The Books of 2018

January 5, 2019 · 2 minute read

Here are my top reads of 2018 and why:

  1. How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life by Alan Lakein
    I noticed my to-do lists were lacking. The simple idea of prioritizing every task and aligning it with key goals in life is liberating. I will write another post about planning for peace and effectiveness.
  2. Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold
    I was seeking better routines and this book gave me those.
  3. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
    I love to make and eat tasty food, but the geek in me just had to understand the science behind it. Samin delivers and the illustrations are gorgeous!
  4. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley
    I understood I lacked systems and a good all-around understanding in my writing. Be it direct response copy or a blog post. I now refer to this book constantly.
  5. The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza
    There are marketing books that tell you to do something in a certain way. And then there are marketing books that drill into the true medium we marketers are operating in - the human mind. This is the latter. It’s a great read when you need to fill the gaps of WHY? in your understanding.

Other books I enjoyed during 2018:

  • The Economist Style Guide
  • The Flavour Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
  • How Brands Grow by Byron Sharp
  • Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
  • The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
  • Unscripted by MJ DeMarco
  • Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
  • Žmogus, kuris žinojo viską by Tomas Ramanauskas and Kristupas Sabolius
  • Do You Talk Funny by David Nihill
  • Jolt - Sell More by Standing Out by Justin Jackson
  • One Plus One Equals Three by Dave Trott
  • Creative Mischief by Dave Trott
  • Just F@$%ing Ship by Amy Hoy
  • Ask by Ryan Levesque
  • Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
  • Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grand Cardone
  • How I create Growth Hacking Plans for startups for $10,000 by Aladdin Happy
  • Win With Words by Jon Buchan
  • Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson
  • The Comedy Bible by Judy Carter
  • Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Two or three of those I’m not exactly sure about. Might have read them back in 2017.

Post mainly for own reference as I tend to forget things which I don’t write down. :)