Julien Dambron

Top 10 books of 2021


I read 158 books in 2021. It is less than in 2020, but it was a peculiar year anyway.

Here are my top 10 of this year's readings, in no particular order.

Top 10

Hell Yeah or No: what's worth doing by Derek Sivers

Hell Yeah or No coverA collection of thoughts about saying yes to less, and making better decisions.

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

Open book coverI don't like professional sport but I liked this autobiography a lot. The most anti-sport story you will get from a professional athlete.

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game coverA book about asymmetries in life, in society, in history, in beliefs, and the necessity of skin in the game.

L'espèce fabulatrice by Nancy Huston

L'espèce fabulatrice coverWhy do we create stories? What is the point of fiction in our species?

Peace Is Every Step: the Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Peace Is Every Step coverAn easy read about mindfulness and its application in daily life.

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham

The Intelligent Investor coverA classic but still relevant book on investing.

Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World's Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life by William Green

Richer, Wiser, Happier coverWisdom from the best investors in the world.

How to Live by Derek Sivers

How to Live coverConflicting and tasty stories and thoughts, very refreshing and makes you think!

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu & Douglas Abrams

The Book of Joy coverTrue wisdom from two spiritual leaders about joy and happiness.

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer

30 Lessons for Living coverLife lessons collected from our elders, insightful.