Books That Make Your Life Better: The Reading List

Posted by on October 27, 2017

My personal reading list, containing all the non-fiction books that have made my life better (a list of fiction is in the works, too). Regularly updated, so feel free to bookmark or pin this page. Clicking or tapping titles will take you to Amazon where you can check out details and reviews. If you purchase through one of these links I may receive a small commission. Those small commissions are what allows me to offer so much information for free through the blog and newsletter. Thanks in advance for supporting the site.

Note: Putting these books into categories was hard. There’s a lot of cross-over. Some could easily be in success and entrepreneurship and personal development. Read them for yourself. You decide. ūüôā

Books that will change your life

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Books about success

The Greatness Guide: 101 lessons for making what’s good at work and in life even better Robin Sharma

Outliers: The story of success Malcolm Gladwell

Black box thinking: why most people never learn from their mistakes Рbut some do Matthew Syed

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life Arianna Huffington

Better Than Before Gretchen Rubin

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Robert Maurer

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Dr Carol S Dweck

The Book of Luck: Brilliant ideas for creating your own success and making life go your way Heather Summers & Anne Watson

The Compound Effect Darren Hardy

Give and Take: a revolutionary approach to success Adam M Grant

Authentic Success: essential lessons and practices from the worlds leading coaching programme on success intelligence Robert Holden

Books about productivity

The One Thing: the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results Gary Keller

The 12 week year: get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months Brian P Moran

Getting Things Done: The art of stress-free productivity David Allen

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time is the key to High Performance and Personal Renewal Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

Manage Your Day-to-Day: build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mind Edited by Jocelyn Glei

Eat That Frog: Get More of The Important Things done ‚Äď Today! Brian Tracy

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown

The 10X rule: The only difference between success and failure Grant Cardone

The Miracle Morning: the not-so-obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life before 8AM Hal Elrod

Goals Suck: Why the Obsession with Goal-Setting is a Flawed Approach to Productivity and Life in General Matt Stone

Books about creativity

Big Magic: Creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Play: How it shapes the brain, opens the Imagination and invigorates the soul Stuart Brown

Simple Abundance Sarah Ban Breathnack

Show Your Work!: 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered Austin Kleon

Steal Like an Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative Austin Kleon

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Betty Edwards

The Creative Habit Twyla Tharp

Books about entrepreneurship

Anything You Want: 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur Derek Sivers

Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning and Momentum Neil Patel

The Way You Do Anything is the Way You Do Everything: The Why of Why Your Business isn’t Making More Money Suzanne Evans

Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport

Crush it: Why now is the time to cash in on your passion Gary Vaynerchuk

Purple Cow: Transform you business by being remarkable Seth Godin

Start Something That Matters Blake Mycoskie

Self-Development books

Flourish: A New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being ‚Äď And how to achieve them Martin Seligman

The How of Happiness: A Practical Guide To Getting The Life You Want Sonja Lyubomirsky

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin Sharma

Triggers: Sparking positive change and making it last Marshall Goldsmith

What I Know For Sure Oprah Winfrey

Mental Traps: The overthinker’s guide to a happier life¬†Andre Kukla

Autobiographies & Authorised Biographies

Gandhi: An Autobiography РThe Story of My Experiments With Truth Mahatma Gandhi

Long Walk To Freedom Nelson Mandela

Mother Teresa: An Authorised Biography Kathryn Spink

Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama XV

The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Losing My Virginity & Finding My Virginity Richard Branson

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