Book Recommendations:
Great books to propel your business

This page is a reading list covering the best books we’ve read.

Want to keep things simple? To get some great book recommendations without feeling overwhelmed by all of the options just check out the “10 Best” lists under the Start Here section below.

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A. Best Non-Fiction Books

  1. Best Network Marketing Books
  2. Best Biographies and Memoirs
  3. Best Books on Philosophy and Wisdom
  4. Best Books on Psychology and Behavior
  5. Best Books on Business and Entrepreneurship
  6. Best Books on Self-Help and Personal Development
  7. Best Books on Leadership
  8. Best Books on Science
  9. Best Books on Fitness
  10. Best Books on Nutrition
  11. Best Books on Creativity
  12. Best Books on Medicine
  13. Best Books on Writing

B. Best Fiction Books

  1. Best Novels of All-Time
  2. Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

C. Top 10 Books

  1. 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of All-Time
  2. 10 Best Fiction Books of All-Time

D. Best-Selling Books (based on sales)

  1. 25 Best-Selling Books of All-Time
  2. 25 Best-Selling Series of All-Time

Best Network Marketing Books

Top Picks
The 45 Second Presentation
By Don Failla

The System
by Don & Nancy

GoPro
by Eric Worre
Also:
Go Pro 3 Audios CD Set
Go Pro book with Audio Combo

The Compound Effect
by Darren Hardy
Also:
The Compound Effect with 6 CD Set

The Success Principles
by Jack Canfield

The Slight Edge
by Jeff Olson

Chimp Paradox
by Steve Peters

Failing Forward
by John C. Maxwell

Dare To Dream Work To Win
by Tom Barrett

The Impact Code
by Nigel Risner

Making the shift
(cd) by Darren Hardy

The gift
by Shad Helmstetter

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
by John C Maxwell

Beach Money
by Jordan Adler

The 4 year career
by Richard Bliss Brooke

FlipFlop CEO
by Janine Finney and Lory Muirhead

Questions are the answers
by Allan Pease

The Business of the 21st Century
by Robert Kiyosaki

The Secret
by Rhonda Byrne

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Best Biographies and Memoirs

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”
–Charles Dickens

Top Picks

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
RATING: 5/5
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
RATING: 5/5
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Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman
RATING: 5/5
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
RATING: 5/5
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
RATING: 5/5
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
RATING: 5/5
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
RATING: 4/5
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Fredrick Douglass
RATING: 4/5
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
RATING: 4/5
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Night by Elie Wiesel
RATING: 4/5
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Best Philosophy Books

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”
–Epictetus

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Books on philosophy often discuss the role of values, reason, the mind and language in everyday life. These are books that provide wisdom and life lessons that we can consider and apply to ourselves.

Top Picks

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
RATING: 5/5
Paperback

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Candide by Voltaire
RATING: 4/5
Paperback

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Best Psychology Books

“Psychology, unlike chemistry, unlike algebra, unlike literature, is an owner’s manual for your own mind. It’s a guide to life.”
–Daniel Gilbert

Top Picks

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
RATING: 5/5
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
RATING: 5/5
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
RATING: 5/5
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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
RATING: 4/5
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Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Ram Brafman
RATING: 4/5
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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
RATING: 4/5
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Best Business Books

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.”
–Dave Barry

Top Picks

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
RATING: 5/5
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Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz
RATING: 5/5
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The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco
RATING: 5/5
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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
RATING: 5/5
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Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
RATING: 5/5
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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
RATING: 4/5
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The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
RATING: 4/5
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Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
RATING: 3/5
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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
RATING: 3/5
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Best Self-Help Books

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Top Picks

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
RATING: 5/5
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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson
RATING: 4/5
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The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod
RATING: 3/5
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Best Leadership Books

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top Picks

Wooden On Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization by John Wooden
RATING: 5/5
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
RATING: 4/5
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Best Science Books

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
–Carl Sagan

Top Picks

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
RATING: 5/5
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
RATING: 5/5
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Best Fitness Books

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
–Socrates

Top Picks

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training by Mark Rippetoe
RATING: 5/5
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You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises by Mark Lauren
RATING: 5/5
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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World by Tom Venuto
RATING: 5/5
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Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier
RATING: 5/5
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Best Nutrition Books

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
–Charles M. Schulz

Top Picks

It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig
RATING: 5/5
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Best Books on Creativity

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
–Albert Einstein

Top Picks

The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
RATING: 5/5
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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life by Twyla Tharp
RATING: 5/5
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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
RATING: 4/5
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Best Books on Medicine

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
–Voltaire

Top Picks

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
RATING: 5/5
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
RATING: 5/5
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The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
RATING: 4/5
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The House of God by Samuel Shem
RATING: 4/5
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Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
RATING: 4/5
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Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories by Terrence Holt
RATING: 4/5
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Best Books on Writing

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
–Maya Angelou

Top Picks

Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz
RATING: 5/5
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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
RATING: 4/5
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Best Novels of All-Time

“It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.”
–Jane Austen

Top Picks

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
RATING: 5/5
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Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
RATING: 5/5
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
RATING: 5/5
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
RATING: 5/5
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
RATING: 4/5
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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
–Dr. Seuss

Top Picks

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
RATING: 5/5
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A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin
RATING: 5/5
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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
RATING: 5/5
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The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
RATING: 4/5
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10 Best Non-Fiction Books of All-Time

If you’re looking for good non-fiction books to read, you can’t go wrong with any of these books. (This list of book recommendations is based on my personal ratings.)

  1. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  2. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
  3. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  4. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  5. Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  6. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  7. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  8. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  9. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

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10 Best Fiction Books of All-Time

Want to read a good novel or story? Here are my 10 favorite fiction books. (This list of book recommendations is based on my personal ratings.)

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones) by George R.R. Martin
  5. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  6. Candide by Voltaire
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  9. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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25 Best-Selling Books of All-Time*

Best-selling books are ranked based on number of copies sold, not my personal ratings.

  1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (500 million copies sold**)
  2. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (200 million)
  3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (150 million)
  4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (140 million)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (107 million)
  6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (100 million)
  7. The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin (100 million)
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (100 million)
  9. She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (100 million)
  10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (85 million)
  11. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (80 million)
  12. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (70 million)
  13. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (65 million)
  14. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (65 million)
  15. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (65 million)
  16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (60 million)
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (55 million)
  18. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (55 million)
  19. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (55 million)
  20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (50 million)
  21. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Marquez (50 million)
  22. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (50 million)
  23. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (50 million)
  24. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (50 million)
  25. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (50 million)

*There are a variety of religious and political books such as The Bible, the Quran, and Quotations from Chairman Mao, which are believed to have more than a billion copies each in existence. Sales for these books are nearly impossible to track, however, because many of the books are given away by churches or governments (not purchased) and the books have often been printed by a wide range of publishers over centuries. They are not listed for these reasons, but we can all agree that these books have sold an incredible number of copies. (Source)

**Don Quixote was published in 1605, so it is very old and sales figures are hard to track. Although the exact number of copies sold is unknown, it is thought to be over 500 million and certainly more than any other non-political or non-religious book on the list.

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25 Best-Selling Book Series of All-Time

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (450 million copies sold)
  2. Goosebumps series by R.L. Stein (300 million)
  3. Perry Mason series by Erle Stanley Gardner (300 million)
  4. Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain (260 million)
  5. Choose Your Own Adventure series by various authors (250 million)
  6. Sweet Valley High by Francine Pascal (250 million)
  7. Noddy series by Enid Blyton (200 million)
  8. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene (200 million)
  9. Thomas the Tank Engine series by W. Awdry (200 million)
  10. San-Antonio series by Frédéric Dard (200 million)
  11. Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown (200 million)
  12. The Baby-sitters Club by Ann Martin (172 million)
  13. Star Wars series by various authors (150 million)
  14. Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer (150 million)
  15. Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (150 million)
  16. Chicken Soup for the Soul series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (130 million)
  17. American Girl series by various authors (120 million)
  18. The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis (120 million)
  19. Mr. Men by Roger Hargreaves (120 million)
  20. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (120 million)
  21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (120 million)
  22. Clifford the Big Red Dog series by Norman Bridwell (110 million)
  23. James Bond 007 series by Ian Fleming (100 million)
  24. Martine by Gilbert Delahaye and Marcel Marlier (100 million)
  25. Fifty Shades trilogy by E. L. James (100 million)

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