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Friday Flakes: Corn Nation’s Fifth Annual Book Club - 2022 Edition


This is the fourth annual Corn Nation book club.

2018 book club can be found here.
2019 book club can be found here.
2020 book club can be found here, and the
2021 book club can be found here.

My aim for 2022 was to read 10 books. I thought that if I lowered the number that I might go with some different types of books. I’m not sure that actually happened.

When it comes to reading books there are two new habits I picked up in 2022 that I wish I would have started long ago.

First, I started listening to non-fiction books on audible. Usually while I walk over lunch or when driving.

Second, if I’m reading a book and I’m not into it I will just stop reading it and move on. I used to be stubborn and say that I’m going to finish it no matter what.

Anyways, here are the books I read this year. As I’ve said that I love the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly so I woudl suggest those but the series is pretty dark so it isn’t for everybody.

Regarding #7 and #9, those were on a list of books recommended by Chris Williamson. I believe in always dating your wife so I thought maybe there would something I would get out of it. Models wasn’t too bad but I thought The Way of the Superior Man was dumb. Or maybe it just wasn’t for me. I think Chris Williamson recommended that one as well but I can’t find that. I put the video of his book suggestions below.

  1. Discipline is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control by Ryan Holiday
  2. Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within by David Goggins
  3. Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
  4. The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix
  5. Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring
  6. Run Away by Harlan Coben
  7. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work and Sexual Desire by David Deida
  8. The Nameless Ones by John Connolly
  9. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
  10. The Lessons of History by Will Durant
  11. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman
  12. The Dirty South by John Connolly
  13. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  14. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  15. A Book of Bones by John Connolly
  16. I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS by Ramit Sethi
  17. Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar
  18. From Blood to Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  19. The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
  20. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

What books did you enjoy in 2022? I’ll try and read a couple of your recommendations in 2023.


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