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8 must-read non-fictional books.

In 2021 I resolved to read a book every month and throughout the year I read some amazing books. According to my resolution, I would read 12 books in the whole year but I completed reading 12 books quite long ago. I have almost read 20 books until now in the year 2021 (also the year isn't complete yet). It's quite astonishing to me as I was not much of a reader but still, I got engaged in reading so many of them.

In this blog, I am going to pick out some of the best non-fictional books that you should consider reading as they say "the must-read books". This is the list of my 8 must-read books.


1. Think like a monk by Jay Shetty

This book is hands down the best self-help book that I have read. It focuses on how one should live a life. Jay Shetty who is a former monk explains the key principles of a happy life and how you can develop your character just the way the monks do. Jay talks about human well-being as well as about finding real happiness and satisfaction in our life. Tackling your problems like a monk has helped me throughout the journey. This book will change the way you live your life.

Check out the book summary here.

Buy a copy of the book here.


2. Make time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

What is the most important thing to do in your whole day? Do you keep telling yourself that you don't have time to do that task then this book is for you? This book is going to teach you the key principles of managing your time and organizing your life accordingly. Jake and John the two guys who worked in Google's design system understood the importance of the things that matter in their life and they would teach you how you can make the most of your time for the things which you want to do. The book contains many techniques to get rid of the distractions and productivity hacks that practically work for you.

Check out the book summary here.

Buy a copy of the book here.


3. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

The biography of the real Iron man Elon Musk, written by Ashlee Vance. The book takes you through the whole life story of a South African-born kid who desires to change the world through his companies and ideas. The way Elon thought or how he managed to master so many things and build multi-billion dollar companies is mind-blowing. The book comprises the core values and perspectives which Elon followed to reach the top of the world. It's a must-read biography.

Get a copy of the book here.


4. Atomic Habits by James Clear

How 1% progress each day can make you build habits over time in the long run. James Clear talks about the small tiny steps which will eventually help you build a better character. Habits create our image. James explains the ways how small changes eventually compound and can help you to become more effective towards habit formation. Real change comes from the compound effect of these small changes which accumulate over time to show remarkable results. Absolutely, recommend this book to anyone who is trying to develop themselves.

Check out the book summary here.

Get a copy of the book here.


5. Deep Work by Cal Newport

If you are struggling with focus and don't know how to manage things and give attention to things that matter then this book is for you. Cal Newport an associate computer science professor at Georgetown University demonstrates the key principles of productivity and how you can focus more on your work by spending less time on it. Deep work defines as the professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. You will also learn why you shouldn't be prone to social media and how you can develop your focus levels. A pure classic book for increasing your productivity.

Check out the book summary here.

Get a copy of the book here.


6. The psychology of money by Morgan Housel

Handling money is more often about psychological terminology rather than mathematical. The book explains the correlation between our thinking about money and how we make financial decisions based on the stories we hear. Morgan elaborates the working about money in 18 short anecdotes. If you are young maybe in your late teens or early 20s then you "should" check out this book because as Naval says "Money isn't going to solve all your problems but it is going to solve all your money problems". It's better to figure out about money early in life.

Check out the book summary here.

Get a copy of the book here.


7. The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday

The ancient Greek philosophy is known as stoicism. Ryan Holiday talks about the ways of overcoming the challenges from the words of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aelius. The book contains different theories which the stoics used so that they can make the best of their lives. Ryan points out these inspiring stories and explains how you can turn the tables in your life whenever you face an obstacle. This book will give you a clear perspective of how to look at a problem and find the loopholes to make through it.

Check out the book summary here.

Get a copy of the book here.


8. Life's amazing secret by Gaur Gopal Das.

Another spiritual self-help book, written by a monk. Gaur Gopalji was an engineer who turned into a monk to find the true essence of life. In this book, he highlights the idea of a meaningful, insightful, and happy life. This book becomes more interesting as the author is narrating the story and points out the key essentials for a balanced life. It is one of the books which you would like to finish in one go.

Check out the book summary here.

Get a copy of the book here.


In the end, I would like to conclude by saying that these are my recommendations which you might or might not like. So if you want to buy one of these books then read the book summaries and then decide whether the book goes with your ideology.

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