2013 Reading List Kill Shelf

by Dan Walsh

I read so many books last year (68) that I started to forget them! The 2012 kill shelf was perfect for keeping track of everything. However, I wish I had written short synopses of each to help jog my memory, so that will be the improvement for this year. Here we go again!

1. I Will Teach You To Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi (Started 1/2/2013 – Finished 1/6/2013)

Spend less money than you make. Use that money to max out your 401k. Invest in index funds.

2. The $100 Startup, by Chris Guillebeau (Started 1/6/2013 – Finished 1/11/13)

3. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (Started 1/11/13 – Finished 1/18/12)

4. The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli (Started 1/19/13 – Finished 1/27/13)

5. The Architecture of Happiness, by Alain de Botton (Started 1/27/13 – Finished 2/1/13)

6. The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (Started 2/3/12 – Finished 2/11/13)

7. Snow Crash, by Niel Stephenson (Started 2/11/13 – 2/24/13)

8. Propoganda, by Bernays (Started 2/24/13 – 3/06/13)

9. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming (Started 3/06/13 – 3/13/13)

10. The Return of Tarzan (Started 3/13/13 – 3/18/13)

11. What Technology Wants, by Kevin Kelly (Started 3/18/13 – Finished 4/4/13)

12. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, by Chris Anderson (Started 4/1/13 – Finished 4/4/13)

13. Influence, by Robert Cialdini (Started 4/5/13 – Finished 4/22/13)

14. Goebbels on the Power of Propaganda (Started 4/22/13 – Finished 4/23/13)

15. The Essays of Francis Bacon, by Francis Bacon (Started 4/23/13 – Finished…

16. Friendship, by Hugh Black (Started 4/26/13 – Finished 5/2/13)

17. Random Reminiscences of Men and Events, by John D. Rockefeller (Started 5/2/13 – Finished 5/7/13)

18. Cheerfulness as a Life Power, by Orison Swett Marden (Started 5/7/13 – Finished 5/8/13)

19. The Hedge Knight, by George R. R. Martin (Started 5/8/13 – Finished 5/10/13)

20. Bird By Bird, by Anne Lamott (Started 5/10/13 – Finished 5/17/13)

21. Beginner’s Guide to Traditional Archery (Started 5/18/13 – Finished 5/18/13)

22. The Man Who Would Be King, by Rudyard Kipling (Started 5/19/13 – Finished 5/20/13)

23. It’s The Way You Say It, by Carol Fleming (Started 5/20/13 – Finished 6/3/13)

24. Today’s Hunter in California (Started 5/20/13 – Finished 5/24/13)

25. The Sworn Sword, by  George R. R. Martin (Started 6/3/13 – Finished 6/6/13)

26. The Mystery Knight, by George R. R. Martin (Started 6/6/13 – Finished 6/8/13)

27. Getting to Yes, by Roger Fisher (Started 6/8/13 – Finished 6/22/13)

28. For Your Eyes Only, by Ian Fleming (Started 6/23/13 – Finished 6/26/13)

29. Tarzan The Untamed, by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Started 6/26/13  - Finished 7/3/13)

30. Magic by Misdirection, by Dariel Fitzkee (Started 7/3/13 – Finished 7/21/13)

31. Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk (Started 7/22/13 – Finished 7/28/13)

32. Friendship, By Orsen Swett Marden (Started 7/28/13 – Finished 7/29/13)

33. The Fighter’s Mind, By… (Started 7/29/13 – Finished 8/4/13)

34. A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, by (Started 8/5/13 – Finished 8/9/13)

35. The Buddha Walks into a Bar, by Lodro Renzler (Started 8/11/13 – Finished 8/20/13)

36. The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi (Started 8/20/13 – Finished 8/23/13)

37. Genghis Khan, Makers of History, by Jacob Abbott (Started 8/23/13 – Finished 8/31/13)

38. Seventh Son, by Orson Scott Card (Started 9/2/13 – Finished 9/9/13)

39. Anything You Want, by Derek Sivers (Started 9/2/13 – Finished 9/3/13)

40. Growth Hacker Marketing, by Ryan Holiday (Started 9/4/13 – Finished 9/4/13)

41. Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield (Started 9/5/13 – Finished 9/9/13)

42. The Red Prophet, by Orson Scott Card (Started 9/10/13 – Finished 9/??/13)

43. The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin (Started 9/??/13 – Finished 9/24/13)

44. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin (Started 9/??/13 – Finished 9/28/13)

45. Advertising Secrets of the Written Word, by Joseph Sugarman (Started 9/30/13 – Finished 10/??/13)

46.  Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (Started 10/??/13 – Finished 10/20/13)

47. Ikigai, by Sebastian Marshall (Started 10/21/13 – Finished 11/7/13)

48. Tao Te Ching (Started ??? – Finished 12/26/13)

49. Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown (Started 11/7/13 – Finished 11/??/13)

50. The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg (Started 11/??/13 – Finished 12/3/13)

51. The Small Army Strategy, by Srinivas Rao (Started 12/3/13 – Finished 12/4/13)

52. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, by David Nasaw (Started 12/4/13 – Finished…)

53. The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield (Started 12/17/13 – Finished 12/19/13)

54. Scientific Advertising, by Claude Hopkins (Started 12/19/13 – Finished 12/22/13)