2016 Most Influential Non Fiction Reads

One of my 2016 reading goals was to read 100 books in a year. In January, I thought I would go for an even split and read 50 fiction and 50 non-fiction. While I met my overall goal of 100 books, the even split didn’t really happen – I only read 35 NF titles. I’d signed up for several challenges, including this Non-Fiction Challenge to help keep me focused. These are my 2016 Non-Fiction reads, how I rated them and my overall top 10 most influential (indicated with an * that changed my thinking last year.Top 10 Most Influential Non Fiction Reads of 2016

Self-Help/ Motivational

  1. 24 Keys That Bring Complete Success by Paul Meyer 143 pages 4.5 stars completed 1/29/16
  2. *Intentional Living by John Maxwell 5 stars 268 pages completed 2/13/16
  3. JumpStart Your Growth by John Maxwell 5 stars 187 pages completed 2/14/16
  4. The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey 272 pages ***
  5. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John Maxwell 5 stars, 256 pages completed 4/25/16
  6. The Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer 4 stars Completed 4/30/16
  7. The More Of Less by Joshua Becker 5 stars Completed 5/3/16
  8. Get Smart by Brian Tracy 5 stars 202 pages Completed 5/3/16
  9. *The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins 4 stars completed 7/3/ 16
  10. *Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill 5 stars completed 10/14/16
  11. *Draw To Win by Dan Roam 160 pages 4 stars completed 12/6/16
  12. Jump by Steve Harvey 196 pages 4 stars completed 12/22/16
  13. Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer 204 pages 4 stars completed 12/22/16
  14. Spark Joy by Marie Kondo 4 stars completed 12/29/16
  15. Developing The Leader Within You by John Maxwell completed 12/31/16

History

  1. American History by William Willis 104 pages 3 stars completed 12/30/16

Psychology

  1. What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell 420 pages 4 stars Completed 6/6/16
  2. Originals by Adam Grant 326 pages 4 stars completed 6/25/16
  3. *Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer 307 pages 4 stars completed 12/6/16

Business / Finance

  1. *The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason 5 stars 194 pages completed 4/21/16
  2. *Business Secrets from the Bible by Rabbi Daniel Lapin 5 stars 296 pages completed 4/22/16
  3. *Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker 4.5 stars 212 pages completed 5/6/16
  4. *Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki 4.5 stars 243 pages Completed 6/16/16
  5. The Five Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth by Paul Evans 4 stars completed 10/2/16
  6. Living Forward by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy 4 stars 203 pages completed 6/26/16
  7. The Difference by Subir Chowdhury

Education

  1. The Smartest Kids In The World by Amanda Ripley 306 pages 4.5 stars completed 2/5/16

Biography/Memoir

  1. Son Of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef 4 stars 283 pages Completed 5/20/16
  2. Find Your Extraordinary by Jessica DiLullo Herrin 262 pages 4 stars Completed 6/25/16
  3. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes 5 stars completed 7/27/16
  4. The Wealth Cure by Hill Harper 4 stars completed 10/7/16
  5. What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey 228 pages 4 stars completed 12/28/16
  6. *Between The World And Me by Ta-nehisi Coates 5 stars completed 8/26/16

Health

  1. Wellth by Jason Wachob 4 stars 227 pages completed 3/18/16
  2. Why Diets Fail by Nicole Avena and John Talbott 230 pages 3/5 stars completed 3/21/16

Click to watch my YouTube video where I discuss my top 10 NF books and why they were so influential.

10 Most Influential NF Books of 2016

What were your best books in 2016?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Chaitali says:

    Thanks for sharing this list! One of my goals for 2017 is to try to read more non-fiction so this is helpful 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Run Wright says:

      Awesome. Thanks for reading. I hope you’ll also check out my YouTube channel and join the book club. I’ll be sharing some other good recommendations throughout the year.

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  2. Carly says:

    This is such a great list– I’m always on the hunt for new non-fiction books to read!

    Liked by 1 person

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