Growthlog by Tomas Laurinavicius
· Updated: · Alicante, Spain · 4 Min read

Marketing Reading List

Welcome to my reading list of over 100 book recommendations and thought-provoking articles.

I disliked reading in school. Maybe because it was forced or I didn’t read anything exciting. But that changed when I discovered a great book. Reading one of my favorite books, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, completely changed my relationship with books and awakened my curiosity.

Since then, I read hundreds of good books ranging from psychology, neuroscience, business, design, historical fiction, short stories, human history to communication, spirituality and more.

I’m still fascinated by how much you can change by reading a good book. People who might have been the best mentors in the world are not among us anymore. Books carry centuries of knowledge and wisdom.

It’s foolish not to read every day.

However, it's not so easy to find a good book to read and with so many books you don't want to waste your time and only read the best books in the world. My goal is to carefully curate a list of great books and simplify your decision-making process when selecting what to read next.

How to Find Time to Read?

You don't find time to read, you make it.

Read in the morning when you drink your coffee, read before going to bed, read before you binge watch Netflix. The goal isn't to read a book in one sitting, the goal is to develop a life-long habit of feeding yourself food for thought and exposing yourself to new ideas.

I'm constantly updating this list of books to help you discover the best books to read.

Reading This Year (2024)

Best Career Books

Must-Read: The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Linchpin by Seth Godin

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Must-Read: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Choose Yourself! by James Altucher

The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

Best Personal Development Books

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Art of the Good Life by Rolf Dobelli

The Art of Fully Living by Tal Gur

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin S. Sharma

The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

The Greatness Guide by Robin S. Sharma

The Dip by Seth Godin

Best Lifestyle Books

Simplify by Joshua Becker

The Life‐Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Best Spirituality Books

Must-Read: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

Best Health Books

10% Happier by Dan Harris

Start the Keto Diet by Vytautas Alech

The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner

Best Business Books

Must-Read: Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Must-Read: How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital by Nathan Latka

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

Internet MBA by Tom Hunt

Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley

Must-Read: The 4‐Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Must-Read: The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco

The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Your Move by Ramit Sethi

Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer by Liam Veitch

Best Design Books

The Elements of User Experience by Jesse James Garrett

Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Best Marketing Books

Must-Read: DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson

The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries

Hooked by Nir Eyal

Launch by Jeff Walker

Content Machine by Dan Norris

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Related: 20 Best Growth Marketing Books

Best Writing Books

Must-Read: On Writing Well by William Zinsser

You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins

On Writing by Stephen King

Best Philosophy Books

Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

The Allegory of the Cave by Plato

Best Finance & Money Books

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Invest Like a Pro by Jesse Mecham

Must-Read: I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

Best Creativity Books

Everything I Know by Paul Jarvis

Must-Read: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Fluent in 3 Months by Benny Lewis

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Best Psychology Books

Must-Read: Mindset by Carol Dweck

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Must-Read: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Tribes by Seth Godin

Must-Read: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini

Free Will by Sam Harris

Must-Read: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Must-Read: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Best History Books

Must-Read: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Best Strategy Books

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Must-Read: Principles by Ray Dalio

Must-Read: Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Best Biographies

Must-Read: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track by Richard Feynman

Best Productivity Books

Must-Read: Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

Must-Read: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Smartcuts by Shane Snow

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Willpower Doesn’t Work by Benjamin Hardy

Must-Read: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Remote by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Must-Read: The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander

Virtual Freedom by Chris C. Ducker

The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

Best Relationships Books

The Game by Neil Strauss

Must-Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Best Science Books

Habits of a Happy Brain by Loretta Breuning

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Best Fiction Books

Must-Read: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

The Fifth Mountain by Paulo Coelho

Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho

Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

Best Articles

Must-Read: How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You) by Tim Urban

Must-Read: Listen to What’s Being Whispered, not What’s Being Said by Taylor Pearson

Travel Is No Cure for the Mind by Lawrence Yeo

The Quest to the Unlived Life by Lawrence Yeo

The Bucky Fuller Method: How Dividing Yourself in Half Improves Your Personal Productivity by Taylor Pearson

The Goal Setting Template for a High-Output Life by Nat Eliason

The Only Three Ways To Be More Productive by Taylor Pearson

Noise Pollution Is a Thing, and It’s Making You Sick by Markham Heid

Must-Read: 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. by Benjamin Hardy

23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income by Benjamin Hardy

Must-Read: Life Is a Game. This Is Your Strategy Guide by Oliver Emberton

Must-Read: The P.A.R.A. Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information by Tiago Forte

Go and Read Something

There you have it. My curated list of great reads to help you find an exciting new book to read next.