Here are some good books to read when you’re bored:

Biographies

  • The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
  • Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick
  • Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
  • Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  • The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence

Business & Money

  • The 48th Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
  • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel
  • The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
  • End This Depression Now! by Paul Krugman
  • Business Adventures by John Brooks
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Eat that Frog! Brian Tracy
  • The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
  • The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
  • Golden Rules for Making Money by P. T. Barnum

Communication & Social Skills

  • Verbal Judo by George J. Thompson
  • How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
  • The Art of Storytelling by Great Courses
  • The Like Switch by Marvin Karlins and Jack Schafer

Health

  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger, Gene Stone

History

  • The Lessons of History by Will, Ariel Durant
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Literature & Fiction

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Meditation

  • Practicing Mindfulness by the Great Courses

Motivational

  • The Obstacle in the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • The fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport

Parenting

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Philosophy

  • The Art of Living by Epictetus
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
  • A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Politics & Social Sciences

  • Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
  • Art of Being by Erich Fromm

Psychology

  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
  • Without Conscience by Robert D. Hare
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Relationship

  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Science & Math

  • What if? by Randall Munroe
  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

Sociology

  • The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • Abundance by Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Spirituality

  • Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle