Future Anthem's 2023 recommended reading list

Posted by Vaishnavi Nashte, Marketing on August 09 2023

We’re sure you’ll agree there’s nothing quite as magical as getting lost in a good book. When we’re not crunching numbers and analysing player data, the team here at Future Anthem can often be found reading.  

As part of Book Lover’s Day 2023, we wanted to share with you a truly eclectic list of some of our team’s recommended reads.  

This countdown of 30 incredible titles has been comprised by members of the Future Anthem workforce, who have each shared their favourite titles for you to enjoy at your leisure.  

As mentioned, this list has it all… If you’re looking for an insightful read then perhaps Francesc Miralles’ Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, or Greg McKeown’s Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most is for you.  

Perhaps you’re after something a little more to the point? In that case check out Ankur Warikoo’s Do Epic Shit or Derren Brown’s Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

If you want to immerse yourself in a classic tale our list features George Orwell’s 1984 and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Contemporary stories include Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and The Word Is Murder by legendary novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz. 

Need an easy read? Andrew Agassi’s Autobiography OPEN or Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s frontman Anthony Kiedis’ Scar Tissue are sure-fire hits. 

Whatever it is you like to read, we guarantee that there’s at least one book on this list that you’ll truly love, so why not take a look below and pick a title to start the new year with? 


The 2023 recommended reading list in full:


Fiction books




The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Toshikazu Kawaguchi

The Word Is Murder

Anthony Horowitz


Roberto Bolaño

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr


George Orwell


Dan Brown


Non-Fiction books




Everything I Know About Love

Dolly Alderton

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics

Tim Marshall

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Gary Keller

Grit: Why Passion and Resilience Are the Secrets to Success

Angela Duckworth

Don't Believe Everything You Think: Why Your Thinking Is the Beginning & End of Suffering (Beyond Suffering)

Joseph Nguyen

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Francesc Miralles

Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Fall of WeWork

Reeves Wiedeman

OPEN: An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

Scar Tissue: Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Anthony Kiedis

Guns, Germs, and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years

Jared Diamond

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Ryan Holiday

Do Epic Shit

Ankur Warikoo

Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet – One Bite at a Time

Mark Hyman

Where Does Money Come From?

Josh Ryan-Collins

Surrounded by Idiots: The Four Types of Human Behaviour (or, How to Understand Those Who Cannot be Understood

Thomas Erikson

Flash Boys

Michael Lewis

Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most

Greg McKeown

Hit Refresh: A Memoir by Microsoft’s CEO

Satya Nadella

The Little Voice in Your Head: Adjust the Code That Runs Your Brain

Mo Gawdat

Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

Derren Brown