As in 2020, we all suffer from this global pandemic, we have all got a lot of time to discover and explore new things in life. As this accompanies, let me recommend you some of the great books I have read in this pandemic. I have read many books and sort-listed the top ones from them. They are all erratic and not genre-specific, but I would strongly recommend them for you to read. It doesn’t matter if you are an avid reader or you have discovered your inner reader now. These listings are so subtle in their messages to convey to their readers. So, the following are the best non-fiction books to read in 2020.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson:
If you go around people all day and not know how to manage people, this is the best pick for you. Mark can tell you a way you can implement in your life so that you don’t waste your precious time and prioritize your time according to the situation and people.
This has to be number one in your reading wish list. Mark Manson from all of his blogs on the internet has compiled and has served us a readymade dish. This book is a masterpiece, you have to read this once in your lifetime at least. And that’s why this book stands 1st on this list of best non-fiction books to read in 2020.
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie:
The second book you should read in 2020 is Dale Carnegie’s How to win friends and influence people. If you a person having a sales job or a marketing job, this book should be your “the go-to book”. In a very precise way Dale has put in some great principles you can implement in your day to day life and see the change happening around you. Every chapter in this book will teach you a new way to connect to people and to get your work done. This book is full of examples from the past, examples of how Andrew Carnegie persuaded people, how President Roosevelt understood people, etc.
If you are an introvert and want to be the person who enters the room and has all the eyes looking at him/her, if you implement even 50% of the principles given in this book, you can be that person. But the book is just a waste of time if you just read it and do not apply those principles in your lifedays, as the author specifies in the preface of the book.
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason:
There are two reasons to read this book:
- First, if you have less money and want to earn more.
- Second, if you have enough money and want to multiply it and create wealth.
This book can teach you every basic thing you need to know to acquire more wealth over the period of time. Here, George has really done hard work to study the ancient empire and richness of Babylon. Every chapter has a lesson through a story which I think is a great way to learn. That’s why this book stands 3rd on this list of best non-fiction books to read in 2020.
Deep Work by Cal Newport:
If you can’t focus, get distracted easily, want to master a skill, or just get better at something, you need to have, focused uninterrupted sessions of doing the same. This book can act as a catalyzer to it.
Cal Newport, a Theoretical computer scientist at MIT divides this book into two major parts on deep work. He explains in his book the importance of deep, focused, and uninterrupted work in this new era of technology. He first starts with why there is a need for deep work in this distracted world of short attention spans and second, he tells how you can work deeply and be productive. Also, Deep Work is acclaimed by Seth Godin (author of Linchpin) and Wall Street Journal. So that’s why Deep Work stands 4th in the list of best non-fiction books to read in 2020.
Give them a read and tell what you think. You can also suggest your picks in the comments.