The Best Books:
Recommended Reading List
The page is a reading list sharing the best books to read in various categories based on many hours of reading and research. You’ll find more than 100 good books to read, organized by category.
This is a reading list for people who don’t have time for unimportant books. I only list the best books to read in each category. You can be sure that each one is fantastic and will be worth your time.
Want to keep things simple? Check out the “10 Best” lists under the Start Here section to get some great book recommendations without feeling overwhelmed by all the options.
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I. Start Here: The Best Books of All-Time
Looking for more good books to read? Click the links below to jump to a specific category.
- 10 Best Nonfiction Books
- 10 Best Fiction Books
- 10 Books with the Most Page-For-Page Wisdom
- 25 Best-Selling Books of All-Time
- 100+ Book Summaries
II. Best Nonfiction Books
These are the best nonfiction books to read, listed by category.
- Best Art and Creativity Books
- Best Biographies and Memoirs
- Best Business Books
- Best Fitness Books
- Best History Books
- Best Philosophy Books
- Best Psychology Books
- Best Science Books
- Best Self-Help Books
- Best Writing Books
III. Best Fiction Books
These are the best fiction books to read, listed by category.
IV. Book Summaries
For many of the nonfiction books I read, I publish my personal notes and write a three sentence summary of the main ideas in the book. You can read all of these notes on my book summaries page.
V. How to Read More Books
I use a simple process to read a lot of books. If you’re interested in reading books more consistently, you may find it useful.
Get the simple system I use to read more plus a checklist you can use to start your own reading habit by filling out the form below. It’s a free PDF I’ll email to you.