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: 192/305 (61%)

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