My Complete Book Library Revealed


my complete reading libraryWhat kind of books do I read?  I'm about to reveal my complete book library and share with you some of my top book recommendations for changing your life.  Since I just moved out of my apartment recently, I decided that I'd shoot a video to go through my entire bookshelf and show you what I read.  You'll quickly see that I read books on A LOT of different topics – from health, fitness, business, marketing, finance, productivity, biographies, self-help, etc…  I read and consume books that can improve ALL areas of my life.  By constantly learning and improving myself, I am able to grow and make continue to make a difference here on my blog.

In the video below, I go through my bookshelf fairly quickly.  I make a few comments on some of the books that have stood out to me, but unfortunately it'd take me hours to talk about each one.  The truth is, EVERY book that I've read has had an impact on my life, during whatever stage of life that I was in while reading it.  I don't believe there's such a thing as a “bad book”, as I think every book and every experience in life can provide value.  Even if I get one idea from that book, then that is enough to change my life.  I've also included a list of all the books that are in the video below, so you can check them out for yourself on Amazon.  There are actually MORE books that I've read than this current list in storage somewhere, but this is a good start that should keep anyone busy. 🙂

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Here's My Entire Bookshelf Revealed


Okay, here's the entire list with links to Amazon.  In a future video blog, I'll try to narrow down this list to the “top books” that I recommend or something like that.  But for now, here's the entire list.

Health & Fitness

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Enzyme Nutrition

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

Champions Body-for-LIFE

Body for Life Success Journal

Eating for Life: Your Guide to Great Health, Fat Loss and Increased Energy

What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Restructured Ionized Water

You Are Never Too Old to Become Young: A Revolutionary Approach to Reversing the Aging Process

Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind and Spirit

Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster By Exercising Slower

Beat Sugar Addiction Now!: The Cutting-Edge Program That Cures Your Type of Sugar Addiction and Puts You on the Road to Feeling Great – and Losing Weight!

Sugar Blues

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Energy but Were Too Weak to Ask

The Reflexology Workout: Hand & Foot Massage for Super Health & Rejuvenation


Nelson Mandela: A Force for Freedom

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Driven from Within

Hollywood Hulk Hogan (World wrestling entertainment)

Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale

Motley Crue: The Dirt – Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life

The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons By the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire

Self Help

Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals

The Greatest Miracle in the World

The Magic of Believing

The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose

Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams: The 15 Power Secrets of the World's Most Successful People

The Art of War

Get Happy Now!

Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Templeton Plan: 21 Steps to Personal Success and Real Happiness

Notes from a Friend: A Quick and Simple Guide to Taking Charge of Your Life

Life Mastery: How To Unleash Your Hidden Potential And Achieve Everything You've Ever Wanted

Self-Hypnotism: The Technique and Its Use in Daily Living (Signet)

The PS Factor : Discover the Key to Peak Performance for Life

Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement

The Magic of Thinking Big

Strategic Acceleration: Succeed at the Speed of Life

Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities (Think and Grow Rich)

Giant Steps : Author Of Awaken The Giant And Unlimited Power

The Greatest Salesman in the World

The Greatest Salesman in the World, Part 2: The End of the Story

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

It Works: The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True!

A Hero in Every Heart: Champions from All Walks of Life Share Powerful Messages to Inspire the Hero in Each of Us

What to Say When you Talk To Yourself

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway

Managing Stress: Principles And Strategies For Health And Well-Being

The Alchemist

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Man's Search for Meaning

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Everything Counts: 52 Remarkable Ways to Inspire Excellence and Drive Results

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Power of Verbal Intelligence: 10 Ways to Tap into Your Verbal Genius

Success Acceleration

Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life

The power of a magnetic personality

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Personal Success

Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment

Starting Point of Happiness

The Old Man and The Sea

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny

The Practice of Happiness

Attitudes of Gratitude 10th Anniversary Ed.: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life

Get Anyone to Do Anything: Never Feel Powerless Again–With Psychological Secrets to Control and Influence Every Situation

The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Dating & Relationships

The Art of Seduction

The Tao of Sexology: The Book of Infinite Wisdom

The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

No More Mr Nice Guy

The Ultimate Marketing Plan: Target Your Audience! Get Out Your Message! Build Your Brand!

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

Get Laid or Die Trying: The Field Reports

Why Men Are the Way They Are

Online Marketing & Business

F.U. Money: Make As Much Money As You Want And Live Your Life As You Damn Well Please!

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Kindle Money Mastery: How I Make Six Figures Through Amazon Kindle Publishing Revealed (How To Make Money With Kindle, How To Sell Ebooks)

ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Guerrilla Publicity: Hundreds of Sure-Fire Tactics to Get Maximum Sales for Minimum Dollars…Includes Podcasts, Blogs, and Media Training for the Digital Age

The First-Time Sales Manager: A Survival Guide (Self-Counsel Business Series)

You're the Greatest : How Validated Employees Can Impact Your Bottom Line

Super selling

Osgood on Speaking: How to Think on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Marketing Warfare

Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

Driven: How To Succeed In Business And In Life

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service

How to Become a Marketing Superstar: Unexpected Rules That Ring the Cash Register

HTML For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

Speedwealth: How to Make a Million in Your Own Business in 3 Years or Less

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.

Finances & Wealth

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying

Cash in a Flash: Fast Money in Slow Times

The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

Trump: How to Get Rich

First-Time Investor: Grow and Protect Your Money: Paul Merriman's How To Invest Series

Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom

Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies

The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner: A Lifetime Plan to Finish Rich in Real Estate

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

5 Rituals of Wealth

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

The Richest Man In Babylon

The Wealthy Barber, Updated 3rd Edition: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent

The Wealthy Barber Returns : Dramatically Older and Marginally Wiser, David Chilton Offers His Unique Perspectives on the World of Money

The Millionaire Next Door

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life

78 Tax Tips For Canadians For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))

Time Management & Productivity

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity


The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

Power vs. Force (Revised Edition): The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References)

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior: A Companion to the Book That Changes Lives (Millman, Dan)

The Miracle of Tithing: A Little Book of Answers to Questions about Tithing

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Seminars & Events

Unleash The Power Within

The Millionaire Mind Intensive


Palm Reading: A Little Guide To Life's Secrets (Miniature Edition)

The Bro Code

The Young Traveler's Gift

Atlas Shrugged

Comedy Writing Secrets: The Best-Selling Book on How to Think Funny, Write Funny, Act Funny, And Get Paid For It, 2nd Edition

How to Make Money Like a Porn Star

There you have it!  Long list, I know – it's taken me 10 years to read all of these books.  I'd encourage you to check out a few of them and choose whichever ones resonate with you and are relevant to your current stage of life.

I absolutely love reading and I think it's remarkable how you can receive so much value from a book that costs $10 or $20.  Every problem or challenge that you're currently facing in your life has already been solved.  You can find the solutions to your problems in books and resources.  Want to lose weight?  There's a million books out there on how to do it, so start reading them.  If you want to get rich, then read books from people that are rich and learn from them.  Want to have successful relationships?  Then read books on the principles of having a successful relationship.  All of the information you need is within your finger tips.

Finally, I will say that if you just commit to reading 10 pages per day, then you'll end up consuming 300 pages in a month.  That is about reading 1 or more books per month.  Over a year, that is 12 books.  This simple habit alone can change your life in so many ways.

I hope you enjoyed this list – please leave a comment below on any of the books that you've read or any book suggestions you might have!

My Complete Book Library Revealed
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  • Rolf Nordal

    Ever considered reading about the Enneagram? – You should try out Youtube “enneagram type 4 (or 3)” and see if thats hitting you before you read the book. If you like Anthony R´s 6 human needs you will love the Enneagram – Relate a lot and there is profound unspoken knowledge you know when its told but is not ware of. Have fun 😉 Thanks For sharing. How many years on developing this bookshelf? (You can try this link out also – pretty funny if i hit the right spot 😉 ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXBZRJO5_OU

    • Cool I’ll check it out. About 10 years of reading. There’s many books on there that aren’t on that list, somewhere in storage, like Think And Grow Rich and a bunch others.

  • Ole Petter Sivertsen

    Didn’t see it on your list, but bet you’ve read it. If not, you should! 😛
    And that’s ‘The Emperor’s Handbook’ by Marcus Aurelius.

  • martyroddy

    great list, some surprising titles and many great standards


    adding some to my plan

  • Rym

    Hey Stephen very nice book collection i’ll definitely take the time to read some of them! Also could you advise me please i want to become a successful entrepreneur like you though i’m still in business school i have two more years before getting my master’s degree but in your opinion what is most suitable for this orientation ? Finances or Marketing ? I know that we don’t really need a college degree to become an entrepreneur but what will help me more ? I really like both fields even though they’re different but i can’t seem to decide and i have to make a choice next month

    • Hey Rym, I have no idea as I’ve never gone to university or college, so I don’t know how they can help you. Ultimately, you will learn a lot more about business just by grinding each day and dealing with the challenges and failures that you’ll experience.

  • Gina Crawford

    Thanks for this post Stefan. I just picked up a couple of the books you mentioned and I’m really looking forward to reading them. :o)

  • I just ordered the audiobook of e-myth revisited after watching your video! 🙂

  • RedMoonRisingStudios

    Thanks for the list Stefan. You are always a source of inspiration and encouragement! I think I’m going to start with Tony Robbins’ books. I love that guy. BTW did you ever do a top ten book video?

  • David Bennett

    Hey Stefan very happy I found your blog, it’s very concise and full of truth, you are a great teacher. Definitely one of my few favourite self development mentors. I would like to say that I, and many people would absolutely love it if you could create a list of the books which have had the most positive impact on your life and skills, in all of these categories, and inform us of your favourite ones, so that readers can go straight for the best ones, and the ones that you think are worth reading. Thanks for doing what you do!

  • Tanya

    Hi Stefan, out of all the self help books, which ones are your top 5 on success?

  • Nico Jérôme

    Hey Stefan, I also read a lot of influential things every day from books and people like you and there is always a great deal of value and takeaway. However, even when distilling it down to bullet points on a piece of paper, it can still be a lot to take in and often its easy to forget some or all of it. How do you make sure to internalize information from all the books to make it a part of your every day thinking, rather than just another sheet of notepaper?