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: 147/307 (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. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  86. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  87. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  88. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  89. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  90. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  91. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  92. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  93. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  94. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  95. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  96. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  97. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  98. Launch – Jeff Walker
  99. On Writing – Stephen King
  100. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies
  101. Rich Dad Guide to Investing – Robert Kiyosaki
  102. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  103. On Writing – Stephen King
  104. Money: Master The Game – Tony Robbins
  105. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  106. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  107. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  108. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  109. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  110. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  111. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  112. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  113. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  114. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  115. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  116. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  117. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  118. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  119. Chillpreneur – Denise Duffield-Thomas
  120. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari (re-read)
  121. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  122. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  123. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  124. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  125. 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. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  2. How to Be Rich – Getty
  3. Time’s Enemy – Jennette Marie
  4. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  5. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  6. The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron
  7. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  8. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  9. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  10. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  11. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  12. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  13. The One Minute Manager meets the Monkey – Ken Blanchard
  14. The 1 Minute Sales Person – Spencer Johnson
  15. The Naked CEO – Alex Malley
  16. The 1 Minute Manager – Kenneth Blanchard
  17. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  18. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  19. Dare To Lead – Brene Brown
  20. The Dip – Seth Godin
  21. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  22. Gerry Harvey – James Kirby
  23. Ms Millionaire – Fiona Jones
  24. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  25. Gung Ho! – Ken Blanchard
  26. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  27. Gut – Giulia Enders
  28. Educated – Tara Westover
  29. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  30. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  31. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  32. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  33. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  34. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  35. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  36. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  37. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  38. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  39. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  40. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  41. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  42. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  43. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  44. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  45. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  46. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  47. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  48. Witch – Lisa Lister
  49. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  50. I’m Judging You – Luvvie Ajayi
  51. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  52. The Complete Persepolis
  53. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  54. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  55. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  56. Styling for Instagram
  57. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  58. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  59. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  60. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  61. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  62. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  63. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  64. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  65. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  66. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  67. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  68. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  69. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  70. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  71. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  72. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  73. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  74. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  75. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  76. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  77. Private Book regarding family member
  78. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  79. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere
  80. Finding Hope at Hillside Farm – Rachael Lucas
  81. Finding Felix – Jo Platt
  82. Dinner Party – Tracy Bloom
  83. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  84. The Bride Test – Helen Hoang
  85. Sorry Not Sorry – Sophie Ranald
  86. The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory
  87. The One Who’s Not The One – Keris Stainton
  88. Don’t You Forget About Me – Mhairi McFarlane
  89. Company of One – Paul Jarvis
  90. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  91. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  92. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  93. Soul Sex – Al Link
  94. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  95. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  96. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  97. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  98. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  99. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  100. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  101. Undeniable Rogue – Annette Blair
  102. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  103. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  104. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  105. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  106. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  107. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  108. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  109. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  110. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  111. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  112. Onward – Howard Schultz
  113. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  114. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  115. Something Great – M Clark
  116. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  117. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  118. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  119. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  120. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  121. Reincarnation – William Walker
  122. Art of War – Sun Tzu
  123. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  124. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  125. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  126. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  127. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  128. Tanaquill – Akalle
  129. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  130. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  131. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  132. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  133. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  134. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  135. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  136. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  137. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  138. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  139. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  140. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  141. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  142. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  143. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  144. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  145. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  146. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  147. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall