Wandering through a bookstore makes you happy.
You have about 1,230,380 books on hold, in your cart, on a list, on your shelf. But you cannot figure out which book you should read next.
As we have discussed before here at Built by Books, development books can be an amazing way to learn something new and advance your career. There are millions of books out there, and even when you look at lists of the “best books for X” you get dozens to choose from.
Let me give you a little direction. These are books that I have sought out, read and loved. They have actionable ways to improve your career or personal life.
The first step, though, is figuring out which part of your life you want to change. Do you want to unleash your creativity? Get your new small business off the ground? Here we have eight different areas that are common for go-getters like you and three books in each you can read to work on them.
Some of these books even have additional resources you can use to set yourself up for success. Click the links to see the authors’ supplemental STUFF.
Books in the roundup:
1) Essentialism by Greg Mckeown, 2) 168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam, 3) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, 4) Originals by Adam Grant, 5) Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, 6) Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley, 7) The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, 8) Change Anything by Kerry Peterson, et al, 9) Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin, 10) Strengths Finder by Tom Rath, 11) Start with Why by Simon Sinek, 12) The Element by Ken Robinson, 13) Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, 14) This Will Make You Smarter by John Brockman, 15) Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, 16) The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, 17) Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, 18) The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, 19) Duct Tape Selling by John Jantsch, 20) The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, 21) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, 22) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 23) The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, 24) Presence by Amy Cuddy.
*This post contains affiliate links for the books listed. As a bookworm, I only recommend the books I love. I hope you like them, too!