A. Graves — Secrets of the Hohenzollerns
Karl A. Graves — Secrets of the German War Office
Kilmeade and Yeager — Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Seamus Heaney — Opened Ground
Emerson T. Brooking and Peter W. Singer — LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
Michael Z. Lewin — Ask the Right Question

Kindle/Apple Books
Jason Healey — A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace 1986 to 2012
Gregory David Roberts — Shantaram
Andrews and Mitrokhin — The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
JC Cannon — Privacy in Technology: Standards and Practices for Engineers and Security and IT Professionals
Travis Breaux (ed.) — Introduction to IT Privacy: A Handbook for Technologists