Are you in search of some short but some of the best books under 200 pages to read?

Well, congratulations your search is over.

Here I will enlist before you some great books under 200 pages which are very much engaging to read, I am damn sure that you will love each and every book mentioned here.

I will also mention the reason why I am including this book on this list.

List of best books under 200 pages

list of best books under 200 pages

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

The book is around 176 pages.

To let you know about the book, this book will teach you life lessons which you can inculcate in your business which will help you in providing a lot of value to the people you serve.

This book has had a very profound impact on my life teaching me that the only way to get success in life is to add value to the lives of people.

Life is not about taking and keep on asking, it is about giving. Give all that you have.

Life is not about creating a win/win situation that is like giving in 50% of who you are, the best is to give 100%.

This is the reason I am including this book in the list of best books under 200 pages because it is so simple yet very impactful.

This book teaches you about 5 laws of creating a successful business and successful life.

Once you read this book, I am damn sure the list you will create for best books under 200 pages, you also will include this book in that list.

The 5 laws of stratospheric success are 

  • The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined how much more you give in value than you are paid for
  • The Law of Compensation: Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them
  • The Law of Influence: Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other’s interest first
  • The Law of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself
  • The Law of Receptivity: The key to effective giving is to be open to receiving

Takeaways from this book

  • Try to provide more value to the people
  • Build a great network of people who genuinely support you and believe in you
  • The key to getting rich is all about giving
  • Be genuinely interested in others and the offer your true self

Favourite Quote

Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment

This book is suggested for 

  • People who are struggling in business and want to make their business successful
  • People who are new to starting a business
  • People who are struggling in their relationships
  • People who are depressed thinking about life has nothing to offer


The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Book-length: 200 pages

Another great book, I am very grateful to God that he has made me aware of all the good book available in this world, which I can read and better myself.

Do you think that you change your life by making great big decisions?

If you think so, this book will prove to you that you have been thinking in the wrong direction.

Life is not about making great big decisions, it is about making tiny small decisions continuously that will create a long-lasting impact in your life.

This book is about making the power of compounding work in your favour.

These tiny habits and changes will look very negligible in a small period of time but when you see it in the long run, these small changes are what will make the difference between those who are successful and those who are not.

Our life is dictated by the choices we make and the habits we have. So this book will help you get the right mindset to make great choices and great habits.

Takeaways from this book

  • The Compound Effect is the most beautiful thing in the world and try to make it work in your favour
  • Make continuously good choices and habits
  • A great momentum creates the maximum impact
  • Build a great circle of influence

Favourite Quote 

It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Suggested for people

  • People who want to know how hard work continuously can make a difference
  • People who want to create good habits
  • People who want to understand the actual power of the compound effect


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Book Length: 172 pages

I would not agree if you said that you haven’t heard the name of this book.

Most of the people reading those blog post must have definitely read this book. There is no reason why I shouldn’t include this book in the list of best books under 200 pages.

It will be definitely a  read in any category any given day because of the impact this book creates in the life of people.

It is a story of a shepherd whose name is Santiago who gets weird dreams and then he opts to travel and find what the dreams actually mean and in that struggling journey of finding his purpose his life, he meets a lot of people and faces his share of struggles which he understands that was really necessary for his life.

My key takeaways from this book

  • Everything happens for a reason and whatever happens, happens for good
  • Dare to dream and thrive to achieve that dream as you only have one life
  • Live a life of purpose
  • Your struggles and failures are more important than success

Favourite Quotes

1. It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

2. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

3. You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.

Suggested for people

  • People who want to find their passion and live a life of purpose
  • People who dare to dream
  • People who want to turn their dream into a reality
  • People who cringe that why life sucks only to them
  • People who need to know what struggles actually mean


Attitude is Everything by Jeff Keller

Book Length: 144 pages

I have written a whole post on how this book changed my life. Read that here: Attitude is Everything

This book revolves around only one thing which is the attitude on how you respond to the situations in life.

See, the fact is very simple you always have a choice to look at things as an opportunity or a problem.

Every damn thing in your life is made up of the choices you make.

Didn’t get it?

Wait I’ll give you some examples

You take the elevator rather than stairs, you made a choice. You chose to be lazy than to burn some calories.

If the elevators would have not worked, rather than cringing and complaining, you could have said to yourself, okay let me lose some more calories today.

You see the choices you make, and your attitude plays a crucial role in the choices or the decisions you make.

The book Attitude is Everything very well defines that just a change in attitude can change your life.

The tag line of the book also says, change your attitude and change your life.

As I mentioned earlier, this book was one of the life-changing books for me and that is why I included it in the list of best books under 200 pages.

I can go on writing about this book, but you will learn more after you read that book.

I am damn sure, that book will definitely change your life.

I won’t write takeaways for this book as I have written a separate post for this book: Attitude is Everything

Favourite Quotes 

1. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

2. Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.




Suggested for people

  • People who have lower self-confidence
  • People who have a very negative mindset
  • People who want to actually change their lives

Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson

Book Length: 96

Are you someone who fear changes?

Well, you will not fear change anymore after reading this book. This book is so short but so amazing that it will make you feel amazed by the way it has been written.

It is a very short read and you will feel connected to one of the 4 characters that are mentioned in this book. You will relate with this book very well and will truly understand why changes are so important and why should we embrace changes so much.

My key takeaways from this book

  • Change is the only constant
  • To get to a better life, you need to move from where you are currently
  • One thing you will always regret is the opportunity or chance you never took
  • Don’t overthink, rather take action

Suggested for people

  • People who fear change very much
  • People who have got lazy sitting in their comfort zone and want to get rid of this issue
  • People who do a lot of overthinking

Anything you want by Derek Sivers

Book-length: 96 pages

If you think handling or operating a business is tough, maybe you are not aware of how to do business the way this book tells you.

Your business should be about how well you can serve your customers and provide solutions to their problems.

By this method, your customers will only give you future ideas on how to grow your business.

This book teaches you that how small things matter to your customer or clients. They don’t care about your growth or expansion, they care about how well you serve them or treat them.

This book talks about tips or ideas that every entrepreneur should know about a business. I highly recommend this book because I haven’t read a simplified book on business like this and that is why I have included it in the best books under 200 pages list.

This book is recommended by people like Tim Ferris and Seth Godin.

My key take away from this book

  • Do things that make you happy
  • Your business is about helping people and you don’t require money to help people
  • Your customers will give you feedback as you serve and this will help you improve
  • Small things are things that matter the most

Suggested for people

  • People who want to start something
  • People who want to genuinely help others
  • People who aspire to be happy by helping people overcome their problems

What I learned from the richest man in the world by Alan Cohen

Book-length: 93 pages

If you think you should read only one book which tells you the actual meaning of being successful, then What I learned from the richest man in the world is a book you definitely need to read.

Robin Sharma once quoted that “If you want to think differently from other people, then read books they don’t read

This is one such book, which tells you how you limit yourself from reaching your greater potential,  this book will teach you everything which you need to know to achieve personal, financial, career and relationship success.

Once you read this book you will definitely understand why I included it in the list of best books under 200 pages to read once in a lifetime.

My key takeaway from this book

  • Don’t limit yourself, don’t limit your thoughts and actions
  • If you have a good wealth mentality, you will generate wealth wherever you go. Even if you lose money temporarily, your wealth mentality will attract it again.
  • Don’t blame or complain, once you start blaming, there is no end. You can’t go and hand the first amoeba.

A Stoic’s Diary by Dipanshu Rawal

Stoicism is an ancient philosophy full of wisdom which teaches how we can control our emotions, how to change our perception on how we look at things, take strong actions and willingly accept what is not under our control.

Some of the best and wise ever lived on the planets are hard stoics such as Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca, Zeno and also people like John D Rockefeller who in his times was the richest person on the planet.

Stoicism does not mean becoming emotionless, it means to take control of our emotions and not be slaves of our emotions.

This is a very small book which will make you aware of Stoicism. I highly recommend this book for beginners, I also interviewed Dipanshu Rawal, do check out the interview if you are interested.

Also, check out Ryan Holiday’s youtube channel based on Stoicism



Conclusion for the list of best books under 200 pages

I hope you liked my list of some best books under 200 pages, if you think you have read some other great books which are not mentioned here, do let me know.

Thank you for reading