1. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemaan - Understanding biases in our thinking.
  2. Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows - Understanding how to think
  3. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous - Monetary System (How Money works)
  4. The New Case for Gold by James Rickards - Why Gold based exchange systems like those of our ancestors are superior, because no one can manipulate physics.
  5. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins - Evolution
  6. The Wikileaks Files by Julian Assange & Team - Politics(Understanding Games at highest levels)
  7. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee - Martial Arts and expression in zero sum games
  8. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden - Elaboration on most important piece of news in our times
  9. Free as in Freedom by Richard Stallman - Understanding how through non-free software, powerful people control the world today, how the rich become richer and the poor become poorer.
  10. Kramnik - My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik - Learning strategies in a simpler game than life from the world champion himself.
  11. Limits to Growth by Donella Meadows - Understanding Human Impact on Environment
  12. Biological Psychology by James Kalat - A technical book for human anatomy to understand that "Our body is us.".
  13. Winning at Work against all Odds by Ashwani Lohani - To understand value of deliverance and unacceptability of excuses.
  14. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman - For understanding our environment and performing well in the long term.
  15. The Art of UNIX Programming by Eric Raymond - For understanding our computer systems, how ideal code structure looks like, etc.
  16. Srimad Valmikiya Ramayana - Gita Press Gorakhpur (Complete) - For getting a taste of perfect language structure and pronounciation, and practically everything on life. (Read last.)

I strongly hold my opinion that fiction mustn't be something we should learn from. Many authors try to hide behind characters to make the world learn something from it but they're not free from biases. The focus and attention that characters get in novels and their supposed superhuman abilities (any smallest unrealistic increment from reality) throw a learner off truth. No matter how many biases we remove, we can't get rid of them completely.

No religious books should be seen as something absolute. They have highly inconsistent stories which can influence a person to support any view. Normally, people have an opinion and blinded by hindsight bias, they search verses in religious texts which supports their opinion the most. Surprisingly, in the same text you'll find another exactly opposite opinion to yours supported by the verses. That is not the right way.

Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism, dharma is almost completely different from religion) is based on enforcement by king and is highly intertwined with bhasha (a spoken dialect) which has been Sankrut for Brahmans. Sanatana Dharma is loosely translated as rules that always exist. The right way to study dharma is to learn the right context in which an action is to be applied. As taught by the Brahmans, Sanatana Dharma aims to improve human experience for an average human being and it's teachings are delivered to the king so that they choose the best actions depending on context for everyone. All scholars of Sanatana Dharma have clear naming of books based on their content, have extreme respect and loyalty for all their gurus, and world/god, their ultimate guru. They do not see fighting/killing as immoral but to be done for Dharma (improvement of average experience) if need be. Hindus, unlike current science community, have not distributed knowledge with which dangerous weapons can be made to immoral people. They have guarded such knowledge well and distributed it to right people, only once they've demonstrated morality in their life. This is why many scientific facts are encoded in Hindu texts in a cryptic way rather than straight up written. A true Hindu will not teach hv = hv_o + W , to everyone so they can generate X-rays to cause cancer.

Religious person or Dharmik person as understood today (a person who goes to temple, church, mosque, gurudwara, derasar, etc.) is absolutely orthogonal or perpendicular to a moral (being good) or immoral person today. There is no correlation at all. In fact because religious persons are perceived to be moral, one has to adjust a neutral religious person negatively for such deceptive public relation.