Books Read

Inspired by many others in the Micro.blog community, I’ve decided to create a page listing all the books I’ve read.

2024

Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks
And Away… by Bob Mortimer
Walden by Henry David Thoreau πŸ”„
Someday is Today by Matthew Dicks
The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
Treat Your Own Shoulder by Robin McKenzie
Feel Good Productivity by Ali Abdaal
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh πŸ”„
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon πŸ”„

2023

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Singin’ in the Rain by Peter Wollen
Skint Knees by Fay (Hawson) Copland
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy πŸ₯‰
A Drink With Shane MacGowan by Vi198ctoria Mary Clarke
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Be Useful by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
How to Set Goals with Kaizen & Ikigai by Anthony Raymond
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck πŸ”„ ⭐️
Introducing George the Poet by George the Poet
Epidemics of Modern Life by Oliver Burkeman
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin πŸ₯‡
The PARA Method by Tiago Forte
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell ⭐️
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman πŸ”„
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Hooked by Paul Merson
How to Talk Finance by Ted Wainman
Ikigai by HΓ©ctor GarcΓ­a & Francesc Miralles
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber & David Wengrow
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Our Fathers by Andrew O’Hagan
Surrender by Bono
The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
Ernest Hemingway On Writing by Larry W. Phillips
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
Superhuman by Habit by Tynan
The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston
The Outward Urge by John Wyndham
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer
Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demmick
Chocky by John Wyndham
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray πŸ”„

2022

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Molly and the Isle of Kasta by Nicholas Bate
The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
The Psychology of Money by Morgan House
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes πŸ₯‰ ⭐️
Keep Going by Austin Kleon
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
The Distant Echo by Val McDermid
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
One Two Three Four by Craig Brown ⭐️
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler ⭐️
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman:” by Richard P. Feynman ⭐️
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
Habit Stacking by S.J. Scott πŸ”„
Windswept & Interesting by Billy Connolly
The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham
Cultivating an Unshakeable Character by Jim Rohn
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
One Day by David Nicholls
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham ⭐️
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
1984 by George Orwell πŸ”„ ⭐️
Animal Farm by George Orwell πŸ”„ ⭐️
Letters of Note: Music by Shaun Usher
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
At Home by Bill Bryson
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferris
On Writing by Stephen King
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
Traction by Gino Wickman
Get a Grip by Gino Wickman ⭐️
Money by Tony Robbins
Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman ⭐️
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou ⭐️
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon πŸ”„
Free Will by Sam Harris πŸ”„

2021

Make Time by Jake Knapp
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Show Your Work! By Austin Kleon
Purple Cow by Seth Godin
Deep Work by Cal Newport
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway πŸ₯‰ ⭐️
Duck Feet by Ely Percy
And You May Find Yourself by Gerry Murphy
Privacy is Power by Carissa VΓ©liz
Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Doyle
Meet Molly by Nicholas Bate
Zero to One by Peter Thiel Range by David Epstein
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynn πŸ₯ˆ
How to Take Smart Notes by SΓΆnke Ahrens
The Latch Key Kid by M.J. Hughes
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly

2020

Film: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Wood
Atomic Habits by James Clear πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Free Will by Sam Harris
Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
1000 True Fans by Jongo Longhurst
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Closers by Michael Connelly
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse πŸ₯‰
Beyond Fear by Dorothy Rowe πŸ”„ ⭐️
The Poet by Michael Connelly
It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh πŸ”„
Slowness by Milan Kundera
The Innocent by Ian McEwan πŸ”„ ⭐️
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham πŸ”„ ⭐️
Radicalised by Cory Doctorow
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport ⭐️
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt πŸ₯‡β­οΈ
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari πŸ”„ ⭐️

2019

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov πŸ₯‡
Nudge by Richard H. Thaler πŸ₯ˆ
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Mindfulness by Professor Mark Williams
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober by Catherine Gray
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki
The Four by Scott Galloway πŸ₯‰
Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play by Mark Foster πŸ”„

2018

It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson πŸ₯‰
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Nocturnal Animals by Austin Wright
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor
The Remains of the Day by Kazoo Ishiguro πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Blockchain by Mark Gates
Think Small by Owain Service
The Edge of Normal by Hana Schank
Breathless by Steve Volk
Declutter Your Mind by S.J. Scott
Self-Care for Introverts by Barrie Davenport

2017

Habit Stacking by S.J. Scott
Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono
Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell πŸ₯ˆ
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo πŸ₯‰
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
10% Happier by Dan Harris
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber πŸ”„ ⭐️
The Ladybird Book of the Midlife Crisis by Jason Hazeley
The Little Book of Management Bollocks by Alistair Beaton
The Power of Responsibility by Joelle Cateix
Enough by Patrick Rhone
The Ragged Trousered Philanthopists by Robert Tressell πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

2016

Minimalism by Joshua Fields Millburn
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The One Thing by Gary Keller
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed ⭐️
Changer by Matt Gemmell
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Happiness by Matthew Ricard
How of Organise Your Life by Higher Read
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Beset by Lee Bullen
Banish Clutter Forever by Sheila Chandra
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande πŸ₯‰ ⭐️
Instrumental by James Rhodes
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendan Burchard
Frugal Stuff that Works by Elaine Colliar
How to Study and Master any Subject by Mario J. Giordano
Success or Your Money Back by Shed Simove
The 7 Day Startup by Dan Norris
Leading by Alex Ferguson
You MUST Write a Book by Honoree Corder

2015

How to be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott
How to Buy Low on eBay and Sell High on Amazon by Jordan Malik
Content Machine by Dan Norris
Google Adwords for Beginners by Michael Partridge
How to Build a Website with Wordpress By Kent Mauresmo
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson πŸ₯‰
A Pocket History of Scotland by Blair Millar
The E-myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
The Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Burchard
Europe: 40 Amazing Experience by Lonely Planet
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts πŸ₯ˆ
Digital Minds by WSI
God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens πŸ”„ ⭐️

2014

The Fault in our Stars by John Green πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil πŸ₯‰
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins πŸ₯ˆ
How to be Interesting by David Gillespie
Quiet by Susan Cain

2013

Kindle Self Publishing Gold by R.L. Adams
The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying F**k About You by Johnny Truant
SEO Leo by Von Money
Write Blog Posts Readers Love by Henri Junttila
How to Work for Yourself by Bryan Cohen
The Power of Free on Amazon Kindle by Glen Chapman
Marketing in Less than 1000 Words by Rob Burns
Winston Churchill: A Very Brief History by Mark Black
The Richard Burton Diaries by Richard Burton πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Gypsy Boy by Mikey Walsh πŸ₯‰
The Business by Iain Banks πŸ₯ˆ
Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean

2012

Simplify by Joshua Becker
About a Boy by Nick Hornby πŸ₯‡
John Peel: A Life in Music by Michael Heatley πŸ₯‰
Pete Doherty My Prodigal Son by Jacqueline Doherty
Adele: The Biography by Chas Newkey-Burden
God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens πŸ₯ˆ
The Dogs of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald
Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans
Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson
The Decision Book by Mikael Krogerus
Breakfast with Socrates by Robert Rowland Smith
The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck πŸ”„ ⭐️
How to Sell Brilliantly in Good Times and Bad by Nicholas Bate
Cold Calling for Chickens by Bob Etherington
Have it Your Way by Nicholas Bate

2011

In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut πŸ₯‰
Ecstacy by Irvine Welsh πŸ₯ˆ
Getting Things Done by David Allen πŸ”„ ⭐️
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell πŸ₯‡
How to be Brilliant by Nicholas Bate
Instant MBA by Nicholas Bate
It’s Not What you Think by Chris Evans
Blood Guilt by Ben Cheetham

2010

Saturday by Ian McEwan πŸ₯‡
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
Persuasion by James Borg πŸ₯ˆ
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend πŸ₯‰
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

2009

The Impact Code by Nigel Risner πŸ₯‰
Deception Point by Dan Brown πŸ₯‡
Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James πŸ₯ˆ

2008

Beyond Fear by Dorothy Rowe πŸ₯‡ πŸ”„ ⭐️
It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh
The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathon Tropper
Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
The Islamist by Ed Husain
Walking on the Wind by Michael Garrett
The eBay Book by David Belbin
Anyone Can Do It by Duncan Bannatyne
The Rules of Life by Richard Templar
One for My Baby by Tony Parsons
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Atonement by Ian McEwan πŸ₯ˆ
Detox Yourself by Jane Srivner
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Unconditional Life by Deepak Chopra
You’ll See It When You Believe It by Wayne W. Dyer
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson πŸ₯‰ ⭐️
The Two of Us by Sheila Hancock
The Rules of Parenting by Richard Templar

2007

Beyond Fear by Dorothy Rowe ⭐️
How to Find the Work You Love by Laurence G. Boldt
Assertiveness at Work by Ken Back and Kate Back
Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne W. Dyer
The Rules of Wealth by Richard Templar
Tescopoly by Andrew Simms ⭐️
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt ⭐️
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Network your Way to Success by John Timperley
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Type Talk by Otto Kroeger
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
JFDI by Nicholas Bate
How to Work a Room by Susan Roane
The Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell ⭐️
The Life Plan by Robert Ashton
Getting Things Done by David Allen πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Screw It, Let’s Do it by Richard Branson
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl πŸ₯‰ ⭐️
Instant Confidence by Paul McKenna
A Promise is a Promise by Wayne W. Dyer
Putting the One Minute Manager to Work by Kenneth H. Blanchard
The Google Story by David A. Vise ⭐️

2006

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
A Question of Blood by Ian Rankin
Change the World for a Fiver by Tim Ashton
The Rules of Work by Richard Templar
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
The Summons by John Grisham
Imperfectly Natural Woman by Janey Lee Grace
Good to Great by Jim Collins πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
A Maiden’s Grave by Jeffrey Deaver
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
The Money Diet by Martin Lewis
Get a Life by Nicholas Bate
Real Magic by Wayne W. Dyer
50 Facts that Should Change the World by Jessica Williams πŸ₯‰
Speaking in Tongues by Jeffrey Deaver
Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
What Colour is Your Parachute? By Richard N. Bolles
You the Healer by Jose Silva
A Painted House by John Grisham
As It Is by Tony Parsons

2005

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans πŸ₯‰
The Testament by John Grisham
Gung Ho! by Kenneth H. Blanchard
The Bridge by Iain Banks
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
Manifest Your Destiny by Wayne W. Dyer
Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play by Mark Foster πŸ₯ˆ
Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Memoirs of an Unfit Mother by Anne Robinson
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Family Way by Tony Parsons
Being the Best by Nicholas Bate
Raving Fans by Kenneth H. Blanchard
The King of Torts by John Grisham
Overcoming Addictions by Deepak Chopra
The Life Laundry by Dawna Walter
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

2004

Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
Man and Wife by Tony Parsons
It Happened to Nancy by Beatrice Sparks
The Super Teams Book by Mike Pegg ⭐️
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham πŸ₯‰β­οΈ
Families and How to Survive Them by Robin Skynner
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Hacked, Attacked and Abused by Peter Lilley
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks πŸ₯ˆ ⭐️
Startling Beauty by Heather Gemmen

2003

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson πŸ₯‰
The Art Of Deception by Kevin Mitnick πŸ₯‡
Fish! by Stephen C. London πŸ₯ˆ

2002

Clear Body, Clear Mind by L. Ron Hubbard
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey πŸ”„ ⭐️
Leadership and the One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
London Irish Punk Life & Music… Shane MacGowan by Joe Merrick
Billy by Pamela Stephenson πŸ₯‰
McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy πŸ₯ˆ
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

2001

True: An Autobiography by Martin Kemp
A Child Called ‘It’ by Dave Pelzer
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray πŸ₯ˆ
The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch πŸ₯‰
The Art of Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Turning Thirty by Mike Gayle

2000

Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson πŸ₯‡
Toddler Taming by Dr. Christopher Green πŸ₯ˆ

1998

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard πŸ₯‡

1996

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

1994

The Innocent by Ian McEwan πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

1993

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera πŸ₯ˆ
Immortality by Milan Kundera πŸ₯‡

1992

The Joke by Milan Kundera πŸ₯‡
Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera πŸ₯ˆ

1991

Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera πŸ₯‰
The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
The Egoist by George Meredith πŸ₯ˆ

1990

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

1989

The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis πŸ₯ˆ
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

1988

The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger πŸ₯‡ ⭐️

1987 or Earlier

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain πŸ₯‰
1984 by George Orwell πŸ₯‡ ⭐️
Animal Farm by George Orwell πŸ₯ˆ
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Rommel Gunner Who by Spike Milligan
Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan

Paul McCafferty @paulmccafferty