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Read Faster. Read Better. Read More.

Welcome to the Read More section of The Art of Living. If you’re here, there’s a good chance it’s for one of three reasons:

  1. You’re trying to decide what to read next;
  2. You’re looking for well-written book summaries; or
  3. You want to read faster and retain more of what you read.

Well, good news! You’re in the right place for all three.

The first thing to do is check out my 10-step effective-reading cheat sheet. To get it, use the form above. N.B., This is exactly the same 10-step process I use to write the many book summaries you’ll find here on The Art of Living.

After that, bookmark this page and take your time exploring the recommended tools, reading lists, book summaries and articles on reading more below. If you want to read more this year, there aren’t many better places to start.

  • Amazon Audible – I always recommend reading with your eyes. But there are times when holding a book just isn’t practical. Or when listening to a book, read by its author, adds something unique (like this one). That’s when Audible becomes awesome. PLUS you currently get two FREE audiobooks with a free trial so it’s basically a no-brainer.
  • Kindle Paperwhite – The best way to read more is to always have a good book close by. I know you love paper. Me too. But I would probably read 75% fewer books each year if I didn’t have my trusty Kindle to hand, 24/7.

Book Recommendations (A – Z):

One of the best ways to read more this year is to read from good, curated lists. And that’s exactly what you’ll find below. These are my reading lists. The ones that I’ve spent hours researching and putting together from other lists, my own reading and expert recommendations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Book Summaries (A – Z):

Syntheses, summaries and notes on some of the best books ever written (or just ones I wanted to read!) in anything from 500 to 10k words. Anything you enjoy in my writing or thinking almost certainly started somewhere here.

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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades Summary – Thomas Frank
10 MINUTE READ | A short, practical guide for students on being more productive and studying more effectively - by veteran student-success writer, Thomas Frank of College Info Geek. Topics:
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10,000 Years of Art Summary – Phaidon Press
3 MINUTE READ | The perfect handbook for anyone interested in a perspective on the history and progression of art, across the world and over 10,000 years – by the wonderful team at Phaidon Press. Topics:
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12 Rules for Life Summary – Jordan B. Peterson
15 MINUTE READ | 12 Rules for Life is a #1 international bestseller that distills some of life's toughest questions into accessible, practical advice - by the New York Times's "most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now," Jordan B. Peterson. Topics:
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A Mind For Numbers Summary – Barbara Oakley
7 MINUTE READ | A practical, research-based guide to unlocking the power of your brain to learn math, or anything else you put your mind to, even if you think you're hopeless - by professor Barbara Oakley. Topics: ,
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Acres of Diamonds Summary – Russell H. Conwell
1 MINUTE READ | Acres of Diamonds is a short, inspirational reminder that all you need for success, wealth and happiness can be found right in front of you and that the grass is always green where you water it - by minister, orator and founder of Temple University, Russell H. Conwell. Topics:
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Apology Summary – Plato
9 MINUTE READ | Apology contains three powerful speeches made by Socrates, a founder of Western Philosophy, in his final defence of wisdom, excellence and his life – by Socrates’s student, Aristotle’s teacher and eminent Greek philosopher, Plato. Topics:
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As a Man Thinketh Summary – James Allen
4 MINUTE READ | As a Man Thinketh is THE #1 ranking, uplifting, pocket-sized pep-talk on the power and importance of changing your thoughts as the cornerstone to changing your life – by philosopher and prolific self-help author, James Allen. Topics:
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Atomic Habits Summary – James Clear
11 MINUTE READ | Atomic Habits is a powerful and practical guide to transforming your habits, making change stick and achieving remarkable results – by author and habit-guru, James Clear. Topics: ,
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Being Mortal Summary – Atul Gawande
2 MINUTE READ | Being Mortal is an uncomfortable yet enlightening exploration of how treating terminal disease (especially linked to ageing) as a purely extend-life-at-all-costs medical problem is destroying the final moments of our lives - by surgeon and best selling author, Atul Gawande. Topics:
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Black Box Thinking Summary – Matthew Syed
4 MINUTE READ | Black Box Thinking is a fascinating account of how cognitive biases and fixed mindsets cause individuals and institutions to fail to learn from their mistakes (and what to do about it) - by athlete and author, Matthew Syed. Topics:
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Born to Run Summary – Christopher McDougall
1 MINUTE READ | Born to Run takes takes running back to its roots in this critically acclaimed analysis of evolution, injury and recovery that is filled with compelling insights, great story telling and practical tips - by best-selling author and journalist, Christopher McDougall. Topics:
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Bounce Summary – Matthew Syed
10 MINUTE READ | A thoughtful investigation into the primacy of practice and mindset over talent when learning and mastering new skills - by top-ranked table tennis champion and journalist, Matthew Syed. Topics:
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Braiding Sweetgrass Summary – Robin Wall Kimmerer
7 MINUTE READ | Braiding Sweetgrass is an elegant collection of hopeful, moving, and wistfully funny essays about the natural world. It's also a celebration of our reciprocal relationship to the planet - by botanist, teacher, and indigenous scientist, Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. Topics:
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Can’t Hurt Me Summary – David Goggins
11 MINUTE READ | Can't Hurt Me is a powerful, uplifting, part-how-to, part-memoir that'll pick you up by your collar, help you take control of your life circumstances and kick your victim mentality to the curb - by endurance athlete and retired Navy SEAL, David Goggins. Topics:
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Codependent No More Summary – Melody Beattie
12 MINUTE READ | Codependent No More is the definitive book on codependency, clarifying what it is, why so many struggle with it, and most importantly, how to overcome it — by former codependent and beloved self-help author Melody Beattie. Topics:
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Crucial Conversations Summary – Kerry Patterson et al.
11 MINUTE READ | Crucial Conversations is the New York Times bestselling #1 guide to healthy dialogue about complex issues, full of practical tips to help you understand and improve your communication skills - by communication experts, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Joseph Grenny, and Al Switzler. Topics:
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Deep Work Summary – Cal Newport
8 MINUTE READ | Deep Work is a timely reminder of the value of deep, focussed work and the dangers of losing yourself in the shallows of entertainment and distraction - by author and computer science professor, Cal Newport. Topics:
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Eat That Frog Summary – Brian Tracy
7 MINUTE READ | Eat That Frog! is a punchy, concise guide to identifying what matters, setting powerful goals and then getting to work on them right away - by productivity and self-development legend, Brian Tracy. Topics:
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Eating Animals Summary – Jonathan Safran Foer
1 MINUTE READ | Eating Animals is a part-memoir, part-investigative-journalism philosophical dive into the darkest corners of our dining habits in this fascinating exploration of what we eat and why - by novelist and nonfiction author, Jonathan Safran Foer. Topics:
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Effortless Mastery Summary – Kenny Werner
3 MINUTE READ | An inspirational and practical guide for advanced and expert practitioners in any field on finding mastery by getting out of your head and surrendering to your art - by jazz pianist and composer, Kenny Werner. Topics:
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Financial Peace Revisited Summary – Dave Ramsey
3 MINUTE READ | Financial Peace Revisited is an approachable, practical guide to getting out of debt and unlocking your financial freedom no matter who you are or where you're starting from - by personal finance guru, radio host and businessman, Dave Ramsey. Topics:
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First Things First Summary – Stephen Covey
1 MINUTE READ | First Things First is an action-oriented time-management manual, filled with frameworks and exercises to help you do more of what matters and less of what doesn't - by the author of the #1 book on this list, Stephen Covey. Topics:
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Flow Summary – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
4 MINUTE READ | A bottom-up guide to finding success, growth and happiness through flow - an optimal experience of being, marked by total absorption and joy in the present - by psychology professor, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Topics: ,
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Getting Things Done Summary – David Allen
25 MINUTE READ | Getting Things Done is THE classic life-changing manual on getting organised and building a robust productivity system that can handle whatever life throws at you - by productivity guru, David Allen. Topics:
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Goals Summary – Brian Tracy
1 MINUTE READ | Goals! was the first book I ever read on productivity and probably the most readable and complete guide to goal-setting ever written - by sales legend and time-management master, Brian Tracy. Topics:
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Guest Blogging Summary – Jon Morrow
17 MINUTE READ | The ultimate guide to writing great articles and getting them published on some of the biggest blogs, platforms and news sites on the internet - by blogging legend, Jon Morrow. Topics: ,
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How Not to Die Summary – Dr. Michael Greger
7 MINUTE READ | How Not to Die is a deeply researched and compelling primer on the promise and importance of whole food plant-based nutrition in preventing and reversing disease - by medical doctor and nutrition expert, Michael Greger. Topics:
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How to Develop a Perfect Memory Summary – Dominic O’Brien
25 MINUTE READ | The perfect manual for anyone wanting to effortlessly retain names, faces, facts, figures, speeches and languages. All the tools you need to develop a perfect memory – by 8-time World Memory Champion, Dominic O’Brien. Topics: ,
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How to Read a Book Summary – Adler & van Doren
17 MINUTE READ | How to Read a Book is THE classic guide to reading faster, deeper and more effectively than you ever realised was possible - by deep-thinkers, philosophers and life-long learners, M. Adler and C. van Doren. Topics: ,
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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Summary – Dale Carnegie
15 MINUTE READ | How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a practical, common-sense bible filled with stories, case studies and simple step-by-step guides to conquering worry, anxiety and depression – by self development guru, Dale Carnegie. Topics:
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How to Win Friends and Influence People Summary – Dale Carnegie
14 MINUTE READ | How to Win Friends and Influence People is THE classic guide to greatly improving effectiveness and efficiency by mastering the ability to work with and through the people around you - by self-improvement guru, Dale Carnegie. Topics:
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Make It Stick Summary – Peter C. Brown et al.
Make It Stick is filled with tools, strategies and stories to help students, teachers and trainers learn more effectively based on 10 years of collaboration between 11 cognitive psychologists - collected and synthesised by author Peter Brown and psychology researchers Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel. Topics:
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Make Your Bed Summary – William H. McRaven
12 MINUTE READ | Make Your Bed became a best seller by breaking down how you can change your life and change the world into ten simple steps that start with simply making your bed - by former US Navy SEAL, Admiral William McRaven. Topics:
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Man’s Search for Meaning Summary – Viktor Frankl
2 MINUTE READ | Man's Search for Meaning is a gruelling, yet deeply liberating insight into the why behind each of our whats and hows - by holocaust survivor, psychologist and founder of logotherapy, Viktor Frankl. Topics:
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Mastery Summary – Robert Greene
6 MINUTE READ | An exploration of Mastery - its benefits, principles and strategies - enriched with instructive and inspirational biographies of historical and contemporary masters - by modern-day Machiavelli and author Robert Greene. Topics:
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Meditations Summary – Marcus Aurelius
8 MINUTE READ | Meditations is a humbling and thought-provoking insight into the stoic mindset of one of history's greatest leaders and thinkers - by Roman emperor, philosopher and example to us all, Marcus Aurelius. Topics:
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Mindset Summary – Carol Dweck
5 MINUTE READ | A research-grounded dive into the self-fulfilling nature and impact of Fixed- and Growth-Mindset beliefs in personal development - by social and developmental psychology professor, Carol Dweck. Topics: ,
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Moonwalking with Einstein Summary – Josh Foer
4 MINUTE READ | An overview of the history, science and philosophy of memory set against a year-long sprint from memory virgin to 2006 U.S.A Memory Champion - by journalist, Josh Foer. Topics: ,
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Never Split the Difference Summary – Chris Voss
16 MINUTE READ | Never Split the Difference shows you exactly how to get what you want and come out on top in any negotiation using simple negotiation tactics learned while dealing with terrorists, bank robbers and hostage situations - by veteran FBI negotiator, Chris Voss. Topics: ,
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On Writing Well Summary – William Zinsser
10 MINUTE READ | On Writing Well is a book so brimming with literary wisdom that it feels like you're clutching a living brain. Writing, about writing, for writers - by writer, editor, critic, teacher and captain of the craft, William Zinsser. Topics:
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Optimal Living 101 Summary – Brian Johnson
23 MINUTE READ | A fantastic synthesis of ancient and modern wisdom into a single manifesto on how to live well - by author, coach and modern-day philosopher, Brian Johnson. Topics:
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Outliers Summary – Malcolm Gladwell
3 MINUTE READ | Outliers systematically debunks the myth that success is only determined by talent and hard-work - with quantitative and qualitative evidence from medicine, sport, business, history, music, science and more - by journalist and author, Malcolm Gladwell. Topics:
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Peak Summary – Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool
4 MINUTE READ | Peak is a practical, fact-based primer on the primacy of purposeful and deliberate practice in expert performance - by psychologist and scientist, Anders Ericsson, and science writer, Robert Pool. Topics:
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Perennial Seller Summary – Ryan Holiday
8 MINUTE READ | A fascinating and practical guide to making your heart and nerve and sinew serve your turn long after they are gone - by modern stoic and devourer of the written word, Ryan Holiday. Topics: ,
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Pragmatic Thinking and Learning Summary – Andy Hunt
9 MINUTE READ | A practical and extensive collection of ideas, frameworks, tools and tips to supercharge your learning at school, at home and at work - by programmer and life-long learner, Andy Hunt of Pragmatic Programmers. Topics:
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Psycho-Cybernetics Summary – Maxwell Maltz
2 MINUTE READ | Psycho-Cybernetics defined the concept of self-image and inspired a generation of books on the power of identifying and breaking limited beliefs - by cosmetic surgeon and best selling author, Maxwell Maltz. Topics:
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Rich Dad Poor Dad Summary – Robert Kiyosaki
19 MINUTE READ | Rich Dad Poor Dad is one of the few must-read handbooks for anyone who's serious about earning their financial freedom - by businessman, investor and best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki. Topics:
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Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant Summary – Robert Kiyosaki
1 MINUTE READ | Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant is the practical sequel to Rich Dad Poor Dad that'll show you EXACTLY how to take control of your cashflow and build massive wealth - by businessman, investor and best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki. Topics:
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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Summary – T. Harv Eker
3 MINUTE READ | Secrets of the Millionaire Mind explores how your money-mindset may be suffocating your journey to financial freedom, no matter who you are or how much you're earning (and how to fix it) - by author, businessman and motivational speaker T. Harv Eker. Topics:
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Start With Why Summary – Simon Sinek
14 MINUTE READ | Start With Why is a simple guide to building successful companies and becoming a best-in-class leader by asking and answering three simple questions: Why, How and What - by motivational speaker and business consultant, Simon Sinek. Topics:
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Starting Strength Summary – Mark Rippetoe
2 MINUTE READ | Starting Strength is a well-illustrated, detailed and time-tested guide to mastering the most important barbell exercises you need to get strong, fast without injuring yourself - by strength training coach and author, Mark Rippetoe. Topics:
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Stop Working Harder Summary – Arthur Worsley
7 MINUTE READ | TAoL's ultimate guide to defeating distractions, beating procrastination, setting each day up for success, getting organised and generally getting more done - by thinker, writer and coach, Arthur Worsley. Topics: ,
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Taking Charge of Your Fertility Summary – Toni Weschler
3 MINUTE READ | Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand female fertility, maximise conception or learn about chemical and device free methods of contraception - by women's health educator and author, Toni Weschler. Topics:
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Teach Yourself How to Learn Summary – Saundra McGuire
3 MINUTE READ | Simple strategies and inspirational stories to help you ace courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning - by retired Chemistry professor and writer on academic success, Saundra McGuire. Topics:
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The 4-Hour Workweek Summary – Tim Ferriss
22 MINUTE READ | The 4-Hour Workweek is one of the most influential books on the reading list of nearly every successful digital nomad and online business owner I've ever met - by best-selling author, podcaster and life-hacker Tim Ferriss. Topics: ,
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The 48 Laws of Power Summary – Robert Greene
33 MINUTE READ | The 48 Laws of Power is the ultimate guide to sociopathy gaining and defending against ultimate control – by author and your nearest dictator’s favourite leadership coach, Robert Greene. Topics: ,
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The 5 Love Languages of Children Summary – Gary Chapman
14 MINUTE READ | A concise, actionable and time-tested guide to helping you understand your children more deeply and communicate more effectively so they always feel valued and loved - by best-selling author, pastor and marriage counsellor, Gary Chapman. Topics:
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The 5 Love Languages Summary – Gary Chapman
6 MINUTE READ | The 5 Love Languages is a concise, actionable and time-tested guide to letting others know they are loved and feeling loved and appreciated in return - by best-selling author, pastor and marriage counsellor, Gary Chapman. Topics:
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary – Stephen Covey
33 MINUTE READ | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a perennial masterpiece on leading a happy, productive and purposeful existence and an unmissable stop for any pilgrim of personal improvement - by educator, author and speaker, Stephen Covey. Topics:
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The 80/20 Principle Summary – Richard Koch
1 MINUTE READ | The 80/20 Principle is a perennial guide to mastering the Pareto principal and doing more with less - by management consultant, venture capitalist and best-selling author, Richard Koch. Topics: ,
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The Alchemist Summary – Paulo Coelho
10 MINUTE READ | The Alchemist is a spiritual seeker's go-to novel for inspiring you to follow your dreams. Develop your character with the alchemy of spirit and the signs of the omens. No matter how far you travel, your personal legend waits within – by visionary author, Paulo Coelho. Topics:
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The Art of War Summary – Sun Tzu
9 MINUTE READ | The Art of War is THE classic guide to military strategy that has inspired soldiers, politicians and business leaders worldwide for millennia. Its timeless (and time-tested) lessons in outthinking and outflanking your adversaries are as valuable in the boardroom as on the battlefield - by Chinese Qi Dynasty military general and master strategist, Sun Tzu. Topics:
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The Body Keeps The Score Summary – Bessel van der Kolk
6 MINUTE READ | The Body Keeps the Score is a fascinating dive into the hidden epidemic of trauma, what we've learned about it in the last 30 years and how to better diagnose, face and heal it - by psychiatrist, author and post-traumatic stress researcher, Bessel van der Kolk. Topics:
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The Body Summary – Bill Bryson
2 MINUTE READ | The Body is a fantastically-written and awe-inspiring 23-chapter tour through the 30 trillion cells that (literally) make you who you are - by best-selling author, Bill Bryson. Topics:
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The Brain That Changes Itself Summary – Norman Doidge
2 MINUTE READ | The Brain That Changes Itself is an informative and readable journey into the history, science and consequences of recent research in neuroplasticity - the brain's incredible ability to change and reorganise itself - by psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and researcher, Norman Doidge. Topics:
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The Checklist Manifesto Summary – Atul Gawande
1 MINUTE READ | The Checklist Manifesto is a fascinating investigation into the ability of checklists in business, medicine and every day life to promote greater efficiency, consistency and safety - by surgeon and public health researcher, Atul Gawande. Topics: ,
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The Compound Effect Summary – Darren Hardy
13 MINUTE READ | The Compound Effect offers a concise, practical guide to mastering small choices that determine big outcomes which dictate the course of your life - by best selling author, publisher and motivational speaker, Darren Hardy. Topics:
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The Effective Executive Summary – Peter F. Drucker
7 MINUTE READ | The Effective Executive is THE timeless classic on leadership and management; on getting the right things done - by the dean of business and management philosophy, Peter F. Drucker. Topics:
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The Elements of Style Summary – William Strunk Jr.
Perfect for you if: Writing good concise English is important to your success. You can't spot the simple, common and 'obvious' mistake in this sentence. The idea of someone crunching such a sacred work fills you with rage. Topics: ,
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The Emperor of All Maladies Summary – Siddhartha Mukherjee
1 MINUTE READ | The Emperor of All Maladies is a rich and deep biography of cancer, from its first documented appearance to our modern battles to understand and cure humanity's (current) second biggest killer - by physician, biologist and author, Siddhartha Mukherjee. Topics:
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The Four Agreements Summary – Don Miguel Ruiz
7 MINUTE READ | The Four Agreements is a provocative and mind-altering Toltec guide to waking up and finding peace in our illusory world – by retired surgeon, author and Eagle-Knight shaman Don Miguel Ruiz. Topics:
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The Inner Game of Tennis Summary – W. Timothy Gallwey
6 MINUTE READ | An insightful and practical guide to optimizing natural learning and performance with applied mindfulness - by author, speaker and ex-Harvard tennis captain, W. Timothy Gallwey. Topics:
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The Little Book of Talent Summary – Daniel Coyle
8 MINUTE READ | 52 short, immediate and practical tips to kick-off your learning, improve your skills and sustain your progress at school, at work, at home and at play - by journalist and author, Daniel Coyle. Topics:
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The Magic of Thinking Big Summary – David J. Schwartz
11 MINUTE READ | The Magic of Thinking Big is a powerful, practical and uplifting book to help get you out of a rut, invigorate your goals and empower you towards success - by life-long motivational writer and coach, David J. Schwartz. Topics:
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The Master-Key to Riches Summary – Napoleon Hill
1 MINUTE READ | The Master-Key to Riches is an accessible self help manual that covers everything from positive thinking and goal visualization to habit formation and self-discipline - by titan of the genre and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill. Topics:
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The Mastery of Love Summary – Miguel Ruiz
11 MINUTE READ | The Mastery of Love is a beautiful, poetic and easy-to-read self-help book that illuminates the false and unnecessarily dramatic lives we lead, filled with fear and self-rejection, and how to wake up to our own inner power so that we can learn to love others and ourselves — by Toltec Nagual and best selling author, Don Miguel Ruiz. Topics:
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The Memory Book Summary – Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas
17 MINUTE READ | A practical guide to remembering anything, faster, with simple, millennia-old mnemonics and proven memory boosting techniques - by memory masters, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. Topics: ,
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The Millionaire Mind Summary – Thomas J. Stanley
4 MINUTE READ | The Millionaire Mind builds on The Millionaire Next Door by exploring EXACTLY how America's self-made, top 1% millionaires overcame obstacles like humble GPAs and rough starts - by marketing professor, author and business theorist, Thomas J. Stanley. Topics:
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The Millionaire Next Door Summary – Thomas J. Stanley
2 MINUTE READ | The Millionaire Next Door is a fascinating study of the work and personal habits of America's surprisingly abundant blue-collar millionaires and PAW's (prodigious accumulator's of wealth) - by marketing professor, author and business theorist, Thomas J. Stanley. Topics:
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Summary – Robin Sharma
11 MINUTE READ | The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a mystical fable and bestselling guide to self-control and abundance that will help you find peace, discover purpose and set your life up for success - by self-improvement guru, Robin Sharma. Topics:
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The Neuroscience of Intelligence Summary – Richard J. Haier
5 MINUTE READ | A neuroscience-heavy, research-rich review of the evidence, myths and future of our understanding of intelligence - including what it is, why some people have it and what can be done to enhance it - by psychologist and professor, Richard J. Haier. Topics:
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The Obesity Code Summary – Dr. Jason Fung
9 MINUTE READ | The Obesity Code gives an amazing look at how the body uses food to create the perfect conditions for obesity and how to disrupt the cycle to create a healthier future - by kidney disease specialist, best-selling author and MD, Jason Fung. Topics:
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The Power of Habit Summary – Charles Duhigg
8 MINUTE READ | The Power of Habit is a page-turning dive into the power and ubiquity of unconscious habits in shaping our decisions and destinies (plus a practical guide to changing them) - by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Charles Duhigg. Topics:
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The Power of Now Summary – Eckhart Tolle
13 MINUTE READ | The Power of Now is an intimate Q&A on enlightenment, filled with simple, yet profound wisdom on how to find deep peace and calm by simply being in the present moment - by spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Eckhart Tolle. Topics:
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The Power of Positive Thinking Summary – Norman Vincent Peale
1 MINUTE READ | The Power of Positive Thinking reminds us that we don’t need a PhD in Human Relations to live our best lives if we can learn a few tricks to change how we think - by minister and best-selling author Norman Vincent Peale. Topics:
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The Psychology of Selling Summary – Brian Tracy
31 MINUTE READ | The Psychology of Selling is a powerful, motivational and practical guide to becoming one of the most successful (and highest-paid) salespeople in your company, industry and the world – by self-help legend and sales guru, Brian Tracy. Topics:
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The Richest Man In Babylon Summary – George S. Clason
5 MINUTE READ | The Richest Man in Babylon is THE classic parable on how to acquire money, how to not lose money and how to make money multiply - by serial entrepreneur and author, George S. Clason. Topics:
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The Science of Getting Rich Summary – Wallace D. Wattles
3 MINUTE READ | The Science of Getting Rich offers a short, pragmatic guide to attracting wealth and success by reprogramming your thinking, ovecoming mental barriers and learning to create, rather than compete - by New Thought and self-help author, Wallace D. Wattles. Topics:
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The Slight Edge Summary – Jeff Olson
10 MINUTE READ | The Slight Edge is a short, punchy, practical guide to the why, what and how of using simple daily disciplines to achieve breakthrough success - by serial entrepreneur, speaker and author, Jeff Olson. Topics:
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The Total Money Makeover Summary – Dave Ramsey
2 MINUTE READ | The Total Money Makeover is the über-practical, 7-step sequal to Financial Peace Revisited that maps out the EXACT sequence of baby steps you need to break free of debt and earn your way to freedom - by personal finance guru, radio host and businessman, Dave Ramsey. Topics:
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The Wealthy Barber Summary – David Chilton
1 MINUTE READ | The Wealthy Barber maps out a simple, sure and steady path to financial success that is guaranteed to put you back on track to unlock your financial independence - by author, investor, and TV personality, David Chilton. Topics:
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Think and Grow Rich Summary – Napoleon Hill
12 MINUTE READ | Think and Grow Rich is a best-selling book of all time and a cornerstone guide to the Law of Attraction and the role of the subconscious in transforming your life – by a titan of the self-help genre, Napoleon Hill. Topics:
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Thinking, Fast and Slow Summary – Daniel Kahneman
21 MINUTE READ | Thinking, Fast and Slow is a ground-breaking, best-selling exploration of the two cognitive systems that shape how we think and the cognitive biases that guide our everyday decision-making and wellbeing - by Nobel Prize winning behavioral psychologist, Daniel Kahneman. Topics:
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Tiny Beautiful Things Summary – Cheryl Strayed
6 MINUTE READ | A heart thumpingly raw, vulnerable and powerful collection of letters and advice on the power of love, of forgiveness and of finding growth in the darkest of places - by award-winning writer, Cheryl Strayed. Topics: ,
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Tools of Titans Summary (452 Book Recommendations) – Tim Ferriss
40 MINUTE READ | A curated collection of interview notes on health, wealth and wisdom from over 100 conversations with top performers and curious characters – by author, podcaster and life-hacker Tim Ferriss. Topics:
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Unlimited Memory Summary – Kevin Horsley
1 MINUTE READ | A short and accessible introduction to mnemonic memory techniques for anyone looking to quickly improve their memory and increase their productivity – by Grand Master of Memory, Kevin Horsley. Topics: ,
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Who Moved My Cheese Summary – Dr. Spencer Johnson
5 MINUTE READ | Who Moved My Cheese is a short, light-hearted parable about the different ways we respond to life's changes and how doing so skillfully can help us find more success and happines in our lives - by best-selling author, Dr. Spencer Johnson. Topics:
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Why We Sleep Summary – Matthew Walker
16 MINUTE READ | Why We Sleep is a fascinating and accessible guide to what sleep is, why sleep matters and how to optimise your sleep habits to live longer, feel happier and set your life up for success - by sleep scientist and best-selling author, Matthew Walker. Topics:
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Wooden Summary – John Wooden and Steve Jamison
2 MINUTE READ | An effort-and-integrity focussed personal philosophy - spanning family, achievement, success and excellence - by UCLA's famous philosopher-coach, John Wooden, and author, Steve Jamison. Topics:
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Writing Tools Summary – Roy Peter Clark
6 MINUTE READ | Decades of writing experience condensed into 55 highly practical tools that will help you improve every part of your writing process – by writer, editor and writing teacher, Roy Peter Clark. Topics:
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Your Money or Your Life Summary – Vicki Robin
2 MINUTE READ | Your Money of Your Life is a 9-step, ultimate guide to getting out of debt, building good habits, enjoying life with less stuff and investing for maximium financial success - by author, speaker and professional finance guru, Vicki Robin. Topics:

Articles (A – Z):

In the coming years, I’ll be sharing more and more articles on how to read more, how to read well and how to remember what you read. For now, here’s a couple of thoughts to get started.

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How Long Does It Take to Read 100 Pages of a Book?
3 MINUTE READ | Question: How long does it take to read 100 pages of a book? Answer: It takes about 1 hour 50 minutes to read 100 pages of a book (assuming 275 words per page and an average reading speed of between 238 and 260 words per minute). Why those assumptions? Here’s the detail… Topics:
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How Long Does It Take to Read 200 Pages of a Book?
3 MINUTE READ | Question: How long does it take to read 200 pages of a book? Answer: It takes about 3 hours 41 minutes to read 200 pages of a book (assuming 275 words per page and an average reading speed of between 238 and 260 words per minute). Why those assumptions? Here’s the detail… Topics:
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How Long Does It Take to Read 300 Pages of a Book?
3 MINUTE READ | Question: How long does it take to read 300 pages of a book? Answer: It takes about 5 hours 31 minutes to read 300 pages of a book (assuming 275 words per page and an average reading speed of between 238 and 260 words per minute). Why those assumptions? Here’s the detail… Topics:
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How Long Does It Take to Read 400 Pages of a Book?
3 MINUTE READ | Question: How long does it take to read 400 pages of a book? Answer: It takes about 7 hours 22 minutes to read 400 pages of a book (assuming 275 words per page and an average reading speed of between 238 and 260 words per minute). Why those assumptions? Here’s the detail… Topics:
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How to Memorise a Monologue: The Ultimate Guide to Word-Perfect Memory
20 MINUTE READ | The ultimate guide to memory preparation, repetition, mnemonics and memory palaces. Whether you're an actor that needs word-perfect recall or you're just looking to get better at memorising things, you'll find tips in this article that will help. Topics: , ,
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How to Put What You Read into Action (Do This Every Day!)
3 MINUTE READ | In this short article I'll teach you a rapid 7-step process ANYONE can use to put more of what they read in books, articles and guides into action by changing a few small things you do every day. Topics: , ,
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How to Read More Books: 27 Ways To Get Reading This Year
17 MINUTE READ | The ultimate 27-step guide to reading more books every year, starting easy (with overcoming basic obstacles) and progressing to more advanced tricks on reading more, faster and getting more from each book that you read. Topics: ,

Recommend a Book:

One of my all-time favourite things to wake up to is a really good book recommendation.

If you’ve read something recently that changed your life and that you’d like to share – get in touch. I’d genuinely love to hear from you.

Until then, I hope you found something here today that helped you in your journey.

Good luck, go well, and good reading,

Arthur “Read More and Read Well” Worsley