Connor's Bookshelf

What is "Connor's Bookshelf?"

Glad you asked. When I was 6, I had this idea to sell books on the internet. Ya know, an idea Jeff Bezos had like, 10 years earlier. But give me a break I was 6. Anyway...

My parents, always willing to support my endeavors registered the domain www.connorsbookshelf.com and it was off to the races. Well, not really, since none of us had any idea how to actually sell books on the internet. Years later, I lost the domain when we forgot to renew it, which kind of sucked. It seriously wasn't fun seeing my little slice of internet real estate taken over by a domain squatter and used to sell some shitty protein drinks.

Then one day I checked and the domain wasn't in use. I snatched that up pretty quick and redirected it to my personal page. But I still have a soft spot for the name that 6 year old me created. So this page lives on now. Except it isn't really for selling books. It is instead a list of every single book that I own in my personal library organized by subject, with a thumbs up or thumbs down based on whether or not I liked it. There will be a link taking you to Amazon if you are looking to buy that book for yourself. For what its worth, this was inspired by my man Patrick Collison doing this on his personal site. Dope idea Patrick!

Key:

πŸ‘ = Enjoyed it!

πŸ‘Ž = Did not enjoy

🚧 = Currently Reading

😰 = Haven't read it

Currently Reading

Principles

Ray Dalio

The Snowball

Alice Schroeder

Facebook: The Inside Story

Steven Levy

Twelve Years of Turbulence

Gary Kennedy

Business

Books about businesses, business tactics, business people, and really anything that has to do with business in some way, shape or form.

  • The Almanack of Naval Ravikant - Eric Jorgenson - πŸ‘

  • Amazon Series - Brad Stone - πŸ‘

    • The Everything Store - Book 1 - πŸ‘

    • Amazon Unbound - Book 2 - πŸ‘

  • Angel - Jason Calacanis - πŸ‘

  • Bad Blood - John Carreyrou - πŸ‘

  • Billion Dollar Loser - Reeves Wiedeman - πŸ‘

  • Blue Ocean Strategy - W. Chan Kim - 😰

  • The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway - Adam J Mead - 😰

  • Creativity Inc. - Ed Catmull - 😰

  • Facebook: The Inside Story - Steven Levy - 🚧

  • Good to Great - Jim Collins - 😰

  • Principles Series - Ray Dalio - 🚧

    • Principles: Life and Work - Book 1 - 🚧

    • Big Debt Crises - Book 2 - 😰

    • The Changing World Order - Book 3 - 😰

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki - πŸ‘

  • The Ride of a Lifetime - Bob Iger - πŸ‘

  • The Snowball - Alice Schroeder - 🚧

  • Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson - πŸ‘

  • Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller, Sr. - Ron Chernow - 😰

  • Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines' Battle for Survival - Gary Kennedy - 🚧

  • Zero to One - Peter Thiel - πŸ‘

"Navy SEAL" Mindset

Books by/about Navy SEALs, their mission, their mindsets, their principles and their stories. Meant to help unearth inner strengths.

  • American Sniper - Chris Kyle - πŸ‘

  • The Attributes - Rich Diviney - 🚧

  • Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins - πŸ‘

  • Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink - 😰

  • Make Your Bed - Adm. William McRaven - πŸ‘

  • The Red Circle - Brandon Webb - 😰

  • Sea Stories - Adm. William McRaven - πŸ‘

Space

Because who doesn't love space?

Non-Fiction:

  • Apollo 13 - Jim Lovell - πŸ‘

  • Carrying the Fire - Michael Collins - 😰

  • Endurance - Scott Kelly - πŸ‘

  • Failure Is Not an Option - Gene Kranz - 😰

  • Liftoff - Eric Berger - πŸ‘

Fiction:

  • Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov - 😰

    • Foundation - Book 1 - 😰

Stoicism

Because inner peace isn't just for the ancient Romans

  • Courage is Calling - Ryan Holiday - 😰

  • The Daily Stoic - Ryan Holiday - πŸ‘

  • How To Think Like a Roman Emperor - Donald Robertson - 😰

  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius - 😰

  • The Obstacle is the Way - Ryan Holiday - 😰

  • The Republic - Plato - 😰