I’ve seen a couple of book lists pop up as the year-end and holiday shopping and reading seasons are upon us.
Here’s Maria Popova’s list of 2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully.
The New York Times has a list of 100 Notable Books of 2014.
The books I’ve read this year that I finished and that I recommend:
Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius, translated by Gregory Hays – Yes, I’m reading from this at least weekly if not daily.
Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson