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The Top 100 Most Popular Nonfiction Books on Blinkist

Looking for something new to read? Explore the most popular nonfiction books on Blinkist now.
by The Blinkist Team | Jan 7 2022

For nearly a decade, Blinkist has been feeding curious minds with powerful ideas from nonfiction books. Over that time period, we’ve served over 20 million members around the world who are looking to grow and improve their lives.

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The Top 100 Nonfiction Books Based on Popularity

Curious about what you can find on Blinkist? Here are currently the most popular titles read by Blinkist members:

1. Atomic Habits by James Clear
2. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
3. Get Smart! by Brian Tracy
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
5. The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
6. Think Again by Adam Grant
7. Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
8. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
9. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
10. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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11. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
13. The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment by Elizabeth Grace Saunders
14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
15. Less Doing, More Living by Ari Meisel
16. How to Decide by Annie Duke
17. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
18. Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson
19. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
20. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

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21. The Power of Intention by Wayne W. Dyer
22. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
23. The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
24. Lifespan by David A. Sinclair, PhD and Matthew D. LaPlante
25. The Greatest Secret by Rhonda Byrne
26. The Procrastination Cure by Damon Zahariades
27. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
28. Anxious by Joseph Ledoux
29. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
30. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
31. Radically Happy by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon
32. Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
33. 12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson
34. The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
35. Midlife by Kieran Setiya
36. How to Make Money in Stocks by William J. O’Neil
37. Power Hour by Adrienne Herbert
38. We Need to Talk by Celeste Headlee
39. Head Strong by Dave Asprey
40. How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

41. Ready Aim Fire! by Erik Fisher and Jim Woods
42. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
43. The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler
44. Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey
45. The Science of Living by Stuart Farrimond
46. How Not to Diet by Michael Greger, M.D.
47. Skip the Line by James Altucher
48. First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill
49. Noise by Joseph McCormack
50. The Joy of Missing Out by Tanya Dalton
51. Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
52. Goals! by Brian Tracy
53. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
54. The School of Life by Alain de Botton and The School of Life
55. Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg
56. The Psychology of Intelligence by Jean Piaget
57. 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse
58. Employee to Entrepreneur by Steve Glaveski
59. Getting Things Done by David Allen
60. 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
61. Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy with Seth Schulman
62. Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King
63. The Eight Master Lessons of Nature by Gary Ferguson
64. Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
65. Kaizen by Sarah Harvey
66. Die with Zero by Bill Perkins
67. Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher
68. How to Do the Work by Nicole LePera
69. The Practice by Seth Godin
70. Bulletproof Problem Solving by Charles Conn and Robert McLean

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71. How to Be an Epicurean by Catherine Wilson
72. Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
73. How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
74. Connect by David Bradford and Carole Robin
75. The Urban Monk by Pedram Shojai
76. Badass Habits by Jen Sincero
77. The Book of Humans by Adam Rutherford
78. Focus by Daniel Goleman
79. How to Change by Katy Milkman
80. Chatter by Ethan Kross
81. The Creator Mindset by Nir Bashan
82. Extreme Productivity by Robert C. Pozen
83. Effortless by Greg McKeown
84. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
85. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst
86. Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher
87. Knowledge by Jennifer Nagel
88. My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander
89. The Optimistic Child by Martin E.P. Seligman
90. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
91. The Energy Plan by James Collins
92. Don’t Take Yes for an Answer by Steve Herz
93. Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi
94. Crucial Accountability by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler and David Maxfield
95. Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein
96. She Comes First by Ian Kerner, PhD
97. The Power of a Positive No by William Ury
98. Calling Bullshit by Carl T. Bergstrom, Jevin D. West
99. Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman
100. Sun Tzu and the Art of Business by Mark R. McNeilly

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