My Five Favorite Books of 2023

Manuel Brenner
7 min readDec 27, 2023

I always enjoy discovering new books, so here I want to collect my five favorite non-fiction books that I read this year, in the hope that this can provide a pointer to someone interested in similar topics and ideas.

TLDR: 1. Lenin the Dictator by Victor Sebestyen, 2. The WEIRDest people in the World by Joseph Henrich, 3. Chip War by Chris Miller, 4. Brain Energy by Chris Palmer, 5. A World Without Email by Cal Newport.

1. Lenin the Dictator by Victor Sebestyen