4 books everyone should read at least once

Robin Collie
3 min readMar 20, 2022

Books have been the tool that opened new doors and paved new ways to people for centuries. They hold the key and have an answer on all of your questions yet we see that they are becoming less and less popular every year. In the ocean of mediocre books it is hard to find one that holds the answers you seek. So today I am going to share with you 4 books that everyone should read at least once.

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. — Jim Ron”

1. 12 rules for life by Dr. Jordan Peterson

You have probably heard about Dr. Jordan Peterson, the world’s most famous psychologist. In case you did not know, he wrote multiple books that explain basic rules and principles that you should live by. One of those books is called 12 rules for life. In this book, you will learn the basic principles about how you should live your life, treat yourself and treat those around you.

Jordan Peterson’s 12 rules for life

Some of the basic principles the book teaches are:

  • Stand up straight with your shoulders straight
  • Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else
  • Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient
  • Befriend people who want the best for you and many more.

Pages: 448 (hardcover); 320 (e book)

2. Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits by James Clear is a proven framework for improving every day. This book explains the power of habit, its compound interest, how to form good habits and destroy bad ones, and why habits are a factor that defines us as a person. The book is very beginner-friendly which means its points are written as bite-sized lessons for a reader to understand. You can look at it as a practical guide to forming new healthy habits and forming your life.

Atomic habits by James Clear

Key points from the book:

  • Habits are compound interest of self-improvement
  • You should focus on the systems
  • Ask yourself who you wish to become, not what you want to achieve and many more


3. The courage to be disliked

The Japanese phenomenon shows you how to create real happiness. The book is written in a really interesting way and follows a young man that is seeking answers to different philosophical questions. In that pursuit, he stumbles upon an older philosopher that would teach him basic principles of happiness, how to treat yourself, and more. Some of the things written in this book might be hard to swallow to some readers, but in any case, this book is definitely worth trying. The book has sold over 3.5 million copies in Asia alone, so if you don’t trust me, trust the numbers.

“Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend.” — Marc Andreessen

Pages: 288

4. The way of superior man

The book is going to answer the question of what it means to be a man. While many of you won’t agree with this book, I doubt that you can deny that this book points out some truth about the world and masculine and feminine energy. Again, it’s a great book where main points are broken down into bite-sized lessons for the reader. It offers solutions to problems in man’s relationships, career, family, and spirituality. The book is split into 8 sections, each dealing with its theme. After this book, you will become a confident, purposeful, masculine, and spiritually alive young man.