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.

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

Read: 132/307 (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. The 1 Minute Sales Person – Spencer Johnson
  8. The One Minute Manager meets the Monkey – Ken Blanchard
  9. Exposed – Mal Emery
  10. HBR’s 10 Must Reads – On Emotional Intelligence
  11. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook – Joseph Sugarman
  12. The Power of Visual Storytelling – Ekaterina Walter 
  13. The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron
  14. Unthinking – Harry Beckwith
  15. Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard
  16. The Invisible Touch – Harry Beckwith
  17. The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
  18. Invisible Selling Machine – Ryan Deiss
  19. Happy Customers Everywhere – Bernd Schmitt
  20. Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
  21. Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
  22. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
  23. The Copywriter’s Handbook – Robert W Bly
  24. Matter – Peter Sheahan
  25. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper – David Siteman Garland
  26. The Ultimate Marketing Plan – Dan Kennedy
  27. The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
  28. Finding Your Element – Ken Robinson
  29. The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
  30. Trust Works – Ken Blanchard
  31. Free Prize Inside – Seth Godin
  32. The Naked CEO – Alex Malley
  33. What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
  34. Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
  35. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance – Louis V Gerstner Jr
  36. In Search of Excellence – TJ Peters
  37. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries
  38. Built From Scratch – Bernie Marcus
  39. The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family – Patrick Lencioni
  40. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
  41. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  42. Death by Meeting – Patrick Lencioni 
  43. Sillos, Politics + Turf Wars – Patrick Lencioni
  44. Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
  45. The Three Signs of A Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni
  46. The Five Temptations of a CERO – Patrick Lencioni
  47. How Google Works – E Schmidt
  48. How To Be Wildly Wealthy Fast – Sandy Forster (re-read)
  49. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari
  50. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
  51. Under the Quandong Tree – Minmia
  52. Soul Stories – Gary Zukab
  53. Sixth Sense – Stuart Wilde
  54. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Wayne Dyer
  55. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  56. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  57. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  58. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  59. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  60. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  61. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  62. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  63. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  64. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  65. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  66. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  67. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  68. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  69. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  70. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  71. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  72. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  73. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  74. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  75. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  76. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  77. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  78. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  79. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  80. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  81. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  82. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  83. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  84. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  85. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  86. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  87. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  88. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  89. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  90. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  91. I Love Dirt – Ward
  92. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  93. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  94. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  95. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  96. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  97. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  98. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  99. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  100. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  101. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  102. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  103. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  104. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  105. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  106. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  107. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  108. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  109. Launch – Jeff Walker
  110. On Writing – Stephen King
  111. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  112. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  113. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  114. On Writing – Stephen King
  115. Money: Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  116. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  117. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  118. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  119. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  120. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  121. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  122. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  123. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  124. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  125. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  126. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  127. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  128. How to Be Rich – Getty
  129. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  130. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  131. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach (re-read)
  132. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  133. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  134. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  135. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  136. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  137. 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 1 Minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
  2. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  3. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  4. Dare To Lead – Brene Brown
  5. The Dip – Seth Godin
  6. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  7. Gerry Harvey – James Kirby
  8. Ms Millionaire – Fiona Jones
  9. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  10. Gung Ho! – Ken Blanchard
  11. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  12. Gut – Giulia Enders
  13. Educated – Tara Westover
  14. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  15. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  16. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  17. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  18. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  19. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  20. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  21. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  22. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  23. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  24. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  25. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  26. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  27. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  28. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  29. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  30. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  31. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  32. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  33. Witch – Lisa Lister
  34. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  35. I’m Judging You – Luvvie Ajayi
  36. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  37. The Complete Persepolis
  38. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  39. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  40. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  41. Styling for Instagram
  42. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  43. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  44. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  45. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  46. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  47. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  48. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  49. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  50. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  51. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  52. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  53. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  54. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  55. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  56. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  57. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  58. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  59. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  60. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  61. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  62. Private Book regarding family member
  63. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  64. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere
  65. Finding Hope at Hillside Farm – Rachael Lucas
  66. Finding Felix – Jo Platt
  67. Dinner Party – Tracy Bloom
  68. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  69. The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
  70. Sorry Not Sorry – Sophie Ranald
  71. The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory
  72. The One Who’s Not The One – Keris Stainton
  73. Don’t You Forget About Me – Mhairi McFarlane
  74. Company of One – Paul Jarvis
  75. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  76. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  77. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  78. Soul Sex – Al Link
  79. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  80. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  81. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  82. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  83. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  84. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  85. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  86. Undeniable Rogue – Annette Blair
  87. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  88. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  89. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  90. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  91. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  92. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  93. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  94. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  95. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  96. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  97. Onward – Howard Schultz
  98. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  99. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  100. Something Great – M Clark
  101. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  102. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  103. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  104. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  105. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  106. Reincarnation – William Walker
  107. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  108. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  109. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  110. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  111. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  112. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  113. Tanaquill – Akalle
  114. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  115. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  116. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  117. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  118. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  119. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  120. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  121. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  122. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  123. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  124. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  125. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  126. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  127. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  128. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  129. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  130. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  131. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  132. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall