Consume Great Content: The Snap Button Shirt Guy’s Reading List

There are so many books to read, where does one start?  I started reading again in April 2017 with one book that opened the door to dozens of thought provoking books over the past four years.

What follows are the stories I have either listened to or have taken the time to read.

A few of the books I have purchased so I can go back and write in them. This will not be a review but just a list. During my drive time, I have accessed the audio books (*) from my local library’s connection to Hoopla

I hope this list will inspire you to find great content to read.


* > Coach Wooden’s Forgotten Teams — Pat Williams
> Attitude: Developing a Winning Mindset On and Off the Court — Jay Wright
* > Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success — Pat Williams
* > Unchain Your Brain: 10 Steps to Breaking Addictions That Steal Your Life — Daniel G. Amen
* > Character Carved in Stone: The 12 Core Virtues of West Point that Build Leaders and Produce Success — Pat Williams

* > Inside Out Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives — Joe Ehrmann
> Playing With Purpose: Inside the Lives and Faith of Top NBA Stars — Mike Yorkey
* > No Shortage of Good Days — John Gierach

* > Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Stress and Trauma — Daniel G. Amen

2020: Books Consumed = 41

> The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults — Francis E. Jensen
* > Fool’s Paradise — John Gierach
> Magnificent Mind At Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain’s Maximum Potential – Treat Anxiety, Depression, Memory Problems, ADD & Insomnia — Daniel G. Amen
* > Working for Calvin & Hobbes — Nevin Martell

* > The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athlete Performance — David Epstein
> Spirituality of Fly Fishing: An Introduction — Jody Martin
> Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
* > Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul and of Course Surfing – Laird Hamilton
> Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Key but Never Forget How to Drive and other Puzzles of Everyday Life — Sandra Aamodt & Sam Wang
* > Standing in a River Waving a Stick – John Gierach
* > This is Your Brain on Anxiety: What Happens and What Helps – Faith G. Harper
* > Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life — Daniel G. Amen

* > The Magnolia Story — Chip & JoAnna Gaines
* > Still Life with Brook Trout — John Gierach
> The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West — David McCullough

* > Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life and Catching the Perfect Wave — Peter Heller
> Pavlov’s Trout — Paul Quinnett
* > A Fly Rod of Your Own — John Gierach
* > Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope — Mark Manson

* > Blue Mind: The Surprising Science that Shows How Being Near, In, On or Near Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier and More Connected and Better At What You Do — Wallace J. Nichols
* > Dances with Trout — John Gierach

* > Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers — Seth Godin
> Fly Fishing – The Sacred Art: Casting a Fly as a Spiritual Practice — Eric Eisenkramer & Michael Attas

* > The Way of the Seal: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed — Mark Divine
> Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook: How a Near-Death Fall Led Me to Discover a New Consciousness — Joseph B. Healy
* > Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – Malcolm Gladwell
* > Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact — Phil M. Jones

* > All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending — Laura Vanderkam
* > Lou Holtz: Wins, Losses and Lessons — Lou Holtz

> Becoming a Fly Fisher: From Brookie Days to the Tenth Level — John Randolph
* > Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World — Max Lucado
* > Mastering the Addicted Brain: Building a Sane and Meaningful Life to Stay Calm — Walter Ling
* > Rewire Your Brain — Jacob King

> The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High Tech World — Adam Gazzaley
> Heaven on Earth: Stories of Fly Fishing, Fun and Faith — Andrew Marshal Wayment
* > All Fishermen Are Liars — John Gierach
* > Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break — Rachael O’Meara

>  Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t — Simon Sinek
* > At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman — John Gierach

* > The Brain Sell: When Science Meets Shopping — David Lewis
* > The God Shaped Brain: How Changing Your View of God Transforms Your Life — Thomas R. Jennings


2019: Books Consumed = 38

> Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration — Ed Catmull
* > Your New Money Story: The Beliefs, Behaviors and Brain Science to Wire for Wealth — David Krueger
* > The Art of Reading Minds: How to Understand and Influence Others Without Them Noticing — Henrik Fexeus
* > The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion Based Program for Personal Transformation — Kelly McGonigal

* > Think and Grow Rich — Napoleon Hill

> Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life — Daymond John

* > The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills — Daniel Coyle
> The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It — Kelly McGonigal

* > Benjamin Franklin: An American Life — Walter Isaacson
* > Happiness Is A Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual — Dennis Prager

* > The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth — Christopher Heuertz
* > Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram – Alice Fryling

> Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked — Adam Alter
* > Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the Worlds Top Minds — Carmine Gallo
* > People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful — Dale Partridge
> Digital Minimalism and Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World — Cal Newport

* > Northland: A 4,000 Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border — Porter Fox
* > The Power of Myth — Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers (interview)
* > Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable — Tim S. Grover

> How to Love Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations — Mark Freeman
> Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World — William H. McRaven
> Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business — Charles Duhigg
* > The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be — Jack Canfield
* > Profiles in Courage — John F. Kenndy
> The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers — Ben Horowitz

* > Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance — Tony Dungy
> Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling — Matthew Dicks
* > The Mental Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams that Win Consistently — Tony Dungy
* > Making Time — Bob Clagett

* > Small is the New Big – and Other Riffs, Rants and Remarkable Business Ideas — Seth Godin
> A Curious Discover: An Entrepreneur’s Story — John Hendricks
* > Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff — Chip Gaines
> Vaccines, Autoimmunity and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness — Thomas Cowan

* > Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionair Entrepreneur — Ryan Blair
> Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success — Dawn Graham
* > Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator – Ryan Holiday
* > Stop Saying You’re Fine: Discover a Powerful You — Mel Robbins
* > Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice — Brene Brown


2018: Books Consumed = 46

* > Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life — Tony Dungy
> Start with WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action — Simon Sinek
* > The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides — Mariano Sigman

> I Will Teach You to Be Rich — Ramit Setho
> The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day and Extended Fasting — Jason Fung
* > Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days — Sir John Hargrave
* > Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It — Chris Voss

* > Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey To Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail — Paul Stutzman
* > Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work — Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal
> The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Shape our Future — Kevin Kelly

* > Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality — Donald Miller

> The Compound Effect: Jumpstart your Income, Your Life, Your Success — Darren Hardy
> The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void and Make People Love You — Joe Lazauskas & Shane Snow
* > Wired for Story: The Writers Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence — Lisa Cron
> The Power of Habit — Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — Charles Durigg
* > The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative — Florence Williams

* > Herding Tigers: Be the Leader that Creative People Need — Todd Henry

> The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships and Live Their Fullest Lives — Lewis Howes
* > The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life — Adam Kirk Smith
* > The Thank You Economy — Gary Vaynerchuk
* > Wake Up: A Handbook of Living in the Here and Now — Chris Barez Brown
* > Crush It: Why Now is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion — Gary Vaynerchuk
> The School of Greatness: A Real World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper and Leaving a Legacy — Lewis Howes
* > Save the Cat: The Last Book of Screen Writing You’ll Ever Need — Black Snyder

* > The Story Telling Animal — Jonathan Gottschall
* > Dear Bob and Sue: One Couples Journey Through the National Parks — Matt & Karen Smith
* > Flat Broke With Two Goats — Jennifer McGaha

> 10% Happier — Dan Harris
* > Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need — Meg Meeker
* > Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built — Duncan Clark
> Loves Does — Bob Goff

> TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking — Chris Anderson
* > The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership — Richard Branson
* > Think and Grow Rich — Napolean Hill

* > The Best Year Ever — Michael Hyatt
> Tribe of Mentors — Tim Ferris
* > Steps for a More Fulfilling Life — Dale Carnegie
* > Man’s Search for Meaning [Logotherapy] — Victor E. Frankl
* > Start with WHY — Simon Sinek
> How to Stop Worrying and Start Living — Dale Carnegie

> Building a Brand Story: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen — Donald Miller
* > The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery — Ian Cron
* > 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do — Amy Morin
* > As A Man Thinketh — James Allen
* > Growth Hacker Marketing — Ryan Holiday
* > 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication — Bento C. Leal

2017: Books Consumed = 20

> We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter — Celeste Headlee

> Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual — Jocko Willink
> So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — Cal Newport

> The Power of Moments — Chip Heath & Dan Heath
> Brand, Meet Story: How to Create Engaging Content — Heather Pemberton Levy

> The Path to Purpose: Helping Our Children Find Their Calling – -William Damon
> Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction — Derek Thompson

> Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived — Peter Barton & Larry Shames
> N.O.W. No Opportunities Wasted: 8 Ways to Create a List for the Life you Want — Phil Keogham
> Small Giants: Companies that Choose to Be Great Instead of Big — Bo Burlingham

> Do the Work — Steven Pressfield
> Stumbling on Happiness — Daniel Gilbert
> Survival in Auschwitz: If This Is A Man — Primo Levi

> Tools of Titans — Tim Ferris
> On Writing Well — William Zinsser
> The 4 Hour Chef — Tim Ferris
> The 4 Hour Work Week — Tim Ferris
> The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles — Steven Pressfield

> Deep Work — Cal Newport