Reading List Email Update

October 12, 2010 — 3 Comments

I sent out the most recent installment of my reading newsletter last week. I realized because it has some time since I discussed it here on the site and with the recent redesign a bunch of you probably don’t even know that it exists. More is better so I wanted to explain the concept again:

After getting many requests for reading recommendations, I put together a regular email of book suggestions for anyone that wants them. Each book has a few sentence review, connections to similar or related books and a thought or two on why I feel the book is important. I also try to put a few questions at the bottom to tie all the suggestions together. This all comes from my personal email address so anyone is free to respond directly just by hitting reply and I always try to get back to you. Because of what I do for a living (researching and working for bestselling authors, marketing at an innovative fashion company and advising a handful of successful musicians), I’m always stumbling on unique and interesting books that I never would have otherwise found. This has meant everything from books out of print for 80 years, review galley’s of future bestsellers, the Classics, and so on. My goal with this newsletter is to recommend things that stick with you after you’ve put them down—or better yet, draw you down into the same rabbit hole that I was when I found it. This normally means an email every month or so, with the occasional gap in between. Some recent examples can be seen here, here and here and of course my Reading List here.

If this is something you’re interested in, you can sign up in two ways. You can send me an email at [ (at)] with the subject line “Reading Newsletter” or you can submit your email via this link. Either way is fine. If you already get the email and like it, maybe you could do me a big favor and forward the next one you get to a friend. Like I said, more is better.

Ryan Holiday

I'm a strategist for bestselling authors and billion dollar brands like American Apparel, Tucker Max and Robert Greene. My work has been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube and Google and has been written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company.

3 responses to Reading List Email Update

  1. Sounds good. How often to the email lists go out. Can’t wait for the next one.

  2. The next one goes out as soon as you get your nose out of Ryan’s asshole.

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