If you’re a fan of The Spaniard Show, or have heard me talk, you know I love to read. In order to help you keep track of my favorite books, I’ve compiled them all in one place.

These books have changed my life in one way or another, and I’m confident they can develop you into the person and leader you are striving to be.

Click on the links below to read more about the books and see which are right for you.

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Spaniard’s Reading List

The Giving Tree (kids) – Shel Silverstein

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World – David Epstein

Wrestling the ABCs (kids) – Tom and Veronica Davids

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (kids) – Oliver Jeffers

I Will Teach You to Be Rich – Ramit Sethi

Maybe: A Story About the Endless Potential in All of Us (kids) – Kobi Yamada

The Magnolia Story – Chip and Joanna Gaines

Hidden War – John Nores

Way of the Warrior Kid 3: Where There’s a Will (kids) – Jocko Willinck

Tough As They Come – Travis Mills 

What Do You Do with an Idea? (kids) – Kobi Yamada

Tiger Woods – Jeff Benedict & Armen Keteyian

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (Adapted for Young Readers) – Trevor Noah

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey’s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dream – Michael D’Antonio

The Untethered Soul – Michael Alan Singer

Way of the Warrior Kid: Marc’s Mission (kids) – Jocko Willinck

The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt

What Do You Do with a Problem? (kids) – Kobi Yamada

Casey at the Bat (kids) – Ernest L. Thayer/Christopher Bing

Educated – Tara Westover

Cavekid Birthday (kids) – Cathy Breisacher

The Good Egg (kids) – Jory John

The Bad Seed (kids) – Jory John

The World’s Fittest Book – Ross Edgley

What Do You Do with a Chance? (kids) – Kobi Yamada

Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

Alone on the Wall – Alex Honnold/David Roberts

Holes (kids) – Louis Sachar

American Buffalo – Steven Rinella

You Are Special (kids) – Max Lucado

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

How to Change Your Mind – Michael Pollan

Wonder (kids) – R.J. Palacio

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

I Love You Like (kids) – Scott Sutton/Alec Traub

Food Fight Fiesta (kids) – Tracey Kyle

American Wife – Taya Kyle

Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter – Steven Rinella

Mirth Meets Earth (kids) – Michelle Glasser

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) (kids) – Dan Santat

Mikey and the Dragons (kids) – Jocko Willinck

The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown

Coco (kids) – Golden/Disney

Where the Red Fern Grows (kids) – Wilson Rawls

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers – Maxwell King

Unplugged – Brian Mackenzie/Dr. Andy Galpin/Phil White

The Story of Ferdinand (kids) – Munro Leaf

The Dichotomy of Leadership – Jocko Willinck/Leif Babin

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil De Grasse Tyson

The Outsiders (kids) – S.E. Hinton

The Spartan Way – Joe De Sena

I Can’t Make this Up: Life Lessons – Kevin Hart

Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way (kids) – Jocko Willinck

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee – Dee Brown

The Breadwinner (kids) – Deborah Ellis

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

Awakening Spirits – Tom Brown, Jr.

Stephen King – On Writing

Rhinoceros Success – Scott Alexander

Hatchet (kids) – Gary Paulsen

A Survival Guide for Life – Bear Grylls

A Curious Mind – Brian Grazer

The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman

The Art of Learning – Josh Waitzkin

Own the Day, Own Your Life – Aubrey Marcus

Born Standing Up – Steve Martin

12 Rules for Life – Jordan Peterson

The Servant – James Hunter

Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog – The Navy SEAL Way – Mike Ritland

The Success Principles – Jack Canfield

Crushing It! – Gary Vaynerchuk

Beyond Grit – Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life – Russ Roberts

Make Your Bed – William H. McRaven

Growth Hacker Marketing – Ryan Holiday

Go for No! – Andrea Walz/Richard Fenton

Ben & Jerry’s: The Inside Scoop – Fred “Chico” Lager

The War of Art – Steven Pressfield

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams

Resilience – Eric Greitens

Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss

Tribe – Sebastian Junger

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout

The Good Son – Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini

Perennial Seller – Ryan Holiday

Call Me Ted – Ted Turner

The Road to Sparta – Dean Karnazes

Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl

When Pride Still Mattered – Vince Lombardi

The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Chop Wood Carry Water – Joshua Medcalf

Napoleon Hill is on the Air! – Napoleon Hill

Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy

Legacy – James Kerr

Eleven Rings – Phil Jackson

The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

Wooden on Leadership – John Wooden

The Score Takes Care of Itself – Bill Walsh

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell

The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson

Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willinck

Start with Why – Simon Sinek

The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

Sleep Smarter – Shawn Stevenson

The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

Choose Yourself – James Altucher

The Power of No – James Altucher

Getting Things Done – David Allen

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness – Gary Vaynerchuk

Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season – Urban Meyer

The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable – Tim S. Grover

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle

Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell

And of course…DRIVEN: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage!