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Books

Growing up, my parents tried to cultivate a love of reading in our family. We’d have dedicated reading time each night when we’d retreat to our favorite part of the house for time dedicated to reading for pleasure. I’ve been out of school now for over 8 years, and I’m happy to say that I’ve internalized that love.

I use this page to keep track of the books that I’ve read. I love the sense of progress that comes with finishing a book and adding it to this growing list.

🚸 Denotes a book that was read aloud with my children.


Currently Reading


⍟ The First Commandment by Brad Thor


2019


⍟ Takedown by Brad Thor

⍟ No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

⍟ Humble Service: Leading Your Family as a Stay-at-Home Dad by Chet Collins

⍟ The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

⍟ Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

⍟ The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Dank

⍟ St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton

⍟ The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty by William Bligh 🚸

⍟ The Art of War by Sun Tzu

⍟ Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne

⍟ How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

⍟ Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler by Mark Riebling

⍟ Blowback by Brad Thor

⍟ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 🚸

⍟ Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

⍟ Keep Going by Austin Kleon

⍟ State of the Union by Brad Thor

⍟ The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis 🚸

⍟ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 🚸

⍟ Last Days of the Concorde by Samme Chittum

⍟ Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need by Meg Meeker, MD

⍟ The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids by Sarah Mackenzie

⍟ Path of the Assassin by Brad Thor

⍟ The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor

⍟ Spymaster by Brad Thor

⍟ The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

⍟ Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker, MD

⍟ Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

⍟ The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future by Joseph C. Sternberg

⍟ Stong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker, MD

⍟ Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

⍟ The One Thing: Passing Faith Onto Children by Matthew Kelly

⍟ You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham

⍟ Democracy Inc.: How Members of Congress Have Cashed In On Their Jobs by The Washington Post

⍟ 8 Minute Meditation Expanded: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life. by Victor Davich

⍟ Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord by Andrew Hogan

⍟ Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War by Eva Dillon

⍟ Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze

⍟ Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

⍟ Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt


2018


⍟ Grant Us Peace by Chet Collins

⍟ Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

⍟ American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road by Nick Bilton

⍟ Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

⍟ The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre

⍟ Hiroshima by John Hersey

⍟ The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

⍟ Spectre: Origins by C.W. Lemoine

⍟ The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started by Jon Sweeney

⍟ When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages by Jon Sweeney

⍟ Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan by US Conference of Catholic Bishops

⍟ Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput

⍟ Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number by Chris Hogan

⍟ Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster

⍟ A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

⍟ Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

⍟ Keep Your Kids Catholic: Sharing Your Faith and Making It Stick by Marc Cardaronella

⍟ Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church by Allen Hunt, PhD

⍟ Instruction on Respect for Human Life by the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith

⍟ The Dignity of A Person by the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith

⍟ The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

⍟ Building the Kingdom: A History of the Catholic Church by Robbie Peñate

⍟ Operation Mincement: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre

⍟ The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

⍟ On Conscience by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

⍟ Rainbox Six by Tom Clancy

⍟ Messy & Foolish by Matthew Warner

⍟ The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

⍟ The Pope Who Quit: A True Medieval Tale of Mystery, Death, and Salvation by Jon Sweeney

⍟ You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want by Jesse Mecham