6 Best PUA Books [2023]

We’re not sure who our suggestions will serve best: those who want to become a pick-up artist or those who want to avoid them.

Whatever your reason for searching maybe, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

Below, we highlight the best PUA books (that’s, uh, code for Pick-Up Artist), and really, both sides of the game can learn from them.

Guys might want to pick up a book that will help them get the ladies, but others have found that the very same book could also provide some very useful insight for all of the ladies out there into the male mind.

Let’s have a look at the top reads.

Top 6 PUA Books Table

Picture Name Price Rating (1-5)
1. Models $$
  • 4.7/5
2. The Natural $$
  • 4.4/5
3. The Anti Pick Up Line $
  • 4.4/5
4. The Game $$$$
  • 4.3/5
5. The Art of Seduction $$
  • 4.2/5
6. Bang $$$
  • 3.4/5

For Male Readers…

There are different kinds of PUA books available, from those that will help you enter into the dating scene to the ones that help you master the game of pick-up artistry.

You all have different goals in the dating world: you may want to win your ex back or find a way to feel more comfortable and confident around women or you might want to play the field and keep things casual and intriguing.

We’d recommend numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5 if you’re interested in an honest, emotional approach to women.

Numbers 4 and 6 are best for those who are more interested in casual sex and higher numbers.

Hey, we’re not here to judge! We’re here to present you with options.

For Female Readers

If you’re sick of the “game” and you’d like to know more about how men approach dating, then any of these books are a great read.

You may be disgusted by the classic pick-up artist tactics, however you might also be pleasantly surprised by some of what you read.

Not all guys who read these books are doing so to get in your pants. Some of them actually have serious intentions and they just need a little help approaching you, the pretty girl. Reading them might help you understand which guys are “safe” and which you need to avoid.

Sorry, guys, but girls could have figured all of that out on their own without us suggesting it to them!

Top 3 Best PUA Books Reviews

1. Models


If you’re looking for a book that will help you connect with women on a deeper level rather than trying so hard to impress them, this is the right book for you. If you thought that it was better to impress women than to connect with them until you just read the previous sentence, then this is the book for you.

It’s all about the emotional connection, guys.

Because this book doesn’t focus on the common pick-up artist tactics (i.e. sleeping with as many women as possible and prioritizing sex life above all else), Mark Manson’s book is probably one of the best PUA books out there.

Mark reminds you that you don’t need a bunch of lines to get you to the next step. Simplicity and honesty are the best policies. His tips are genuine and even female readers will gain a lot of insight into the man’s perspective of the dating world.

2. The Natural

The Natural

This book will help guys on both sides of the fence: those who are looking to build up their confidence so they can approach women more comfortably and (hopefully) find a stable relationship or for those who want to use the power of the techniques to have some fun on the dating scene. Either way, author Richard La Ruina wants to help you.

He give you all of his techniques, even detailed advice about how to use your phone properly (calls, texts, etc.) but also how to use body language to your advantage.

Definitely a great book for any of you who want some tips that will help you boost your self-esteem.

3. The Anti Pick Up Line

The Anti Pick Up Line

If you have more specific pick-up goals in mind, then you might want to read this book by Charlie Houpert.

We’re talking about getting the arm candy. The hot girl. The drop-dead gorgeous bombshell that every other guy will be envious of and all without the single utterance of a cheesy pick-up line.

This isn’t a book that teaches you ways to manipulate and trick women. Charlie presents his tips in an ethical and natural way and his goal is to help you to feel confident and noticeable in a crowd.

He has dating experience in the heart of the Big Apple herself, from elite clubs to simple, everyday settings, he takes you through his personal experiences and helps you learn from them.