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Recommended Reading!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

This post will be updated as I read new books. My intention is for it to act as a shared digital backup of my bookshelf. Essentially, it is made up of all the books I have read and then placed into a tier system of how helpful I thought the books were at the time of reading. Here is a quick breakdown of my tier system…

Tier One – I Really Enjoyed Reading The Book And Gained Massive Value From It

Tier Two – Interesting Books That Provided Plenty Of Value To Me

Tier Three – Worth The Read And Provided Some Value

Tier Four – Stopped Reading At 50% No Value, Repetitive Or Failed To Make A Point

Tier Five – Dropped Quickly Due To Bad Writing And/Or Lack Of Potential

As all books are placed into the tiered system by how helpful I personally found them, you as a reader may find a book more or less useful to you depending on your own personal circumstances and goals.

The books within the tiers themselves are not ranked, for example, I don’t rate the book currently showing at the top of the tier one books any more helpful than the book displayed at the bottom of the tier one books.

Most of the prices shown are for the paperback version of the book but I picked the vast majority of them up for a couple of dollars for their kindle versions. Due to issues with the Amazon API plugins are currently unable to automatically display the price of digital goods so most of the books can be picked up cheaper than their display prices.

Current Reading Device

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - White, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
  • Now available in black or white
  • Higher resolution display (300 ppi) - with twice as many pixels
  • Built-in adjustable light - read day and night
  • No screen glare, even in bright sunlight, unlike tablets
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours

Loving Audible Right Now!

Tier One Books

Tier Two Books

Tier Three Books

Preview Product Price
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers $19.76
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change $12.16
The Art Of War The Art Of War $4.64
Mastery Mastery $18.40
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich $16.32
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up in business, even if you are at the end of your roll. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up in business, even if you... $19.08
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm $12.53
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less $20.00
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful... $5.15
Screw Work, Let's Play: How to Do What You Love & Get Paid for It Screw Work, Let's Play: How to Do What You Love & Get Paid for It $18.67
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike $19.99
The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations and Rules for Life The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations and Rules for Life $12.95
As a Man Thinketh As a Man Thinketh $5.99
Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur $10.99
The Game The Game $3.60
Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine $11.71
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon $9.58
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living $17.00
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series) Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things... $10.88
Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs $1.95
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition $14.92
The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! $13.25
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team $11.51

Tier Four Books

Preview Product Price
You are dying, and your world is a lie (Epic series Book 2) You are dying, and your world is a lie (Epic series Book 2)
Confessions of an Entrepreneur: The Highs and Lows of Starting Up (Prentice Hall Business) Confessions of an Entrepreneur: The Highs and Lows of Starting Up (Prentice Hall Business) $15.31
Sources of Wealth Sources of Wealth
Bushido: The Soul of Japan Bushido: The Soul of Japan $7.00
Think and Grow Rich. Complete Reprint of the 1937 Bestselling Classic. Includes Self Analysis Test & Fifty Seven Famous Alibis Think and Grow Rich. Complete Reprint of the 1937 Bestselling Classic. Includes Self Analysis Test &... $3.55
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change $4.98
SEO Fitness Workbook: 2016 Edition: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google SEO Fitness Workbook: 2016 Edition: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google $17.40
The Book of Five Rings      (with linked TOC) The Book of Five Rings (with linked TOC)
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future $16.32
The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions) The Prince (Dover Thrift Editions) $3.72
Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done - Today! Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done - Today! $7.98
Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions) Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Dover Thrift Editions) $3.50
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable $15.99
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator $11.65
Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life (Quick Reads) Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life (Quick Reads) $6.99
Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible $14.99
Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son $9.99
The Art Of Seduction The Art Of Seduction $18.31
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War $14.96
You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, an d 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction,... $12.56
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Basic Skills) The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (Basic Skills) $10.99
Ogilvy on Advertising Ogilvy on Advertising $11.00
Entrepreneur Revolution: How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works Entrepreneur Revolution: How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works $16.73

Tier Five Books

 

Last update on 2017-11-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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