What I’m Reading

“The book you don’t read won’t help.” – Jim Rohn

Welcome to my digital library! Inspired by a friend, I’ve compiled a list of the books I’ve read, enjoyed, & have been impacted by. Each one of these books has influenced my trajectory, some more than others. But all have helped guide me to where I am today.

Thanks to my Mom’s guidance, I started reading at a very early age and quickly became hooked. Novels. Comic Books. Cartoons. I read everything I could get my hands on. I started to notice that the more I read, the more creative my output became.

The list below is categorized by the year I read the book and each is a link directly to that book on Amazon if you wish to dive into it as well. (*) denotes my all-time favorite reads.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 and before



Business Made Simple | Donald Miller

Traffic Secrets | Russell Brunson


Ready Player Two | Ernest Cline

The Whisper Man | Alex North


A-List Angels | Zack O’Malley Greenburg

The Cost of These Dreams | Wright Thompson

What Drives Winning Teams | Brett Ledbetter



The Infinite Game | Simon Sinek

The Successful Speaker | Grant Baldwin


The Institute | Stephen King


Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland | Walter Thompson Hernandez

The Splendid & the Vile | Erik Larson

Personal Development

Don’t Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason | Dave Rubin

Dream Big | Bob Goff

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage | Dan Crenshaw

Get Out of Your Own Way | Dave Hollis

Keep Chopping Wood: an ordinary approach to achieving extraordinary success | Kevin Deshazo

Make Time | Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

The Garden | Jon Gordon


Late Bloomers | Rich Karlgaard



Building a Story Brand | Donald Miller

How to Persuade and Get Paid | Phil M. Jones

Limitless | Laura Gassner Otting

Marketing to Mindstates | Will Leach

Superfans  |  Pat Flynn

This is Marketing | Seth Godin


Chase the Lion | Mark Batterson


4th and Goal Every Day | Phil Savage

The Captain Class | Sam Walker

Earn the Right to Win | Tom Coughlin

Gridiron Genius | Michael Lombardi

Personal Development

The Alter-Ego Effect | Todd Herman

Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth―and How You Can Too | Chris Hogan

Game Changers | Dave Asprey

The Mindful Athlete | George Mumford

Nurture Shock | Ashley Merryman, Po Branson

Raise Your Game | Alan Stein Jr.

Range | David Epstein



Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too | Gary Vaynerchuk

Exactly How to Sell | Phil Jones

Legacy | James Kerr

The Motivation Myth | Jeff Haden

The Pumpkin Plan | Mike Michalowicz

Simplify | Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood

The Third Door | Alex Banayan

Vlog Like a Boss | Amy Schmittauer


Everybody Always | Bob Goff

The Last Arrow | Erwin McManus


Molly’s Game | Molly Bloom

Personal Development

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World | Max Lucado

Atomic HabitsJames Clear

Be the Man | Garrett J. White

Chop Wood, Carry Water | Joshua Medcalf

The Courage to Be Disliked | Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga

Pound the Stone | Joshua Medcalf

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges | Amy Cuddy

Your Best Year Ever | Michael Hyatt


Exactly What to Say | Phil Jones

How Champions Think: In Sports & Life | Dr. Bob Rotella

The Mindful Athlete | George Mumford



Beached Whale | Daren Martin

Barking Up the Wrong Tree | Eric Barker

Expert Secrets | Russell Brunson

Finish | Jon Acuff

Known | Mark Schaefer

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime | MJ Demarco

Never Split the Difference | Chris Voss

Perenial Seller | Ryan Holiday

Profit First | Mike Michaelowicz

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team | Patrick Lencioni

The Sink | Daren Martin

The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don’t | Carmine Gallo

They Ask, You Answer | Marcus Sheridan


Counterfeit Gods | Timothy Keller


The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger | Stephen King

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three | Stephen King

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands | Stephen King

The Dark Tower IV: Wizard & Glass | Stephen King

The Dark Tower V: The Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King

The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah | Stephen King

The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower | Stephen King


How Bad Do You Want It? | Matt Fitzgerald

Living with a Seal | Jesse Itzler

The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks | Bruce Feldman

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers | Tim Ferriss

Top Dog: The Science of Winning & Losing | Po Branson & Ashley Merriman

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging | Sebastian Junger

Personal Development

The Four Agreements | Don Miguel Ruiz

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers | Tim Ferriss

The Trust Protocol: The Key to Building Stronger Families, Teams, and Businesses | Mac Richard

Win Forever | Peter Carroll with Yogi Roth

Wintality | Baylor Barbee



Ask #GaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take On Leadership, Social Media, & Self Awareness | Gary Vaynerchuk

Cash Flow Quadrant | Robert T. Kiyosaki

Dotcom Secrets | Russell Brunson

Essentialism* | Greg McKeown

Everybody Writes | Ann Handley

Rich Dad, Poor Dad | Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Membership Economy | Robbie Baxter

The One Thing* | Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

Trust Me, I’m Lying | Ryan Holiday


The Explicit Gospel | Matt Chandler

Unqualified | Steven Furtick


A.D. 30 | Ted Dekker


Fearless Leadership | Carey D. Lohrenz


Off-Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing | Erin Beresini

Shoe Dog* | Phil Knight

Unashamed | Lecrae

Personal Development

It’s Not How Good You Are | Paul Arden

Last Safe Investment | Bryan Franklin

The Miracle Morning | Hal Elrod

Relentless | Tim Grover

Resilience : Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life* | Eric Greitens

School of Greatness | Lewis Howes

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life | Mark Manson


The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any IndustryWarrillow, John

Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth | James Altucher

Money-Making Mom | Crystal Paine

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World | Michael Hyatt

The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age | Gonzalez, Melissa

Smartcuts* | Shane Snow

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life | Michael Port


Revival | Stephen King


Life is Good | Bert Jacobs

Money: Master the Game | Tony Robbins

Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived | Laurence Shames

Take This Bread | Sara Miles

The Work | Wes Moore

Personal Development

Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary* | Linda Kaplan Thaler

Rising Strong | Brene Brown

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy | Donald Miller



The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It | Michael Gerber

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth | Chris Brogan

On Writing | Stephen King

Rework | Jason Fried

Winning the Story Wars | Jonah Sachs


Crash the Chatterbox | Steven Furtick


Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit & The Primal Future of Fitness | J.C.Herz

Personal Development

Love Does* | Bob Goff

The Obstacle is the Way* | Ryan Holiday

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters* | Jon Acuff



How They Started | Carol Tice

Inside Coca-Cola | Neville Isdell

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World | Gary Vaynerchuk

Killing Giants | Stephen Denny

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business | Barbara Corcoran


Inferno | Dan Brown


David & Goliath* | Malcolm Gladwell

Killing Jesus | Bill O’Reilly

Packing Light | Allison Vesterfelt

Tipping Point | Malcolm Gladwell

Personal Development

The Noticer Returns | Andy Andrews

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life | Jen Sincero

2012 and Before


Crush It | Gary Vaynerchuk

Four Hour Work Week* | Tim Ferriss

Impact Equation | Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior | Ori Brafman

Thank You Economy | Gary Vaynerchuk

Trust Agents | Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

Unmarketing: Everything Has Changed and Nothing is Different | Scott Stratten


A Beautiful Outlaw | John Eldridge

3:16 | Max Lucado


The Circle Series | Ted Dekker


One Heartbeat | Mack Brown

Personal Development

The Four Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman | Tim Ferriss

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years* | Donald Miller

Mind Gym | Gary Mack

The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective | Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success | Andy Andrews