It’s hard to imagine that I’ve reviewed 200 books so far on AurumReviews.com.
I’m so proud of this and it really is amazing. But even though I love the progress this blog has made, I’ve had to consider the downsides of pumping out this huge amount of content. Especially since I’m only going to be reviewing more books in the future.
One obvious concern is people getting overwhelmed. They come here looking for maybe just a book or two to read, and I give them a booklist of over 200. Major paralysis by analysis.
On top of that, how long would it take you to go through the entire booklist and decide which book you should read? My reviews obviously help, but with over 200 reviews maybe you just don’t have the time to check them all out.
So we’ve hit a point where I’ve got to starting making a “Start Here” guide. That’s what this post will be.
The Top 10 post I made awhile back was an attempt to solve this problem. But I realized that just giving you 10 books is way too broad. Everyone is looking for different areas of expertise, so I scrapped that.
In this post, I’m going to list the Top 3 books you should start with from each category on AurumReviews.com. This way if you want to know about a certain topic, you can just scroll down and check out the Top 3 from that category.
Does that mean the other books aren’t good books? Absolutely not. This is just a PLACE TO START, not to end.
Jump-To Book Categories
Art & Creativity
Great book about becoming a professional Artist. “Artist” in this sense means anyone who does creative work. Read to break through your inner artistic blocks.
Similar to The War of Art, this book will show you how to blast past your limiting fears around being creative. Important because fear is really the number one dream killer when it comes to art.
Great book for people who work in the creative professional world. This hands on work will give you tips on how to thrive in that environment.
Autobiographies & Biographies
Incredible real story of CEO Elon Musk’s role in the rise of Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla. Learn about what it truly took to build three of the most innovative companies of our generation.
CEO of Ecko Unlimited, Marc Ecko, is a fascinating guy. Learn how a white kid from the suburbs created one of the largest hip-hop clothing lines of all time.
This is the true story of a woman’s spiritual awakening process. Learn what spiritual awakening really looks like and what you can expect. This will dispell many myths you may have heard.
I love Gary Vee. Learn how to cash in on your passion in the modern digital age.
John Carlton was the king of copywriting for a long time. This guy will give you battlefield won-wisdom about sales, persuasion and entrepreneurship in general.
If you want to learn how to launch a digital product in the modern age, Jeff Walker is the guy to go to first. There’s a ton to understand about a launch so I really do not recommend you just try it blindly.
The textbook on modern coaching! Lot’s of technical knowledge inside about how the coaching process works. Must read for anyone considering becoming a coach.
Learn how to actually make money as a coach. It’s probably not what you think!
The technical how-to for getting your calendar full. Great starting point for people looking to get into the coaching industry.
Amazing book for learning to release resistance in your life. Must read for anyone doing this work.
Four simple questions to start turning your emotional life around. Absolutely life changing if applied.
Written by the ancient roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius. These are his notes on Stoic philosophy and what it means to live a great life. Can be difficult to read but absolutely incredible wisdom in here.
Enlightenment & Non-Duality
Everyone in the modern spiritual community has heard of this book but I had to include add it. It has had a huge impact on me and I’ve never seen a more accessible text for a mainstream audience. An amazing introduction for spiritual awakening.
The most powerful book on spiritual awakening you’ve never read. This book should come with a warning label it’s such a bombshell. Your life will never be the same after reading this.
Alan Watts blends his unique charisma and wisdom into this life-altering book. Amazing introduction for discovering your true nature and understanding reality.
Health & Nutrition
You’ll never eat the same after this. Learn how nutrition and a proper diet affects your mind and emotions.
Similar to the Ultra-Mind solution, Ross focuses on how people are missing essential amino-acids from their diet and how it affects their mood.
Reading too many books or being on the computer too long can ruin your eyes! Yes, really. Learn how to improve your eyesight with simple exercises. Extremely practical book.
History & Politics
This book offers a radical alternative to human history and delves deeply in Sacred Geometry. Must be read with an open mind and discernment.
Walsch’s newest book about awakening humanity. Incredibly important book for modern lightworkers / wayshowers. This will help inspire your work.
This is a fascinating perspective on the 2008 global financial crisis. Learn how unrelenting greed might be the ultimate backfiring mechanism in our modern economic system.