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: 82/229 (35%)

Printed Books To Read

  1. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  2. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  3. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  4. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  5. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  6. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  7. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  8. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  9. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  10. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  11. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  12. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  13. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  14. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  15. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  16. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  17. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  18. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  19. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  20. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  21. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  22. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  23. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  24. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  25. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  26. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  27. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  28. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  29. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  30. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  31. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  32. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  33. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  34. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  35. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  36. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  37. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  38. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  39. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  40. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  41. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  42. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  43. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  44. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  45. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  46. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  47. I Love Dirt – Ward
  48. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  49. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  50. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  51. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  52. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  53. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  54. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  55. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  56. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  57. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  58. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  59. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  60. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  61. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  62. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  63. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  64. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  65. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  66. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  67. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  68. Launch – Jeff Walker
  69. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  70. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  71. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  72. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  73. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  74. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  75. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  76. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  77. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  78. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  79. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  80. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  81. How to Be Rich – Getty
  82. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  83. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  84. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  85. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach (re-read)
  86. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  87. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  88. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  89. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  90. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  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. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  2. The Creator’s Code – Amy Wilkinson
  3. The Big Enough Company – Adelaide Lancaster
  4. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  5. Time’s Enemy – Jennette Marie
  6. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  7. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  8. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  9. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  10. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  11. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  12. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  13. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  14. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  15. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  16. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  17. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  18. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  19. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  20. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  21. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  22. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  23. Traction – Gino Wickman
  24. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  25. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  26. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  27. Cashvertising – DE Whitman (re-read)
  28. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  29. Undeniably Rogue – Annette Blair
  30. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  31. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  32. The Boron Letters
  33. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  34. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  35. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar
  36. Soul Sex – Al Link
  37. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  38. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  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. Writing Down The Bones: Natalie Goldberg
  5. Can You Die Of A Broken Heart: Dr Nikki Stamp
  6. Self Compassion: Kristin Neff
  7. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  8. Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi
  9. The Robert Collier Letter Book
  10. Zero Resistance Spelling: Maxwell Maltz
  11. Power of Outrageous Marketing: Dr Joe Vitale
  12. Subscription Marketing: Anne Janzer
  13. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
  14. The Psychology of Selling: Brian Tracy
  15. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz
  16. Million Dollar Habits: Brian Tracy
  17. Customer Mania: Ken Blanchard
  18. Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Michael Goldsby
  19. Getting Things Done: David Allen
  20. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time
  21. The Dip – Seth Godin

Books I Did End Up Buying

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