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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: 223/305 (73%)

Printed Books To Read

  1. 100 Ideas That Changed Advertising – Simon Veksner
  2. The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
  3. Exposed – Mal Emery
  4. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook – Joseph Sugarman
  5. The Power of Visual Storytelling – Ekaterina Walter 
  6. Unthinking – Harry Beckwith
  7. The Invisible Touch – Harry Beckwith
  8. The Ultimate Sales Letter – Dan Kennedy
  9. Invisible Selling Machine – Ryan Deiss
  10. Happy Customers Everywhere – Bernd Schmitt
  11. Cashvertising – Drew Eric Whitman
  12. Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
  13. The Copywriter’s Handbook – Robert W Bly
  14. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper – David Siteman Garland
  15. The Ultimate Marketing Plan – Dan Kennedy
  16. What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
  17. In Search of Excellence – TJ Peters
  18. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  19. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  20. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  21. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  22. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  23. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  24. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  25. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  26. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  27. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  28. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  29. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  30. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  31. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  32. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  33. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  34. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  35. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  36. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  37. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  38. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  39. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  40. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  41. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  42. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  43. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  44. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  45. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  46. Launch – Jeff Walker
  47. On Writing – Stephen King
  48. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  49. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  50. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  51. On Writing – Stephen King
  52. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  53. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  54. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  55. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  56. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  57. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki

Kindle Books To Read:

  1. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  2. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  3. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  4. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  5. Traction – Gino Wickman
  6. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  7. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  8. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  9. The Boron Letters
  10. 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. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki

 

Books I’ve Finished Reading

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