Marc Jenkins

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Reading list

A collection of the non-fictions books I’ve read and when I finished them. I log all the books I read to Goodreads.

A denotes a personal favourite.


  1. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking by Sönke Ahrens (April, 2020)
  2. Turn The Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules by L. David Marquet (March, 2020)
  3. Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari (February, 2020)
  4. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (January, 2020)


  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki (November, 2019)
  2. Stillness is the Key: An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life by Ryan Holiday (November, 2019)
  3. Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky (October, 2019)
  4. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber (October, 2019)
  5. Educated by Tara Westover (August, 2019)
  6. This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin (June, 2019)
  7. The Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister (June, 2019)
  8. The Business of Expertise: How Entrepreneurial Experts Convert Insight to Impact + Wealth by David C. Baker (June, 2019)
  9. The Lessons of History by Will Durant (May, 2019)
  10. Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win by Ryan Babineaux (April, 2019)
  11. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller (March, 2019)
  12. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen (January, 2019)
  13. Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs by Ken Kocienda (January, 2019)
  14. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson (January, 2019)


  1. It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried (December, 2018)
  2. How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong by James O’Brien (December, 2018)
  3. Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear (November, 2018)
  4. Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One by Ross Brawn (November, 2018)
  5. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (October, 2018)
  6. Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (August, 2018)
  7. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz (August, 2018)
  8. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink (July, 2018)
  9. The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life by J.L. Collins (July, 2018)
  10. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss (July, 2018)
  11. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey (July, 2018)
  12. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You by Sherry Walling (June, 2018)
  13. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller (June, 2018)
  14. Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy (June, 2018)
  15. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday (March, 2018)
  16. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (January, 208)


  1. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner (December, 2017)
  2. Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown (December, 2017)
  3. Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun (October, 2017)
  4. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (August, 2017)
  5. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp (August, 2017)
  6. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (July, 2017)
  7. The Inner Game of Tennis: The classic guide to the mental side of peak performance by Timothy Gallwey (June, 2017)
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (June, 2017)
  9. The Dance of the Possible: the mostly honest completely irreverent guide to creativity by Scott Berkun (May, 2017)
  10. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull (May, 207)
  11. The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World’s Most Revered Master by Thích Nhất Hạnh (February, 2017)
  12. Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher (February, 2017)
  13. Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley (January, 2017)
  14. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant (January, 2017)
  15. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (January, 2017)
  16. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (January, 2017)