Here they are — MY 12 BEST BOOKS OF 2020 💘

🥇 David A. Sinclair: LIFESPAN — A perfect blend of popular science and self-help literary genres, Lifespan has been the most life-changing book of 2020 for me. Thanks to it, I looked into a dozen new topics related to healthspan, started to supplement the NAD+ precursor NR (sold in its stabilized form as Tru Niagen), bought it for my parents and, seeing the undeniable results, I have even bought stocks of its producer Chromadex. …

1. ALL THE KREMLIN’S MEN by Mikhail Zygar

2. Conversations with an Executioner by Kazimierz Moczarski

3. Einstein’s Greatest Mistake by David Bodanis

4. Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

5. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

6. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

7. Ball Lightning by Cixin Liu

8. WTF by Tim O’Reilly

9. Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

+ The Freelance Way is not a part of my selection, but it is the book that consumed most of attention this year, because I wrote it 😉 Check it out:

1. Simon Singh: Fermat’s Last Theorem
2. Helen DeWitt: The Last Samurai
3. J. Archer & M. Jockers: The Bestseller Code
4. Matthew Walker: Why We Sleep
5. Adam Alter: Irresistible
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Total Recall
7. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood: Coffee Dictionary
8. Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City
9. David Graeber: Debt, The First 5000 Years

Honestly, I haven’t read as many books as I would have loved to in 2017. All and all I have finished only thirty or so, but for a very sound reason — I spent the first three months of the year finishing my book debut on freelancing and after it was published in late March, it quickly became an unexpected bestseller, which partially meant that a few more intense months went into its promotion.

Nevertheless, I was lucky. Some of the books below are the best I’ve read in years in their genre. There are both new and older titles…

Robert Vlach

Business consultant, author of The Freelance Way and proud founder of Na volne noze — one of the largest national freelance communities in Europe

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