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! 

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.

Read: 135/307 (39%)

Printed Books To Read

  1. Mastering The Rockefeller Habbits – Verne Harnish
  2. The 12 Week Year – Brian P Morgan
  3. 100 Ideas That Changed Advertising – Simon Veksner
  4. Pour Your Heart Into It – Howard Schultz
  5. Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
  6. The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
  7. Exposed – Mal Emery
  8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads – On Emotional Intelligence
  9. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook – Joseph Sugarman
  10. The Power of Visual Storytelling – Ekaterina Walter 
  11. The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron
  12. Unthinking – Harry Beckwith
  13. Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard
  14. The Invisible Touch – Harry Beckwith
  15. The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
  16. Invisible Selling Machine – Ryan Deiss
  17. Happy Customers Everywhere – Bernd Schmitt
  18. Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
  19. Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
  20. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
  21. The Copywriter’s Handbook – Robert W Bly
  22. Matter – Peter Sheahan
  23. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper – David Siteman Garland
  24. The Ultimate Marketing Plan – Dan Kennedy
  25. The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
  26. Finding Your Element – Ken Robinson
  27. The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
  28. Trust Works – Ken Blanchard
  29. Free Prize Inside – Seth Godin
  30. What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
  31. Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
  32. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance – Louis V Gerstner Jr
  33. In Search of Excellence – TJ Peters
  34. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries
  35. Built From Scratch – Bernie Marcus
  36. The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family – Patrick Lencioni
  37. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
  38. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  39. Death by Meeting – Patrick Lencioni 
  40. Sillos, Politics + Turf Wars – Patrick Lencioni
  41. Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
  42. The Three Signs of A Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni
  43. The Five Temptations of a CERO – Patrick Lencioni
  44. How Google Works – E Schmidt
  45. How To Be Wildly Wealthy Fast – Sandy Forster (re-read)
  46. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari
  47. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
  48. Under the Quandong Tree – Minmia
  49. Soul Stories – Gary Zukab
  50. Sixth Sense – Stuart Wilde
  51. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Wayne Dyer
  52. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  53. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  54. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  55. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  56. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  57. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  58. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  59. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  60. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  61. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  62. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  63. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  64. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  65. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  66. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  67. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  68. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  69. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  70. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  71. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  72. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  73. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  74. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  75. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  76. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  77. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  78. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  79. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  80. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  81. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  82. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  83. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  84. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  85. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  86. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  87. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  88. I Love Dirt – Ward
  89. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  90. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  91. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  92. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  93. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  94. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  95. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  96. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  97. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  98. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  99. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  100. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  101. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  102. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  103. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  104. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  105. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  106. Launch – Jeff Walker
  107. On Writing – Stephen King
  108. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  109. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  110. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  111. On Writing – Stephen King
  112. Money: Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  113. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  114. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  115. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  116. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  117. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  118. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  119. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  120. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  121. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  122. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  123. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  124. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  125. How to Be Rich – Getty
  126. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  127. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  128. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach (re-read)
  129. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  130. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  131. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  132. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  133. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  134. Retire Young, Retire Rich – Robert Kiyosaki (re-read)

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. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  7. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  8. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  9. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  10. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  11. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  12. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  13. Traction – Gino Wickman
  14. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  15. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  16. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  17. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  18. The Boron Letters
  19. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  20. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar
  21. Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  22. The Invitation – Keris Stainton
  23. One Way or Another – Colleen Coleman

Audiobooks:

  1. Writing Down The Bones: Natalie Goldberg
  2. Self Compassion: Kristin Neff
  3. Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi
  4. The Robert Collier Letter Book
  5. Zero Resistance Spelling: Maxwell Maltz
  6. Power of Outrageous Marketing: Dr Joe Vitale
  7. Subscription Marketing: Anne Janzer
  8. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
  9. The Psychology of Selling: Brian Tracy
  10. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz
  11. Million Dollar Habits: Brian Tracy
  12. Customer Mania: Ken Blanchard
  13. Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Michael Goldsby
  14. Getting Things Done: David Allen
  15. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

 

Books I’ve Finished Reading

  1. The One Minute Manager meets the Monkey – Ken Blanchard
  2. The 1 Minute Sales Person – Spencer Johnson
  3. The Naked CEO – Alex Malley
  4. The 1 Minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
  5. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  6. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  7. Dare To Lead – Brene Brown
  8. The Dip – Seth Godin
  9. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  10. Gerry Harvey – James Kirby
  11. Ms Millionaire – Fiona Jones
  12. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  13. Gung Ho! – Ken Blanchard
  14. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  15. Gut – Giulia Enders
  16. Educated – Tara Westover
  17. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  18. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  19. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  20. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  21. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  22. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  23. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  24. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  25. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  26. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  27. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  28. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  29. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  30. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  31. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  32. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  33. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  34. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  35. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  36. Witch – Lisa Lister
  37. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  38. I’m Judging You – Luvvie Ajayi
  39. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  40. The Complete Persepolis
  41. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  42. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  43. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  44. Styling for Instagram
  45. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  46. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  47. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  48. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  49. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  50. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  51. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  52. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  53. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  54. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  55. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  56. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  57. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  58. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  59. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  60. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  61. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  62. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  63. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  64. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  65. Private Book regarding family member
  66. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  67. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere
  68. Finding Hope at Hillside Farm – Rachael Lucas
  69. Finding Felix – Jo Platt
  70. Dinner Party – Tracy Bloom
  71. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  72. The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
  73. Sorry Not Sorry – Sophie Ranald
  74. The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory
  75. The One Who’s Not The One – Keris Stainton
  76. Don’t You Forget About Me – Mhairi McFarlane
  77. Company of One – Paul Jarvis
  78. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  79. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  80. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  81. Soul Sex – Al Link
  82. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  83. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  84. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  85. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  86. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  87. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  88. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  89. Undeniable Rogue – Annette Blair
  90. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  91. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  92. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  93. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  94. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  95. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  96. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  97. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  98. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  99. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  100. Onward – Howard Schultz
  101. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  102. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  103. Something Great – M Clark
  104. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  105. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  106. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  107. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  108. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  109. Reincarnation – William Walker
  110. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  111. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  112. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  113. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  114. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  115. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  116. Tanaquill – Akalle
  117. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  118. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  119. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  120. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  121. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  122. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  123. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  124. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  125. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  126. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  127. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  128. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  129. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  130. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  131. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  132. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  133. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  134. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  135. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall