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10 Must-Read Nonfiction Books for 2020

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Reading more is one habit that many want to acquire.

If you’re one of those people or just someone who’s always looking for book’s recommendations, then we created the ultimate list of must-read nonfiction books for 2020.

Self-help books, autobiography, and essays, this list has them all.

It has a curation of some of the best new titles and a few classics one.

One thing they all have in common is their ability to empower and teach you how to be a better person and lead a better life.

1. The Moment of Lift by Melina Gates

Inspiring stories of female empowerment around the world.

“A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.” – Goodreads

2. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Dr. Brené Brown

A practical guide on cultivating leaders and becoming one.

“In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.” - Goodreads

3. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Personal, intimate, and deeply rooted in African American culture.

“In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.” – Goodreads

4. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Scientifically based strategies to cultivate new and better habits

“Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.” - Goodreads

5. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Considered the “bible” of feminism.

“What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun.” - Goodreads

6. The 5 Am Club by Robin Sharma

A killer approach to change your morning routines.

“How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements.

A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day. A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth. A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world. Part manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.” - Goodreads

7. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

To be brave, free, and curious.

“Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.” - Goodreads

8. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Be you!

“With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.” - Goodreads

9. Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark

A true-crime podcast-fan literary dream

“Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.” - Goodreads

10. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

The solution to your lack of productivity.

“A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.” - Goodreads

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