These are the books that have made me think the most and changed the way I see the world.
The author reads a book about Greenland and decides to leave his home country at a young age to visit. It takes him almost ten years until he finally steps foot on Greenland. Encouraging book if you are thinking about making a big change.
Required reading. Breaks influence and persuasion down to a science.
Fun read that ties together evolution and the way modern humans behave. Men will find the parts on taking “social risk” to be most helpful.
This book taught me how subtle differences in word choice can drastically change the meaning of what you communicate. It has influenced my game and writing.
My role model—a character who is smart, interesting, charismatic, and funny. This book chronicles Feynman through a variety of journeys, from his scientific achievements to his experience picking up women in bars.
Required reading and future classic. If you haven’t read this book yet, why are you still alive?
This book makes the list not so much because of its real-world applications but because it forces you to carefully think about the way you interact with the opposite sex, and how they interact with you.
The most entertaining book I’ve ever read. It made me realize how much of an utter square I’ve become, due to complacency and laziness.
Every self-help book is just derivative of this great work, which teaches you how important thinking is when it comes to getting what you want. You can replace money with whatever goal you are working on.
People have been sold into living a complicated life at a cost of their own happiness and well-being. Even if you read this in high school, you need to revisit it once more as an adult.
The sequel to this post can be found here.
Below are some other books I’ve liked since college. Hold your mouse over a cover for a text box with my thoughts.