My Library Of Books To Read Before Buying Anything Else!

Read here for why I am doing this experiment!

This collection of unread books has been built up over years and years… thus the somewhat odd smattering of romance, business and self help! In writing this out… I am stunned that I have over 200 books that I’ve already purchased and not read. Even more stunningly, I still have at least half my book collection in storage so that number will be vastly more. This is going to be a big reading year!

Please don’t take this list as book recommendations. I’ll keep those to my yearly lists you can find here.

I will cross them out as they are read. I will also cross them out if I read a fair whack of them + decide to not continue. I won’t force myself to finish books I don’t enjoy, as per Austin Kleon’s excellent book rules.

I’ve bolded everything I’m currently reading, strikethroughed those I’ve finished.

Read: 100/229 (41%)

Printed Books To Read

  1. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  2. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  3. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  4. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  5. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  6. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  7. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  8. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  9. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  10. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  11. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  12. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  13. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  14. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  15. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  16. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  17. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  18. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  19. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  20. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  21. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  22. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  23. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  24. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  25. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  26. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  27. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  28. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  29. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  30. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  31. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  32. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  33. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  34. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  35. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  36. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  37. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  38. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  39. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  40. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  41. I Love Dirt – Ward
  42. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  43. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  44. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  45. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  46. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  47. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  48. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  49. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  50. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  51. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  52. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  53. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  54. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  55. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  56. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  57. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  58. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  59. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  60. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  61. Launch – Jeff Walker
  62. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  63. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  64. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  65. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  66. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  67. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  68. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  69. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  70. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  71. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  72. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  73. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  74. How to Be Rich – Getty
  75. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  76. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  77. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach (re-read)
  78. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  79. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  80. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  81. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  82. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  83. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  84. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  85. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  86. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  87. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  88. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  89. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  90. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  91. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  92. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  93. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  94. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  95. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  96. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  97. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  98. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  99. Witch – Lisa Lister
  100. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  101. I’m Judging You – Luvvie Ajayi
  102. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  103. The Complete Persepolis
  104. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  105. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  106. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  107. Styling for Instagram
  108. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  109. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  110. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  111. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  112. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  113. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  114. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  115. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  116. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  117. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  118. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  119. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  120. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  121. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  122. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  123. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  124. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  125. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  126. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  127. Private Book regarding family member
  128. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  129. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere

Kindle Books To Read:

  1. The Creator’s Code – Amy Wilkinson
  2. The Big Enough Company – Adelaide Lancaster
  3. Time’s Enemy – Jennette Marie
  4. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  5. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  6. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  7. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  8. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  9. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  10. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  11. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  12. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  13. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  14. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  15. Traction – Gino Wickman
  16. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  17. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  18. Cashvertising – DE Whitman (re-read)
  19. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  20. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  21. The Boron Letters
  22. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  23. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar
  24. Soul Sex – Al Link
  25. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  26. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  27. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  28. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  29. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  30. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  31. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  32. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  33. Undeniable Rogue – Annette Blair
  34. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  35. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  36. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  37. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  38. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  39. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  40. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  41. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  42. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  43. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  44. Onward – Howard Schultz
  45. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  46. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  47. Something Great – M Clark
  48. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  49. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  50. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  51. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  52. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  53. Reincarnation – William Walker
  54. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  55. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  56. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  57. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  58. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  59. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  60. Tanaquill – Akalle
  61. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  62. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  63. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  64. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  65. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  66. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  67. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  68. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  69. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  70. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  71. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  72. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  73. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  74. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  75. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  76. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  77. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  78. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  79. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall

Audiobooks:

  1. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  2. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  3. Dare To Lead – Brene Brown
  4. The Dip – Seth Godin
  5. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  6. Writing Down The Bones: Natalie Goldberg
  7. Self Compassion: Kristin Neff
  1. Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi
  2. The Robert Collier Letter Book
  3. Zero Resistance Spelling: Maxwell Maltz
  4. Power of Outrageous Marketing: Dr Joe Vitale
  5. Subscription Marketing: Anne Janzer
  6. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
  7. The Psychology of Selling: Brian Tracy
  8. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz
  9. Million Dollar Habits: Brian Tracy
  10. Customer Mania: Ken Blanchard
  11. Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Michael Goldsby
  12. Getting Things Done: David Allen
  13. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

Books I Did End Up Buying

  1. Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  2. Company of One – Paul Jarvis