My Zen Thought will be posted later today, but for now I wanted to post a list of books that I am currently reading. I read constantly, sort of like I write constantly, and sometimes I’ll be reading something that I need a break from because I need to mentally chew on the information, or because I get bored, or sometimes even too emotionally invested in the characters and need to give myself a ‘time out’ to get back to reality. So, I pick up a different book or magazine for that break.

Here’s my 2019 reading list so far:


Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty, fiction (book club selection)

499 Facts About Alexander Hamilton, Stephen Spignesi, non fiction

Tales of Norse Mythology, Helen Grueber, nonfiction

Farliegh Field, Rhys Bowen, fiction (book club selection)

21 Lessons for the 21 Century, Yuval Noah Harari, nonfiction

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, David Lynch, nonfiction

It’s been a slow start to my reading year, but I joined a book club to read more fiction and that has taken away some of my nonfiction and graphic novel reading time.


Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, Beth Kephart, nonfiction

Beartown, Fredrik Backman, fiction (book club selection)

Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman, fiction

Addicted to Unhappiness, Martha Heineman Pieper, PhD & William J. Pieper, MD, nonfiction

A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber, nonfiction

You Must Change Your Life The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke & Auguste Rodin, Rachel Corbett, nonfiction

And here’s the list of books I’ve got in my stack that I haven’t cracked open yet but intend to get to once space opens up in my brain.

Big Magic: Creative living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert, nonfiction

Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, nonfiction

Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber, Ken Wilber, nonfiction

This isn’t doesn’t include the graphic novels and cookbooks I’ve read or am reading. I’ll add those later. If you want a recommendation on any of these, let me know! Some of these are way outside my reading comfort zone. What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year? Is there something you’d recommend I add to my list?