Commonplace Books

Enter Ryan Holiday: "A commonplace book is a central resource or depository for ideas, quotes, anecdotes, observations and information you come across during your life and didactic pursuits. The purpose of the book is to record and organize these gems for later use in your life, in your business, in your writing, speaking or whatever you do."
  1. The Martian by Andy Weir
  2. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  3. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
  4. Chew by John Layman
  5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
  7. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  8. Shake by Eric Prum
  9. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
  10. Rework by 37Signals
  11. Detroit by Charlie Leduff
  12. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  13. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  14. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  15. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  16. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  17. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  18. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  19. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  20. Trust Me, I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday
  21. Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
  22. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
  23. Acting in Film by Michael Caine
  24. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  25. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  26. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  27. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
  28. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  29. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  30. Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
  31. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  32. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  33. Up in the Air by Walter Kirn
  34. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
  35. The Perks of Being a Wildflower by Stephen Chbosky
  36. I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman
  37. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  38. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  39. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  40. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
  41. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  42. Screenplay by Syd Field
  43. Shopgirl by Steve Martin
  44. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  45. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  46. Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
  47. The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
  48. Threadless by Jake Nickell
  49. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  50. Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
  51. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  52. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  53. Open Heart by Elie Wiesel
  54. Wheat Belly by William Davis
  55. Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
  56. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  57. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  58. 1984 by George Orwell
  59. Poke the Box by Seth Godin
  60. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  61. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  62. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  63. Was This Man a Genius (Talks With Andy Kaufman) by Julie Hecht
  64. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  65. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  66. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  67. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  68. Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
  69. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
  70. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  71. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
  72. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  73. The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
  74. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
  75. Stuff Every Groom Should Know by Eric San Juan
  76. Oh, The Things I Know by Al Franken
  77. Slipstream: Time Hacking by Benjamin P. Hardy
  78. The Bulletproof Diet by David Asprey
  79. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  80. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  81. The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump
  82. Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer
  83. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
  84. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  85. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  86. Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
  87. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson
  88. Mastery by Robert Greene
  89. Rebel Without A Crew by Robert Rodriguez
  90. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  91. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  92. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  93. From 0 to Thousands of Target Blog Subscribers by Benjamin Hardy
  94. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell