I think reading is key to learning, and learning is key to living a good life because it enables you to make better decisions.  I sometimes get asked what books I read or like, so below is an ongoing list.  My Goodreads page has ratings/reviews.  I’ve bolded the books I thought are most worthwhile.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty Mark Manson
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions Johann Hari
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Eric Schlosser
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Sebastian Junger
Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality Christopher Ryan
River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life Richard Dawkins
Prometheus Rising Robert Anton Wilson
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence Gavin de Becker
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam Douglas Murray
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works Dan Harris
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy William B. Irvine
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Scott Adams
Ego Is the Enemy Ryan Holiday
24 Assets: Create a Digital, Scalable, Valuable and Fun Business That Will Thrive in a Fast Changing World Daniel Priestley
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World David Deutsch
Lying Sam Harris
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Christopher McDougall
The Magic of Thinking Big David J. Schwartz
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl
Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals John W. Schaub
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Seth Godin
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality Max Tegmark
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success Adam M. Grant
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) Seth Godin
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles Steven Pressfield
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
Enchiridion Epictetus
Mindfulness in Plain English Henepola Gunaratana
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference William MacAskill
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Ryan Holiday
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies Nick Bostrom
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea Bob Burg
Meditations Marcus Aurelius
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime! M.J. DeMarco
I Will Teach You to Be Rich Ramit Sethi
How Proust Can Change Your Life Alain de Botton
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us Seth Godin
The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys James Fadiman
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion Jonathan Haidt
The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej Paul M. Handley
Anything You Want Derek Sivers
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Joshua Foer
Free Will Sam Harris
World Order Henry Kissinger
How to Get Rich: The Nine Ways to Wealth Explained David Tschabitscher
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Jon Krakauer
The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists Neil Strauss
What Do You Care What Other People Think? Richard Feynman
Waking Up: Becoming a Conscious Human Steve Pavlina
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert B. Cialdini
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Malcolm Gladwell
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing Lawrence M. Krauss
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World Peter H. Diamandis
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs Johann Hari
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris
Letter to a Christian Nation Sam Harris
Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Sam Harris
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Carol S. Dweck
7 Habits of highly effective people Stephen R. Covey
The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values Sam Harris
Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard P. Rumelt
Think Like a Freak Steven D. Levitt
The Art of Thinking Clearly Rolf Dobelli
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin
Bad Science Ben Goldacre
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki
Stumbling on Happiness Daniel Todd Gilbert
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Dan Ariely
Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think Peter H. Diamandis
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
The 4-Hour Workweek Timothy Ferriss
A Random Walk Down Wall Street Burton G. Malkiel
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1) Steven D. Levitt
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character Richard Feynman