What I’m Reading: Arthur’s Book List (2019)

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Arthur's Book List 2019

Hey there 👋 and welcome to my first annual book list. 📚🤓

Below you’ll find all the books I read in 2019 ordered by popularity (number of Goodreads reviews), quality (average Goodreads rating) and original publication date (survivors beat out new arrivers).

This year I launched the TRACKTION Planner, kicked off the TRACKTION Masterclass and spent a huge amount of time writing about productivity.

As a counterbalance, 2019 was something non-fiction sabbatical for me – and I loved every moment of it.

If you’re putting off reading because you don’t have the time, space or energy for it; or if you’re just not excited about the books you think you should read; or if anyone ever looks down on you for reading what you love then here are my suggestions…

First, tell those people (or the voice in your head) to go shove it.

And second, remember that reading something is always better than reading nothing at all.

Do what you can, from where you are, with what you have; learn to love reading; start somewhere; build the habit and you’ll end up reading more and more widely than you ever imagined.

And the best part is, you’ll love every moment of it.

That’s all for today!

I’ll see you back here in 12 months time with my book list from the year 2020.

So, without further ado, here’s my 2019 book list…

Arthur’s Book List 2019

  1. Pride and Prejudice (1813), Jane Austen
    279 pages. Rated 4.3 over 2,717,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo (1844), Alexandre Dumas
    1,276 pages. Rated 4.2 over 702,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), Arthur Conan Doyle
    246 pages. Rated 4.3 over 224,700 reviews on Goodreads.
  4. Anne of Green Gables (1908), L.M. Montgomery
    320 pages. Rated 4.3 over 663,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  5. Gone with the Wind (1936), Margaret Mitchell
    1,037 pages. Rated 4.3 over 1,022,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  6. East of Eden (1952), John Steinbeck
    601 pages. Rated 4.4 over 400,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  7. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), Arthur Conan Doyle
    378 pages. Rated 4.3 over 76,700 reviews on Goodreads.
  8. Endurance (1959), Alfred Lansing
    Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
    282 pages. Rated 4.4 over 73,700 reviews on Goodreads.
  9. The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), Malcolm X
    466 pages. Rated 4.3 over 177,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  10. I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) (1950), Isaac Asimov
    224 pages. Rated 4.2 over 254,200 reviews on Goodreads.
  11. Stoner (1965), John Williams
    278 pages. Rated 4.3 over 85,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  12. The Complete Maus (1986), Art Spiegelman
    296 pages. Rated 4.6 over 119,200 reviews on Goodreads.
  13. The Caves of Steel (Robot #1) (1954), Isaac Asimov
    206 pages. Rated 4.2 over 73,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  14. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966), Robert A. Heinlein
    288 pages. Rated 4.2 over 102,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  15. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) (1987), Stephen King
    463 pages. Rated 4.2 over 199,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  16. Childhood’s End (1953), Arthur C. Clarke
    224 pages. Rated 4.1 over 118,700 reviews on Goodreads.
  17. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3) (1991), Stephen King
    422 pages. Rated 4.2 over 170,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  18. The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) (1974), Joe Haldeman
    278 pages. Rated 4.2 over 127,600 reviews on Goodreads.
  19. Brave New World (1932), Aldous Huxley
    288 pages. Rated 4.0 over 1,323,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  20. On Writing (2000), Stephen King
    A Memoir of the Craft
    320 pages. Rated 4.3 over 201,700 reviews on Goodreads.
  21. The Name of the Wind (2007), Patrick Rothfuss
    662 pages. Rated 4.5 over 642,600 reviews on Goodreads.
  22. Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4) (1997), Stephen King
    845 pages. Rated 4.3 over 152,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  23. The Wise Man’s Fear (2011), Patrick Rothfuss
    994 pages. Rated 4.6 over 384,900 reviews on Goodreads.
  24. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7) (2004), Stephen King
    1,050 pages. Rated 4.3 over 132,600 reviews on Goodreads.
  25. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) (2006), Scott Lynch
    752 pages. Rated 4.3 over 193,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  26. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) (2003), Stephen King
    931 pages. Rated 4.2 over 144,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  27. Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) (2007), Joe Abercrombie
    441 pages. Rated 4.3 over 101,200 reviews on Goodreads.
  28. Candide (1759), Voltaire
    129 pages. Rated 3.8 over 206,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  29. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) (1982), Stephen King
    231 pages. Rated 4.0 over 479,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  30. Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) (2008), Joe Abercrombie
    536 pages. Rated 4.3 over 95,500 reviews on Goodreads.
  31. Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) (2007), Scott Lynch
    578 pages. Rated 4.2 over 101,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  32. Pandora’s Star (2004), Peter F. Hamilton
    768 pages. Rated 4.2 over 39,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  33. Judas Unchained (2005), Peter F. Hamilton
    827 pages. Rated 4.3 over 29,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  34. The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) (2006), Joe Abercrombie
    515 pages. Rated 4.2 over 145,500 reviews on Goodreads.
  35. The Slight Edge (2005), Jeff Olson
    168 pages. Rated 4.4 over 15,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  36. Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Jonathan Swift
    306 pages. Rated 3.6 over 217,500 reviews on Goodreads.
  37. The Compound Effect (2010), Darren Hardy (Summary)
    Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
    A concise, practical guide to mastering small choices that determine big outcomes which dictate the course of your life – by best selling author, publisher and motivational speaker, Darren Hardy.
    162 pages. Rated 4.4 over 21,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  38. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) (2013), Scott Lynch
    650 pages. Rated 4.2 over 75,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  39. The Three-Body Problem (2007), Liu Cixin
    400 pages. Rated 4.1 over 113,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  40. Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6) (2004), Stephen King
    544 pages. Rated 4.0 over 121,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  41. Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2) (2015), Joe Abercrombie
    366 pages. Rated 4.2 over 27,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  42. Who Moved My Cheese? (1998), Spencer Johnson (Summary)
    A short, light-hearted parable about the different ways we respond to life’s changes and how doing so skillfully can help us find more success and happines in our lives, by best-selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson.
    96 pages. Rated 3.8 over 331,600 reviews on Goodreads.
  43. Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1) (2014), Joe Abercrombie
    416 pages. Rated 4.0 over 44,600 reviews on Goodreads.
  44. DotCom Secrets (2015), Russell Brunson
    The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online
    274 pages. Rated 4.4 over 1,800 reviews on Goodreads.
  45. Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3) (2015), Joe Abercrombie
    513 pages. Rated 4.0 over 21,300 reviews on Goodreads.
  46. Expert Secrets (2017), Russell Brunson
    The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World
    302 pages. Rated 4.4 over 1,200 reviews on Goodreads.
  47. The Boron Letters (2013), Gary Halbert
    146 pages. Rated 4.3 over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads.
  48. Invisible Selling Machine (2015), Ryan Deiss
    178 pages. Rated 4.3 over 300 reviews on Goodreads.
  49. Launch (2014), Jeff Walker
    An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula to Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, and Live the Life of Your Dreams
    170 pages. Rated 4.1 over 2,100 reviews on Goodreads.
  50. One to Many (2018), Jason Fladlien
    The Secret to Webinar Success
    348 pages. Rated 4.7 over <100 reviews on Goodreads.
  51. Million Dollar Coach (2016), Taki Moore
    The 9 Strategies That Drive A 7-Figure Coaching Business
    173 pages. Rated 4.2 over <100 reviews on Goodreads.
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