I believe you have to be a lifelong learner. It is the only way you can continue to grow and mature as a person spiritually, socially, mentally, physically, and emotionally. One of the ways I have found that meets many of these criteria is reading. It spurs me on to explore new ideas, think about new things, and change my perspective on how I see the world.

Therefore I wanted to keep a running list of books I have read along with condensed thoughts on what I observed and learned from each book. I am not conceited enough to believe people will begin to look at me as a writing critic, but I believe there is value in writing your thoughts down so you can share them with others and have conversations about them. It challenges you and others to never stop exploring, growing, and thinking.

I will be adding a subsequent title after I finish each book. Click on each title listed below for a recap of my thoughts. Hope you find something new you might enjoy on this growing list.



*The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (3 of 5), Douglas Adams
The Republic of Pirates, Colin Woodard

Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull
Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek

A Call to Resurgence, Mark Driscoll

Start with Why, Simon Sinek
Jony Ive, Leander Kahney

Frames: Greater Expectations, Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Breakthrough Leadership, Fast Company


Inferno, Dan Brown
David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell

What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Rob Bell
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin

*Currently Reading


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