Read the 130+ Best Non-Fiction Book Summaries for Free

When I started this website, I soon realized that summarizing non-fiction books and posting them on the internet is a great resource, not only for me but also for other people. Below, you’re going to find book summaries that taught me everything I know about business, self-help, writing, and life, among many other topics.

Latest book summary: 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan (Posted on April 18th, 2024).

1. Book Summaries in Alphabetical Order

Here’s a list of some of the best non-fiction book summaries in alphabetical order:

  1. $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
  2. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
  3. 10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan
  4. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  5. 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost
  6. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
  7. 3 Months to No. 1 by Will Coombe
  8. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  9. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  10. 8 Rules of Love by Jay Shetty
  11. A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
  12. A Geek in Japan by Hector Garcia
  13. A World Without Email by Cal Newport
  14. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
  15. The Anthology of Balaji by Eric Jorgenson
  16. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  17. The Art and Business of Online Writing by Nicolas Cole
  18. Atomic Attraction by Christopher Canwell
  19. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  20. The Beginner’s Guide to Stoicism by Matthew J. Van Natta
  21. Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
  22. The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner
  23. The Book of Ichigo Ichie by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
  24. Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte
  25. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
  26. Clear Thinking by Shane Parrish
  27. The Comfort Crisis by Michael Easter
  28. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  29. Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  30. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
  31. Declutter Your Mind by S. J. Scott and Barry Davenport
  32. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  33. Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
  34. The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett
  35. Die with Zero by Bill Perkins
  36. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  37. Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday
  38. Don’t Believe Everything You Think by Joseph Nguyen
  39. Dotcom Secrets by Russel Brunson
  40. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  41. Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
  42. Effortless by Greg McKeown
  43. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  44. The Essential Habits of 6-Figure Bloggers by Sammy Miller
  45. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  46. Everything Is Fucked by Mark Manson
  47. Feel Good Productivity by Ali Abdaal
  48. Fluent Japanese From Anime and Manga by Eric Bodnar
  49. Food Rules by Michael Pollan
  50. Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
  51. The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan
  52. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
  53. Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspé
  54. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
  55. The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
  56. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  57. Happy Sexy Millionaire by Steven Bartlett
  58. Hashtag Authentic by Sara Tasker
  59. The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe
  60. Hell Yeah or No by Derek Sivers
  61. Hello, Habits by Fumio Sasaki
  62. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
  63. How to Not Die Alone by Logan Ury
  64. How to Stop Worrying and Start Thinking by Dale Carnegie
  65. How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens
  66. How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
  67. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor by Donald Robertson
  68. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  69. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
  70. Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey
  71. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  72. Ikigai by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
  73. The Ikigai Journey by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
  74. Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  75. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  76. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  77. Lifestyle Blogging Basics by Laura Lynn
  78. The Little Book of Stoicism by Jonas Salzgeber
  79. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  80. Make Money from Blogging by Lisa Tanner and Sammy Miller
  81. Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  82. Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven
  83. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
  84. Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
  85. The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
  86. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  87. Models by Mark Manson
  88. Newsletter Ninja by Tammi Labrecque
  89. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert Glover
  90. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  91. On Writing by Stephen King
  92. The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand
  93. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  94. The Only Study Guide You’ll Ever Need by Jade Bowler
  95. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  96. Outlive by Peter Attia
  97. The PARA Method by Tiago Forte
  98. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
  99. The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
  100. The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey
  101. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  102. Quit Like a Millionaire by Kristy Shen
  103. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  104. Same as Ever by Morgan Housel
  105. SEO 2023 by Adam Clark
  106. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
  107. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
  108. Slow Productivity by Cal Newport
  109. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  110. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  111. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  112. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  113. Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  114. Stop Overthinking by Nick Trenton
  115. Stop Procrastinating by Nils Salzgeber
  116. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  117. Things that Matter by Joshua Becker
  118. Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
  119. Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
  120. The Third Door by Alex Banayan
  121. The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba
  122. Unshakeable by Peter Mallouk and Tony Robbins
  123. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
  124. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  125. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  126. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  127. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  128. You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap) by Tammy Strobel
  129. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
  130. Zen to Done by Leo Babauta
  131. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

2. Book Summaries by Category

  1. Biography & Memoir: learn to become great through the summaries of the biographies and memoirs of some of the brightest minds who ever lived.
  2. Business: learn fascinating takeaways and captivating tales from the brightest and most successful luminaries from the business world.
  3. Health & Fitness: although eating well and staying fit is difficult, these health and fitness books will teach you to get in shape or eat healthily.
  4. Meditation & Mindfulness: living in the present moment without any judgment is the art that these books on meditation and mindfulness will teach you.
  5. Personal Finance: personal finance books encompass the world of managing the finances of individuals or families in a responsible and future-proof manner.
  6. Philosophy: although some people dismiss philosophy as obtuse or impractical, these books will give you the tools to live the best life you can.
  7. Psychology: these provocative books on psychology will teach you why we do what we do, how the mind works, and how we can change for the better.
  8. Relationships: these books about relationships will help you overcome the challenges of being with someone or build the kind of love that lasts.
  9. Self-Help: these self-help classics will help you become the best version of yourself by improving areas of your life such as confidence or goal-setting.

3. My Annual Reading List

At some point, I decided that reading books should be more about quality than quantity. Even though there’s pride attached to the number of titles I read every year, I rather read a few great books, than several average ones. For an always up-to-date list of the books I read, you can follow me on Goodreads. But for those who can wait, here are the annual lists of all of the books I’ve read so far:

3. Best Books by Year

Apart from working on a handful of book summaries, at the end of each year, I reflect on the best books I read. I’m turning that into a blog post and sharing it on this website for the world to see.

4. More Resources

To be successful in life, you have to read more and whether we like it or not, there’s no way around that fact. However, remembering everything you read and applying it to practical contexts is as important. Below, I compiled some of the resources that helped me on my journey to read more books, write book summaries, and use their principles in real life.

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