I read 52 Books in 2016. Here are my Top 10 and what I learned along the way!

I did indeed read 52 Books this past year and I enjoyed it so much that I’m going to keep up the habit for 2017!3dbookcover

I 100% just wrote out the entire list of 52 Books I read this year and it took forever! 52 books is a lot of titles, plus just to make it easier for you I linked their Twitter accounts in case you are interested in their works and want to follow them on Twitter as well.  I have separated out the TOP 10 choices of the year for myself.

I don’t actually want to talk about the books, those were all great and even the books that weren’t as interesting were still valuable to me. I want to mention something about reading in general and goal setting. I set a goal to read 52 books in 2016 and I’m not someone who has always hit his goals and I’ve never had a goal that was so specific and time-consuming. I did find though that this was one of the most valuable habits I ever could have picked up. I’ve learned more in a single year than I learned in my entire college experience, and I went to college for a LONG time! It might be because I was the one that chose the books and they all appealed to me in some way. It might be because in a college setting you might only read the text and then listen to lectures, I’m not sure. I can tell you that I will continue this habit and that I’m literally SOLD on reading a book a week and you should be too. The ideas in these books spurred my own ideas and helped me to spend countless nights blogging, writing and thinking up ways to improve or help others. Some of these books had been on the back burner for years and I had never gotten around to reading them. I can’t believe I waited so long. I wholeheartedly encourage you to head to the library, log onto Amazon or Audible and get your hands on a book today. In case you are wondering, yeah, I totally ranked my own book in the top 10. Get The Art of SalesFu on Amazon today ūüôā If you already love the book head on over to The Doj on Facebook or the Training Center to learn some more! Never stop learning!


  1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill @NapoleonHillFdn
  2. Sales Management Simplified – Mike Weinberg @mike_weinberg
  3. Selling to anyone over the Phone- Sandra McKee and Renee Walkup @SalesPEAK
  4. Fanatical Prospecting РJeb Blount @SalesGravy
  5. Sell or be Sold Р Grant Cardone @GrantCardone
  6. The Like Switch РJack Schafer and Marvin Karlins @jackschafer
  7. Nudge РRichard Thaler and Cass Sunstein @R_Thaler @CassSunstein
  8. Go for No! – Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz @GoforNo
  9. Pre-Suasion РRobert Cialdini  @RobertCialdini
  10. The Art of SalesFuРSundance Brennan @salesfumaster



Here is the entire list of books I read this year – (Its long.. I mean 52 is a big number so just keep scrolling down!) Most of these I also blog posted although a few didn’t make the migration over from salesfumaster to the new thesalesnerds blog. I’ll live. I’m sure you will too.

  1. Selling 101 – Zig Ziglar @TheZigZiglar
  2. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership – Various
  3. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  4. Selling to anyone over the Phone- Sandra McKee and Renee Walkup @SalesPEAK
  5. Blink – Malcomb Gladwell @Gladwell
  6. It’s called Work for a Reason! – Larry Winget @larrywinget
  7. The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone @GrantCardone
  8. Bulletproof Business – Ryan Stewman @ryanstewman
  9. Go for No! – Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz @GoforNo
  10. The Unfair Advantage – Duane Lakin
  11. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill @NapoleonHillFdn
  12. Sales Management Simplified – Mike Weinberg @mike_weinberg
  13. Pitch Perfect РBill McGowan @BillMcGowan22
  14. The Little Red Book of Selling РJeffrey Gitomer  @gitomer
  15. Pitch Anything РOren Klaff @pitchanything
  16. How to Win РMark Cuban  @mcuban
  17. The Score Takes Care of Itself- Bill Walsh
  18. The Richest Man in Babylon Р George Clason
  19. Extreme Ownership РLeif Babin and Jocko Willink @XtremeOwnership
  20. You are a BADASS РJen Sincero @JenSincero
  21. The Sales Bible РJeffrey Gitomer  @gitomer
  22. Sell or be Sold Р Grant Cardone @GrantCardone
  23. The Nerdist Way – Chris Hardwick @nerdist
  24. #askgaryvee РGary Vaynerchuk @garyvee
  25. How to become a Rainmaker РJeffrey Fox  @JeffreyJFox
  26. The 4-Hour Work Week РTim Ferriss @tferriss
  27. Dialogue – William Isaacs
  28. Who moved my Cheese? РSpencer Johnson @MovedMyCheese
  29. In the Plex РSteven Levy @StevenLevy
  30. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People РStephen Covey @StephenRCovey
  31. Lead with a story РPaul Smith  @LeadWithAStory
  32. Never be Closing РTim Hurson and Tim Dunne @tim_hurson @dunne_tim
  33. Fanatical Prospecting РJeb Blount @SalesGravy
  34. The Like Switch РJack Schafer and Marvin Karlins @jackschafer
  35. Coaching Salespeople to Sales Champions РKeith Rosen @KeithRosen
  36. The Sales Acceleration Formula РMark Roberge @markroberge
  37. Smarter, Faster, Better РCharles Duhigg @cduhigg
  38. Born to Win – Zig Ziglar @TheZigZiglar
  39. The Maverick Selling Method РBrian Burns  @MaverickMethod
  40. Be Obsessed or Be Average – Grant Cardone @GrantCardone
  41. How to Talk to Anyone РLeil Lowndes @Leil_Lowndes
  42. The Greatest Salesman in the World РOg Mandino @TheOgGroup
  43. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter –¬†@theRealKiyosaki
  44. Catalyst 5 РCarlos Quintero and Nancy Southerland @SalesLeader
  45. Nudge РRichard Thaler and Cass Sunstein @R_Thaler @CassSunstein
  46. Pre-Suasion РRobert Cialdini  @RobertCialdini
  47. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership РJohn Maxwell @JohnCMaxwell
  48. Elevator to the Top РRyan Stewman @ryanstewman
  49. Leaders Eat Last РSimon Sinek @simonsinek
  50. Stories that Sell –¬†Paul Smith ¬†@LeadWithAStory
  51. The way of the Peaceful Warrior РDan Millman @pwdan
  52. The Art of SalesFu- Sundance Brennan @salesfumaster


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