As a book lover and a curious reader, I am constantly on the lookout for new & exciting nonfiction books to add to my library. With so many great options available deciding what to read next can be difficult.
That is why I have compiled a list of ten non-fiction books that I believe should be read in 2023. These titles range from self-help to psychological books & will appeal to a wide range of readers.
Whether you want to broaden your knowledge, gain new perspectives or simply be entertained these books will not disappoint. So, without further ado, here are my top 10 non-fiction books for 2023.
1. "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari
This book takes a broad look at human history from the evolution of Homo sapiens to the present day. It is an engrossing read that will provide you with a fresh perspective on the world and our place in it.
2. "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou
This book explores the tale of Theranos, a biotech company that made bold claims about how its innovative blood testing technology will transform the medical sector. As it turns out, the corporation was founded on lies and deceit & the account of its demise serves as a warning about the evils of greed and the significance of business ethics.
3. "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming" by David Wallace-Wells
This book by David Wallace-Wells discusses the catastrophic consequences of climate change & the critical need for action to lessen those consequences. Anyone who is concerned about the future of our planet should read this frightening yet essential book.
4. "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt
In this work, Haidt explores the evolutionary & psychological foundation of our moral and political views. It is a thought-provoking read that will help you understand the motivations behind other people’s viewpoints, even if you do not agree with them.
5. "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee
This book details the history of cancer from its ancient roots to the most recent advancements in diagnosis, treatment & study. Anyone interested in the background and current research on this terrible illness must read it.
6. "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg
This book by Charles Duhigg investigates the science of habits and how we might benefit from them. It is jam-packed with useful advice and methods for kicking unhealthy habits and establishing good ones.
7. "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman
In this book, Nobel laureate economist Daniel Kahneman examines the two ways of thinking that influence human decision-making: the quick, intuitive mode & the slower, more deliberate mode. Anyone interested in learning how our brains function should definitely read it.
8. "Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers" by Tim Ferriss
Ferriss interviews some of the world’s most successful people in this book to learn about their habits, routines & philosophies. It is an excellent read for anyone interested in learning from the best & adopting some of their habits.
9. "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution" by Walter Isaacson
This book tells the story of the digital age’s founding fathers from Ada Lovelace to Steve Jobs. It is an interesting look at the evolution of technology and the people who shaped it.
10. "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" by Steven Pinker
Pinker argues in this book that violence has actually decreased over time and that we are living in the most peaceful era in human history. It is a controversial but thought-provoking read that challenges our assumptions about the nature of humanity while also offering a hopeful outlook on the future.
Ultimately, these are just a few of the many excellent non-fiction books available that you can read in 2023. Whether you want to learn about the world, understand human behaviour or simply be entertained, there is a book on this list for you. So, why delay? Begin reading today to broaden your horizons!