2022 was a good year for reading. Below are my top ten books for the year. It is an eclectic collection that reflects my varied interests and curiosity.
There are more that I talk about on the the next episode of the GAINcast coming out on Monday. I read 127 books this past year down 30 from previous years. That being said, I never consciously try to read a certain number of books each year, nor do I keep track during the year. Mid December of each year I total up the number of books to satisfy my curiosity.
This past year I did something quite different. If I liked a book, I went through a three-step process.
- Step #1 – I read through the whole book without doing any underlining or annotation.
- Step #2 – I read the book again while underlining and annotating.
- Step #3 – I then go back through the all the underlined sections and the annotations.
I feel that this allowed me to get so much more of the book. For my comments on the books, I read in 2022 be sure to listen to the you can link to theGAINcast.com out on Monday. In the meantime here is a list of my top 10:
- Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather by Mark Seal
- The Book of Joe: Trying Not to Suck at Baseball and Life by Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci
- Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 by Carlos Eire
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
- The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings, and a Hit by Ron Shelton
- The Tyranny of Talent: How it compels and limits athletic achievement… and why you should ignore it by Joe Baker
- Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making by Tony Fadell
- And I Was There: Pearl Harbor and Midway Breaking the Secrets by Edwin Layton
- All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooks
- Scientist: E. O. Wilson: A Life in Nature by Richard Rhodes