Best Learning Books

The best learning books on memorizing, studying and speed reading to learn new information and develop new skills faster.

Knowledge and Information

We are surrounded by thousands of books, courses, and lectures that can help us become better learners. The problem is that with so much information, we need specific knowledge and skills to learn how to use information effectively: to find the right information quickly, to learn quickly and productively, to remember and use new information better.

Here I have collected what I consider to be the best books on learning, reading, and remembering information that help me work more effectively with new information.

If you like, you can use this page navigation:

  1. Learning to Learn
  2. Books and Reading
  3. Speed Reading
  4. Foreign Languages
  5. Brain and Thinking
  6. Memory Training
  7. Productivity
  8. More Books on Learning

Best Learning Books

So here’s a list of the best books I’ve read about learning that have had the biggest impact on me, my life, and my work. I hope these books help you, too.

Learning to learn

How We Learn

Stanislas Dehaene

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Make It Stick

Peter C. Brown

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Scott H. Young

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Learn Better

Ulrich Boser

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Peak Mind

Amishi P. Jha

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Books and Reading

Reading in the Brain

Stanislas Dehaene

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How to Read a Book

Mortimer J. Adler


How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Thomas C Foster

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The Role of the Reader

Umberto Eco


Speed Reading

Breakthrough Rapid Reading

Peter Kump

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Speed Reading

Kam Knight

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The Evelyn Wood Seven-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program

Stanley D. Frank


Speed Reading with the Right Brain

David Butler

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Speed Read Anything

Peter Hollins

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Foreign Languages

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages

Kato Lomb


Fluent Forever

Gabriel Wyner

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Becoming Fluent

Richard Roberts

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The Language Secret

John Stedman

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Brain and Thinking

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

eBook Print | Audiobook

The Invisible Gorilla

Christopher F. Chabris

eBook Print | Audiobook

And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ: Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Genrikh Altshuller

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The Chimp Paradox

Steve Peters

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Daniel G. Amen

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Peter Hollins

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Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Ozan Varol

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Memory Training

Memory Coach

Gareth Moore


Boost Your Brain

Majid Fotuhi

eBook Print | Audiobook

How to Decide

Annie Duke

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Moonwalking with Einstein

Joshua Foer

eBook Print | Audiobook


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

Chris Bailey

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The Procrastination Cure

Damon Zahariades

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Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day

Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky

eBook Print | Audiobook

More Books on Learning

How to Speak How to Listen

Mortimer J. Adler

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«Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever»

— Mahatma Gandhi


Here are some recommendations to help you be more productive, be happier, make more money, and learn faster.


Breakthrough Rapid Reading. Peter Kump

How to Read a Book. Mortimer J. Adler

Speed Reading. Kam Knight

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