My Reading List

Reading books completely changed my life and I credit much of the success I’ve had to the mindset I’ve developed from reading.

And to be honest, I really don’t even like to read all that much. But I love to learn about the topics I’m interested in and it just so happens that reading books is one of the best ways to do so.

Unfortunately, I didn’t read a book from cover to cover until I was 22-years-old. 

Sad, but true.

Then I became addicted and started reading everything I could get my hands on. And that led me to where I am today.

I mostly read nonfiction books in the business, entrepreneurship, and personal finance categories. Those are the topics I’m most interested in at this point in my life.

I’ve listed out each and every book I’ve read (or listened to) down below with a short, 1-2 sentence review. I hope you enjoy. 

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236. Art of Seduction [Audiobook] by Robert Greene

Many human psychological principles were learned from listening to this book. Very, very good.

235. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

This should be required reading for, not only those interested in cryptocurrency, but for EVERYONE. It will teach you exactly what sound money is and the history of how and why certain currencies were adopted.

234. The Game [Audiobook] by Neil Strauss

This is one of the most fascinating and entertain books that I’ve ever listened to.

233. The Road to Riches [Audiobook] by Napoleon Hill

This audiobook, if you want to call it that, is just commentary by a bunch of random dinguses on an old recorded speech given by Napoleon Hill. You can skip this one.

232. Get Rich With the Law of Attraction Secrets [Audiobook] by Stephens Hyang

This book covers the same principles from The Secret. So, if you buy into that philosophy, you would enjoy this book.

231. Looking Out for #1 [Audiobook] by Robert Ringer

Yet another older book with timeless principles that are applicable today and for years to come.

230. Rich Dad’s Guide to Becoming Rich [Audiobook] by Robert Kiyosaki

Say what you want about his scammy real estate seminars, the stuff that Robert Kiyosaki teaches in his books is gold.

229. YouTube Secrets [Audiobook] by Sean Cannell

This is a good book for beginners who are just getting starting publishing content on YouTube. I already knew most of the information, but it was still a good refresher.

228. Rich Dad’s Who Took My Money? [Audiobook] by Robert Kiyosaki

Seriously. Go to Amazon (dot) com. Search “Robert Kiyosaki books.” Then, purchase all of the them. You will be better off for doing so.

227. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

A simple, heartfelt book. I don’t know what else to say about it.

226. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

This book covers very basic personal finance principles that have nothing to do with psychology. I would not recommend this book.

225. Unfair Advantage [Audiobook] by Robert Kiyosaki

So far, I’m a huge fan of every Robert Kiyosaki book that I’ve ever read.

224. The Official Guide to Success [Audiobook] by Tom Hopkins

An older book with timeless thoughts and insights that are applicable today and for years to come.

223. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This is, by far, the most enlightening book I’ve ever read. Highly recommend for pretty much everyone.

222. Master Your Emotions [Audiobook] by Thibaut Meurisse

I listened to this book early in the year and honestly can’t remember anything about it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

221. Homeless to Billionaire [Audiobook] by Andres Pira

Really good book about manifesting your dreams into reality.

220. Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Really solid audiobook.

219. The Business Owner’s Guide to Profit by Ben Slater

This book is kind of all over the place. The underlying premise was good, though.

218. Your Next Five Moves [Audiobook] by Patrick Bet-David

Extremely good book about long-term thinking for your business.


217. The Smartest Money Book You’ll Ever Read [Audiobook] by Daniel R. Solin

This was certainly not the smartest money book I’ve ever read.

216. Let Go by Pat Flynn

A quick, interesting read about how Pat Flynn got started in the world of online business.

215. 100 Way$ to Create Wealth [Audiobook] by Steve Chandler

Solid book. Really enjoyed listening to this one.

214. Wealth Exposed by MJ DeMarco

I’m an MJ DeMarco truther. All of his books and philosophies are great. This one can be read in one sitting.

213. Wealth Made Easy [Audiobook] by Greg S. Reid

Another solid book on the principles of building wealth.

212. The Master-Key to Riches [Audiobook] by Napoleon Hill

The book is good but the narrator for the audio version makes it almost unlistenable.

211. Million Dollar Habits [Audiobook] by Brian Tracy

Just a classic book that covers the good old-fashioned fundamentals of building wealth.

210. Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman

Everyone recommends this book. Honestly, it’s one of the most boring books I’ve ever read. Hard pass.

209. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by XXXXXXX

It was good, but way overrated in my opinion. The author is a very talented writer but it’s almost as if he’s trying too hard to prove how smart and witty he is.

208. Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want [Audiobook] by Brian Tracy

An oldie but a goodie.

207. Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

Wasn’t expecting it to be a religious book, but it was good.

206. Rise and Grind by Daymond John

The book is just a transcript of some of the interviews he’s done. I mean, some of it’s good, but meh.

205. The Culture Code [Audiobook] by Daniel Coyle

Solid book but I’m not dying to read it again or anything.

204. Personality Isn’t Permanent [Audiobook] by Benjamin Hardy

Fantastic book. One of my favorites of 2020.

203. Stop Doing That Sh*t [Audiobook] by Gary John Bishop

It was pretty good. People are getting a little carried away with swearing in the title of their books, however.

202. Way of the Wolf [Audiobook] by Jordan Belfort

I didn’t care for it. In the book, The Wolf covers his straight-line sales system which probably works great for someone who works directly in sales. All of my sales occur on the internet, so none of the techniques really apply to me.

201. Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson

Great book that covers the fundamentals of how to get traffic to your website.

200. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived [Audiobook] by Steven Scott

Really good book about King Solomon.

199. Automatic Income [Audiobook] by Matthew Paulson

It was good, and I fully support investing in dividend-paying stocks. However, his strategy still requires buying and selling individual stocks. Personally, I prefer just investing in an index fund and holding for the long-term.

198. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life [Audiobook] by Tom Corley

Eh, it was okay. Nothing life-changing but it was pretty decent.

197. Never Split the Difference [Audiobook] by Chris Voss

Incredible book if you want to learn how to become a better negotiator.

196. Buy It, Rent It, Profit! by Bryan Chavis

Picked this one up because, at the time I read the book, I was looking to possibly purchase another rental property. I just wanted a refresher on the information that I learned in the past. This book was okay but it has way too much fluff.

195. The Simple Path to Wealth [Audiobook] by JL Collins

Solid book. It’s always good to read or listen to a good ole classic personal finance book every once in a while.

194. The 40 Laws of the Alpha Male [Audiobook] by Sean Lysaght

The information is decent but the audio recording was terrible. Judging the body of work as a whole, I would not recommend.

193. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

I was really surprised that I didn’t like this book. The war stories were cool but the principles on ownership and leadership were lacking in my opinion.

192. 12 Rules for Life [Audiobook] by Jordan Peterson

Probably the most boring book that I’ve ever tried to sift through. The fact that the audio version is over 15 hours long didn’t help. I should have waited (at least) 10 more years before trying to comprehend this one.

191. Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires [Audiobook] by Matthew Kratter

It’s not bad but no “secrets” are really revealed. It’s basically just transcripts of the author interviewing millionaires while they tell their story. As I said, it wasn’t bad but I have no interest in listening to it again.

190. You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

This is one of the best books I’ve read so far. It’s not going to teach you the tactics on how to make money. It’s more about the mindset and psychology of it. This one, at this point, is easily one of my top-5 favorite books.

189. Ego is the Enemy [Audiobook] by Ryan Holiday

This one was underwhelming. I had heard nothing but good things about it but, to me, it didn’t live up to the hype. It has its good parts but I was really hoping that this book to put in my place. It didn’t.

188. Chop Wood Carry Water [Audiobook] by Joshua Medcalf

Really enjoyed this book. My biggest takeaway is that there are no shortcuts to achieving your goals.

187. The Lazy Man’s Guide to Living the Good Life [Audiobook] by Mike Vestil

Not bad. Not great. 

186. Gorilla Mindset [Audiobook] by Mike Cernovich

Solid book. Not great, but solid.

185. The One Thing by Gary Keller

An incredbile book. Everyone should read this book. I highly recommend it.

184. Get Sh*t Done [Audiobook] by Jefferey Gitomer

Pretty solid, quick listen.

183. Higher Status by Jason Capital

Definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read. I highly recommend that every man read this book.

182. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [Audiobook] by Marie Kondo

I don’t really know how to describe it but this book was so therapeutic. I definitely recommend it although I’m not quite sure why I’m recommending it.


181. It’s All In Your Head by Russ

Really good, short book. The audiobook was only like an hour long. Highly recommend this one.

180. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success [Audiobook] by Deepak Chopra

The narrator made the audio version difficult to listen to. I think I would have enjoyed the written version better. 

179. The Millionaire Booklet by [Audiobook] Grant Cardone

Simple, but solid. I’ve really liked everything I’ve read from Grant Cardone so far.

178. High Performance Habits by [Audiobook] Brendon Burchard

It was okay. The book went on a little long but there was some solid stuff in there.

177. Choose Yourself by James Altucher 

Very good book. I definitely recommend it. 

176. Unf*ck Yourself [Audiobook] by Gary John Bishop

Despite the edgy title, the book was very good.

175. Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi

Dean spokes at FHL2019 and gave everyone in the audience a copy of his book. It was a pretty good read.

174. Atomic Habits [Audiobook] by James Clear

Amazing book. I could listen to it again right now.

173. It Works [Audiobook] by RHJ

Really good little audiobook. It’s only, like, 45 minutes long.

172. Remote by Jason Fried

Meh, I wasn’t feeling it. Thankfully, it only took a couple of hours to read because at least half of the book is filled with illustrations.

171. Getting Things Done by David Allen

I was a little disappointed with this one, probably because I had heard nothing but good things about it. It definitely has it’s golden nuggets but the book went on and on for too long in my opinion.

170. Think and Grow Rich [Audiobook] by Napoleon Hill

I finally got around to this one and I’ll say this — there’s a reason why everyone recommends this book. So good. Everyone should read it.

169. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind [Audiobook] by T. Harv Eker

So good — highly recommend! It’s a classic for a reason.

168. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

This one was good but the upsell was pretty strong. But you expect that from a Tony Robbins book. As a marketer, you get to learn not only the personal finance stuff, but the sales and marketing tactics as well.

167. Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

This was a great read that can help teach you how to make the change from an emplyoee to a business owner and investor.

166. The War of Art [Audiobook] by Steven Pressfield

Phenominal book.

165. The Introvert Advantage [Audiobook] by Marti Olsen Laney

Wasn’t really feeling this one at all. For starters, the book is forever-long and, in my opionion, could have been summed up in a blog post.

164. The Way of Men [Audiobook] by Jack Donovan

The book was really good but the audio was terrible. I wish I would have read this one.

163. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert Glover

Really solid book. Definitely recommend it.

162. The Way of the Superior Man [Audiobook] by David Deida

Really interesting book that should be required for all men to read or listen to.

161. Level Up Your Life [Audiobook] by Steve Kamb

It was okay. If you’re a gamer, you’ll enjoy how the author correlates life with video game characters.

160. Tribes by Seth Godin

Solid read on leadership. Really short book.

159. 5-Day Weekend [Audiobook] by Nik Halik

This was a really interesting book filled with a few strategies that I’m going to look more into. I’d recommend it.

158. The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner

As someone who is just getting started investing in rental properties, this book was fantastic. It covers almost everything you need to know.

157. The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster [Audiobook] by Darren Hardy

Solid book. Would recommend.

156. Man Up [Audiobook] by Bedros Keuilian

Very good. Would recommend.

155. The Entrepreneur Mind [Audiobook] by Kevin Johnson

Meh, it wasn’t really good nor bad — just okay. You probably won’t hear me recommending this one at dinner parties. I don’t even really go to dinner parties?

154. Tax-Free Wealth [Audiobook] by Tom Wheelwright

I listened to this book just in time as I was preparing my 2018 tax return. It has great information and advice, and helped me do much better on my taxes than I did in the previous year. 😉

153. The Rationale Male [Audiobook] by Rollo Tomassi

This book definitely wasn’t what I was expecting but I really enjoyed learning about the psychology behind inter-gender dynamics. I will add — the audio narrator is awful and extremely painful very hard to listen to.

152. Creativity for Sale by Jason Zook

Like Jason, the author, I run an online business that means I can work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This book was very relatable to me (as an entrepreneur) and I really enjoyed it.

151. The Entrepreneurial Personality Type by Alex Charfen

I got this book for free at Funnel Hacking Live, so I decided to take a crack at it. It’s pretty good — nothing earth-shattering. It’s only like 70 pages, so you can read in it one sitting.

150. Relentless by Tim Grover

Everyone recommends this book and talks about how great it is. The book started out really good and I was super into it. Then, pretty much, it turns into a gigantic humble-brag by the author talking about how awesome he is for training elite athletes.

149. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

This book was excellent. I definitely recommend.

148. Influence [Audiobook] by Robert Cialdini

Another book on human psychology and the science of persuasion. Parts of this book were pure gold — then there were parts that were very boring. I’m glad I got the audio version instead of the written.

147. Ca$hvertising by Drew Whitman

Just a phenomenal book on copywriting. This book really dives into consumer psychology and the art of persuading your customers to buy from you. I’ve already started implementing the techniques from this book and have seen results. Not to mention — I already purchased the audio version as well so I can listen to it again and really reinforce the information into my brain. Highly recommended.


146. The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

Meh. Wouldn’t read again.

145. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Meh. Wouldn’t read again.

144. How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate by Grant Cardone

This book is just a front-end funnel to try to get people to invest in Cardone Capital. But I knew this even before I purchased the book. At the time of this writing, I will be attending the 10x Growth Conference soon, so I just wanted to see what Grant Cardone’s strategy was for investing in real estate and apartment building complexes. As a newbie to real estate investing, I did receive some value from reading this book.

143. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This book is so crucial. It should be required reading for everyone. The book itself but the information is timeless. I’m definitely going to download the Audible version of this book as well and try to listen to it at least once a year from now on. 

142. Principles [Audiobook] by Ray Dalio

I’m a big fan of Ray Dalio, but this is the most boring book I’ve ever listened to. I’m so thankful I got the audio version as opposed to trying to read this beast. There is definitely some gold in this book, but for the most part — it was not interesting to me.

141. Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy

This was a pretty solid (and short) ready on productivity and procrastination. Basically, you need to prioritize your tasks in order to complete the most important this first. Eat your biggest and ugliest frog first. 

140. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Great read! Small, incremental changes over time can lead to massive results. 

139. Crushing It! [Audiobook] by Gary Vaynerchuk

Pretty good listen about leveraging social media to build your business and brand. Most of the information was common sense. I’m already competent using social media, but I did learn a thing or two from this audiobook.

138. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

This book was fantastic and very inspirational. It’s a parable about a young camel boy who sets out to become, as the title implies, the greatest salesman in the world. The book is about a set of scrolls that contain principles to live by in order to not only become a greater salesman but a better person as well. 

137. How to Make Sh*t Happen by Sean Whalen

This might be the shortest book I’ve ever read. If you’re looking for a book to get you fired up to take action, this one will do it. The ‘Core 4’ principles inside the books are simple and to the point, but if you follow them, your life will most definitely change for the better. Don’t pick up this book if you’re offended by language (that’s putting it lightly).

136. Sell or be Sold [Audiobook] by Grant Cardone

So I finally jumped on the audiobook band-wagon. It’s just foolish to not take advantage of this streamlined process of absorbing new information. This book is an excellent listen. Uncle G makes it entertaining by adding in some extra flare that isn’t included in the text version. Highly recommend this audiobook.

135. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Just a solid book filled with information that every human should be required to consume. This book is massive, so I did admittedly get bored at times. And because of this, it took me forever to finish this book. If I could go back, I’d listen to the audio version but nonetheless, the information is gold. My key takeaway: Every action we take is to either avoid pain or gain pleasure. 

134. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Just phenomenal. Anyone who runs their own business or is looking to run their own business should read this book. It’s a quick and easy ready and gets straight to point with insights about how to and how not to run your business. I loved it. 

133. F.U. Money by Dan Lok

This is a really good book. It’s up there close to my top 10, probably. I’ve noticed a pattern that I love pretty much any book about talks about working for yourself and making money. Wonder why that is?

132. DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson

I read this book back-to-back along with Expert Secrets and it’s even more amazing. Both of these books give you so much value, it’s ridiculous. I’ve already started implementing the tactics I learned in my own business and have seen positive results. The stuff works. You can get a free copy of this book as well. I will add, though, both books are probably more suited for people who already have a business with their own products to sell. 

131. Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

This book is crazy good and is definitely one of the best marketing books I’ve ever read. It’s amazing how much value is inside this book and the fact that he gives it away for free (only pay shipping). 

130. Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Simply an amazing book that I read at exactly the right time.

129. Grit by Angela Duckworth

I have mixed feelings about this book. Certain parts were really good. The reason I have mixed feelings is because it took me forever to finish it. Usually, when that happens, it means I find the book to be boring.

128. Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz

This book lived up to the hype and I’m definitely a better copywriter after reading it. Still, some parts were very boring to me. I guess that’s to be expected, but this book is timeless and still worth the read. Disclaimer: This is by far the most expensive book on this list.

127. Unscripted by MJ DeMarco

MJ does it again. This book is super similar to his other book, The Millionaire Fastlane, but I don’t even care. Both books are near the top of my favorites. Just the mindset-stuff you get from reading this book is incredible.

126. Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Overall, I enjoyed the book. The information is good. But again, this is another one that could have been summed up in a 3000-word blog post in my humble, honest, opinionated opinion. 

125. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

I was looking forward to reading this book so that I could #hack my taxes and business structure but unfortunately, it wasn’t what I was expecting. His “system” seems like it would be fine for some. Larger companies, maybe? I don’t know. I don’t see any reason to overcomplicate my already simplified business structure. I’m all about profiting first, but having so many bank accounts seems unnecessary to me. 


124. Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter

Neat little book. Nothing earth-shattering. You can read it in one sitting.

123. Low Hanging Fruit by Jeremy Eden

Meh. Has some good information but was mostly geared towards corporate America. Not really my thing. 

122. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

It was good.

121. 40 Rules for Internet Business by Matthew Paulson

Just your typical tips for running an online business. The information wasn’t new, but it was a good refresher on some of it.

120. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

Incredible book. It embodies what storytelling should be all about. I would recommend it to anyone. 

119. The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Bebler

This book is a parable about self-discovery. I enjoyed it.

118. Deep Work by Cal Newport

I was pumped about reading this book and had heard nothing but good things about it. Honestly, this was one of the most boring books I’ve read. The underlying principle is good, but the book could have been summed up in a single blog post.

117. The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

A solid book, plain and simple. Would recommend.

116. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

The title literally has nothing to do with the contents of this book but I actually really enjoyed it.

115. 100 Ways to Love Your Wife by Matthew Jacobson

Got this book as a gift. It’s super short so I went ahead a knocked it out. Not bad, but a little corny for my taste.

114. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is truly a brilliant human. This book is further proof of that.

113. The Shark and the Goldfish by Jon Gordon

The is a small parable with a large message. Very short, quick, and definitely worth a read.

112. The Tax and Legal Playbook by Mark Kohler

Really freaking boring, which is to be expected from a book about taxes. I did learn a lot, though.

111. Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Loved it. To be honest, there’s nothing earth-shattering in this book. But it was I nice reminder to just create things that stand out and don’t suck.

110. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne

Boring as all get-out.

109. How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath

It’s hard to write something bad about such a positive book. Be nice to people and lift up those around you. That’s all there is to it, pretty much, but it was a nice reminder I suppose.

108. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

This was the first Malcolm Gladwell book I read. I was not let down.

107. Linchpin by Seth Godin

This was the first Seth Godin book I read. I was not let down.

106. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The majority of this book was fantastic.

105. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

There’s definitely gold to be found in this monstrous book, but overall I was a bit let down. It’s basically just a summary of all his podcast episodes, which I’d already listened to prior to reading the book. Tim set the bar extremely high with his other books, so I guess I was just (unrealistically) expecting more. I would still recommend this book to almost anyone, however, because it’s filled with a lot of good information.

104. 6 Months to 6 Figures by Peter Voogd

Pretty good concepts. I enjoyed it.

103. Buy Buttons by Nick Loper

I really like Nick Loper but this read more like a blog post than a book.

102. Email the Smart Way by Pat Flynn

This is a free PDF given away by Patt Flynn on his blog. It has some good tips on email marketing, especially for beginners.

101. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone

Not bad.

100. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

This book completely changed my diet and workout routine. I’ve implemented some of the strategies from this book and they work. It’s a monster of a book, but well worth the read. My only complaint: There are a few chapters that would probably be better suited for their own book (if you’ve read this, you know what I’m talking about).

99. The 10 Pillars of Wealth by Alex Becker

Very good. This book taught me that I never want to be a “traffic fighter”.

98. Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer

I got value you from this book. It’s never a bad idea to improve your selling abilities.

97. Taxes: Everything You Need to Know About Taxes for Your Small Business by Harry Monroe

I thought it was decent for a small Kindle book. I actually learned a thing or two about taxes for my business.


96. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

I loved it. It’s written as a fable but gives great advice about how to manage your finances.

95. Hustle by Neil Patel

I usually like everything Neil Patel puts out, but I wasn’t a fan of this one.

94. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Good book. Definitely worth a read.

93. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

I love the concept of the 80/20 principle (roughly 80% of results comes from 20% of your efforts). But I think I can apply the concept to this book as well because 20% was great while the other 80%, not so much.

92. The Ultimate Guide to Starting an Online Business by Ramit Sethi

A free short little pdf offered by GrowthLab. Worth a read (I’m counting it as a book).

91. Authority by Nathan Barry

Just outstanding.

90. 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller

Not bad.

89. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

It was good but not as great as I thought it would be. I knew most of the methodologies already because you hear them everywhere. Maybe my expectations were too high going in.

88. SNOOP by Dr. C. Wayne Harrison

In this book (written by my uncle), he shares some incredible stories about his journey through the Vietnam war.

87. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

The book was excellent and is probably my all-time favorite book at this point. It goes against 80% of the other books I’ve read and I love it for that. You often hear that it’s impossible to get rich quick. That is false and this book explains why. While it is possible to get rich relatively quick, you can’t get rich easy.

86. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

More of a test than a book, I read the descriptions of all the different personality strengths as if it were a book. I’d say most people would benefit from learning what their strengths are, wouldn’t you?

85. The End of Jobs by Taylor Pearson

I hadn’t heard anything about this book when I got it so I wasn’t really expecting much. But it quickly became one of my favorites. 9.7/10, would recommend.

84. I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi

This was one of the better personal finance books I’ve read. Ramit makes good things.

83. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

One of my favorite books because it challenges the common approach to personal finance and wealth. It really helped solidify that way of thinking in my life. This should be required reading.

82. How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too by Ewen Chia

Pretty good.

81. The Laptop Millionaire by Mark Anastasi

I enjoyed it. 

80. SEO Workbook 2016 by Joachim Fisher

Wouldn’t spend 30 minutes reading this again.

79. The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo

First fiction book ever! What a breakthrough! This book was fantastic.

78. How to Make Money Online by Mike Omar

Please, make it stop.

77. Passive Income: Proven Methods to Make Over 10k a Month by Mark Thomas

Geez Louise, smh.

76. The Side Hustle Path by Nick Loper

I like Nick Loper so I’m sure this book was good, but I don’t remember reading it.

75. Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn

A book about testing and validating an idea for your business. I thought it was pretty good.

74. How to Make $1,000 Per Day Blogging Part Time by Chris Karlas

Oh c’mon!

73. Ebooks the Smart Way by Pat Flynn

This was a very helpful little pdf guide that Pat Flynn gives away on his blog about writing and selling an ebook. It definitely helped me when I was first learning to create ebooks myself. Yes, I’m counting this as a “book” because I want to and I can, so what are you going to do about it?

72. PASSIVE INCOME: Stop Working, Start Living by Ralph Waters


71. Develop a Passive Income Empire by Simon Wolf


70. Good to Great by Jim Collins


69. Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Hashtag hustle, bro! I really did like the book, though.

68. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Pretty much a must-read for anyone in the online business world. I started reading (and finished) this book the week before I sat for my licensure board exam to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I spent more time reading the book than my study for the exam. Very telling.

67. Making Money for Beginners by Dan Allen

Save your 30 minutes, to be honest, in my humble opinion.

66. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher

I was a little disappointed because I wanted to become a ninja-negotiator after finishing this book. I can say, that did not happen. 

65. Building Wealth One House at a Time by John Schaub

Pretty good, actually.

64. The 106 Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make by Gary Eldred


63. Re-Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Has Tony Robbins ever put anything out into the world that isn’t fantastic?

62. 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask by Ilyce Glink

Not bad for a book about buying a house.

61. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Amazing book. Brene Brown is an incredibly intelligent human being.

60. Home Buying Kit for Dummies by Eric Tyson

Reading all of these real estate books helped me become extremely confident throughout the process of buying a home.

59. The Groom’s Instruction Manual by Shandon Fowler

I read this book months before the big day. It was pretty entertaining and I actually used some of the advice leading up to my wedding.

2012 – 2015

58. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

This appears to be a book about winning a war but it’s really a book about winning at life.

57. Buying a Home by Nancy Conner


56. Launch by Jeff Walker

All the internet marketers know of this one. I read this book years before I even knew what internet marketing was. I don’t always implement his strategies into my business, but they definitely work.

55. Bogle on Mutual Funds by John Bogle

I read the older edition. It was a little boring, but Bogle got it right when it comes to investing.

54. Thrift: Passive Income by Lennie Hart


53. A Simple Government by Mike Huckabee

I like Mike Huckabee.

52. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This one’s a classic and for good reason. It should be required reading for every human. The world would be a better place.

51. Paycheck Millionaire by Unknown Author

I don’t think this book exists in the Kindle store any longer.

50. Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen

Another really good book for someone looking to up their poker game.

49. The Perfection Point by John Brenkus

I found this book interesting.

48. Fiverr Autopilot by Matthew Lucas


47. 99 Inspiring Stories for Presentations by Barry Powell

There were actually some good stories in this book.

46. What You Should Know About Politics… But Don’t by Jessamyn Conrad

As a newbie when it comes to politics, I enjoyed and learned a lot from this book.

45. Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book by Phil Gordon

Excellent book for anyone wanting to become a better poker player!

44. Habit Stacking for Frugal Living by Kathy Stanton

Decent tips but I wouldn’t necessarily consider them as “life-changing” as the author claims.

43. MONEY LIFEHACKS by Gabriel Aviles

A little Kindle book that I do not recall reading.

42. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

Another personal finance book with traditional methodologies. You can’t go wrong with that.

41. Switch on Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Very good read.

40. Reseller Secrets to Dominating a Thrift Store Revealed by Rick Riley

As a reseller, I got nothing from this book. Maybe someone (a complete n00b) would find it helpful.

39. Frugal Hacks by Will Kowl

Meh. Most of the tips were common sense.

38. Crushing Low Stakes Poker by Mike Turner

This was the first of a few poker books I read, Texas Hold’em specifically (yeah I got into online poker there for a little while). There are better books out there.

37. MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins

Excellent book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. To be such a large book, I may have finished it faster than any of the others. I couldn’t put it down. This is definitely one of my all-time favorite books (even though he does try to pitch you super hard on some financial advising crap that you don’t need). But that’s what Tony Robbins does though, amiright?

36. Confidence: Build Unbreakable, Unstoppable, Powerful Confidence by Justin Albert

Not a bad little Kindle book. Has some good confidence-building tips.

35. Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? by Alex Hutchinson

As an exercise science guy, I loved this book. It gives good insight about some of the most common myths about exercising and lifting weights.

34. You Majored in What? by Katharine Brooks

The information was fine. Just another pointless read now looking back.

33. How to be Rich by Andy Stanley

It was okay. Not great, not bad, just okay.

32. #FrugalityPays by Antonio Starr

Don’t remember.

31. The Ultimate Cheapskates Road Map to True Riches by Jeff Yeager

Not bad.

30. Wealth: is it Worth It? by S. Truett Cathy

This book was written by the founder of Chick-Fil-A. He gives an interesting take on building wealth and what you should do with it.

29. From Ramen to Riches by James Wood

I picked this one up at the thrift store. Thought it was a decent read.

28. Find It, Fix It, Flip It! by Michael Corbett

One of the many real estate books I read before buying my first house.

27. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

As a science major in college, I must say, this book was pretty dope. Very short read.

26. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

A book on building self-confidence. Nothing earth-shattering but a very solid book, nonetheless. 

25. 101 Secrets for Your Twenties by Paul Angone

This book has several practical tips. It was good, but a little cheesy.

24. Before You Buy! by Michael Corbett

This started a series of books I read on mortgages as I was preparing to buy my first home. They all sort of run together, none of which stand out.

23. Common Sense Investing by Rick Van Ness

This was an excellent little book with some of the most basic, but best rules of investing.

22. Quitter by Jon Acuff

I honestly remember nothing about this book.

21. The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

This book gives an interesting take on praying circles around your biggest wants in life.

20. Start by Jon Acuff

I remember liking it but don’t really remember what it’s about. I do remember the author mentioning that he checks his analytics far too often, something I never struggle with. Nope, never.

19. Gazelles, Baby Steps, & 37 Other Things by Jon Acuff

Decent little book with tips about life and staying out of debt.

18. Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak

It was a decent read (at the time) but seems rather pointless looking back now.

17. I Am a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

Got this book from church for a bible study. It made some great points about how it shouldn’t be what can the church do for you but rather what can you do for the church.

16. A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey

This book really motivated me to set some big goals for myself. And it taught me how to make sacrifices. This is by far one of my favorite books.

15. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Can’t really remember but I remember that it was decent.

14. Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander

Excellent, quick read. Really enjoyed this book.

13. QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller

Don’t remember this one either.

12. Flipping the Switch by John G. Miller

Don’t remember anything about this book.

11. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

Yes, I read all the Dave Ramsey books. Okay?

10.  Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey

Same Ramsey principles as his other books.

9.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well on a Budget by Jessica Patridge

Has some good tips and recipes. I wouldn’t recommend because pretty much all of this information can now be found online with a quick google search.

8.  More Than Enough by Dave Ramsey

I remember nothing from this book.

7.  Financial Peace Revisited by Dave Ramsey

Same Ramsey principles as his other books.

6.  The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing by Jason Kelly

I remember nothing from this book. It was over my head at the time.

5.  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant

Very short book. Helps to strengthen self-confidence.

4.  Put More Cash in Your Pocket by Loral Langemeier

It helped motivate me to start and grow my eBay business.

3.  How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents by Zach Bissonnette

A good, practical personal finance book for beginners.

2.  The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

I credit this book for changing the trajectory of my life. While I don’t always agree with ol‘ Dave, his books helped form my personal finance addiction and set me on the path to financial freedom.

1.  Automatic Wealth for Grads by Michael Masterson

This was the first book I ever read. I believe it was in 2012. I don’t remember much from it other than feeling a sense of accomplishment for reading a book from cover to cover. It opened my eyes to investing.

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