Recommended Books to Read

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Hey there!

So you are looking for some good books to read?

I have literally spent thousands of hours reading. My book case is full of self help and discovery books. They are also full of autobiographies of amazing people. As everything has a system. If we want to develop a certain area in our life, you can bet you that someone has already encountered that problem. There will be a system. Find the system or steps and you can model it.

So below is a list of books that has helped me grow. Read them. Do the exercises and please leave comments about how you found them and the insights you had when you read them. I have also included a link for you to buy them. This is only by ease. You do not have to buy them off the link. It is entirely up to you. I would actually recommend buying second hand if you can – reduce, reuse, recycle. Also to pass your books on. Share information.

And feel free to add your own suggestion of what books you have read that you would recommend.

So go, lay in the sun, relax and enjoy x


Consciousness/Self Development

  • The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
  • The Art of Happiness – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • The Life You Were Born To Live – Dan Millman
  • Way of The  Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
  • Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  • The Tipping Point – Melcolm Gladwell
  • Touching Peace – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Know Thyself – Dr Graig Hassed
  • I could Do Anything – If Only I Knew What It Was –  Barbara Sher
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • Having it All – John Assaraf
  • Radical Forgiveness – Colin Tipping
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brené Brown
  • The Riches Within – Dr John Demartini
  • Homecoming – John Bradshaw
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • The #rd Alternative – Stephen Covey
  • How to Win Friends And Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Gung Ho! – Ken Blanchard
  • The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Mind That Changes Everything – Ian Gawler
  • Eat, Pray, Love – Elisabeth Gilbert The Art Of Living Consciously – Nathaniel Branden
  • Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Your Sacred Self – Dr Wayne Dyer
  • Real Magic – Dr Wayne Dyer Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
  • Take Charge Of Your Life – William Glasser
  • The Passion Test – Janet Bray – Atwood and Chris Atwood
  • The different Drum – Scott Peck
  • Antifragile – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Secrets to Creating A Life Beyond Limits – Rik Schnabel
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom – T.E. Lawrence
  • Digesting Life, Creating Awareness – Johanna Engwerda
  • Think Big – Donald Trump


  • The Choice Theory – William Glasser
  • Counselling with the Choice Theory – William Glasser
  • Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage – William Glasser
  • Nonviolent Communication – Marshall Rosenbuerg
  • Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix
  • Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus – John Gray
  • Men, Women and Relationships
  • The New Couple – Taylor and McGee
  • Parenting After Seperation – Jill Burrett


  • The Beauty Detox Foods – Kimberly Snyder
  • The Raw Truth – Jeremy Safron
  • The Sunfood Diet Success System – David Wolfe
  • Eating for Beaut – David Wolfe
  • Herbs for Healing – Robyn Kirby
  • Farmacist Desk Reference – Don Tolman
  • Fit For Life – Harvey and Marilyn Diamond
  • Fit For Life Not Fat For Life – Harvey Diamond
  • Binge Breaker – Stop out of control eating – Peter Milliar


  • Paulo Coelho – Brida, The Alchemist, The Aleph, 11 Seconds, Veronica Decides to Die, The Zahir, The Winner Stands Alone, The Valkyries
  • The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield and Carol Adriene
  • Children of the Dark People – Frank Dalby Davidson

Autobiographies/ Biographies

  • Fred Hollows – An Autobiography with Peter Corris
  • The Unexpected Eintein – The Real Man Behind the Icon – Denis Brian
  • Harley Loco – Rayya Eliis
  • The Warren Buffet – CEO – Robert Miles
  • Long Walk To Freedom – Nelson Mandela
  • Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer
  • Emma’s War – Deborah Scorggins
  • The Last of the Nomads – W. Peasley
  • Facing the Congo – Jeffery Tayler
  • This Accursed Land – Lennard Bickel
  • Why Weren’t We Told – Henry Reynolds
  • Upington – Andrea Durbach
  • Richard Branson – The Autobiography
  • iCon – Steve Jobs – Young Simon
  • Slave – Mende Nazer
  • Inside Islam – 101 Questions Answered – Shaik Kadir
  • Elders – Wisdom from Australia’s Indigenous Leaders – Recorded by Peter McConchie
  • The Stolen Children – Their Stories – Edited by Carmel Bird
  • Born Under the Papebark Treee – Harney and Wositzky


  • Occy – The rise and fall and rise of Mark Occhilupo – Mark Occhiupo and Tim Baker
  • Some Day – Inside the dream tour and Mick Fannings 2007 World Championship – Will Swanton
  • Eddy Would Go – The Story of Eddy Akua
  • Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton

Feminine/ Masculine Books

  • The Inner Man – Peter O’Connor
  • Manhood – Steve Biddulph
  • Women, Food and God – Geneen Roth


  • Positive Parenting – Toms and Levett
  • French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamlea Druckerman
  • The Whole Brain Child – Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson
  • Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids – Dr Laura Markham
  • The Vaccine Book – Robert Sears

Wealth Creation

  •  Wealth Wisdom – Julian Dawson
  • Jump IN – Mark Burnett
  • Turning Passions into Profits – Christopher Howard
  • The Cashflow Quadrand – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad/Poor Dad – Rober Kiyoaki
  • The Go- Giver – Bob Burg and John David Mann
  • The Intellegent Investor – Benjamin Graham
  • Business Stripped Bare – Richard Branson