25 Books I Plan on Reading in 2023

25 Books I Plan on Reading in 2023
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Here’s how I plan on rewiring my brain, transforming my mindset, and growing both personally and professionally in the coming year.

Since 2019, I have been reading more and more books every year.

Now that I am knees-deep into 2023 planning, I have finally compiled the list of books I want to read in the coming year.

If read correctly, these 25 books have the power to rewire my brain. The books encompass diverse viewpoints and various genres.

People read books for different reasons. Some read for the thrill and fun, others read to learn and grow, and some are in between.

I read to learn and grow as an individual.

This year, I want to publicly share what I am going to be reading. This creates a sort of public commitment which means I am more likely to succeed.

One of the best ways to do something is to add accountability to it. By publishing this list, I encourage y’all to keep me honest and make sure I actually go through all these books.

Please comment below on what you folks are planning to read in 2023.

With that being said, let’s look at the 25 books that I plan on reading next year. For every book, I have a Goodreads link, and Goodreads rating to help you decide if you want to add the book to your next year’s TBR (to be read) list.

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Self-Help or Personal Development

  1. Make Time by Jake Knapp (4.08)
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Convey (4.15)
  3. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson (4.05)
  4. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson (3.93)
  5. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink (4.25)
  6. Essentialism by Greg Mckeown (4.04)
  7. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (4.21)
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Finance or Money

  1. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel (4.38)
  2. The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco (4.31)
  3. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (4.25)


  1. Token Economy by Shermin Voshmgir (4.25)
  2. The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain by Antony Lewis (4.13)
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  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (4.39)
  2. Alex Ferguson’s Autobiography by Alex Ferguson (3.92)

Spirituality or Faith

  1. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday (4.34)
  2. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings (4.57)

Health or Fitness

  1. How Not to Die by Michael Greger (4.45)
  2. Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker (4.38)

Climate or Vegan

  1. This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (4.16)
  2. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer (4.30)
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Past or Future

  1. Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari (4.22)
  2. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari (4.18)


  1. Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman (4.23)
  2. Free Speech and Why It Matters by Andrew Doyle (4.29)


  1. Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki (3.80)

Content Coming Up

As I read these books throughout the year, you will see me write multiple blog posts covering different ideas that I find interesting.

Additionally, I will also post my book notes on my personal website and some book highlights.

I will post regular updates on how my reading is going, where I am at, and what interesting things I run across.

In addition, I will also let you folks know what I am reading in each quarter, with some more details about why I am reading it and what I hope to achieve.

I hope you found this a valuable read and have some takeaways that you can go ahead and implement in your wonderful lives.

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