The Best Non-Fiction Books You Have to Read Now

I thought it would be good to compile a list of all of my previous book recommendations. I will continue to add to this list as I find more great non-fiction books, but it is just an easy, condensed way to view all of my recommendations. Also, it is a good way to review any places that you might have missed along the way.

If you are curious about knowing in more detail about a certain book, just click on the hyper-link to view my full recommendation.

I hope this list is useful to refer to as a guide, and I hope you find these books as enlightening as I did!


Bad Blood (A great book on the inside story of Theranos)

Shoe Dog (A first-hand account about the founding of Nike)

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (Learn more about Silicon Valley and the culture of Uber)

Billion Dollar Whale (A true story that is so outlandish it seems like a fiction book)

Kochland (Learn more about Charles Koch, one of the most controversial, yet private billionaire ever)

That Will Never Work (A first-hand account about the founding of Uber)

The Monk of Mokha (An uplifting story about the journey to bring coffee from Yemen to the world)

The Coddling of the American Mind (An incredible story about the demise of Theranos)

Black Edge (Learn about the inside story of legendary hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, and his fund SAP)

Flash Boys (Michael Lewis details the stock market and the high-frequency traders who impact it without most of the public knowing)

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (Naval Ravikant is one of the most prominent people in Silicon Valley, and he is renowned for his ability to balance his business and personal lives)

The Ride of a Lifetime (Bob Iger was the CEO of Disney for many years, and in his book he describes the lessons he learned from some of the biggest challenges he faced during his time there)

Open (A really open and revealing account of the tennis career of Andre Agassi, written by himself)

Self Help:

The 4 Hour Work Week (A masterpiece written by Tim Ferriss)

How To Win Friends and Influence People (One of the oldest, yet best self-help books of all time)

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (Learn how to succeed in this modern world)

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them (A must read for any person still in their 20s, and possibly even older)

How Will You Measure Your Life (A book by Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen and how to navigate challenges you will face in life)


Caffeine (An interesting perspective on coffee, tea, and the impact of caffeine)

Prisoners of Geography (Learn why some countries are bound to be successful, while others will constantly struggle)

Being Mortal (Learn more about the healthcare system, and how it can be improved)

Make Your Bed: (Hear from a former 4-star Admiral about why a habit like making your bed can be so important for your life)

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World (A biography about one of the most famous conquerers in history, Genghis Khan)

Sapiens (A book that will change the way you think about topics ranging from money to religion to capitalism)

Algorithms to Live By (An easy to understand book that teaches some of the basic principles of computer science with real life examples)

Loonshots (Learn how to create and foster ideas within companies that will change the world, and how to not get stagnant in a large company)


Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask (A biography on the late, great Yogi Berra)

A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches (A great book about some of the most famous baseball pitches of all time)


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