The Hundred Books You Should Read To Stay Up The Curve!

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

– Vera Nazarian


1. Quitters Never Win: My Life in UFC ― The American Edition

2. LA Times Kobe Bryant

3. Play Hungry: The Making of a Baseball Player

4. The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists

5. Live in Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes

6. Facebook: The Inside Story

7. Between the World and Me

8. The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

9. Open Book

10. The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President

Little-known Gems

1. The Hate U Give

2. Hatchet

3. Regretting You

4. Thief River Falls

5. Look Alive Out There

6. The Silent Patient

7. Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier

8. The Jetsetters

9. In Five Years: A Novel

10. Sharks in the Time of Saviors


1. Living Your Best Life: Letting Go of Self-Doubt, Fear and Other’s Expectations to Live the Life You’ve Always Dreamed

2. Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything

  • Recognize we are being equipped for an uncommon assignment, not cursed by our story.
  • Transform our unmet expectations into brave anticipations.
  • Disrupt the myth that joy can only be found in a pain-free life.
  • Rewrite the narrative of hard circumstances by turning our definitions of suffering into declarations of strength.
  • And, ultimately, thrive even in the lives we never imagined living.

3. Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and Upgrade Your Life

  • decide on a ‘why’ that will make you want to jump out of bed everyday,
  • defy the morning missteps that keep you from starting the day on the right foot,
  • rise for a new day well-rested and prepared for what the day has in store for you,
  • shine each morning doing what makes you feel like your best version of you (rather than what the rest of the world says to do),
  • and thrive throughout your journey with some bonus productive lifestyle tips for the rest of your day!

4. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

5. Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life: Lessons of Love, Leadership and Transformation

  • What has been holding you back from your greatness
  • How to love yourself, build confidence, and heal broken relationships
  • Your unique purpose and how to use your heart and voice to be your truth
  • The incredible power of positive thinking
  • Why it is important to physically and mentally upgrade yourself and your surroundings
  • The importance of faith and the laws of nature and why you should trust the process
  • The tools to remove lifelong struggles and attract prosperity and passion in all areas of your life

6. The Journey from No-thing to Everything: How to Live your Best Life

7. Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

8. Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t

9. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

10. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


1. The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

2. From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought

3. Asking Questions — Seeking Answers

4. How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

5. Self-Confidence: A Philosophy

6. Letters from a Stoic

7. Stoic Six Pack 5: The Cynics

8. Man’s Search for Meaning

9. The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments

10. Plotinus: The Enneads

Science Fiction & Fantasy

1. Lakewood

2. The City We Became

3. Empress of Salt and Fortune

4. Chain of Gold

5. Finna

6. A Pale Light in the Black: A NeoG Novel

7. The House in the Cerulean Sea

8. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)

9. Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods Series)

10. The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom)

The classics

1. The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel

2. Pride and Prejudice

3. Moby Dick or The Whale

4. The Catcher in the Rye

5. Middlemarch

6. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

7. Lord of the Rings

8. Brave New World

9. Slaughterhouse-Five

10. The Hobbit


1. Who Moved My Cheese?

2. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

3. Man’s Search for Meaning

4. Outliers: The Story of Success

5. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

6. Awaken the Giant Within

7. Who Will Cry When You Die

8. Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience

9. The Miracle Morning: The Not-so-obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8AM

10. The Power of Now

Books about War

1. The Art of War

2. The 33 Strategies of War

3. The Book of Five Rings

4. Strategy: A History

5. Infantry Attacks

6. The Face of Battle

7. The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective

8. The grand strategy of the Roman Empire from the first century A.D. to the third

9. The Mask of Command

10. How to Make War: A Comprehensive Guide to Modern Warfare


1. The Dancing Girls

2. American Dirt

3. Then She Was Gone

4. The Woman I Was Before

5. The Silent Patient

6. The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

7. Little Fires Everywhere

8. Ordinary Grace

9. The Tuscan Secret

10. The Secrets We Keep: A gripping emotional page turner

Marketing and Business books

1. Thinking Like a Boss: Uncover and Overcome the Lies Holding You Back from Success

2. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

3. Startups and Downs: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs

4. Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

5. Change Maker: Turn Your Passion for Health and Fitness into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career

  • Choose your specialty based on your unique strengths
  • Identify what your clients really want and deliver it every time
  • Build new relationships and become a next-level coach
  • Get new clients, make more money, and manage a thriving business
  • Nurture and protect your most precious asset, your reputation
  • Create a life-long, growth-oriented continuing education plan

6. The Golden Toilet: Stop Flushing Your Marketing Budget into Your Website and Build a System That Grows Your Business

7. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

8. Uncopyable: How to Create an Unfair Advantage over Your Competition

9. Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do

10. The Power of Experiments: Decision Making in a Data-Driven World



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Nomad | Early Stage Investor | Wannabe Anthropologist | Technology Evangelist | Curious, Inquisitive & Experimental Entrepreneur