Read the 110+ Best Non-Fiction Book Summaries for Free

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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: The Anthology of Balaji by Eric Jorgenson (Posted on November 20th, 2023).

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

2. Book Summaries by Category

  1. Biography & Memoir Book Summaries: learn to become great through the summaries of the biographies and memoirs of some of the brightest minds who ever lived.
  2. Business Book Summaries: learn fascinating takeaways and captivating tales from the brightest and most successful luminaries from the business world.
  3. Health & Fitness Book Summaries: 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 Book Summaries: living in the present moment without any judgment is the art that these books on meditation and mindfulness will teach you.
  5. Personal Finance Book Summaries: personal finance books encompass the world of managing the finances of individuals or families in a responsible and future-proof manner.
  6. Philosophy Book Summaries: 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 Book Summaries: 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. Relationship Book Summaries: 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 Book Summaries: 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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