One of the best things about the internet is that you get to find and connect with people who share similar passions.
When I first started blogging about books, I thought almost no one else was doing the same, but I soon found several awesome book bloggers that all had the same mission–to encourage people to read books and never stop learning.
So I thought, why not have book bloggers come together and share their favorite books so that readers can get a wide range of recommendations from trusted bloggers whom collectively, have reads hundreds or perhaps even thousands of books.
Now without further ado, here are 5 book bloggers and their 10 favorite books (no specific order):
Matt Hutson helps people find meaning through reading nonfiction books. He started doing Personal Development English Lessons with several clients throughout Indonesia and plans on taking on more clients around the world. He believes that the more people develop themselves the better our world will become.
10 Favorite Books:
“This essential book works on your subconscious mind and mindset so you can become successful at anything you do.”
“Be impeccable with your word, don’t take things personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best are the four agreements that will help you to get out of your own head so you can live how you want, when you want and where you want.”
“Live in the now, be one with yourself and everything else.”
“Want to know how to change any bad habit to become a good one? This book tells you exactly how habits make up most of your life and that if you have the right habits you can become extremely successful.”
“A WWII holocaust survivor of four death camps explains what kept him alive and how we can overcome any pains in our life no matter how hard.”
“This is a mystical fiction book filled with truths on how to find your purpose in life. It’s short, sweet and inspiring.”
“You have a purpose driving you even if you don’t know what it is yet. This book helped me to find mine.”
“Communication skills will only get more important as AI takes over many jobs. Why not learn how to communicate like the masters do by learning how to tell stories just like Malala or Steve Jobs?”
“Hands down the best marketing book for businesses who want to solve a major problem in their customer’s life”
“If you have a business online or a storefront you need to know how to sell your product or services. Cadence explains simply how to create a sales funnel that will work.”
2) Books of Titans
Erik Rostad started the Books of Titans reading project because he needed help finding the best books. He found out what some of the world's top performers were reading and then started reading those 52 of those books each year. He now helps others find great books and create their own reading plans so they can experience the joy of reading.
10 Favorite Books:
“This was the first classic novel I read by choice (as opposed to be assigned to read in school) and it opened my eyes to the power of literature.”
“I read it nearly every morning. This book has had the most impact on the direction of my life.”
“I've read 100+ books since 2017 for the Books of Titans reading project and this is my favorite book so far.”
“This is a foundational book and many of the newer non-fiction books relate back to this. Some books take what they learn from this book and apply it to a particular field.”
“Another foundational book that provides a framework for considering major historical movements.”
“People don't care about what you do - they care about why you do it. This transformed how I run my business and help my customers.”
“As a runner, this book opened my eyes to new possibilities I never thought possible. I am a better runner today because of this book.”
“I call this my hinge book. My entire library "hinges" upon reading this book. I read it in 1998. It talks about grand story narratives found in novels, movies, and other art, and how they relate to the Christian story. This made me want to begin reading more to see examples in the major works of literature.”
“An unbelievable novel of love, war, pain, redemption.”
“I include this book because of its impact in my life. This book convinced me that I needed more education. I went to graduate school as a direct result of reading this book in 2004.”
3) Get Better With Books
Get Better With Books is an online resource dedicated to personal development book readers. Jim (founder) is 31, works in software sales and lives outside Boston with his wife and baby daughter.
10 Favorite Books:
“Common sense approach for positive personal interactions with others.”
“The holy grail of personal finance. While the topics are simple, the concepts are life changing.”
“Arguably the best memoir on entrepreneurship. Beautifully written, packed with lessons for anyone building something from scratch.”
“Thoughtful read that emphasizes the importance of virtues like courage, kindness and empathy.”
“Brilliant book that describes how happiness works and how we can cultivate it within.”
“Tragic story of Pat Tillman, former NFL star turned US Army hero post 9/11. Vibrant detail and emotion.”
“Classic story about courage, camaraderie, and a journey against all odds.”
“Gripping story of the first trans-Antarctic voyage in 1914. Amazing feat of courage and leadership.”
“Personal development powerhouse.”
“Simple and profound process for positivity changing your thoughts.”
4) Timos Notes
My name is Timo, I'm 20 years old and from Germany. I'm currently studying E-Commerce. Ever since I was a little child I loved books. About three years ago I fell in love with personal development and other non-fiction books. One of my favorite genres is biographies.
10 Favorite Books:
“It’s the perfect book to learn the basics of personal finance and start your financial education.”
“This book opened my eyes to the importance of sleep and that we should´nt sacrifice it.”
“Cadence teaches a simple strategy to make your business more profitable, packed in a catchy story.”
“A classic book and a great story, encouraging the reader to chase his or her dreams.”
“One of the best personal development books of all time, teaching you what it takes to be successful.”
“Dale Carnegie teaches you the basics of communication and how to make others feel good about themselves.”
“It blew my mind how George Orwell kind of saw the direction in which our world is heading, back in 1949.”
“Mandela’s autobiography shows how much he sacrificed for his beliefs and goals, without ever giving in.”
“Probably the most inspiring story I have ever read. Goggins doesn’t just tell you, he shows you, that we are capable of achieving more than we could ever imagine.”
5) Alex & Books
I started Alex and Books because I discovered the incredible value of books, but saw that almost no one I knew read them or took advantage of the treasure trove of important information inside them. So I set out on a mission to read the best books, find key lessons from each one and share them with as much people as possible. On my site, you can find book summaries, lessons, reviews and more great content.
10 Favorite Books:
“The more discipline you have in life, the more freedom you’ll have. Wise lessons from a retired Navy SEAL Lieutenant commander.”
“Probably the best book I have ever read on productivity and creating good habits.”
“Stop blaming the world, by taking extreme ownership of your life you will be able to fix it–no one is doing to do it for you.”
“Aurelius was a wealthy and incredibly powerful Roman emperor that lived a good and just life without corrupting himself and teaches others how to do the same.”
“By changing your mindset, you can quite literally change your life.”
“This book completely changed the way I look at businesses and startups.”
“A must-read book for people who want to improve their social relationships and understand people.”
“Viktor Frankl was able to survive and find meaning in Auschwitz, he teaches readers how he endured the camps and how people can find meaning in life.”
“Probably the most inspiring autobiography I’ve ever read, Goggins pushes his body to incredible limits such as breaking the world pull-up record and running 120+ mile races.”
“Perhaps my all-time favorite book, it combines religion, philosophy, psychology and other sciences that teach you if you want to improve the world, the best way to start is by improving yourself.”
Thank you everyone for reading this article. I hope it inspires you to find a fantastic book and to keep learning. Just as the books above have changed the lives of myself and fellow book bloggers, perhaps it will do the same for you.
After reading 100+ books, here are my favorite books by genre: