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Justin’s Reading List

In January of 2020 I committed to reading a book a week. In 2021 I committed to reading 100 books/year. Since then I haven’t committed to a certain number, I have committed only to reading. This page is a running list of books I’m reading and books I’ve read, starting in January of 2020 and going in reverse chronological order (most recent on top).

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Currently Reading

I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson
Ballistic: Book 3 of the Gray Man Series by Mark Greaney
In-and-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Fast Food Chain that Breaks All the Rules by Stacy Perman
Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier by Hampton Sides
Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden

In the Queue

American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Gunfight that Stopped It by Stephen Hunter
Step on a Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Books Read in 2024

39. Made in America by Bill Bryson
38. The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
37. Fly Girl: A Memoir by Ann Hood
36. Waiter Rant by Steven Dublanica
35. Made In America by Bill Bryson
34. Michelle Remembers by Michelle Smith and Lawrence Pazder, M.D. (Rare/Out-of-Print)(Wikipedia link)
33. On Target: Book 2 of the Gray Man Series by Mark Greaney
32. A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite by Adam Higginbotham
31. Ghost Town Living by Brent Underwood
30. The Pig That Wanted to Be Eaten and 99 Other Thought Experiments by Julian Baggini
29. Accidents in Mountain Rescue by Charlie Shimanksi (opens to free pdf)
28. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert Pirsig
27. Nuclear War: A Scenario by Annie Jacobson (Highly recommended)
26. The Perfect Son by Freida McFadden
25. Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins
24. Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D’ by Michael Cecchi-Azzolina
23. The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
22. American Gun: The True Story of the AR-15 by Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson
21. Good Without God by Greg Epstein
20. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Highly recommended)
19. Dodge City by Tom Clavin
18. Never Lie by Freida McFadden
17. Waking Up by Sam Harris
16. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
15. Spotting Danger Before it Spots You: Building Situational Awareness to Stay Safe by Gary Quesenberry (Highly recommended)
14. Hitting in Combat: The Brain Science of Training To Win Gunfights by Dustin P. Salomon
13. I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
12. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanan
11. The Militia House by John Milas (Highly recommended)
10. The Unit by Adam Gamal
9. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
8. Casca #9: The Sentinel by Barry Sadler
7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
6. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American by Andrew L. Seidel
5. Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD (Highly recommended)
4. G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of an American Century by Beverly Gage
3. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
1. Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky (Highly recommended)

Books Read in 2023

82. Surveillance Detection: The Art of Prevention by Laura Clark and William B. Alagaier
81. Banana Ball: The Unbelievably True Story of the Savannah Bananas by Jesse Cole and Don Yeager

80. Warrior in the Shadows by Marcus Wynne
79. 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy
78. Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering by Cameron Hanes
77. Casca #8: Soldier of Fortune by Barry Sadler
76. Unrepentant Sinner by Colonel Charles Askins (Rare/Out of Print)
75. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley, MD and Paul Goldberg
74. Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
73. The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death by John Bateson
72. Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of True Toughness by Steve Magness
71. Casca #7: The Damned by Barry Sadler
70. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine
69. Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Learn to Thrive with Enough by Michael Easter
68. Heat 2: A Novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner
67. Casca #6: The Persian by Barry Sadler
66. Food Isn’t Medicine by Dr Joshua Wolrich
65. Falling by T.J. Newman
64. Casca #5: The Barbarian by Barry Sadler
63. The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War by Jeff Sharlet
62. Casca #4: Panzer Soldier by Barry Sadler
61. A Serial Killer’s Daughter by Kerri Rawson
60. Casca #3: The War Lord by Barry Sadler
59. The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia by Joe Keith Bickett
58. How to Become a Real Life Action Hero by Bart Mitcham
57. Entertaining Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
56. Casca #2: God of Death by Barry Sadler
55. Five Years After by William Forstchen
54. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson
53. The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Murder, and Mutiny by David Grann (Highly recommended)
52. The Grey Man by Mark Greaney (Highly recommended)
51. Prime Asset: Corps Justice Series Book Three by C.G. Cooper
50. Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer
49. Painting Over Rust: Stories from a 20-Year Odyssey in the FBI by T.C. Fuller
48. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
47. Metro: Sin City Chronicles by Mark Rusin
46. Handgun Combatives, 2nd Edition by Dave Spaulding
45. Practical Lock Picking by Deviant Ollam
44. When Crack Was King by Donovan X. Ramsey
43. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer (Highly recommended)
42. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain (second reading)
41. Council of Patriots: Corps Justice Series Book Two by C.G. Cooper
40. Co. Aytch, or A Side Show of the Big Show by Sam R. Watkins
39. Back to War: Corps Justice Book One by C.G. Cooper
38. How Not to Start a Backpack Company by Jason McCarthy
37. Escape the Wolf by Clint Emerson
36. The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Healthy, Happy Self by Michael Easter (second reading)
35. On Violence and Varietals: Confessions of a Savage Somm by Rich Brown (second reading)
34. Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right Wing Extremism by Jeffrey Toobin
33. Prepared: A Manual for Surviving Worst-Case Scenarios by Mike Glover
32. Only the Dead by Jack Carr
31. Travel Fu*k Love: A True American Love Story by J. Gatz (Highly Recommended)
30. Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey by Fred Minnick
29. Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Expert Advice for Extreme Situations by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
28. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder
27. Hookers, Tricks, and Cops by Loren Christensen
26. Hooked: Secrets of a High Class Call Girl by Samantha X
25. Guerilla Gunfighter 2: Preparedness Rifle & Carbine by John Mosby
24. U.S. Marshals: Inside America’s Most Storied Law Enforcement Agency by Mike Earp
23. The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Healthy, Happy Self by Michael Easter
22. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
21. Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm
20. Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg
19. Dead Body Calls by Loren Christensen
18. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
17. The Art Of Instruction: Your Guide to Instructional Excellence by Michael Seeklander (and Rich Brown)
16. Never Quit From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle and Don Reardon
15. Spyfail by James Bamford
14. Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks by Andrea Lankford
13. Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue by William Sine
12. The Man Who Hacked the World: A Ghostwriter’s Descent into Madness with John McAfee by Alex Cody Foster
11. Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow
10. None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism by Michael Hirsch
9. Beqoming: Everything You Didn’t Know You Wanted by Azrya Bequar and Benjamin Bequar
8. Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
7. Mob VI: A SEAL Team Six Operator’s Battles in the Fight for Good Over Evil by Justin K. Sheffield
6. Concealed Carry Manual by Jeff Gonzales
5. Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD
4. Die With Zero: Getting All You Can From Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins (Highly Recommended)
3. The Fighters: Americans in Combat by C.J. Chivers (Highly Recommended)
2. Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible by Jerry Coyne
1. Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre

Books Read in 2022

86. Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
85. Come Back Alive by Robert Young Pelton
84. When Crisis Hits Suburbia by Ted Riley
83. A Warrior’s Path: Lessons in Leadership by Robert Trivino (Highly Recommended)
82. Found:  A Life in Mountain Rescue by Bree Loewen
81. Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication by Vanessa Van Edwards
80. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick
79. Six Ways In and Twelve Ways Out by George W. Jasper
78. You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham
77. Chasing the Smokies Moon by Nancy East
76. The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
75. Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
74. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
73. Carry the Fire by Aaron Moyer
72. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki
71. Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering
70. Code Over Country: The Tragedy & Corruption of SEAL Team Six by Matthew Cole
69. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
68. Brothel: The Mustang Ranch and its Women by Alexa Albert
67. The Ugly American by Eugene Burdick and William J. Lederer
66.When Violence is the Answer by Tim Larkin
65. SHTF Survival Stories by Selco Begovic
64. On Violence and Varietals: Confessions of a Savage Somm by Rich Brown.
63. The Lost City of Z by David Grann
62. Hell’s Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club by Sonny Barger
61. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
60. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
59. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
58. Cascadia Fallen: Spiritus Americae by Austin Chambers
57. Surviving the Wild by Joshua Enyart
56. Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
55. Gunfight by Ryan Busse
54. Cascadia Fallen: Order Divested by Austin Chambers
53. Fever by Deon Meyer
52. Cascadia Fallen: Tahoma’s Hammer by Austin Chambers
51. The Dark Art: My Life in Global Narco-Terrorism by Edward Follis and Douglas Century
50. Thrive: Long-Term Wilderness Survival Guide by Juan Pablo Quinonez
49. The End: A Post-Apocalyptic Novel by G. Michael Hopf
48. The Harrows of Spring by James Howard Kunstler
47. Dispatches From the Edge by Anderson Cooper
46. A History of the Future by James Howard Kunstler
45. Survival Theory: A Preparedness Guide by Jonathon Hollerman
44. Wild Rescues: A Paramedic’s Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone and Grand Teton by Kevin Grange
43. Living In The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler
42. The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honeybee in the Wild by Thomas D. Seeley
41. Brian’s Winter by Gary Paulsen
40. The Book of Two Guns: The Martial Art of the 1911 Pistol and AR Carbine by Tiger McKee
39. Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic by Kevin Grange
38. Real World Gunfight Training by Michael Ochsner
37. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Highly Recommended
36. Lucy by Laurence Gonzales
35. Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America From a Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks
34. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
33. The Judge’s List by John Grisham
32. A Few Bad Men: The True Story of U.S. Marines Ambushed in Afghanistan and Betrayed in America by Maj. Fred Galvin (Highly Recommended)
31. Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again by Johann Hari
30. In the Blood by Jack Carr
29. How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL: Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals by Chris Sajnog
28. Pimp: The Story of My Life by Iceberg Slim
27. Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobson
26. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
25. Leadership in the Shadows by SGM Kyle Lamb
24. Where Men Win Glory by John Krakauer
23. Urban Rifle: 45 Years of Teaching and Training by Clint Smith
22. All Secure by Tom Satterly
21. Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Denis Rader, the BTK Killer by Katherine Ramsland, PhD
20. Killer Clown: The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan
19. Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior by Ric Prado
18. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK by Roy Wenzl, Tim Potter, L. Kelly, Hurst Laviana
17. The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing: An Almost True Story by Matt Taibbi
16. Food of the Gods: A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terrence McKenna
15. Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Urban and Suburban Survival by Tom Brown Jr. and Brandt Morgan
14. Intensity by Dean Koontz
13. Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How it Works, and Why We Need It by James Geary
12. Alone at Dawn by Dan Schilling and Lori Longfritz (Highly Recommended)
11. A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard
10. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer
9. Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery, 7th Edition by Massad Ayoob
8. Three Cups of Deceit by Jon Krakauer
7. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
6. The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence by Douglas London (Highly Recommended)
5. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
4. Dopeworld: Adventures in the Global Drug Trade by Niko Vorobyov
3. Never by Ken Follet
2. Tactical Shotgun by Gabriel Suarez
1. Pistolcraft: Forging Past and Present by Reid Henriches

Books Read in 2021

122: Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
121: A Burglar’s Guide to the City by Geoff Manaugh
120: When the Grid Goes Down by Tony Nestor (Not Recommended)
119. Concrete Jungle: A Green Beret’s Guide to Urban Survival by Clay Martin
118. Empire of Ants: The Hidden Worlds and Extraordinary Lives of Earth’s Tiny Conquerors by Susan Foitzick and Olaf Fritsche
117. Holloway’s Raiders by E. R. Walt
116. Human Hacking: Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You by Chris Hadnagy
115. Auto Repair for Dummies by Deanna Sclar
114. The Lost Girls by John Glatt
113. Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen
112. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols
111. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
110: ECG | EKG Interpretation Made Easy by NEDU
109: Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America by Gerald Posner
108. Deadly Force: Understanding Your Right to Self Defense by Massad Ayoob
107. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
106: The Pep Boys Auto Guide to Care Care & Maintenance by E. J. Braswell
105: Drug Use For Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear by Dr. Carl L. Hart
104: Spy the Lie by Phillip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero (Highly Recommended)
103: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
102: It’s Not All About Me: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke (Highly Recommended)
101. Casca #1: The Eternal Mercenary by Barry Sadler
100. Surveillance Countermeasures by Aden Magee
99. The Ballad of the Green Beret by Marc Leepson
98. The Lost Art of High Performance Driving by Ross Bentley (Highly Recommended)
97. Hate, Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes us Despise One Another by Matt Taibbi (Possibly the most important book I’ve read in years)
96. The Guest List by Lisa Foley
95. When All Hell Breaks Loose by Cody Lundin
94. Take a Nap! Change Your Life. by Sara Mednick, PhD
93. Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant
92. Learn to Drive Like a Pro by Anthony J. Scotti (Not Recommended)
91. Good Day: The Paul Harvey Story by Paul Batura
90. Beyond Cruel by Stephen G. Michaud
89. American Predator by Maureen Callahan
88. The Way I Heard It by Mike Rowe
87. The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins by Robert Baer
86. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
85. Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J. Thompson and Jerry B. Jenkins (Highly Recommended)
84. This is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan (Highly Recommended)
83. Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever by Brian Grieg Fry
82. Night School: The Hidden Science of Sleep and Dreams by Richard Wiseman
81. The Bureau and The Mole by David A. Vise
80. Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Venomous Snakes by Lenny Flank, Jr.
79. When You Find My Body by D. Dauphinee
78. Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy by Tim Weiner, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis
77. The Gun by C.J. Chivers (Highly Recommended)
76. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina by Danny Bernstein
75. Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World’s Largest Viper by Dan Eatherly
74. Principles of Personal Defense by Jeff Cooper (Highly Recommended)
73. 15 Fundamental Laws of De-Escalation by Brendan King
72. Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop by Lee Drutman
71. Rum Curious: The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World’s Spirit by Fred Minnick
70. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Antony Bourdain
69. The Ethical Slut by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton
68. On the Shortness of Life by Lucias Seneca (Highly Recommended)
67. The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard
66. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What you Don’t Know by Adam Grant (Highly Recommended)
65. Macon: Book 4 of the Revengers by Marcus Wynne
64. Sentinel: Become the Agent in Charge of Your Own Protection Detail by Patrick McNamara
63. Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire by John H. Maclean
62. 36 Righteous Men by Steven Pressfield
61. Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City by Rosa Brooks
60. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
59. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering American on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
58. The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
57. Real Shootouts of the LAPD: Off-Duty Incidents, Volume I by Claude Werner
56. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD. (Highly Recommended)
55. One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
54. On The Shortness of Life (Modernized for the 21st Century) by Lucius Seneca and Benjamin R. Anderson (NOT Recommended)
53. Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets, Eight Edition by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons & Nancy Caroline (Paramedic course textbook)
52. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
51. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
50. The Art of Modern Gunfighting by Scott Reitz and Brett McQueen
49. Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things by Laurence Gonzales
48. Mengele: The Complete Story by Gerald Posner and John Ware
47. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
46. Clean: The New Science of Skin by James Hamblin
45. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (Highly Recommended)
44. Gita: Book 3 of the Revengers by Marcus Wynne
43. Where all the Light Tends to Go by David Joy
42. The Devil’s Hand by Jack Carr
41. Strategies and Standards for Defensive Handgun Training by Karl Rehn & John Daub
40. Civilized to Death by Christopher Ryan (Highly Recommended)
39. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
38. Violence of Mind by Varg Freeborn
37. Freedom™ by Daniel Suarez
36. Untamed by Will Harlan
35. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
34. How to Choose Self Defense Ammunition by Grant Cunningham
33. Meat Eater by Steve Rinella
32. The Witch of Hebron by James Howard Kunstler
31. Daemon by Daniel Suarez
30. Red Line by Joby Warrick
29. Into the Fire by Dakota Meyer and Bing West
28. Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky
27. Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury and Jason A. Hunt, PhD
26. Code Name: Johnny Walker by Johnny Walker and Jim DeFelice
25. Traditional Archery by Sam Fadala
24. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
23. NOLS Wilderness Medicine, 6th Edition by Tod Schimelpfenig and Joan Stafford (Best Emergency Medical Handbook)
22. The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky
21. The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (Highly Recommended)
20. Beginner’s Guide to Traditional Archery by Brian J. Sorrells
19. Ariel: Book 2 of the Revengers by Marcus Wynne
18. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
17. Smoke Signals: A History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee
16. Milk: A 10,000 Year Food Fracas by Mark Kurlansky
15. Salt: Book 1 of the Revengers by Marcus Wynne
14. Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky
13. Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph and the Legacy of American Terror by Maryanne Vollers
12. First Platoon by Annie Jacobson
11. American Prison: A Reporter’s Journey Into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer
10. Bushcraft 101: Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival by Dave Canterbury
9. Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
8. Animal Farm by George Orwell
7. Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
6. Pivot Points: Creating a Culture of Preparedness and Resiliency in America by Paul T. Martin
5. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
4. Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Wilderness Survival by Tom Brown, Jr.
3. In The Gravest Extreme by Massad Ayoob
2. Wilderness & Travel Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide, 4th Edition by Eric Weiss
1. Serious Mistakes Gunowners Make and the Decisions That Led Up to Them by Claude Werner (Highly Recommended)

Books Read in 2020

64. The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind by Richard Wiseman
63. It’s a Long Story: My Life by Willie Nelson
62. Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule
61. Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life by Neil Strauss
60. 1984 by George Orwell
59.  Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steve Callahan
58. The Survivor’s Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood
57. The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx
56. How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier (not recommended)
55. Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Bob Elling, and Kirsten M. Elling (A&P course textbook)
54. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralson (highly recommended)
53. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales (highly recommended)
52. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss and Neil Howe
51. American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee
50. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin (highly recommended)
49. Inside the NRA by Joshua L. Powell
48. Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressfield
47. The Stranger In the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
46. The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
45. Survive! Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere Alive by Les Stroud
44. Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown
43. The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal. by Evan Ratliff
42. The Long-Range Shooting Handbook by Ryan Cleckner
41. Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl T. Bergstrom & Jevin D. West
40. Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
39. Zero Footprint by Ralph Pezzullo and Simon Chase
38. The CSAT Way by Paul Howe
37. Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer by Johnny Garrett & Brad Evans
36. Educated by Tara Westover
35. Drink: The New Science of Alcohol + Your Health by David Nutt (highly recommended)
34. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
33. DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, MD
32. Savage Son by Jack Carr
31. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
30. True Believer by Jack Carr
29. Fentanyl, Inc.by Ben Westhoff
28. Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles L. Marohn, Jr. (highly recommended)
27. Emergency Care and Transport of the Sick and Injured by Jones & Bartlett Learning (EMT course textbook)
26. Combative Shotgun by Mike Boyle
25. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy (highly recommended)
24. The Defensive Shotgun by Louis Awerbuck
23. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
22. The Terminal List by Jack Carr (highly recommended)
21. Left of Bang by Patrick Van Horne and Jason Riley
20. The Final Day by William Forstchen
19. Coyote America by Dan Flores
18. The Rift by Walter Jon Williams
17. Choose Adventure: Safe Travel in Dangerous Places by Greg Ellifritz (My Review)
16. Gun Guy by Bill Wilson
15. FBI Miami Firefight by Edmundo and Elizabeth Mireles
14. The One Star Goodnight by Christopher Dufour
13. Tactical Lock Picking (pre-release copy) by Pat Watson,
12. Hidden War by John Nores (didn’t love it),
11. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
10. Deep Undercover: My Secret Life & Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
by Jack Barsky
9. Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition, by Vincent J.M. DiMaio
8. The Lie Behind the Lie Detector by George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini
7. Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez (highly recommended, My Review)
6. The Stand by Stephen King (audio)
5. The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
4. The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson  (highly recommended)
3. Western North Carolina Beer by Anne Fitten Glenn
2. The Force by Don Winslow
1. Concealed Carry Class by Tom Givens (My Review)