To-Read Book List for 2021

'Tosin Adeoti
4 min readDec 29, 2020

It’s another time to me to plan for my reading in the new year. I know I will not read every book on this list, but with 63 books you have no more excuses about where to start reading in 2021.

Here was my reading list for 2020. Here the list of what I ended up reading in 2020. Here is the one for 2019.

I belong to a book club at Naija Book Club where we spur ourselves unto reading. It has a page here too.

Enjoy my list…

HISTORY

  1. The Square and the Tower — Niall Ferguson
  2. Humankind — Rutger Bregman
  3. The Weirdest People in the World — Joseph Henrich
  4. From Plato to NATO — David Gress
  5. History Has Begun — Bruno Maçães

NATIONS

  1. Undaunted — John O. Brennan
  2. When Ideas Matter — Michael D. Higgins
  3. Hidden Valley Road — Robert Kolker
  4. Putin’s People — Catherine Belton
  5. The Story of China — Michael Wood
  6. Capitalism in America — Alan Greenspan

NIGERIA/AFRICA

  1. The Masque of Africa — V.S. Naipaul
  2. Chaka — Thomas Mofolo
  3. Nigerian Women Pioneers and Icons — Prof. Bolanle Awe
  4. Power, Politics and Death — Olusegun Adeniyi

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/FINANCE

  1. Your Money and Your Brain — Jason Zweig
  2. The Behavior Gap — Carl Richards
  3. Invest Like a Guru — Charlie Tian
  4. Financial Freedom — Grant Sabatier
  5. The Automatic Millionaire — David Bach
  6. Deep Work — Cal Newport
  7. One Up On Wall Street — Peter Lynch
  8. Gorilla Mindset — Mike Cernovich
  9. Financial Shenanigans — Howard Schilit
  10. The Little Book That Builds Wealth — Pat Dorsey
  11. The Total Money Makeover — Dave Ramsey

FICTION

  1. The President Is Missing — James Patterson
  2. This American Life Sef — Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
  3. Fine Boys — Eghosa Imasuen
  4. East of Eden — John Steinbeck
  5. An Orchestra of Minorities — Chigozie Obioma
  6. Deacon King Kong — James McBride
  7. The Palm-Wine Drinkard — Amos Tutuola
  8. The Glass Hotel — Emily St. John Mandel

BIOGRAPHY

  1. The Great Successor — Anna Fifield
  2. The Autobiography of Malcolm X — Malcolm X
  3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin — Benjamin Franklin
  4. Yeager — General Chuck Yeager
  5. Sam Walton — Sam Walton
  6. Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times — David Reynolds
  7. Red Comet — Heather Clark
  8. Hamnet — Maggie O’Farrell
  9. The Color of Water — James McBride
  10. The Splendid and the Vile — Erik Larson

ECONOMICS

  1. The Joy of Game Theory — Presh Talwalkar
  2. The Prosperity Paradox — Clayton M Christensen
  3. How Innovation Works — Matt Ridley
  4. Good Economics for Hard Times — Abhijit V. Banerjee
  5. Economic Facts and Fallacies — Thomas Sowell

SUBJECT BOOKS

  1. Moneyland — Oliver Bullough
  2. Founding Sales — Peter Kazanjy
  3. The Selfish Gene — Richard Dawkins
  4. Entangled Life — Merlin Sheldrake
  5. Live Not by Lies — Rod Dreher
  6. The Club — Joshua Robinson
  7. Algorithms to Live By — Brian Christian
  8. The Cosmic Code — Heinz Pagels
  9. Life Unfolding — Jamie Davies

BUSINESS

  1. Radical Uncertainty — John Kay
  2. No Filter — Sarah Frier
  3. Radical Simplicity — Ken Allen
  4. No Rules Rules — Reed Hastings
  5. Rework — Jason Fried

Good luck. Want to connect? Shoot me an email at tosinjadeoti@gmail.com

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