Off the Stages & Into the Pages

So this last year I decided to take a break from sports. Not because I don’t like sports, but because I had seen enough games. I started to wonder how many hours of my life I had spent watching strangers go up and down a field. That being said, I made a promise to myself to make a bit better use of my time and instead replace each sporting event with reading a book. Over the last few years my “to read” list had grown quite substantially and yet I found myself not tackling it. So that being said, I went full force. A year later I have read/listened to in the realm of 50 books. I did over 290 hours of just listening to audiobooks alone, either when in the gym or on the go. Lots learned, just as entertaining. There are some clear themes, and then some titles are oddly misleading.

Here is the list, feel free to ask me about any of the books.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Repair- Robert M. Pirsig
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
On the Move- Oliver Sacks
Big Sur- Jack Kerouac
As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
Following the Equator – Mark Twain
God’s Debris – Scott Adams
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
A People’s History of the United States of America – Howard Zinn
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Henry Miller – Sexus
Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
The Practicing Mind – Thomas M. Sterner
59 Seconds – Richard Wiseman
The Future of the Mind – Michio Kaku
Waking Up- Sam Harris
Mastery – Robert Greene
The 50th Law- Robert Greene
Drive – Daniel H. Pink
Flow – Mihayl Csikszentmihalyi
Start with Why – Simon Sinek
Creativity, Inc. – Amy Wallace, Ed Catmull
Think Like a Freak – Steven D. Levitt
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
Switch – Chip Heath
Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer
The Game – Neil Strauss
The Magic of Thinking Big – David J. Schwartz
The Truth – Neil Strauss
The Tao of Seneca – John A. Robinson 
The Art of Dramatic Writing – Lajos Egri 
Funny on Purpose – Joe Randazzo 
App Empire – Chad Mureta
48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene 
Antifragile – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Abundance – Peter H. Diamandis & Steven Kotler
Bold – Peter H. Diamandis

Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance
Steve Jobs – Walter Iassacson
Born Standing Up – Steve Martin
Sick in the Head – Judd Apatow
My Struggle – Karl Ove
How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The Tipping Point – Malcom Gladwell
Trust Me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
Growth Hacker Marketing – Ryan Holiday
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries, Jack Trout
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Manage your Day-to-Day – Jocelyn K. Glei
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Influence – Robert Cialdini 


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