Best Books To Read in 2021

Curated reading lists on Money, Innovation, Personal Development, and More…

Ann Venkataraman
Great New Reads
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3 min readJan 3, 2021


Reading List 2021 — Image courtesy author

Happy New Year! Looking to crush your reading goals in 2021? Well, here are some amazing books that will make you healthy, wealthy, and wise!

For easy selection, I have the books broken down by broad themes — personal development, marketing, etc. Last year’s reading list is very much relevant although I have added a new theme this year “Money”.

New Books not on the previous lists:

#1. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. [Personal Development] This book has so many gems, I just could not put it down.

#2. Think like a Rocket scientist. [Personal Development] I wrote about this book in this post.

#3. 12 months to 1Million Dollar [Money] I used the audible version. If you ever have doubted that you missed the boat on making money off the internet, then this book puts it to rest and shows you concrete steps on how to get there.

#4. Think and Grow Rich [Money] A classic which I sadly omitted last year.

#5. How I Built This. [Personal Development] A recent bestseller by Guy Raz and for very good reasons. Review here.

#6. Hype Yourself. [Marketing] If you are a small business owner or blogger with limited resources and budget, then this book will teach you marketing, PR, and techniques to boost sales.

#7. Invested [Money] Phil and Danielle Town break down the basics of stock investing, the very principles used by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.

#8. Hooked [Marketing & Entrepreneurship] Nir Eyal presents an amazing view into why we are unable to stay away from social media. If you are a technophile or product manager this is a must-read!

Top 25 Books:

Here is the list from 2020. Last year’s themes included:

  • Personal Development
  • Career
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Job Search
  • Career
  • Women



Ann Venkataraman
Great New Reads

Techie, Manager, Blogger & Mom. I write about Leadership, books, productivity, and how to use them to fast-track your career.