Thirty Nonfiction Book recommendations for 2020

As I wrote last time, reading is amazing! What a gift to be able to deeply enter a world so simply and cheaply. These are books that are relatively new to me or I consistently refer to them. Or they have made the cut repeatedly when culling my book collection (some were published almost thirty years ago). They are not ‘new for 2020’, but if you haven’t read them, they will be new for you.

I bolded six that I refer to the most or have helped me the most. They are in order of recommendation. Start there. The rest are in no particular order. If you’re looking for something specific to your situation send me an email and I’ll steer you.

  1. Behave Robert Sapolsky
  2. In Love With the World Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
  3. Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman
  4. Brain Rules John Medina
  5. Eat Move Sleep Tom Rath
  6. Culture Code Dan Coyle
  7. The Exceptional Presenter Tim Koegel
  8. StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath
  9. First, Break All the Rules Marcus Buckingham
  10. Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
  11. Grit Angela Duckworth
  12. Mindset Carol Dweck
  13. Willpower Roy Baumeister
  14. Talent Code Dan Coyle
  15. The Paradox of Choice Barry Schwartz
  16. A Whole New Mind Dan Pink
  17. To Sell is Human Dan Pink
  18. Think Like Your Customer Bill Stinnett
  19. Insight Tasha Eurich
  20. The Power of Full Engagement Jim Loehr
  21. Why We Sleep Matthew Walker
  22. A Beautiful Constraint Adam Morgan
  23. Presentation Zen 
  24. Emotions Revealed Paul Ekman
  25. The Leap (on trust) Ulrich Boser
  26. Deep Work Cal Newport
  27. Making Habits, Breaking Habits Jeremy Dean
  28. Lifelong Kindergarten Mitchel Resnick
  29. The Progress Principle Teresa Amabile
  30. Daily Rituals – How Artists Work Mason Currey

(Many of these authors have TED talks on their book topics if you’re not ready to take the ‘book plunge’.)

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