A list of the books I finished reading in 2020 in order of completion.
"If you’re ok with looking like everyone else, then the essence of this book will be lost on you." - Paul Akers
My annual list of favorite books read for 2020. Several great books on business, self-help, and fiction made the list.
These are my general notes and lessons learned more than a full summary like I normally write. The book is well written and easy to follow, it kept me interested the entire time. If you are interested in learning about Genghis Khan I definitely recommend this book.
This is an encouraging book about parenting. It has a lot of sound advice and is worth reading multiple times. My wife and I got to hear Dr. Meg Meeker speak in person at a Dave Ramsey SMART conference in 2019 and we've learned a lot from her. If you enjoy this, you may want to check out some of her other books on parenting.
A Mind for Numbers explores new ways of thinking about how you learn. It is written primarily for students. It has a lot of specific advice related to studying for homework, projects, and working with classmates.
"You won't find guilt or shame in this book. Instead you'll find encouragement and practicality as we continue our quest to travel the most excellent way." This quote from the introduction explains the aim of the book well. Love Like That is a fantastic book with practical tips and thought provoking questions on loving like Jesus.
Howard Marks is one of my favorite writers on investing and I enjoy reading his memos throughout the year. Mastering the Market Cycle has insights for learning to see the big picture in the economy and investing.
Built from Scratch is the story of the founding and growth of The Home Depot. I really enjoyed this book and it is written in a similar style to Sam Walton Made in America. It covers topics of customer service, developing people, leadership, management, growth and more.
These are my favorite books read in 2019.