The World’s Best Non-Fiction Books in Their Respective Domain in 2022 (Constantly Updated)

Maybe you’ve noticed that I am obsessed with lists of any type.

I already made a list of the best books to turn your life around fast.

This list is much more extensive. It contains the best books in many different categories.

I put an “*” next to the books I didn’t personally read.


Money

Achieving Financial Freedom

  • Zero to One, Peter Thiel: this book will explain you how to build a company properly, and how to think about it.
  • Unscripted, MJ DeMarco: the best practical business book on building a business that makes millions. It also contains a huge part of mindset.
  • The Millionaire Fastlane, MJ DeMarco: the best practical book on building a business that makes millions, minus the mindset part.
  • The 10 Pillars of Wealth, by Alex Becker: mainly a mindset book.

Understanding Marketing

  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Jack Ries and Al Trout: a must-read as it is the main introduction to marketing.
  • Positioning, Jack Ries and Al Trout: a book to understand why things go viral, and how to get people to listen to your message.
  • Different, Youngme Moon: a book to avoid making the same marketing mistakes than all other companies make.
  • Copywriting Secrets, Jim Edwards: the best copywriting book you will ever read.
  • Traction, Justin Mares, Gabriel Weinberg: the best book to create a complete marketing strategy for your product.
  • Growth Hacker Marketing, Ryan Holiday: an introduction to engineering a complete marketing strategy from the start for your company.

Learning Sales


Psychology

Solving Traumas

  • The Body Keeps the Score*, Bessel van der Kolk: written by a worlwide authority on trauma, the book will explain you what trauma is, and how to solve it.
  • Psycho-cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz: this old book is the best book ever written on the human mind.
  • Personality Isn’t Permanent, Benjamin Hardy: it could be a sequel to Psycho-cybernetics. It’s the best self-development book ever written.

Becoming More Social

  • Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi: a great book on how to build a world-class network.
  • Charisma on Command, Charlie Houpert: the best book on becoming more social and making more friends.

Understanding Women

  • The Game, Neil Strauss: the book that started it all. It’s a journey of a guy going from a complete noob with girls to one of the most skilled dating guru in the world. A bit outdated, but the story is amazing.
  • Models, Mark Manson: one of the best practical books on dating women. Also a bit outdated in the age of social media, but most of the content remains applicable.
  • Practical Female Psychology for the Practical Man, Joseph, David, Franco: a book that will teach you how women think.
  • Dating Essentials for Men, Robert Glover: this book covers all aspects of dating the other books don’t.
  • My Secret Garden, Nancy Friday: a deep-dive in women’s sexual fantasies.

Pure Mindset

  • Mindset: The Psychology of Success*, Carole Dweck: this book explains how to go from a fixed “I can’t do this” mindset to a flexible “I can’t do this yet” mindset.
  • The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone: a great book on how to achieve your goals faster than anyone!
  • The Setup, Dan Bilzerian: you will hate me for putting this book there, but The Setup is one of the very few books where the author explains how he succeeded.
  • Relentless*, Tim Grover: a book on how to be relentless.
  • Psycho-cybernetics, Maxwell Maltz: this old book is the best book ever written on the human mind.
  • Can’t Hurt Me, David Goggins: an autobiography of one of the best athletes in the world.

Books on Meaning

  • Man’s Search for Meaning*, Viktor Frankl: this book narrates Frankl’s experience in concentration camps and his discoveries on meaning.
  • Maps of Meaning*, Jordan Peterson: Peterson studied how different religions looked for meaning and extracted what they had all in common to create a universal map to meaning.
  • 12 Rules for Life*, Jordan Peterson: a version of Peterson’s philosophy for the general public.
  • Beyond Order*, Jordan Peterson: the sequel of 12 Rules for Life.
  • Siddharta, Herman Hesse: a fiction about finding meaning.

General Culture and Science

Learning History

Understanding Reality

The Human Body

  • Genius Food*, Max Lugavere: a nice and funny book about food and their impact on your body.
  • Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker: on the importance of sleep, and how little we know about it.

Books About the Future

  • Blockchain Basics*, Daniel Drescher: the best non-technical book to understand what the blockchain is.
  • Life After Google*, George Gilder: a book to prepare yourself for a world beyond centralization.
  • The Future Is Faster Than You Think*, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler: a book about future technologies.
  • Homo Deus*, Yuval Noah Harari: a book about the merge of technology and the human body.
  • The Sovereign Individual*: Jacob Rees-Mogg, James Dale Davidson: ironically, this book came out in the mid-90s and predicted the Internet, crypto-currencies, the collapse of states, the lack of faith in institutions, and many more crises of our world.

For more resources, head to auresnotes.com.

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  • Post last modified:May 22, 2022