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Hall of Fame

These are the books that have, thus far, had the most profound impact on my life.

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

This is the one that started it all. For whatever reason, I still remember the exact spot I was standing when I picked it up off the shelf in a Chicago bookstore.




How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie





Mindset by Carol Dweck





Vagabonding by Rolf Potts





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Biographies & Memoirs


Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl






Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer






Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom





The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida






Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson






To Be a Runner by Martin Dugard





Business & Productivity

7 Habits of Highly Effective People






Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

“Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day.” – Mark Twain

This is the premise of this entire book; get the hardest thing out of the way first and the rest of that day won’t seem so bad. A simple but incredibly powerful (and often hard to follow) concept.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo





Rework by Jason Fried






The Lean Startup by Eric Ries







SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully by Jane McGonigal


Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell


Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell


The Definitive Book on Body Language by Barbara and Alan Pease



Social Issues

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson


Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society by Carl Hart


Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix it by Robert Reich



Spirituality & Religion

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabot Zinn


The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins


The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris


The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation by William Hart


Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris





Walden by Henry David Thoreau


Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday


Free Will by Sam Harris




Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose


The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara


1776 by David McCullough



Classic Fiction

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway


Siddhartha by Herman Hesse


Brave New World by Aldous Huxley


Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway



The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare



Modern Fiction

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


Game of Thrones Series by George R. R. Martin


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


The Da Vinci Code Series by Dan Brown