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2018 Great Books Reading List - PhillipAndrewLA

2018 Reading List

Education Never Ends.

Here are the books that I read in 2018. There are some others that were reviewed via YouTube breakdowns. Whether you read, listen, or recap...always be growing and learning.


37 Ways to Boost Your Coaching Practice

Steve Chandler


Mini-Review: Great reading for coaches


Greg McKeown


Mini-Review: Lots of solid advice.


Marcus Aurelius


Mini-Review: I love me some good Stoic Philosophy so this is definitely a top read of the year.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Mark Manson


Mini-Review: Extremely popular so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I enjoyed it. Lots of Self-Help stuff. Great for people new to the genre.

The Price of Privilege

Madeline Levine, Ph.D


Mini-Review: A+ *TOP PICK* To all my parents out there...this is solid. Every kid is now an At-Risk kid...especially those growing up in households of $125k income or higher. Don't believe it? Pick up this incredible Read

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Baltasar Gracian


Mini-Review: Love reading things from 1400s and seeing how they are relevant today. People don't change. Learn from our history.

His Needs Her Needs

William F. Harley, Jr.


Mini-Review: Very powerful book for relationships. If you are married and/or thinking about it, this is a great read. Highly recommend.

The Best of Bill

AA Literature


Mini-Review: For all my sober peeps. Cool, fast read

The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene


Mini-Review: On every "must read list for business." It is a lot of book to digest, will definitley need to revisit in future.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck


Mini-Review: Good Stuff. Cool stories. More advanced in Self-Help world.

Talk Like Ted

Carmine Gallo


Mini-Review: Great reference for people that want to step on stage one day and give a presentation.

Sticky Branding

Jeremy Miller


Mini-Review: Marketing and Branding is not a huge passion of mine. This book not only gave great insight but also had homework assignments that really helped me this year. Thank you Jeremy.


Mary Roach


Mini-Review: Cool Read. Enjoyed the 21 Grams experiments.

The Art of Living



Mini-Review: More Stoicism...I loved it. Easy read too.

Damn Good Advice

George Lois


Mini-Review: Super cool. Lots of design history and fascination from 60s, 70s. Loved it.


Harvard Business Review


Mini-Review: Good, easy, part of a series.

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi


Mini-Review: I have read a handful of "last book before someone died" books...they never disappoint for perspective into one of the great fears of life: Death.

Are You Up for The Challenge

Rod Hairston


Mini-Review: I really enjoyed this book that came from a recommendation from my cousin. I was able to get connected with Rod and am looking forward to working with him in the future.

Training Camp

Jon Gordon


Mini-Review: Jon spoke at the LA Mens Retreat which is a group I belong to. (LA Men's Group) He was a solid guy, really enjoyed his wisdom, and appreciate the way he bundles Motivation into a fictional story. I don't read much fiction, but if more was like this one, I could get behind them.

Men Explain Things to Me

Rebecca Solnit


Mini-Review: Rebecca is normally given the honor of coining the term "Mansplaining." Lots of Feminism talk rolling around out there and I thought it was important to know what I don't know. Glad I picked it up.

12 Rules for Life

Jordan Peterson


Mini-Review: Almost comical that I have Peterson and Solnit back to back on this list. I am a Peterson guy. Honestly. I love a lot of what he has to say. I enjoy much of his thought process. Great book.


Books I’ve Previously Read that I watched recap videos on to get reacquainted with material.

Clark ‘Danger’ Kegley



Thug Notes


both do a great job with these.


How to Win Friends and Influence People (Recap Video)

Dale Carnegie

Mini-Review: Classic, Must Read

The Fountainhead (Recap Video)

Ayn Rand

Think and Grow Rich (Recap Video)

Napoleon Hill

Mini-Review: Self-Help Classic

The 4-Hour Work Week (Recap Video)

Tim Ferriss

Mini-Review: Very popular. I don't think I will ever work a 4-hour workweek...and neither does Tim. hahah.

The One Thing (recap video)