Reading List

In the summer of 2014, I challenged myself to read a book every single day. I successfully read 93 books in 90 days and it was without a doubt one of the largest growth periods in my life. Ever since then, I’ve tried to read and learn as much as I can.

Super-duper far behind on posting book notes. Will get to it eventually…

All-Time Top Recommendations

Recommended Books By Category

Leadership

  1. Extreme Ownership
  2. The Effective Executive
  3. Leaders Eat Last
  4. The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership
  5. The Score Takes Care of Itself

Business

  1. The Lean Startup
  2. Zero to One
  3. Anything You Want
  4. 4 Hour Workweek
  5. The Road Less Stupid
  6. 80/20 Sales and Marketing
  7. Rework
  8. The Brain Audit
  9. The Ultimate Sale Machine
  10. The Creator’s Code
  11. The Goal
  12. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  13. The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
  14. The E-Myth Revisited
  15. #AskGaryVee
  16. Start Small, Stay Small

Copywriting

  1. Breakthrough Advertising
  2. Cashvertising
  3. The Boron Letters

School & Career

  1. The Startup of You
  2. How Will You Measure Your Life?
  3. Barking Up the Wrong Tree
  4. The Effective Engineer
  5. The Education of Millionaires
  6. Smartcuts
  7. How to Be Everything
  8. The End of Jobs
  9. Fearless Salary Negotiation
  10. Linchpin
  11. How to Win at College
  12. How to Become a Straight-A Student

Personal Development

  1. Choose Yourself!
  2. Life Principles (9/10)
  3. Gorilla Mindset
  4. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  5. High Performance Habits (7/10)
  6. The Slight Edge
  7. Life in Half a Second
  8. New World Ronin
  9. The Dip

Productivity

  1. The ONE Thing
  2. Peak Performance
  3. Deep Work
  4. Peak
  5. Smarter, Better, Faster

Philosophy & Spirituality

  1. Meditations
  2. The Prophet
  3. The Obstacle is the Way
  4. Ego is the Enemy
  5. A Guide to the Good Life
  6. Peace is Every Step

People Skills

  1. Influence
  2. The Like Switch
  3. Never Split the Difference
  4. The Charisma Myth
  5. It’s Not All About Me
  6. Skill with People

Health & Fitness

  1. Wired to Eat
  2. Why We Get Fat
  3. Head Strong
  4. Kettlebell: Simple and Sinister
  5. Mass Made Simple
  6. Eating for Mass
  7. Primal Endurance
  8. The 4 Hour Body
  9. TB12
  10. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills
  11. The Cyclist’s Training Bible
  12. The Time Crunched Cyclist

Trading/Investing

  1. Trading in the Zone
  2. The Zurich Axioms
  3. The Art of Execution
  4. The Disciplined Trader
  5. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  6. What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
  7. Elliott Wave Principle
  8. Market Wizards
  9. Triangle Investing

On Their Own

Biographies

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • The Power Broker
  • Steve Jobs
  • Elon Musk
  • The Everything Store
  • Shoe Dog
  • Alibaba
  • A Man for All Markets
  • Am I Being Too Subtle?
  • Titan

Last update was 2018-08-08.

Most Recently Read

Notes to be posted soon.

  • Expert Secrets
  • DotCom Secrets
  • 80/20 Principle
  • The Road Less Stupid

Reading Now

  • Breakthrough Advertising
  • Cashvertising
  • Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got 

Up Next

  • Ultimate Sales Letter
  • 10x Marketing Formula
  • The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Your Shit Together
  • Bernadatte Jiwa’s Books
  • Platform
  • Ben Settle’s Books

Backlog

  • The Dao of Capital
  • Socionomic Theory of Finance
  • Own Your Day Own Your Life
  • Come Again?
  • Perennial Seller
  • Discipline Equals Freedom
  • 12 Rules for Life
  • The Lessons of History
  • Bluefishing
  • The Way of the Superior Man
  • A Mind for Numbers
  • The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Learning Spark
  • Scala for the Impatient
  • Not Caring What Other People Think is a Superpower
  • Fooled By Randomness
  • Black Swan
  • Antifragile
  • How to Be a Power Connector
  • Never Eat Alone
  • Mastery
  • A Mind for Numbers
  • Win Bigly
  • The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide
  • Irrational Exuberance
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Mediations on Violence
  • Ubiquity
  • Too Big to Fail
  • Best Year Ever
  • Awaken the Giant Within
  • Braving the Wilderness
  • The Longevity Diet
  • Non-Obvious 2018
  • Platform
  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
  • A More Beautiful Question
  • Toxemia Explained
  • Seeking Wisdom
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  • The Most Important Thing Illuminated
  • Positive Masculinity
  • Born for This
  • The Last Safe Investment
  • Emotional Agility
  • Certain to Win
  • Letters from a Stoic
  • Daring Greatly
  • Captivate
  • Pre-Suasion
  • The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • Give
  • The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising
  • Practical Programming for Strength Training
  • The Squat Bible
  • The Happiness of Pursuit
  • This book will teach you to write better
  • How to Write Copy That Sells
  • Authority Content
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem
  • Fascinate
  • Option B
  • Double Double
  • Wealth Can’t Wait
  • Radical Candor
  • Nail It Then Scale It
  • Reinvent Yourself
  • Machina
  • Progression
  • Gateless
  • Pragma
  • Ikigai
  • Contagious
  • The Net and the Butterfly
  • Talking to Humans
  • The Art of Happiness
  • The New Evolution Diet
  • Hacking Growth
  • The Fish That Ate the Whale
  • What Doesn’t Kill Us
  • Mindfulness in Plain English
  • Zen Habits
  • Secrets of Closing the Sale
  • Robert Collier Letter Book
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  • Originals
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Pre-Suasion
  • Mindfulness
  • Radical Acceptance
  • The Personal MBA
  • Filters Against Folly
  • Essays of Warren Buffett
  • Pebbles of Perception
  • The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus
  • Dialogues and Letters
  • Discourses and Selected Letters
  • The Prince
  • The Nine Laws
  • The Gervais Principle
  • Be Slightly Evil
  • Business Adventures
  • Brain Rules
  • The Republic
  • Meaningful
  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich
  • The Founder’s Dilemma
  • How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People
  • A Brief History of Time
  • The Universe in a Nutshell
  • Godel, Escher, Bach
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • Dark Sun
  • How Information Grows
  • The Art of Learning
  • Crash Early Crash Often
  • Perfect Health Diet
  • Beyond Mars and Venus
  • 48 Laws of Power
  • 33 Strategies of War
  • The 50th Law
  • The Art of Seduction
  • How to Get Rich
  • Living within Limits
  • Behave
  • Opening Up
  • Sex at Dawn