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

Top 3 In Art & CreativityTop 3 In Life Purpose
Top 3 In Autobiographies & BiographiesTop 3 In Money & Investing
Top 3 In BusinessTop 3 In Paranormal
Top 3 In CoachingTop 3 In Success & Productivity
Top 3 In EmotionsTop 3 In Psychedelics
Top 3 In Enlightenment & Non-DualityTop 3 In Religion & Philosophy
Top 3 In Health & NutritionTop 3 In Science
Top 3 In History & PoliticsTop 3 In Social Dynamics & Dating

 

Art & Creativity

1) The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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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.

2) Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.

3) Designed To Go The Distance by Mitch Dowell

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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

1) Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

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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.

2) Unlabel by Marc Ecko

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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.

3) Becoming Enough by Amanda Johnson

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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.

 

Business

1) Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuck

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I love Gary Vee. Learn how to cash in on your passion in the modern digital age.

2) The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Getting Your Shit Together by John Carlton

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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.

3) Launch by Jeff Walker

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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.

 

Coaching

1) Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworth, Karen & Henry Kimsey-House, Philip Sandahl

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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.

2) The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler & Rich Litvin

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Learn how to actually make money as a coach. It’s probably not what you think!

3) Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port

The technical how-to for getting your calendar full. Great starting point for people looking to get into the coaching industry.

 

Emotions

1) The Sedona Method

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Amazing book for learning to release resistance in your life. Must read for anyone doing this work.

2) Loving What Is by Byron Katie

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Four simple questions to start turning your emotional life around. Absolutely life changing if applied.

3) The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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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

1) The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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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.

2) Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing by Jed McKenna

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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.

3) The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

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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

1) The Ultra-Mind Solution by Mark Hyman

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You’ll never eat the same after this. Learn how nutrition and a proper diet affects your mind and emotions.

2) The Mood Cure by Julia Ross

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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.

3) Vision For Life by Meir Schneider

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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

1) The Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life, Vol 1 by Drunvalo Melchizdek

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This book offers a radical alternative to human history and delves deeply in Sacred Geometry. Must be read with an open mind and discernment.

2) Conversations With God (Book 4) by Neale Donald Walsch

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Walsch’s newest book about awakening humanity. Incredibly important book for modern lightworkers / wayshowers. This will help inspire your work.

3) Capitalism Hits The Fan by Richard Wolff

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.

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