Books I Recommend


Here's a shortlist of some of the best books I've read, updated October 2021. I'm also sharing my updated book list

Animals

How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns


Autobiography, Memoir, Personal Essays


All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jouad

Educated by Tara Westover

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Memoirs of A Student In Manila by Jose Rizal

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

The Diary Of A Young Girl by Ann Frank

The Girl With 7 Names by Heonseo Lee

The Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela


Creativity, Writing, Art

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott

On Writing by Stephen King

Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work, and Keep Going - all by Austin Kleon

Successful Self-Publishing by Joanna Penn

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg


Family, Parenthood

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

The Awakened Family by Shefali Tsabary


History

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari


Health

How Not To Die by Michael Greger

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

Why We Sleep by Matt Walker


Leadership

Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin


Minimalism

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Goodbye Things by Fumio Sasaki

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Mari Kondo


Science, Medical, Mind

Admissions: Life As A Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine



Relationships

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Mating In Captivity by Esther Perel

The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hahn

The Course of Love by Alain de Botton


Self

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown

Graceful by Seth Godin

Lying by Sam Harris

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Principles by Ray Dalio

The One Thing by Gary Keller

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson


Self-Development, Learning, Mastery

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Grit by Angela Duckworth

How We Learn And Why It Happens by Benedict Cary

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss


Yoga

One Simple Thing by Eddie Stern

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois 


Fiction

1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Everyday by David Levithan

Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

The Little Prince by Saint John Exupery

The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert