Books by Impact: July – December 2018

This post is a little later than I wanted it to be. But, as the old saying goes–it’s better late than never, right?

What follows is the list of books that I read in the second half of last year ordered by impact. For an explanation of why I chose to rank by impact and a definition of what impact means to me visit this post.

Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions or thoughts that you’d like to share about these titles!

  1. If You Want to Write: A Book about Independence, Art and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
  2. The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten
  3. Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  5. My American Journey by Colin Powell
  6. The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack
  7. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  8. A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader by Ari Weinzweig
  9. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  10. Wild Rice and the Ojibway People by Thomas Vannum, Jr.
  11. The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams by Sam Walker
  12. Smart Growth: Critical Choices for Business Continuity and Prosperity by Ernesto J. Poza
  13. Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
  14. Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb
  15. The Lupanarium by Adele Leigh
  16. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  17. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  18. Under a Wing: A Memoir by Reeve Lindbergh
  19. A Life Full of Glitter by Anna O’Brien
  20. Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high
  21. Cross-Functional Teams: Working with Allies, Enemies, and Other Strangers by Glenn M. Parker
  22. Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin
  23. Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires by Shomari Wills
  24. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  25. 1984 by George Orwell
  26. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  27. The Prince of Frogtown by Rick Bragg
  28. The Good Neighbor: The Life and Times of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King

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