My 2021 Reading List

There are a lot of books that I have on my reading list for, to be honest, for more than a year now. Even though I was home at various points last year, I somehow never got to them. But then again I was focus on other goals, blogging for one, and when I was working, I was too tired and busy. This year I want to, I chose to, put more effort into reading. Therefore, I have complied a list of books to read this year with the hope of getting through a portion of these.

Most of these books are recommendations I gathered from my favourite YouTube channels or podcasts. I am so excited to get started. The majority of my reading list is made up of non-fiction books and features a range of topics such as mindset and productivity, spirituality, finance, creativity and self-help.

My top 52 Books to Read This Year


  1. Think Like A Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day  by Jay Shetty
  2. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
  3. The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
  4. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
  5. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  6. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  8. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  9. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  10. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage by Brene Brown
  11. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker
  12. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  13. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter
  14. I Will Teach You to Be Rich: No Guilt. No Excuses. No BS. Just a 6-Week Program That Works by Ramit Sethi
  15. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  16. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
  17. The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy
  18. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi
  19. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  20. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  21. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  22. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  23. Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and Upgrade Your Life by Amy Landino
  24. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll
  25. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers by Sönke Ahrens 
  26. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  27. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  28. Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill
  29. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  30. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  31. The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
  32. Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  33. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  34. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  35. Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch
  36. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  37. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
  38. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations for Clarity, Effectiveness, and Serenity by Ryan Holiday
  39. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff … and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson
  40. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


  1. Circe by Madeline Miller
  2. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
  5. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  6. The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  7. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  9. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  10. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  11. The Catcher In The Rye By Jd Salinger
  12. The Colour Purple By Alice Walker Wonder

What books are on your reading list? Do you have any other recommendations? What memoirs, biographies or autobiographies do you suggest I read?

Simply put, a biography is the life history of an individual, written by someone else. An autobiography is the story of a person’s life, written by that person. And a memoir is a collection of memories written by the person themselves.

Autobiography vs. Biography vs. Memoir

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