40 Modern Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read from the blog Marc and Angel Hack Life.
I've read twelve books from this list, most as a child. My father would pay me somewhere between one and five cents per page to read books from a list he created. At eleven, I didn't enjoy these books in the same way I enjoyed reading The Hardy Boys: Treasure on the Tracks, but it definitely helped mature my perspectives.
One book I would add to this list is The Millionaire Next Door, a book about the humble life of the average American millionaire and how it contrasts with the millionaire image.
"Focusing on those with a net worth of at least $1 million, their
surprising results reveal fundamental qualities of this group that are
diametrically opposed to today's earn-and-consume culture, including
living below their means, allocating funds efficiently in ways that
build wealth, ignoring conspicuous consumption, being proficient in
targeting marketing opportunities, and choosing the "right" occupation."