(Best quotes found via each book's title)

Recommend 10/10:

  1. Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress, by Christopher Ryan; Amazon link
  2. Hell Yeah or No: what's worth doing, by Derek Sivers; available here
  3. How To Change Your Mind, by Michael Pollan; Amazon link
  4. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, by Nicholas Nassim Taleb; Amazon link
  5. The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms, by Nicholas Nassim Taleb; Amazon link
  6. The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson; Amazon link
  7. The School of Life: An Emotional Education, by Alain de Botton; Amazon link
  8. The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness, by Morgan Housel; Amazon link

Recommend 9/10:

  1. A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations, by Pico Iyer; Amazon link
  2. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nicholas Nassim Taleb; Amazon link
  3. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson; Amazon link
  4. Awareness: Conversations with the Masters, by Anthony de Mello; Amazon link
  5. Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, by James Hollis; Amazon link
  6. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness, by Eric Jorgenson; Amazon link
  7. Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow; Amazon link

Recommend: 8/10:

  1. Atomic Habits:An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear; Amazon link
  2. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, by Meghan Daum; Amazon link
  3. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves, by Matt Ridley; Amazon link
  4. The Road to Character, by David Brooks; Amazon link
  5. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis; Amazon link

Recommend: 7/10:

  1. Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now, by Evan Osnos; Amazon link
  2. Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home, by Matthew Kepnes; Amazon link