Nicolas Cole's Reading List


One thing I get asked about quite frequently is what I'm reading. This is something I post on-the-go on Instagram (usually in my Story), but for everyone looking for a full list of my must-reads, here you go:


1. Steal Like An Artistby Austin Kleon

2. Damn Good Advice, by George Lois

3. It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be, by Paul Arden

4. Contagious, by Jonah Berger

5Manage Your Day-To-Day, by Jocelyn K. Glei

6Art & Fear, by David Bayles

7Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott


1. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, by Robin Sharma

2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig

3. The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss

4. Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Lifeby John C. Bogle

5. Off Balance, by Matthew Kelly

6. Good to Great, by Jim Collins

7. Drive, by Daniel H. Pink

8. Start With Why, by Simon Sinek

9. So Good They Can't Ignore You, by Cal Newport

10. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho


1. Crush It, by Gary Vaynerchuk

2. Never Eat Alone, by Keith Ferrazzi

3. The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries

4. Losing My Virginity, by Richard Branson

5. Purple Cow, by Seth Godin

6. You Only Have to Be Right Once, by Randall Lane

7. The Self-Made Billionaire Effect, by John Sviokla


1. Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

2. Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth

3. The Old Man And The Sea, by Ernest Hemingway

4. The Glass Bead Game, by Hermann Hesse

5. The Firm, by John Grisham

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