The World’s Best Non-Fiction Books in Their Respective Domain in 2023 (Constantly Updated)

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  • Post last modified:July 25, 2023

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.

Then there is the Summary Database. And the Books Database.

This list is different. It contains the best books in many different categories, including books I did not read (I put an “*” next to them).


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.

Understanding Marketing

  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Jack Ries and Al Trout: a must-read as it covers the basics of 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.

Learning Sales


Performances and Learning

Solving Traumas

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 A bit outdated, but the story is amazing.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 Also a bit outdated in the age of social media, but most of the content remains applicable.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: everything one should know to be prepared in 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.

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