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: 195/305 (63%)

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. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook – Joseph Sugarman
  9. The Power of Visual Storytelling – Ekaterina Walter 
  10. Unthinking – Harry Beckwith
  11. The Invisible Touch – Harry Beckwith
  12. The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
  13. Invisible Selling Machine – Ryan Deiss
  14. Happy Customers Everywhere – Bernd Schmitt
  15. Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
  16. Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
  17. The Copywriter’s Handbook – Robert W Bly
  18. Matter – Peter Sheahan
  19. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper – David Siteman Garland
  20. The Ultimate Marketing Plan – Dan Kennedy
  21. What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
  22. Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
  23. In Search of Excellence – TJ Peters
  24. Built From Scratch – Bernie Marcus
  25. How Google Works – E Schmidt
  26. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari
  27. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  28. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  29. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  30. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  31. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  32. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  33. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  34. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  35. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  36. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  37. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  38. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  39. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  40. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  41. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  42. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  43. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  44. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  45. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  46. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  47. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  48. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  49. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  50. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  51. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  52. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  53. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  54. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  55. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  56. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  57. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  58. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  59. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  60. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  61. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  62. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  63. Launch – Jeff Walker
  64. On Writing – Stephen King
  65. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  66. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  67. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  68. On Writing – Stephen King
  69. Money: Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  70. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  71. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  72. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  73. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  74. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  75. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  76. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  77. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  78. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  79. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)

Kindle Books To Read:

  1. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  2. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  3. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  4. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  5. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  6. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  7. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  8. Traction – Gino Wickman
  9. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  10. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  11. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  12. The Boron Letters
  13. Writing Down The Bones: Natalie Goldberg

Audiobooks:

  1. Self Compassion: Kristin Neff
  2. The Robert Collier Letter Book
  3. Zero Resistance Selling: Maxwell Maltz
  4. Power of Outrageous Marketing: Dr Joe Vitale
  5. Subscription Marketing: Anne Janzer
  6. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
  7. Million Dollar Habits: Brian Tracy
  8. Customer Mania: Ken Blanchard
  9. Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Michael Goldsby
  10. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

 

Books I’ve Finished Reading

  1. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  2. The Creator’s Code – Amy Wilkinson
  3. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  4. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  5. The Big Enough Company – Adelaide Lancaster
  6. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz
  7. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries
  8. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  9. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  10. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance – Louis V Gerstner Jr
  11. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar
  12. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  13. Getting Things Done: David Allen
  14. The Psychology of Selling: Brian Tracy
  15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads – On Emotional Intelligence
  16. Free Prize Inside – Seth Godin
  17. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  18. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  19. Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi
  20. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  21. How to Be Rich – Getty
  22. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  23. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  24. Time’s Enemy – Jennette Marie
  25. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  26. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  27. The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron
  28. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  29. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  30. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  31. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  32. Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  33. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  34. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  35. The One Minute Manager meets the Monkey – Ken Blanchard
  36. The 1 Minute Sales Person – Spencer Johnson
  37. The Naked CEO – Alex Malley
  38. The 1 Minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
  39. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  40. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  41. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  42. Dare To Lead – Brene Brown
  43. The Dip – Seth Godin
  44. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  45. Gerry Harvey – James Kirby
  46. Ms Millionaire – Fiona Jones
  47. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  48. Gung Ho! – Ken Blanchard
  49. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  50. Gut – Giulia Enders
  51. Educated – Tara Westover
  52. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  53. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  54. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  55. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  56. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  57. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  58. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  59. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  60. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  61. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  62. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  63. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  64. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  65. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  66. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  67. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  68. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  69. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  70. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  71. Witch – Lisa Lister
  72. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  73. I’m Judging You – Luvvie Ajayi
  74. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  75. The Complete Persepolis
  76. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  77. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  78. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  79. Styling for Instagram
  80. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  81. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  82. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  83. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  84. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  85. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  86. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  87. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  88. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  89. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  90. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  91. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  92. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  93. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  94. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  95. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  96. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  97. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  98. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  99. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  100. Private Book regarding family member
  101. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  102. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere
  103. Finding Hope at Hillside Farm – Rachael Lucas
  104. Finding Felix – Jo Platt
  105. Dinner Party – Tracy Bloom
  106. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  107. The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
  108. Sorry Not Sorry – Sophie Ranald
  109. The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory
  110. The One Who’s Not The One – Keris Stainton
  111. Don’t You Forget About Me – Mhairi McFarlane
  112. Company of One – Paul Jarvis
  113. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  114. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  115. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  116. Soul Sex – Al Link
  117. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  118. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  119. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  120. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  121. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  122. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  123. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  124. Undeniable Rogue – Annette Blair
  125. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  126. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  127. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  128. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  129. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  130. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  131. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  132. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  133. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  134. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  135. Onward – Howard Schultz
  136. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  137. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  138. Something Great – M Clark
  139. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  140. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  141. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  142. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  143. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  144. Reincarnation – William Walker
  145. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  146. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  147. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  148. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  149. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  150. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  151. Tanaquill – Akalle
  152. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  153. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  154. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  155. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  156. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  157. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  158. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  159. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  160. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  161. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  162. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  163. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  164. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  165. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  166. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  167. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  168. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  169. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  170. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall
  171. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
  172. Under the Quandong Tree – Minmia
  173. Soul Stories – Gary Zukav
  174. Sixth Sense – Stuart Wilde
  175. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Wayne Dyer
  176. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  177. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
  178. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  179. I Love Dirt – Ward
  180. Finding Your Element – Ken Robinson
  181. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  182. The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family – Patrick Lencioni
  183. The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
  184. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  185. Death by Meeting – Patrick Lencioni 
  186. Silos, Politics + Turf Wars – Patrick Lencioni
  187. Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
  188. The Three Signs of A Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni
  189. The Five Temptations of a CERO – Patrick Lencioni
  190. The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
  191. Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard
  192. The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
  193. Trust Works – Ken Blanchard
  194. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  195. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant