Updated reading list in July 2016

I read and enjoyed these books, in no particular order:

7 Days to Finding Your Passion

JB Glossinger


Alexis Wright

The Ballad of Desmond Kale

Roger McDonald

The Natural Way of Things

Charlotte Wood

Little Book of Hope

Ade Djajmihardja

Dancing on Coral: Text Classics

Glenda Adams

Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1)

Marcus Sakey

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Jon Ronson

Hoi Polloi

Craig Sherborne

The Sacred Six: The Simple Step-by-Step Process for Focusing Your Attention and Recovering Your Dreams

JB Glossinger


Emily Bitto

My Brilliant Friend: The Neapolitan Novels, Book One

Elena Ferrante

Everywhere I Look

Helen Garner

Bricking It

Nick Spalding

The Brain: The Story of You

David Eagleman

The Man Who Loved Children (Everyman’s Library Classics Book 32)

Christina Stead

Early Retirement Extreme: A philosophical and practical guide to financial independence

Jacob Lund Fisker

The Martian

Andy Weir

The Women in Black (Text Classics)

St John

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club Part III: Saint Patrick’s Day

Duncan Whitehead

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club Part II: Unleashed

Duncan Whitehead

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: (And other concerns)

Mindy Kaling

The Light Between Oceans

M.L. Stedman

The Eye of the Sheep

Sofie Laguna

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work

John Gottman

Running With Scissors

Augusten Burroughs

Jasper Jones

Craig Silvey

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Jenny Lawson

Reckoning: A Memoir

Magda Szubanski

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez 2014)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Inside: The autobiography

Chris Judd

Acquired Tastes

Peter Mayle

Troublesome Words

Bill Bryson

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way

Bill Bryson

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection

Michael A. Singer

At Home: A short history of private life (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through my Childhood (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

The Strays

Emily Bitto

A Coin of Edward VII A Detective Story

Fergus Hume

The Bishop’s Secret

Fergus Hume

The Opal Serpent

Fergus Hume

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Michael A. Singer

White Teeth

Zadie SmithJ

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life

Thomas M. Sterner

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie

We Of The Never-Never

Aenaes GunnJ

Love…Among The Stars: Book 4 in the Love…Series (The Love…Series)

Nick Spalding

The Language of Emotions

Karla McLaren

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Bill: The Life of William Dobell

Scott Bevan

The Dog

Joseph O’Neill

Make Mornings Matter: Get the Most Out of Your Day by Waking Up Early; 51 Tips, Tricks & Hacks to Supercharge Your Mornings (+ a Free Breakfast Bonus)

Jason Smith

Shooting Star

Peter Temple

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

Duncan Whitehead

Bad Debts: Jack Irish book 1 (Jack Irish Novels)

Peter Temple

A Dirty Job

Christopher Moore

Truth (Broken Shore Series)

Peter TempleJ

The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity: Forces That Bring Riches to You

Catherine Ponder

History of the Rain: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014

Niall Williams

The Circle

Dave Eggers

We Were Liars

E. Lockhart

The Ask

Sam Lipsyte

The Family Men

Catherine Harris

The Long Way Home

Karen McQuestion

Three Dollars

Elliot Perlman

Murder in Mississippi

John Safran

Silent Kill: Cliff Hardy

Peter Corris

Fat Chance

Nick Spalding

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler

The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth (Classic Edition)

M. Scott Peck

Things We Didn’t See Coming

Steven Amsterdam

1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

James Boyce


Denise Honan


Murray Bail


Zig Ziglar

Wrongful Death

La Plante


La Plante

Courting Trouble

Kathy Lette


Douglas E. Richards

The Power of Awareness


You Talkin’ To Me?: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama

Sam Leith

Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

The Burial

Courtney Collins

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

David Hunt

Made In America: An Informal History of American English (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

Just Kids

Patti Smith

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Down Under: Travels in a Sunburned Country (Bryson)

Bill Bryson

E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

Pam Grout

Be Still

Emmet Fox

Life… On A High: A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Sequel

Nick Spalding

Buzzing Easter Bunnies: A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Sequel

Nick Spalding

Blue Christmas Balls: A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Novella

Nick Spalding

Love…Under Different Skies: Book 3 in the Love…Series (Love Series)

Nick Spalding

Love…And Sleepless Nights: Book 2 in the Love…Series (Love Series)

Nick Spalding

Love…From Both Sides: Book 1 in the Love…Series (Love Series)

Nick Spalding

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear

Carol Fleming

Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose

Gabrielle Bernstein

Jump…And Your Life Will Appear: An Inch-by-Inch Guide to Making a Major Change

Nancy Levin

The Brain That Changes Itself: stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science

Doidge MD

Kick Ass Social Commerce for E-preneurs: It’s Not About Likes—It’s About Sales

John Lawson

I Can See Clearly Now

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Life… With No Breaks: A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Memoir

Nick Spalding

Lions and Tigers and Bears – The Internet Strikes Back (Life, the Internet and Everything Book 2)

George Takei

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

David Hawkins

Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path to Success

Jennifer Grisanti

When’s Recess? Playing Your Way Through the Stresses of Life

Howard Papush

The $100 Startup

Chris Guillebeau

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet

John NaughtonJ

Eat That Frog! from SmarterComics

Brian Tracy

The Cheeky Monkey: Writing Narrative Comedy

Tim Ferguson

Letters From A Nut: With An Introduction by Jerry Seinfeld

Ted L Nancy

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Rick Hanson

Infinite Jest

David Foster Wallace

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Timothy Ferriss

The Road to Your Best Stuff

Mike Williams

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

Gary Vaynerchuk

Yours Truly

Michaela McGuire

Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

Zig Ziglar

The Rosie Project: Don Tillman 1

Graeme Simsion

Mateship with Birds

Carrie Tiffany

Switch: How to change things when change is hard

Chip Heath

Under Stones

Bob Franklin

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

David Sedaris

Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls

David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris

The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-being

Hale Dwoskin

Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim

David Sedaris

Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle


The Happiness Trap Pocketbook: An Illustrated Guide on How to Stop Struggling and Start Living

Russ Harris


Dan Millman

Questions of Travel

de Kretser

Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want – And Getting It!

Henriette Anne

Fraud: Essays

David RakoffJ

Philosophy for Life: And other dangerous situations

Jules Evans

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

That Deadman Dance: Picador 40th Anniversary Edition

Kim Scott

Fall Girl

Toni Jordan

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason

Nine Days

Toni Jordan

As a Man Thinketh

James Allen

Intelligent Life Design Silver Course

JB Glossinger


Martin Seligman

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

Pema Chödrön

Get Out Of Neutral: Manifest the Life Experience You Desire

JB Glossinger

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Steven C. HayesJ


Marieke Hardy

The Game of Life and How to Play It (linked table of contents)

Florence Scovel Shinn

The Road Less Travelled And Beyond: Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety

M. Scott Peck

The Sisters Brothers

Patrick deWitt


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