25 Mostly Non-Fiction Books You Should Have Already Read

Lukas Schwekendiek
4 min readNov 2, 2021
  1. The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. One of the most densely packed books in terms of Self-Improvement and Personal Fulfillment that you will find out there. If you don’t have time for the book, maybe the movie will be enough for you.
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Truly a fantastic book about the difference between how the poor and the rich think and what they do. If money is what you’re after, start here.
  3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A very interesting story about goals and following your dream that teaches more lessons than you may at first think.
  4. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell. By learning how to lead others you learn how to lead yourself in your own life. Apply the 21 Irrefutable Laws to yourself and your life will not be the same.
  5. Become What You Are by Alan Watts. This is a great read on Eastern Philosophies and Enlightenment, written by someone who truly understood it but can explain it in a western way.
  6. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. By far the number 1 Book I have read to date. This book will give you the tools to live a happy, fulfilled life no matter where you are or what you are doing with one simple trick.
  7. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. 70 years after being published it is still the #1 book in personal development and obtaining riches.
  8. The Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The possibilities of space and various different philosophies are looked at from a unique, fun angle in this great novel.
  9. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Stephen R. Covey describes the 7 habits you need to start today and exactly how as well!
  10. The Children of the Law of One and the Lost Teachings of Atlantis by Jon Peniel. My personal life-changer in terms of books. I started my journey here and this book was the one that left me speechless. Jon Peniel describes his journey in a monastery, learning different philosophies, but the key point of this book is the explanation of unconditional love.
  11. The New Psychocybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Dan Kennedy. For anyone who wants to change themselves quickly and effectively, this is your…

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Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post.