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: 146/307 (46%)

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. Unthinking – Harry Beckwith
  12. Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard
  13. The Invisible Touch – Harry Beckwith
  14. The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
  15. Invisible Selling Machine – Ryan Deiss
  16. Happy Customers Everywhere – Bernd Schmitt
  17. Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
  18. Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
  19. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
  20. The Copywriter’s Handbook – Robert W Bly
  21. Matter – Peter Sheahan
  22. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper – David Siteman Garland
  23. The Ultimate Marketing Plan – Dan Kennedy
  24. The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
  25. Finding Your Element – Ken Robinson
  26. The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
  27. Trust Works – Ken Blanchard
  28. Free Prize Inside – Seth Godin
  29. What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
  30. Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
  31. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance – Louis V Gerstner Jr
  32. In Search of Excellence – TJ Peters
  33. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries
  34. Built From Scratch – Bernie Marcus
  35. The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family – Patrick Lencioni
  36. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
  37. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  38. Death by Meeting – Patrick Lencioni 
  39. Silos, Politics + Turf Wars – Patrick Lencioni
  40. Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
  41. The Three Signs of A Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni
  42. The Five Temptations of a CERO – Patrick Lencioni
  43. How Google Works – E Schmidt
  44. How To Be Wildly Wealthy Fast – Sandy Forster (re-read)
  45. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari
  46. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
  47. Under the Quandong Tree – Minmia
  48. Soul Stories – Gary Zukab
  49. Sixth Sense – Stuart Wilde
  50. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Wayne Dyer
  51. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  52. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  53. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  54. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  55. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  56. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  57. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  58. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  59. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  60. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  61. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  62. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  63. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  64. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  65. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  66. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  67. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  68. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  69. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  70. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  71. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  72. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  73. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  74. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  75. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  76. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  77. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  78. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  79. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  80. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  81. I Love Dirt – Ward
  82. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  83. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  84. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  85. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  86. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  87. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  88. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  89. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  90. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  91. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  92. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  93. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  94. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  95. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  96. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  97. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  98. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  99. Launch – Jeff Walker
  100. On Writing – Stephen King
  101. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  102. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  103. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  104. On Writing – Stephen King
  105. Money: Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  106. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  107. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  108. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  109. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  110. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  111. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  112. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  113. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  114. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  115. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  116. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  117. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  118. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  119. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  120. Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  121. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  122. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  123. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  124. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  125. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  126. 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. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  4. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  5. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  6. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  7. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  8. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  9. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  10. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  11. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  12. Traction – Gino Wickman
  13. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  14. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  15. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  16. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  17. The Boron Letters
  18. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar

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