I like reading things that smarter people have written because then I can present them as my own ideas at parties. For a complete list of all the books I've read and reviewed, you can check out my Goodreads reviews.
Below are my favourite books which I think absolutely everyone should read, because my opinion on the matter is obviously infallible.
What if animals were communists?
Greek and Eastern philosophy presented by a skillfull hand.
The Charisma Myth
Techniques for fostering and developing your inner charisma, debunking the all-too-common notion that you either "have it or you don't".
City of Thieves
Amazing novel about World War II in Russia, containing one of the best characters in all of fiction.
A modern classic - there's no other book like it.
Create valuable work in a distracted society.
Do the Work
Trust the soup.
East of Eden
An epic book in every sense of the word.
Mental strategies and practical examples of how Navy SEALs operate and create incredibly high performing teams.
The Inner Game of Tennis
Zen philosophy disguised as a book about Tennis.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Magic exists, faeries are chaotic evil, and the king is mad.
Philosophy for Life
Primer on greek philosophy with excellent narrative and applicable approaches to incoroprate philosophy in your life.
The Power of Now
Stoicism and Zen Buddhism wrapped in the meanderings of a seemingly crazy but deeply wise German guy with a beard.
A book that isn't read, but experienced - I know that sounds cheesy, but I don't care because it's true.