My book list

Inspired by a recent booklist by NoSurfGirl, I’ve decided finally to make a move on my own list.

I actually created this list over a year ago by pulling a recommended reading list from Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and several other authors that I admire. I had heard recently that “in five years time, you’ll be the same person you are today except for the books you read and the people you meet.” While I’m not 100% committed to that philosophy, I can see a measure of truth to it, and it inspired the list.

For the most part, you’ll recognize common themes of finances, self-employment, improving yourself, and so on. I’ll be the first to admit that some of the books kind of raised an eyebrow, but nevertheless, I was committed then, and am now, to reading each and every one of these.

As NSG has done, I’ll be doing a book review of each one as I finish it. Oh, and if I find an author particularly enjoyable, I’ll likely add the rest of their books to my list. One final rule: Unlike NSG’s rule of sticking to the list until finished, I will read for pleasure as much as anything. Since I typically juggle upwards of five books at a time (I’m currently reading four), that will help balance that out.

Suggestions are, of course, welcome, though I reserve the right to be picky. 🙂

Without further ado, here they (Books I’ve finished are in bold):

  • Your Secret Wealth, Jay Abraham
  • Multiple Streams of Income, Robert G. Allen
  • Multiple Streams of Internet Income, Robert G. Allen
  • The Noticer, Andy Andrews
  • The Traveler’s Gift, Andy Andrews
  • The Wealthy Speaker, Jane Atkinson
  • Zen and the Art of Making a Living, Laurence G. Boldt
  • What Color is Your Parachute, Richard N. Bolles
  • Halftime, Bob Buford
  • The Go-Giver, Bob Burn
  • The Artist’s Way, Julea Cameron
  • The Success Principles, Jack Canfield
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Giving, Bill Clinton
  • Good to Great, Jim Collins
  • First Things First, Stephen R. Covey
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  • The 8th Habit, Stephen R. Covey
  • Where do I Go from Here with My Life?, John C. Crystal
  • Making it on Your Own, Paul Edwards
  • Working from Home, Paul Edwards
  • The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People, Carol Eikleberry
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
  • The World is Flat, 3.0, Thomas Friedman
  • How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci, Michael J. Gelb
  • Windows of the Soul, Ken Gire
  • Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Dip, Seth Godin
  • The Call, Os Guinness
  • The One Minute Millionaire, Mark Victor Hansen
  • The Science of Personal Achievement, Napoleon Hill
  • Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
  • Pop!, Sam Horn
  • The Present, Spencer Johnson
  • Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad Secrets, Robert Kiyosaki
  • Thou Shall Prosper, Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  • The Power Principle, Blaine Lee
  • Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson
  • We Got Fired, Harvey Mackay
  • Becoming a Person of Influence, John C. Maxwell
  • The Little Book of Big Ideas, Harlod R. McAlindon
  • Sabbath, Wayne Muller
  • Lead the Field, Earl Nightingale
  • The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches, Richard G. Nixon
  • Let Your Life Speak, Parker J. Palmer
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink
  • Free Agent Nation, Daniel H. Pink
  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Anna Quindlen
  • Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds
  • Saving the World at Work, Tim Sanders
  • The Magic of Thinking Big, David Schwartz
  • Shenson on Consulting, Howard L. Shenson
  • To Build the Life You Want, Create the Work You Love, Marsha Sinetar
  • Millionaire Next Door, Thomas J. Stanley
  • The Millionaire Mind, Thomas J. Stanley
  • Laws of Inner Wealth, Sir John Templeton
  • Eat that Frog, Brian Tracy
  • Getting Rich in America, Brian Tracy
  • The Psychology of Selling, Brian Tracy
  • The Universal Laws of Success and Achievement, Brian Tracy
  • The Psychology of Winning, Denis Waitley
  • Million Dollar Consulting, Alan Weiss
  • The Luck Factor, Richard Wiseman
  • Banker to the Poor, Muhammad Yunus
  • The Joy of Not Working, Ernie J. Zelinksi
  • See You at the Top, Zig Ziglar
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  2. aleisha says:

    wow! sounds so ambitious– good luck and i look forward to hearing the reports on them all!

  3. Alan Weiss says:

    Happy to be on your list in such good company!

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