Books of Jansen

A no-nonsense rundown of the books I’ve read over the years.  I’ve placed an asterisk next to some of my all-time favorites.

If you have any good suggestions for future reads, let me know.

No. 2018 Score
107 The 50th Law – 50 Cent & Robert Greene* 96
106 Bringing Up Bebe – Pamela Druckerman 91
105 1984 – George Orwell 73
104 The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg 75
103 The Four – Scott Galloway* 95
102 Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio 90
101 Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson 85
100 Discipline Equals Freedom – Jocko Willink 50
99 The Hard Thing about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz 75
98 Born to Run – Christopher McDougall* 87
97 Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman – Richard Feynman 80
96 Siddhartha – Herman Hesse 67
95 Endurance – Alfred Lansing 88
94 Grit – Angela Duckworth 75
93 Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss 84
92 Open – Andre Agassi 78
91 Shoe Dog – Phil Knight 79
90 The Art of Questioning – Peter M. Brown 68
89 Sapiens – Noah Yuval Hurarri 82
9 2017
88 The (Mis)behavior of Markets – Benoit Mandelbrot & Richard L. Hudson 76
87 Relentless – Tim Grover 83
86 The Age of Cryptocurrency – Paul Vigna & Michael J. Casey 79
85 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** – Mark Manson 81
84 The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis 77
83 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene 95
82 How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win – Scott Adams 80
81 The Art of Learning – Josh Waitzkin 82
80 Dune – Frank Herbert 95
17 2016
79 Deep Work – Cal Newport 90
78 Rework – Jason Fried & DHH 70
77 Benjamin Franklin: An American Life – Walter Isaacson 82
76 The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday 90
75 Originals – Adam Grant 78
74 The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaimon 86
73 Smartcuts – Shane Snow 78
72 Antifragile* – Nassim Nicholas Taleb 96
71 Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk 65
70 Venture Capital 101 – Bill Snow 75
69 What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars – Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan 70
68 Fooled by Randomness* – Nassim Nicholas Taleb 90
67 Anything You Want – Derek Sivers 74
66 The Martian – Andy Weir 65
65 Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins 85
64 How to Talk to Anyone – Leil Lowndes 68
63 So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport 91
14 2015
62 The Quest – Daniel Yergin 60
61 The Magic of Thinking Big* – David J. Schwartz 87
60 The Miracle Morning* – Hal Elrod 89
59 The Five Love Languages – Gary D Chapman 85
58 Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman 90
57 Zero to One* – Peter Thiel 90
56 Boomerang – Michael Lewis 78
55 Naked Economics – Charles Wheelan and Burton G. Malkiel 78
54 Money: Master the Game – Tony Robbins 82
53 Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert 86
52 Abundance* – Peter Diamandis 87
51 Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future* – Ashlee Vance 88
50 Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi 77
49 Bold – Peter Diamandis & Steven Cotler 89
6 2014
48 Steve Jobs* – Walter Isaacson 90
47 Flash Boys – Michael Lewis 88
46 The Big Short* – Michael Lewis 89
45 Super Freakonomics – Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt 86
44 David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell 84
43 Think Like a Freak – Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt 83
2013
42 Manage Your Day-to-Day – Various (99U)
2011
41 Lucid Dreaming – Stephen LaBerge
40 Decoded – Jay-Z
39 Poke the Box – Seth Godin
38 Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
2010
37 Accounts Demystified
36 Guide to Business Planning – Business Week
35 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
34 Negotiate to Win
33 The 4-Hour Work Week* – Tim Ferriss
32 Vagabonding
31 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself
30 The Tipping Point
29 The First Time Investor
28 Atlas Shrugged
27 Shapes: Nature’s Patterns
26 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
25 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
24 Outliers*
23 Freakonomics*
22 The Lost Symbol*
21 Angels & Demons
20 Gulliver’s Travels
19 Lolita* – Vladimir Nabokov
18 Shit My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
17 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
16 The 4-Hour Body* – Tim Ferriss
15 Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely
Other Reads
14 The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
13 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
12 Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
11 Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) – J.R.R. Tolkein
10 The Sea Wolf* – Jack London
9 How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
8 Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
7 Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
6 The Fountainhead* – Ayn Rand
5 Lone Survivor – Marcus Lutrell
4 The Big Rich
3 The Last Lecture
2 Common Sense (Glenn Beck)
1 Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s