Skip to content

Completed Reading List

  1. The Second Mountain: The Quest for Moral Life by David Brooks
  2. Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different by Chuck Palahniuk
  3. City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America by Donald L. Miller
  4. The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo by Walter Lord
  5. The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools For Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea + Jeffrey C. Walker
  6. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  7. Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans by David Meerman Scott and Reiko Scott
  8. The Valley: A Novel by John Renehan
  9. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
  10. Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life by Randy Travis
  11. Monsters: The 1985 Bears and the Wild Heart of Football by Rich Cohen
  12. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene (Click Here to listen to my interview with Robert on this book)
  13. Rework by Jason Fried + David Heinemeier Hansson (this remains my favorite business book)
  14. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller
  15. It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried + David Heinemeier Hansson
  16. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried + David Heinemeier Hansson
  17. Getting Real by Jason Fried + David Heinemeier Hansson
  18. This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
  19. Unlearning Leadership by Guy Pierce Bell
  20. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  21. What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer
  22. Tribes by Seth Godin
  23. What To Do When It’s Your Turn by Seth Godin
  24. The Dip by Seth Godin
  25. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  26. The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
  27. Poke The Box by Seth Godin (this remains my favorite book by Seth)
  28. V Is For Vulnerable by Seth Godin + Hugh MacLeod
  29. Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
  30. We Are All Weird by Seth Godin
  31. Principles by Ray Dalio
  32. Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
  33. Evil Plans by Hugh MacLeod
  34. Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod
  35. Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk
  36. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
  37. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  38. Crush It: Cash In On Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  39. The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
  40. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
  41. Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  42. Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
  43. Trust Me, I’m Lying, by Ryan Holiday
  44. Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday
  45. Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
  46. The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters
  47. The Little Big Things by Tom Peters
  48. Do The Work by Steven Pressfield
  49. The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield
  50. The Artist’s Journey by Steven Pressfield
  51. Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
  52. Gates Of Fire by Steven Pressfield
  53. The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield
  54. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  55. Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  56. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
  57. Insanely Simple by Ken Segall
  58. Think Simple by Ken Segall
  59. On Writing by Stephen King
  60. Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
  61. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  62. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  63. Mastery by Robert Greene
  64. The 50th Law by Robert Greene
  65. Helmet For My Pillow by Robert Leckie
  66. Letters From A Stoic by Seneca
  67. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  68. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  69. Act Accordingly by Colin Wright
  70. My Exile Lifestyle by Colin Wright
  71. Considerations by Colin Wright
  72. How To Be Remarkable by Colin Wright
  73. To Have And Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  74. Choose Yourself by James Altucher
  75. The Liberator by Alex Kershaw
  76. A Higher Call by Adam Makos
  77. Ogilvy On Advertising by David Ogilvy
  78. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  79. Zero To One by Peter Thiel
  80. The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments by Jeff. B. Cohen
  81. The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  82. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  83. On The Wall by Alex Honnald
  84. Life by Keith Richards (my favorite music memoir)
  85. Leading With Grit by Laurie Sudbrink
  86. Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley + Henry Lodge
  87. The Sun + The Moon + The Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen
  88. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson
  89. Everything Is Fucked by Mark Manson
  90. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  91. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  92. Working by Robert Caro
  93. Wise Guy by Guy Kawasaki
  94. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
  95. The Art Of The Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
  96. APE by Guy Kawasaki
  97. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  98. The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
  99. How To Keep Your Cool by Seneca
  100. Feck Perfuction by James Victore
  101. The Great Bridge by David McCullough
  102. Forever And A Day by Anthony Horowitz
  103. North by Scott Jurek
  104. Open by Andre Agassi (my favorite sports memoir)
  105. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  106. Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger
  107. Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell + Jeffrey Kluger
  108. A Man On The Moon by Andrew Chaikin
  109. Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
  110. Tools Of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  111. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
  112. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
  113. The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
  114. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  115. The Chicago Cubs: Story Of A Curse by Rich Cohen
  116. One + One = Three by Dave Trott
  117. Creative Blindness by Dave Trott
  118. Predatory Thinking by Dave Trott
  119. The Artist’s Journey by Steven Pressfield
  120. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  121. Shiloh by Shelby Foote
  122. Always Forward by Bill Wooditch
  123. Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey
  124. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  125. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
  126. Leadership Rigor by Erica Peitler
  127. Open Up And Say Aaah by Erica Peitler
  128. Cather In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
  129. Destiny Of The Republic by Candice Mallard
  130. The Flinch by Julien Smith
  131. 1,000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs
  132. The Space Within by Patrick Cannon + James Caulfield
  133. Apollo VII – XVII by Simon Phillipson
  134. Zombie Loyalists by Peter Shankman
  135. Nice Companies Finish First by Peter Shankman
  136. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  137. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  138. The New Rules Of Marketing And PR by David Meerman Scott
  139. Marketing The Moon by David Meerman Scott
  140. Marketing Lessons From The Grateful Dead by David Meerman Scott + Brian Halligan
  141. Newsjacking by David Meerman Scott
  142. World Wide Rave by David Meerman Scott
  143. Real-Time Marketing And PR by David Meerman Scott
  144. Edgy Conversations by Dan Waldschmidt
  145. Not Taught by Jim Keenan
  146. The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino
  147. Brand Like A Rock Star by Steve Jones
  148. 250 Things You Should Know About Writing by Chuck Wendig
  149. Business Stripped Bare by Richard Branson
  150. How To Win At The Sport of Business by Mark Cuban
  151. Simplify by Joshua Becker
  152. Living With Less by Joshua Becker
  153. Everything That Remains by The Minimalists
  154. Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life by The Minimalists
  155. How To Travel Full-Time by Colin Wright
  156. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  157. Lying by Sam Harris
  158. Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli
  159. Marketing White Belt by Chris Penn
  160. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  161. Blue Chip Email Secrets by Ben Settle
  162. Every Writer Needs A Tribe by Jeff Goins
  163. Aleph by Paulo Coelho
  164. You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins
  165. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
  166. The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
  167. The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
  168. Born For This by Chris Guillebeau
  169. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  170. Free Will by Sam Harris
  171. 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman
  172. Start A Freedom Business by Colin Wright
  173. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  174. Civil War Stories by Ambrose Bierce
  175. The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Getting Your Shit Together by John Carlton
  176. Jony Ive by Leander Kahney
  177. Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
  178. The Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
  179. The Fall of the Alphas by Dana Ardi
  180. To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink
  181. The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges + Bernie Glassman
  182. Phoenix by Chuck Palahniuk
  183. Luxury of Less by Karol Gajda
  184. It’s Not About The Tights by Chris Brogan
  185. The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth by Chris Brogan
  186. A Day In The Life of a Minimalist by Joshua Fields Millburn + Colin Wright
  187. The Third Bullet by Stephen Hunter
  188. The Innovation Book by Max Mckeown
  189. The Power of No by James Altucher
  190. Start by Jon Acuff
  191. I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter
  192. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead by Jerry Weintraub
  193. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  194. Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
  195. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  196. Think Round by Martha Pease
  197. The Sales and Marketing Nexus by Travis Kennedy
  198. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  199. We Learn Nothing by Tim Krieder
  200. The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer
  201. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  202. Washington’s Spymaster by Benjamin Tallmadge
  203. Thumbs Up by Joey Reiman
  204. Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos
  205. The One Thing by Gary Keller
  206. Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher
  207. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
  208. Running For Office by Ronald Faucheux
  209. Willing Elections by Ronald Faucheux
  210. Campaigning For Hearts and Minds by Ted Brader
  211. Words That Work by Frank Luntz
  212. Down and Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency by Jake Tapper
  213. The New Community Rules by Tamar Weinberg
  214. The Third Door by Alex Banayan
  215. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  216. Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder by Chip Conley
  217. The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
  218. #Now: The Surprising Truth About The Power of Now by Max Mckeown
  219. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  220. Note: I did read all of the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming.
  221. Note: I also read most of the Hardy Boys books too! 😉
  222. Note: And there is still a ton of material from high school and college that I am forgetting to list here…