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. See this post for more info on my reading process.

Before reading anything below, I suggest first getting acquainted with Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book.

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. Rework
  6. The Brain Audit
  7. 80/20 Sales and Marketing
  8. The Ultimate Sale Machine
  9. The Creator’s Code
  10. The Goal
  11. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  12. The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth
  13. The E-Myth Revisited
  14. The One Page Marketing Plan
  15. The 7 Day Startup
  16. Will it Fly?
  17. #AskGaryVee
  18. Start Small, Stay Small

Copywriting

  1. 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. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills
  10. The Cyclist’s Training Bible
  11. The Time Crunched Cyclist

On Their Own

Last update was 2018-01-04.

Most Recently Read

Notes to be posted soon.

  • Come Again?
  • Perennial Seller
  • The TB12 Method
  • Discipline Equals Freedom

Reading Now

  • The Daily Stoic
  • The Lessons of History
  • Clean Architecture

Up Next

  • Deep Learning
  • Learning From Data
  • 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
  • Breakthrough Advertising
  • Fooled By Randomness
  • Expert Secrets
  • DotCom Secrets
  • Black Swan
  • Antifragile
  • Ultimate Sales Letter
  • Cashvertising
  • How to Be a Power Connector
  • Never Eat Alone
  • Mastery
  • A Mind for Numbers
  • Winning 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
  • You Need a Budget
  • The Longevity Diet
  • Building a StoryBrsnd
  • Non-Obvious 2018
  • Side Hustle
  • Platform
  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
  • A More Beautiful Question
  • Toxemia Explained
  • Crypto Assets

Backlog

  • Positive Masculinity
  • Born for This
  • The Last Safe Investment
  • Emotional Agility
  • Certain to Win
  • Letters from a Stoic
  • Daring Greatly
  • Captivate
  • Seeking Wisdom
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  • 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
  • Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got
  • 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
  • The Origins of Political Order
  • Behave
  • Opening Up
  • Sex at Dawn
  • Unscripted
  • Machine, Platform, Cloud