By Greg Roth

My Cousin’s Reading List from 2017

My cousin Tim is an association CEO, leadership consultant, and a pretty serious reader: here is his list of books read in 2017. He shared this list on Facebook, so I’m re-posting here so I can share. I don’t read this much nor do I read this widely, so it’s a fascinating list to me from someone whom I know, trust, and admire as a thoughtful leader.

Books read in 2017

(Best two overall: Alexander Hamilton, and The Invention of Wings)

1. * Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A devout Muslim encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi
2. The Road to Little Dibbling, by Bill Bryson
3. The Complete Far Side, Vol. 2, by Gary Larson
4. The Indian in the Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks
5. I Still Dream about You, by Fannie Flagg
6. * The Prayer of Jabez, by Bruce Wilkinson
7. * In the Kingdom of Ice: The grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides
8. As You Wish: Inconceivable tales from the making of The Princess Bride, by Carey Elwes
9. The Complete Far Side, Vol. 1, by Gary Larson
10. Accused, by Lisa Scottoline
11. The Real Rain Man, by Fran Peek
12. Presence, by Amy Cuddy
13. Terminal Freeze, by Lincoln Child
14. Compelling People: the hidden qualities that make us influential, by John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut
15. Betrayed, by Lisa Scottoline
16. Think Twice, by Lisa Scottoline
17. Courting Trouble, by Lisa Scottoline
18. Wounded Tiger, by T. Martin Bennett
19. The Case for Easter, by Lee Strobel
20. Dirty Blonde, by Lisa Scottoline
21. The Complete Far Side, Vol. 3, by Gary Larson
22. Airframe, by Michael Crichton
23. All Work & No Say… ho hum another day, by Jody Urquhart
24. Lucille: the life of Lucille Ball, by Kathleen Brady
25. * Double Cross: the true story of the D-Day spies, by Ben Macintyre
26. Don’t Go, by Lisa Scottoline
27. Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, Vol. 1, by Dan Fisher
28. * Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow
29. * George Washington’s Secret Six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager
30. * George Washington, by Ron Chernow
31. The Field Guide for Parks and Creative Placemaking, by Matthew Clarke
32. * John Adams, by David McCullough
33. * When I was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection
34. Look Again, by Lisa Scottoline
35. * Connective Leadership, by Jean Lipman-Blumen
36. * The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (in two lines or less), edited by John Shanahan
37. Daddy’s Girl, by Lisa Scottoline
38. The Board and the CEO: 7 practices to protect your organization’s most important relationship, by Peter Greer and David Weekley
39. * Isaac’s Storm, by Erik Larson
40. * Faithful Servant of God: Moses, by Stephen J. Lennox
41. * The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
42. Hunch: turn your everyday thoughts into the next big thing, by Bernadette Jiwa
43. Keep Quiet, by Lisa Scottoline
44. A Time to Grieve: Journeying through Grief, Book One, by Kenneth Haugk
45. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
46. * Ella Minnow Pea, by Mark Dunn
47. The Miracle of Dunkirk, by Walter Lord
48. * The Weather Experiment: the pioneers who sought to see the future, by Peter Moore

*those that have impacted my thinking the most or have been the most entertaining in 2017.