2020 Jan-Mar : Non-Fiction Recommendations


Principles – Ray Dalio

The Hard Thing about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz

Bad Blood – John Carreyrou

Never Split the Difference – Chris Voss

The Man who Solved the Market – Gregory Zuckerman


The Snowball (Warren Buffett) – Alice Schroeder

The Art of Learning – Joshua Waitzkin

Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer

John Adams – David McCullough

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley


Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

On the Shortness of Life – Seneca

The Tirukkural – Gopalkrishna Gandhi

The Courage to be Disliked – Ichiro Kisimi, Fumitake Koga

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl


Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond

1776 – David McCullough

The Histories – Herodotus

China – John Keay

Modern South India – Rajmohan Gandhi


Atomic Habits – James Clear

Mastery – Robert Greene

Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss

Essentialism – Greg McKeown

Stillness is the Key – Ryan Holiday

Mental Health

Lost Connections – Johann Hari

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat – Oliver Sacks

Feeling Good – David Burns

The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – Lori Gottlieb


Logical Chess: Move by Move – Irving Chernev

How to reassess your chess – Jeremy Silman

The Complete Endgame Course – Jeremy Silman

Think Like a Grandmaster – Alexander Kotov

My Great Predecessors (5 volumes) – Garry Kasparov

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