1. Atul Gawande – “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End”
  2. Barbara Ehrenreich – “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”
  3. Ben Goldacre – “Bad Science”
  4. Bill Bryson – “A Short History of Nearly Everything”
  5. Bill Gates – “The Road Ahead”
  6. Brené Brown – “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead”
  7. Carl Sagan – “Cosmos”
  8. Cheryl Strayed – “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”
  9. Chris Anderson – “The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More”
  10. Chris Hadfield – “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”
  11. Christopher Hitchens – “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”
  12. Daniel Kahneman – “Thinking, Fast and Slow”
  13. Daniel Pink – “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”
  14. Dave Eggers – “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”
  15. David Foster Wallace – “Infinite Jest”
  16. David McCullough – “The Wright Brothers”
  17. Deepak Chopra – “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
  18. Douglas Hofstadter – “Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid”
  19. Eckhart Tolle – “The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”
  20. Elizabeth Gilbert – “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia”
  21. Eric Ries – “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses”
  22. Esther Perel – “Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence”
  23. Fareed Zakaria – “The Post-American World”
  24. Gay Talese – “The Voyeur’s Motel”
  25. Gretchen Rubin – “The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”
  26. H.G. Wells – “The Time Machine”
  27. Hanya Yanagihara – “A Little Life”
  28. Harold McGee – “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen”
  29. Helen Macdonald – “H Is for Hawk”
  30. J.D. Vance – “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”
  31. Jack Kerouac – “On the Road”
  32. James Gleick – “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood”
  33. Jane Jacobs – “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”
  34. Jared Diamond – “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies”
  35. Jay Asher – “Thirteen Reasons Why”
  36. Jean-Paul Sartre – “Being and Nothingness”
  37. Jon Krakauer – “Into the Wild”
  38. Jonah Berger – “Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age”
  39. Joseph Campbell – “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”
  40. Malcolm Gladwell – “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference”
  41. Mary Roach – “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”
  42. Michael Lewis – “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”
  43. Michelle Alexander – “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”
  44. Michelle Obama – “Becoming”
  45. Nassim Nicholas Taleb – “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable”
  46. Neil deGrasse Tyson – “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”
  47. Neil Gaiman – “The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction”
  48. Oliver Sacks – “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”
  49. Richard Dawkins – “The Selfish Gene”
  50. Robert Greene – “The 48 Laws of Power”
  51. Robert M. Pirsig – “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values”
  52. Sam Harris – “The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason”
  53. Sarah Vowell – “Assassination Vacation”
  54. Siddhartha Mukherjee – “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”
  55. Simon Sinek – “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”
  56. Søren Kierkegaard – “Fear and Trembling”
  57. Steven Pinker – “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined”
  58. Susan Cain – “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”
  59. Susan Sontag – “On Photography”
  60. Sylvia Nasar – “A Beautiful Mind”
  61. Tara Westover – “Educated: A Memoir”
  62. Temple Grandin – “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism”
  63. Thomas Friedman – “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century”
  64. Tom Wolfe – “The Right Stuff”
  65. Tony Robbins – “Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Financial Destiny!”
  66. Trevor Noah – “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”
  67. Umberto Eco – “The Name of the Rose”
  68. Viktor E. Frankl – “Man’s Search for Meaning”
  69. Virginia Woolf – “A Room of One’s Own”
  70. Voltaire – “Candide”
  71. Walter Isaacson – “Steve Jobs”
  72. Wendy Doniger – “The Hindus: An Alternative History”
  73. William Dalrymple – “City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi”
  74. Yuval Noah Harari – “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”
  75. Zadie Smith – “White Teeth”
  76. Adam Grant – “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”
  77. Aldous Huxley – “Brave New World”
  78. Amy Poehler – “Yes Please”
  79. Anne Lamott – “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life”
  80. Anthony Bourdain – “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”
  81. Ashlee Vance – “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”
  82. Barack Obama – “A Promised Land”
  83. Bell Hooks – “Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics”
  84. Bob Woodward – “Fear: Trump in the White House”
  85. Brian Greene – “The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory”
  86. Bryan Stevenson – “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”
  87. Camille Paglia – “Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson”
  88. Carl Jung – “Man and His Symbols”
  89. Carol Dweck – “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”
  90. Charles Darwin – “On the Origin of Species”
  91. Charles Duhigg – “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”
  92. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – “We Should All Be Feminists”
  93. Christopher Hitchens – “Mortality”
  94. Cormac McCarthy – “The Road”
  95. Craig Childs – “The Secret Knowledge of Water”
  96. Dan Ariely – “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions”
  97. Daniel Goleman – “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”
  98. Dave Eggers – “The Circle”
  99. David Foster Wallace – “Consider the Lobster and Other Essays”
  100. David Graeber – “Debt: The First 5,000 Years”
  101. David McCullough – “1776”
  102. Deborah Tannen – “You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation”
  103. Desmond Tutu – “No Future Without Forgiveness”
  104. Diane Ackerman – “The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story”
  105. Dinesh D’Souza – “The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left”
  106. Eckhart Tolle – “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”
  107. Edmund Morris – “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt”
  108. Elaine Pagels – “The Gnostic Gospels”
  109. Elizabeth Gilbert – “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”
  110. Erik Larson – “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America”
  111. Esther Perel – “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity”
  112. Frans de Waal – “The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates”
  113. Gavin de Becker – “The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence”
  114. George Orwell – “1984”
  115. Gloria Steinem – “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions”
  116. Hanya Yanagihara – “The People in the Trees”
  117. Helen Macdonald – “Vesper Flights”
  118. Howard Zinn – “A People’s History of the United States”
  119. Isabel Wilkerson – “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”
  120. J.D. Vance – “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”
  121. James Clear – “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones”
  122. James Gleick – “Chaos: Making a New Science”
  123. Jane Goodall – “In the Shadow of Man”
  124. Jared Diamond – “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”
  125. Jean-Paul Sartre – “Existentialism Is a Humanism”
  126. Jill Lepore – “These Truths: A History of the United States”
  127. Johann Hari – “Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions”
  128. John Krakauer – “Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith”
  129. Jon Meacham – “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House”
  130. Joseph Campbell – “The Power of Myth”
  131. Joshua Foer – “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything”
  132. Kathryn Stockett – “The Help”
  133. Khaled Hosseini – “The Kite Runner”
  134. Laura Hillenbrand – “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption”
  135. Lawrence Wright – “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11”
  136. Malcolm Gladwell – “Outliers: The Story of Success”
  137. Margaret Atwood – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  138. Maria Popova – “Figuring”
  139. Mark Manson – “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life”
  140. Mary Roach – “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal”
  141. Michael Lewis – “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game”
  142. Michelle McNamara – “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer”
  143. Nassim Nicholas Taleb – “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”
  144. Neil deGrasse Tyson – “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”
  145. Nelson Mandela – “Long Walk to Freedom”
  146. Oliver Sacks – “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales”
  147. Paul Kalanithi – “When Breath Becomes Air”
  148. Rebecca Skloot – “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
  149. Richard Dawkins – “The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design”
  150. Robert Greene – “Mastery”