Although experience is the best teacher, I’ve learned a tremendous amount from the books below.
They’ve greatly accelerated by learning curve and I’d highly recommend any of these.
A small dollar investment and a few hours of reading can save you hundreds of hours by making you more effective. Even for experienced men there is always something to learn.
Welcome your feedback and suggestions:
Mystery Method – Slightly dated, but full of actionable nuggets. This is the book that formalized the attraction-comfort-seduction model on which modern pickup is based. Good basics for game overall as well as nightgame.
Daygame Mastery & Daygame Infinity – Krauser’s definitive textbooks on daygame. The texting guides here alone are worth the price, and he covers inner game and dating models too. I’d recommend beginners do a few hundred approaches first, leveraging Torero’s beginner’s guide, before diving in to these. These are the best daygame resources I’ve read and their methods work.
The Ultimate Online Dating Manual – The most effective process I’ve used for online dating.
The Sex God Method – By far the best book I’ve read on sex. It advocates a very effective framework of combining dominance, emotion, variety, and intensity that fucking works. Even if you’re good in bed you can get better, this books covers all the basics and intermediate skills you could need.
My Secret Garden – compilation of what women really fantasize about, but rarely share. I often reference this book on first dates to let girls know “I get it”.
The Ultimate Open Relationships Guide – Blackdragon isn’t for everyone, but his good stuff is in his books. They are crisply written and the techniques are on point. This is the only book you need on how to effectively “spin plates” if you’re looking for more than ONS but not looking for a girlfriend. Definitely helped me get to the point where I have relationships on my terms.
Pimp – Iceberg Slim’s autobiography is worth a ready for those interested in pimp techniques for harem retention. Dark and advanced but effective.
The Story of O – written by a woman, much like My Secret Garden this book gives a ton of red pill insight into women’s sexual desire, and how it’s responsive to desire and dominance. Note how easily she transitions from her cuck lover Rene to the more alpha Sir Stephen. This novel is as good a manual on BDSM and game as any.
Sperm Wars – if you want to know why men and women do the things they do in the sexual market place, this is your book. What makes it compelling is it illustrates the science with scenario stories. This is one of the most red pill books on the human condition you will ever read.
Noble Savages – First hand experience of anthropologist that lived with the last untouched tribe in the Amazon. Incredibly red pill. This book clearly illustrates what human beings are in our natural state and it’s all about competition for sex. The men spend their time killing each other and competing for women. The women are happily and constantly fucking whomever is alpha, which constantly shifts.
Habits of a Happy Brain – very readable guide on the four brain chemicals that make you happy (Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin, and Serotonin). Workable advice on how to structure your life to maximize these as well as how to build good habits (like daygame approaching).
The Way of the Superior Man – David Deida reads a bit metaphysical at first, but he’s actually very red pill, meaning he accurately describes the world, men, and women as they are not as how he wants them to be, and gives you actionable tools on how to make the most of it. Highly recommended.