Sophonaut Book List

Below is a list of book recommendations that the authors have read or plan to read on their personal journeys as Sophonauts, and then write articles to share the knowledge with you! If there is a book in the list you’d like us to write an article about sooner than later, please let us know by going to the bottom of the About page and sending us a message.

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ImageTitleAuthorDescriptionSophonaut Article Written About Book?Genre(s)
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)Eckhart TolleA guide on how to understand your ego.Not Yet!How People Think
How the Mind WorksSteven PinkerThe title says it all.Not Yet!How People Think
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good PeopleMahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. GreenwaldRevealing the biases we may or may not know we have.Not Yet!How People Think
Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain PowerDan HurleyYes! Click Here to ReadMental Strength
Fostering Sustainable Behavior: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing (Education for Sustainability Series)Doug McKenzie-MohrYes! Click Here to ReadHow People Think, Sustainability
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second EditionKerry PattersonYes! Click Here to ReadHow People Think
Swarmwise: The Tactical Manual to Changing the WorldRick FalkvingeA guide to building a nonconventional movement that beats larger, more wealthy opposition.Yes! Click Here to ReadOptimizing Life,
How People Think
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and ProgressSteven PinkerAn argument for hope and positivity put in context of historical and recent trends.In QueueHow People Think
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsDaniel H. Pink"The surprising truth about what motivates us."In QueueHow People Think
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0Thomas L. Friedman"Why we need a green revolution and how it can renew America."In QueueSustainability
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and WorkChip Heath & Dan Heath"How to make better choices in life and work."In QueueHow People Think
Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape BehaviorJonah BergerJonah Berger takes readers through a series of common experiences and details how they were likely influenced by hidden forces.Yes! Click Here to ReadHow People Think, Mental Strength
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, 3rd EdRobert SapolskyRobert Sapolsky covers every reason stress is terrible for you and a few ways to avoid those pitfalls.Not Yet!Physical Health, Mental Strength
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and WorstRobert SapolskyRobert Sapolsky covers 100 years of biology, social science, and neuroscience in a high density tour of human behavior.Not Yet!How People Think, Mental Strength
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FuturePeter Thiel and Blake MastersPeter Thiel's strong opinions on how to start businesses and create monopolies. In QueueBusiness, How People Think
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and DreamsMatthew WalkerMatthew Walker digs into the science of sleep and how to improve your sleep habits.In QueuePhysical Health, Mental Strength
As a Man ThinkethJames AllenThe power of our thoughts and how they impact our lives.Not Yet!How People Think
The Richest Man in Babylon: Original 1926 EditionGeorge S. ClasonEasily digestible financial advice.Not Yet!Optimizing Life
Think and Grow RichNapoleon HillChronicles of one of the earliest success researchers.Not Yet!How People Think, Optimizing Life
Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and SymbolsNancy Duarte & Patti SanchezStories showing how to become a better communicator.Not Yet!How People Think
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral EconomicsRichard H. ThalerThe making of behavioral economics.Not Yet!How People Think
The Paradox of ChoiceBarry SchwartzHow the growing number of choices is impacting our well-being.Not Yet!How People Think
Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel KahnemanThis Nobel Prize winner walks through how two major systems guide our thinking.Not Yet!How People Think
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsNir EyalExamples of how to create habits that last.Not Yet!How People Think
Antifragile: Things That Gain from DisorderNassim TalebA discussion of how things can survive and thrive in the presence of chaos.Not Yet!How People Think
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our DecisionsDan Ariely"The hidden forces that shape our decisions."Not Yet!How People Think
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the BrainDavid EaglemanA neuroscientist dives in to the mysteries of the subconscious.Not Yet!How People Think
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain ScienceNorman DoidgeA description of how the brain can rewire itself as told through stories of lives changed.Not Yet!How People Think, Mental Strength
MasteryRobert GreeneA walk through the tales of some of the most prolific masters in history, and how to apply their approaches to become a master yourself.Not Yet!Optimizing Life, Mental Strength
Rejection ProofJia Jiang"How [to] beat fear and [become] invincible through 100 days of rejection."Not Yet!How People Think, Mental Stregth
Contagious: Why Things Catch OnJonah BergerHow things catch on, become popular, and contagious.Not Yet!How People Think
The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the ImpossibleJosh Sullivan & Angela ZutavernHow "machine intelligence and human ingenuity" are defining the future of successful businesses.Not Yet!Business
Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the UncommonDr. Joe Dispenza"How common people are doing the uncommon."Not Yet!Mental Strength
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind MatterDr. Joe DispenzaHow to take advantage of the placebo effect.Not Yet!How People Think, Mental Strength
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight GainDr. Steven R. Gundry"The hidden dangers in 'healthy' foods that cause disease and weight gain."Not Yet!Physical Health
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New RichTimothy FerrisHow to become more efficient and effective in pursuing the life of your dreams.Not Yet!Business, Mental Strength
Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger SuccessShawn StevensonTips and tools for improving your quality of sleep, and how that benefits many other areas of your life.Not Yet!Physical Health
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial FreedomTony RobbinsTony Robbins distills his interviews with many financial masters in to seven tangible steps to take to achieve financial freedom.Not Yet!Business, Physical Health
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom PlaybookTony RobbinsBuilding on MONEY Master the Game, Tony Robbins provides a playbook to achieve financial success.Not Yet!Business, Physical Health
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal PerformanceJosh WaitzkinFundamentals of how to learn and master skills.Not Yet!Mental Strength
The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human DevelopmentRobert KeganThe Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human DevelopmentNot Yet!Mental Strength, How People Think
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us HumanJonathan GottschallThe role of storytelling in our lives.Yes! Click Here to ReadHow People Think, Mental Strength
The Inflammation SpectrumDr. Will ColeA guide to finding your food triggers and resetting your systemNot Yet!Physical Health