10 Best Nonfiction Books

My top 10 non-fiction books that have had the greatest impact on me, my work, my productivity, my finances, and my life in general.

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Here is my list of the best non-fiction books that I think everyone should read. Each of these books has had a pretty profound impact on my life, my work, and my worldview. I hope they help you, too.

The order of the books on the list doesn’t matter. So feel free to choose and read them in any order you like.

10 Best Nonfiction Books

Behave: The Bestselling Exploration of Why Humans Behave as They Do

Robert M Sapolsky

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Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

eBook | Print | Audiobook

The Boron Letters

Gary C. Halbert

eBook | Print | Read

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear

eBook | Print | Audiobook

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Carl Sagan

eBook | Print | Audiobook

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

eBook | Print | Audiobook

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime

MJ DeMarco

eBook | Print | Audiobook

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard P. Feynman

eBook | Print | Audiobook


Will Smith

eBook | Print | Audiobook

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

Chris Bailey

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Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Harvey B Mackay

eBook | Print 

«The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t»

— Mark Twain


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