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The Only Nonfiction Book List You’ll Ever Need

Blinkist’s 27 categories offer the insights from the best nonfiction books, and with these lists, you’ll find our favorite titles to suit your interests.
by Joshua H. Phelps | Oct 13 2020

It’s a common conundrum, trying to figure out what to read next. Sure, you might look at other books on your shelf, but sometimes a great work of narrative nonfiction interests you in learning more about other ideas connected to what you just read about.

With over 4,000 titles in the Blinkist library, it’s understandable that it may be difficult to know where to start. Maybe you have a specific topic in mind, though. Luckily, we’ve created multiple lists of key titles, so that if you’re looking for books on mindfulness, leadership, motivation, or just want to learn something new and interesting, we have you covered.

Simply the Best Nonfiction Books

The nonfiction genre casts so wide a net it can be difficult to know which titles are the prize catches. Luckily, we’ve collected some of the best-regarded must-reads from across a range of topics to serve as a guide.

Tune In to Our Favorite Mindfulness Titles

With the contemporary world’s constant barrage of just, well, everything, perhaps it is little surprise that the practice of mindfulness has become popular lately. If you are looking for ways to recenter, refocus, or reclaim your attention, these are the books to help you along the way.

Forge Ahead with these Books on Leadership

It doesn’t matter if you’re the head of a multinational corporation or trying to arrange where and when to meet with a group of friends, the principles of leadership have a range of uses. So, we took the initiative to compile this list to show the way.

Fire Up Your Synapses: The Best Titles on Psychology

Despite how long humans have known one another, our knowledge of psychology continues to develop. If you’re interested in discovering more about how people relate to themselves and each other, check out our recommendations from classic and contemporary psychology books.

Close the Deal with these Books on Sales

Whether you’re pitching an idea or a product, selling is a skill. Luckily, many of the best people in sales have set down their methods for success so that future handshakes and signatures become more of a guarantee than a hope.

Parental Pacifiers: The Best Books on Parenting

The sheer number of choices set out before parents are daunting, as many options as there are children and parents alike. Luckily, we’ve gathered together several of the most popular books on parenting, so you can keep the wheels on the stroller rolling.

Realize Your Business Dreams with these Titles on Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs accept the burden of risk and the potential of reward as part of the program. However, what can an aspiring entrepreneur do to shift the odds in their favor? Our selection of lauded books on entrepreneurship may just hold the key.

Doesn’t Grow on Trees: The Best Economics Books

It could be dollars or euros, yen, rials, or rupees, money touches and influences our lives one way or another. Usually we concern ourselves with the bills and coins in our wallets and pockets, but these titles on economics help us understand the broader structures involved.

Master the Markets with these Finance and Investing Books

We make choices on how to spend our own money every day. Do we splurge on a little treat or do we hold back over time and invest what we’ve saved? If we invest, what’s the best strategy? These finance and investment books offer tips on how to make the most of your money.

Be Yourself: The Best Titles on Self Help

Even in a world as connected as ours, it sometimes still feels like a struggle to develop the foundation of our personhood. However, it’s never too late to dive into the self help titles on this list and learn their techniques to strengthen our sense of who we are as individuals.

Get Your Corner Office with the Best Books on Business

Many of the world’s best-known businesspeople cite reading as one of the means to their success. This might explain why Business is one of the biggest sections in a bookstore, but we’ve cut to the core, so we could provide you the best titles on business in the Blinkist library.

Past Isn’t Prologue: The Top Titles for History Fans

The consequences of decisions in the past live very much with us today, oftentimes invisibly. As you work your way through our favorite history titles in the Blinkist library, you’ll discover how there are things we take for granted today that weren’t so certain when they started.

A Breath of Fresh Air: Find the Best Books on Inspiration

Inspiration can touch many aspects of our lives, from creativity to a sense of self-worth or finding the courage to divert from the wrong path. Where we find inspiration and what we do with it can be tricky to figure out, which is why we brought together a list of books aimed to inspire.

Sell It to Me Straight with the Best Marketing Titles

In an age where a brand can be an individual as much as a mega-conglomerate umbrella corporation, knowing how to market a service is a necessary survival skill. From idea creation to reaching the target audience, check out the best marketing books in our collection.

Full of Life: Top Biographies from our Library

Great biographies read like you’re in a dialogue with the author, as they convey the paths they’ve taken in life and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. From Silicon Valley to Switzerland and beyond, we found some of the best biographies to share with you.

Use the Best Books for Motivation to Find Your Way Forward

Gumption, moxie, chutzpah. For as many names as we have for the spirit to go and achieve in the world, it can be difficult to find at times. If you are finding this to be the case at the moment, take a look at our assemblage of the best titles on motivation to discover what lies within you.

Lead the Way: The Best Books Covering Management

Stakes in business are always high, which means management becomes crucial to successful outcomes. With our list of the best titles on managing, you can learn from respected thinkers and industry leaders on how to channel others’ work towards collective goals.

Get Things Done Your Way: The Best Productivity Books

Being productive is not only important to ensure we do our jobs well, it’s also crucial to our sense of self and personal accomplishment. That’s why, no matter what kind of job you have, you can find a way to be productive that suits you and your working style. Here’s a list of our favorite productivity books that can help you figure out a way that works for you.

And, if you find that you are still curious about what to read next once you’ve finished up with the books in our lists, the Blinkist library has thousands more titles for you.

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