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! In writing this out… I am stunned that I have over 200 books that I’ve already purchased and not read. Even more stunningly, I still have at least half my book collection in storage so that number will be vastly more. This is going to be a big reading year!

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: 50/226 (20%)

Printed Books To Read

  1. Ivy Lane – Cathy Bramley
  2. The Dangerous Lord – Sabrina Jeffries
  3. Her Scottish Groom – Ann Stephens
  4. Mr Darcy Takes A Wife
  5. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People – Farahad Zama
  6. The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan
  7. Sister of the Moon – Janeen O’Kerry
  8. The Perils of Pleasure – Julie Anne Long
  9. Dangerous Seduction – Zeo Archer
  10. Never Seduce a Scoundrel – Heather Grothaus
  11. Sapphire – Rosemary Rogers
  12. A Reputation for Scandal – Georgina Devon
  13. The Lady Chosen – Stephanie Laurens
  14. The Making of MONA – Adrian Franklin
  15. A Bone of Fact – David Walsh
  16. Millionaire – McKnight and Silver
  17. Wild Power – Alexandra Pope
  18. How To See Yourself As You Really Are – His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  19. Pulling Your Own Strings – Wayne Dyer
  20. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
  21. On Being A Therapist – Kottler
  22. Romancing The Ordinary – Sarah Ban Breathnach (re-read)
  23. Braiding Sweetgrass – Kimmere
  24. The Wisdom of No Escape – Pema Chodron
  25. The 13 Original Clan Mothers – Jamie Sams
  26. Assertiveness for Earth Angels – Doreen Virtue
  27. Grace, Gaia and the End of Days – Stuart Wilde
  28. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck – Sarah Knight
  29. Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  30. The Complete Persepolis
  31. The Abundance Code – Julie Ann Cairns
  32. Encyclopaedia of Trouble and Spaciousness – Rebecca Solnit
  33. Making A World of Difference – Miles Roston
  34. The How of Happiness – Sonja Lyubomirsky
  35. Pretending to be Normal – Liane Holiday Willey
  36. Mindwise – Nicholas Epley
  37. Quiet Power – Susan Cain
  38. The Lot – Michael Leunig
  39. I’m Not Racist But – Tim Soutphommasane
  40. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant
  41. Blindspot – Banaji and Greenwald
  42. Conscious Curiosity – Suzanne Gibbs
  43. The Faraway Nearby – Rebecca Solnit
  44. The 5 Love Languages of Children – Champman
  45. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – Anita Heiss
  46. The Art of the Publisher – Roberto Calasso
  47. How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  48. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner
  49. Life Lessons – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  50. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  51. Stages of Meditation – Dalai Lama
  52. The Blue Zone – Buettner
  53. Father Therapy – Doreen Virtue
  54. Happy Never After – Jill Stark
  55. Art Before Breakfast – Danny Gregory
  56. Story about Feeling – Bill Neidjie
  57. This Will Be My Undoing – Morgan Jerkins
  58. The Town That Food Saved – Ben Hewitt
  59. I Love Dirt – Ward
  60. Boundaries – Ann Katherine
  61. The No Spend Year – Michelle McGagh
  62. Witch – Lisa Lister
  63. On Immunity – Eula Bliss
  64. Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
  65. Canberra Business Success Stories – Suzanne Kiraly
  66. Emergence of the Sensual Woman – Saida Desilets
  67. What It Takes – Mark Bouris
  68. Barefoot Investor for Families – Scott Pape
  69. So You Want To Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  70. Many Love – Sophie Lucido Johnson
  71. Abuelito – Eduardo Paez
  72. The Nudge – Sonya Driver
  73. 30 Days 30 Ways To Overcome Anxiety – Bev Aisbett
  74. Rock Steady – Ellen Forney
  75. The Joy of Loving – Yongey Mingyur Rincpoche
  76. Games People Play – Eric Berne
  77. Seven Sacred Sites – Serene Conneeley
  78. A Life Coloured In – Ken Done
  79. Rest – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  80. Changing Minds – Cross + Hanrahan
  81. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
  82. Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  83. The Sell – Fredrik Eklund
  84. The Commitment Engine – John Jantsch
  85. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
  86. Building the Happiness Centred Business – Dr Paddi Lund
  87. Outrageous Advertising – Glazer
  88. The Membership Economy – Baxter
  89. No B.S. Social Media Marketing – Kennedy
  90. Make ’em laugh and take their money – Kennedy (atrocious title, but his books usually are great!)
  91. How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Kennedy
  92. The Official Get Rich Guide To Information Marketing – Kennedy (again – shit title) (re-read)
  93. Content Rules – Handley + Chapman
  94. Launch – Jeff Walker
  95. The Content Code – Mark Schaeffer
  96. Subscription Marketing – Jazer
  97. The Automatic Customer – John Warrillow
  98. The 1 Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib
  99. Break Your Own Rules – Flynn, Heath + Holt
  100. My Unfinished Business – Kennedy
  101. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – T Harv Eker (re-read)
  102. Business Adventures – John Brooks
  103. Get Rich Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield Thomas (re-read)
  104. Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J Stanley (re-read)
  105. 53 Interesting Things To Do In Your Lectures
  106. Strategy Daddy – Ankesh Kothari
  107. The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
  108. It’s Your Business – JJ Ramberg
  109. Chapter One – Daniel Flynn
  110. Genius Biographies – Ankesh Kothari
  111. How Successful People Think – John Maxwell
  112. How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  113. Values-Based Financial Planning – Bill Bacharach
  114. Don’t Read This Book – Donald Roos
  115. Rich Habits Poor Habits – Corley and Yardney
  116. Warren Buffet’s Ground Rules
  117. Rich Brother Rich Sister – Robert Kiyosaki
  118. How to Be Rich – Getty
  119. Quiet Power Strategy – Tara Gentile
  120. The Twelfth Angel – Og Mandino
  121. Making Them Believe – Kennedy
  122. Styling for Instagram
  123. Say Hello – Carly Findlay
  124. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson
  125. Artistic Licence – Katie Fforde
  126. Your Black Friend And Other Strangers – Ben Passmore
  127. Quiet The Mind – Matthew Johnstone
  128. Private Book regarding family member

Kindle Books To Read:

  1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  2. What Happened To Us – Faith Hogan
  3. Love To Hate You – Jo Watson
  4. The Wedding Date – Jasmine Guillory
  5. The Creator’s Code – Amy Wilkinson
  6. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  7. The Big Enough Company – Adelaide Lancaster
  8. Align and Attract – Kerry Rowett
  9. The Coaching Mindset – Chad Hall
  10. Mini Habits for Weight Loss – Stephen Guise
  11. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  12. A Journey’s End – Ann Christopher
  13. (Private book title relating to a family member)
  14. Hide Your Heart – Tracey Alvarez
  15. Time’s Enemy – Jennette Marie
  16. The Obituary Society – Jessica Randall
  17. Second Chances – Bria Marche
  18. No B.S Price Strategy – Dan Kennedy
  19. Gorilla and the Bird – Zack McDermott
  20. The Games The Earl Plays – Eleanor Meyers
  21. The Missing Marquess – Chasity Bowlin
  22. A Grosvener Square Christmas – Shana Galen
  23. Heiress Without A Cause – Sara Ramsey
  24. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber
  25. Something Great – M Clark
  26. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! Ha!
  27. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #2
  28. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #3
  29. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #4
  30. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun
  31. The Carpenter – John Gordon
  32. This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett
  33. Maid for Love – Marie Force
  34. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride – Christi Caldwell
  35. Starry Montana Sky – Debra Holland
  36. Millionaire Women Next Door – Thomas J Stanley
  37. Resilience – Mark McGuinness
  38. Work The System – Sam Carpenter
  39. Once A Wallflower – Christi Caldwell
  40. Money – Tony Robbins
  41. Networking with the Affluent – Thomas J Stanley
  42. Stop Acting Rich – Thomas J Stanley
  43. Prejudice Meets Price – Rachael Anderson
  44. The Art of Happiness at Work – Dalai Llama
  45. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #5
  46. No B.S. Direct Marketing – Dan Kennedy
  47. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks (re-read)
  48. Traction – Gino Wickman
  49. Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
  50. 30 Day Step By Step – Nathalie Lussier
  51. 24/6: Matthew Sleeth
  52. Love By Invitation – Charlotte Bingh
  53. Cashvertising – DE Whitman (re-read)
  54. The Fairy Tale Bride – Kelly McClymer
  55. You Should Test That – Chris Goward
  56. An Idiot in Love – David Jester
  57. Fall For You – Cecilia Grey
  58. In The Body of the World – Eve Ensler
  59. Onward – Howard Schultz
  60. Tanaquill – Akalle
  61. Undeniably Rogue – Annette Blair
  62. Saving Alessandra – Christine Maria Jahn
  63. Midnight Marriage – Lucinda Brant
  64. So Into You – Cecilia Gray
  65. Runaway Heart – Claudy Conn
  66. Who Would You Be Without Your Story? – Byron Katie
  67. The Boron Letters
  68. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliott
  69. The Baron’s Betrothal – Miranda Davis
  70. Millionaire Mumpreneurs – Mel McGee
  71. Playful Parenting – LJ Cohen
  72. Secrets of Closing The Sale – Z Ziglar
  73. Soul Sex – Al Link
  74. Trashy Romance So Trashy I Can’t Even Bring Myself To Write The Title! #6
  75. The Toymaker – Kay Springsteen
  76. Referral of a Lifetime – Timothy L Temp
  77. Networking Awesomely – Colin Wright
  78. The Voice of Knowledge – Janet Mills
  79. Reincarnation – William Walker
  80. Art of War – Sun Tzu

Audiobooks:

  1. Fully Alive: Pema Chodron
  2. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  3. Writing Down The Bones: Natalie Goldberg
  4. Can You Die Of A Broken Heart: Dr Nikki Stamp
  5. Self Compassion: Kristin Neff
  6. When Pain Is The Doorway: Pema Chodron
  7. Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi
  8. The Robert Collier Letter Book
  9. Zero Resistance Spelling: Maxwell Maltz
  10. Power of Outrageous Marketing: Dr Joe Vitale
  11. Subscription Marketing: Anne Janzer
  12. Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant: Robert Kiyosaki
  13. The Psychology of Selling: Brian Tracy
  14. The New Psycho-Cybernetics: Maxwell Maltz
  15. Million Dollar Habits: Brian Tracy
  16. Customer Mania: Ken Blanchard
  17. Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Michael Goldsby
  18. Getting Things Done: David Allen