Derek Dodds Reading List

Past Reading Lists

I like to keep these reading lists to refer back to what I was reading and thinking about during the specific time. It helps me map out my journey. I rarely re-read books, but I do deep dive into authors that I resonate with and enjoy reading the back catalog of their writing.


  • The Tree Body Problem | Cixin Liu
  • Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon | Colin Bryar, Bill Carr
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator | Ryan Holiday
  • Esoteric Psychology V. II | Alice A. Bailey
  • Krishnamurti Bulletin 95 | 2021
  • The Secret Book Of Dzyan | Zinovya Dushkova
  • Holding Wholeness | David Spangler
  • Heart | Agni Yoga
  • How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success From the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs | Guy Raz
  • Agni Yoga | Agni Yoga
  • Esoteric Psychology V. I | Alice A. Bailey
  • The Way and The Power: Secrets of Japanese Strategy | Fredrick Lovret, Joseph Simms
  • Almanack of Naval Ravikant | Eric Jorgenson
  • The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness | Morgan Housel
  • Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life | Trevor G Blake
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma | Bessel van der Kolk
  • The Light of the Soul: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali | Alice A. Bailey
  • A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload | Cal Newport
  • Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life | Jorden Peterson
  • I Am That | Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change | Beth Comstock, Tahl Raz
  • Seven Rays Made Visual | Helen S. Burmester
  • The 5 Personality Patterns | Steven Kessler
  • The Drama of The Gifted Child | Alice Miller
  • The Last Days of John Lennon | James Patterson
  • The Passion Paradox | Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg
  • The Practice: Ship Creative Work | Seth Godin
  • The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness | Morgan Housel
  • The Secret Path | Paul Brunton
  • Who Not How | Dan Sullivan
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values | Robert M Pirsig



  • All Quiet on the Western Front | Erich Maria Remarque
  • Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
  • Southpaw | Dennis Sweeney

Non Fiction:

  • Can’t Hurt Me | David Goggins
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World | Cal Newport
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less | Greg McKeown
  • Foundations of Buddhism | Helena Roerich
  • Hell Yea or Hell No | Derek Sivers
  • How To Get Rich | Felix Dennis
  • Imagine It Forward | Beth Comstock
  • Nicholas & Helena Roerich: The Spiritual Journey of Two Great Artists and Peacemakers | Ruth A. Drayer
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World | Adam Grant
  • Profit First For Ecommerce Sellers | Cyndi Thomason
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind | T. Harv Eker
  • To Sell Is Human | Daniel H. Pink
  • Thinking In Bets | Annie Duke
  • The Artist’s Way Workbook | Julia Cameron
  • The Illusion of Money | Kyle Cease
  • The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture | Scott Belsky
  • The Power of Moments | Chip & Dan Heath
  • Quest of The Overself | Paul Brunton
  • Unscripted: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship | MJ DeMarco
  • Your Not Listening | Kate Murphy



  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Yuval Noah Harari
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Own Life | Donald miller
  • As Man Thinketh | James Allen
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones | Clear, James
  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality | Anthony De Mello and J. Francis Stroud
  • Building A StoryBrand | Donald Miller
  • Clockwork: Design Your Business To Run Itself | Mike Michalowicz
  • Digital Minimalism | Cal Newport
  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose For You and Your Team | Simon Sinek
  • Graphics & Packaging Production | Rob Thompson
  • How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science Of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness | Michale Pollan
  • Internal Time: Chronotypes | Till Roennegerg
  • Meaningful Work: a Quest to DoGreat Business, Find Your Calling and Feed Your Soul | Shawn Askinosie
  • Miracle Morning Millionaires | Hal Elrod, David Osborn
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It | VOSS/RAZ
  • On Writing Well | Willam Zinsser
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike | Phil Knight
  • This Is Marketing | Seth Godin
  • The Drama of The Gifted Child | Alice Miller
  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime! | MJ DeMarco
  • The Miracle morning” The not-so-obvious Secret Guaranteed To Transform Your Life: Hal Elrod
  • The Productivity Project | Chris Bailey
  • The Year of Magical Thinking | Joan Didion
  • To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others | Daniel Pink

2018 Reading List

  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos| Jordan Peterson
  • Who | Geoff Smart
  • Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks | Dave Asprey
  • More Important Than Money, An Entrepreneurs team | Robert Kiyosaki
  • Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More | Joe Vitale
  • Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs | Karen Berman + Joe Knight
  • The Authentic Swing | Steven Pressfield
  • How To Thrive In A World of Too Much | Tony Crabbe
  • The Compound Effect | Darren Hardy
  • Principles | Ray Dario
  • Sapiens | Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read | Daniel Solin
  • When Breath Becomes Air | Abraham Verghese
  • How To Fail At Almost Everything & Still Win Big | Scott Adams
  • Believe It To Achieve It | Brian Tracy
  • Open | Andre Agassi
  • Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals | Michael Hyatt
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less | Greg McKeown
  • Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You | Cal Newport
  • The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster | Darren Hardy

2017 Reading List

  • Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers | Tim Farriss
  • Deep Work | Cal Newport
  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works | Dan Harris
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | Yuval Noah Harari
  • Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential | Greg Crabtree &‎ Beverly Blair Harzog
  • Scientific Advertising | Claude C. Hopkins
  • Content That Converts | Laura Hanly
  • Traction | Gino Wickman
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck | Mark Manson
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results | Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage | Haruki Murakami
  • Anything You Want | Derek Sivers
  • Big Magic | Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Rework | Jason Fried
  • Mastery | Robert Green
  • Solitary | Gloria Romm
  • Profit First | Mike Michalowicz
  • Contagious | Jonah Berger
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