Books to read in 2024


Dive into the Depths of Human Behavior and Economic Forces: Must-Read Non-Fiction

Choosing the "best" books is subjective and depends on what interests you, your current knowledge level, and your preferred writing style. However, I can recommend some highly-rated and accessible non-fiction books about economics and/or human psychology that might be a good starting point for you:


Economics books
Economics books
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman: This Nobel Prize-winning book delves into how our brains make decisions, revealing biases and heuristics that can lead to irrational economic choices.
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: This entertaining book uses economic principles to explain seemingly unrelated topics like sumo wrestling, drug gangs, and school cheating.
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis: This gripping narrative tells the story of the 2008 financial crisis through the eyes of those who predicted it and profited from it.
  • Capitalism in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty: This thought-provoking book examines wealth inequality and argues that capitalism, if left unchecked, tends to concentrate wealth in the hands of the few.
  • Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth: This accessible book presents a new economic model that aims to meet human needs within the planetary boundaries, moving away from the traditional model of endless growth.

Human Psychology:

Psychology books 
Psychology books 
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari: This popular book examines the history of humanity from our prehistoric ancestors to the present day, focusing on cognitive, social, and cultural developments.
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg: This book explores the science of habit formation and offers practical strategies for changing unwanted habits and forming new ones.
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman: This influential book defines emotional intelligence and shows how it can impact our personal and professional lives.
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: This powerful memoir recounts the author's experience in Nazi concentration camps and explores the importance of finding meaning in life amidst suffering.
  • The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt: This book explains how humans are divided into different moral tribes and provides insights into how we can better understand and bridge these divides.


  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely: This book examines the many ways in which our decisions are influenced by irrational biases and provides insights into how businesses can use these biases to their advantage.
  • Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert: This book explores the psychology of happiness and reveals why our intuition about what makes us happy is often wrong.

These are just a few suggestions, and there are many other great books out there. I recommend checking online reviews and author interviews to get a better sense of which books might be right for you. You can also ask librarians or friends for recommendations.

I hope this helps!

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