Best Philosophy Books

We spent several hours researching recommended philosophy books. While we understand this is a huge topic – it’s still interesting to see what philosophy books are recommended the most. We reviewed sources on social media, articles and blogs to find the best philosophy books. In total we reviewed more than 141 books related to philosophy. The result is a list of 10 philosophy books. Prioritized by the most recommended. Here you go: The best books in philosophy

#1 Meditations

recommended by 21%


#2 Nicomachean Ethics

recommended by 18%


#3 Beyond Good and Evil

recommended by 18%


#4 Meditations On First Philosophy

recommended by 14%

#5 The Republic

recommended by 14%


#6 The Problems Of Philosophy

recommended by 14%

#7 Letters From A Stoic

recommended by 11%


#8 The Republic Of Plato

recommended by 11%


#9 Tao Te Ching

recommended by 11%

#10 The Prince

recommended by 11%

#11 Sophie’s World

recommended by 11%

#12 Confessions

recommended by 11%

Best books on creative writing

We spent several hours researching the topic of creative writing. Going through the best resources we could find on the topic “best books on creative writing”. Aggregating in total almost 300 books that were mentioned as “the best book for creative writing” – from the top sources in writing. To help you get a sense of all this information we have developed a comprehensive list that describes what books are frequently mentioned. We believe it is a good indicator to find the best book on creative writing.

#1 On Writing

  recommended by 42%

One of time magazine’s top 100 non fiction books of all time. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

Reasons to read the book

This is the book to learn the reason Mr. King writes daily, and what tips he gives to those who want “to write the next great novel” so that they, too, can be successful. It was hard to put down. As always, his writing style is addictive and makes you want to keep reading.

Reasons not to read the book

This books isn’t really a guide on writing. It’s a rambling autobiography with some small chapters about writing. Most of this book is just a memoir loaded with run on sentences and blue collar slang.

#2 Zen in the Art of Writing

  recommended by 29%

Bradbury, all charged up, drunk on life, joyous with writing, puts together nine past essays on writing and creativity and discharges every ounce of zest and gusto in him.

Reasons to read the book

Bradbury has always been a mystery to me–his ability to write so well so fast while entertaining and making us think–and I’ve wanted to know more about his approach to writing. He is a true American treasure that not enough people know about. His love and enthusiasm for his craft, as expressed in this book, is palpable. 

Reasons not to read the book

The essays are for the most part autobiographical and tend to be repetitive, with several of the anecdotes repeated several times. Even the prose at times becomes a little unintelligible. Looks like someone slapped these essays together to make an easy buck.

#3 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 1st Edition

  recommended by 29%

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.

Reasons to read the book

Anne Lamott has a passion for writing, for family and for loving her fellow human beings. Despite her own difficulties in life she shares without holding back and this book is a joy to read.

Reasons not to read the book

I didn’t enjoy this book – it does give some good tips on writing but I found the padding around the tips to be tedious. The one big put off though is the overuse of her belief in god which just didn’t sit well with me.

#4 On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

  recommended by 29%

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.

Reasons to read the book

This book is one of the finest books ever written on the subject of nonfiction writing. This book is by far the most practical, easy to understand and surprisingly entertaining to read. Reading this book was a journey — it started out great, then dragged on and became unbearable, and then ended on a high note with the most useful information.

Reasons not to read the book

This book fails to adhere to any of its recommendations. This book is absolutely useless. The “advice” contradicts itself on multiple occasions. Had to force myself to finish it! Parts one and two were excellent, but the rest of the book just drones on.

#5 The Elements Of Style

  recommended by 29%

The Elements of Style’ (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of ‘The Elements of Style’ details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, “a few matters of form”, and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

Reasons to read the book

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, is the absolute must-have book for anyone aspiring to write any sort of content. I’ve loved this book since I first ran across it more than 30 years ago. Simple, straight to the point, and easy to understand.

Reasons not to read the book

This was a book written in the 1900’s. Instead of defining major definitions and concepts, it just lists a lot of rules. So, it is very hard to learn from. I purchased the ebook The Elements of Style . It has the fourth edition cover, but it’s actually the free Project Gutenberg 1st edition, written solely by William Strunk Jr in 1918.

#6 The Writing Life

  recommended by 25%

In this collection of short essays, Annie Dillard—the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood—illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that characterize the existence of a writer. A moving account of Dillard’s own experience, The Writing Life offers deep insight into one of the most mysterious professions.

Reasons to read the book

The Writing Life tells you what to expect if you’re going to write books. It teaches you how to see stories with your eyes so that you can transfer them to your medium: the printed page. I’d recommend The Writing Life if you are looking at being a writer, are a writer, may someday be a writer, are married to a writer if you’re at all connected to writing, you’ll enjoy the stories and message of this book.

Reasons not to read the book

This one was insufferable. It’s one metaphor for writing after another. I am a fan of Annie Dillard, but not of this book. A stream of rambling nonsense that has nothing to teach about writing or anything else.

#7 The Forest For The Trees

  recommended by 17%

Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner’s sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since.

Reasons to read the book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What I love about this book is the way Betsy gets right to the heart of all those doubts and fears you have about your writing. Every question answered in such detail and with such care.

Reasons not to read the book

This rather tedious book is long on (the author’s) vanity and short on new or helpful advice. If you are looking for inspiration and advice on writing well this is not the book for you. If you are looking for inspiration and advice on writing well this is not the book for you. 

#8 Plot & Structure

  recommended by 17%

With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, you’ll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers clear, concise information that will help you create a believable and memorable plot, including: Techniques for crafting strong beginnings, middles, and ends, Easy-to-understand plotting diagrams and charts, Brainstorming techniques for original plot ideas, Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, Story structure models and methods for all genres, Tips and tools for correcting common plot problems.

Reasons to read the book

This is a well-organized, easy-to-read guide to techniques used to develop plots and sound story structure. It provides clear, straight-forward tools and tips, addressing many aspects of the writing process you won’t find in many of them. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the study of plots and storytelling.

Reasons not to read the book

This book contains a lot of the same material from another of his books (“Elements of Fiction Writing – Conflict and Suspense”). Read his other book instead of wasting money on this one, as the other one explains the key components in a more in-depth and cohesive way, and you will learn how to plot and structure a story all the same (or better).

#9 Writing Down The Bones

  recommended by 17%

For more than twenty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—”it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind.” This edition includes a new preface and an interview with the author.

Reasons to read the book

It was interesting to read a book which looks into the motivation for writing rather than the actual mechanics. This is a book you can read and re-read and then dip into. Beautifully written and very helpful. This books makes sense. Natalie is plain speaking and is every writers cheerleader.

Reasons not to read the book

I find it a little irritating that Natalie, like a few other authors who write books on how to improve your writing, taint the book with their personal, religious beliefs like she does in this book. I should have read all the reviews. This book does not teach you how to write. It only talks about the author’s experiences.

#10 The War Of Art

  recommended by 17%

Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat “Resistance”; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone’s butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.

Reasons to read the book

This is an absolutely amazing book on self-discipline and creativity. This will book show and define the #1 thing that’s stopping you from bringing out your creative potential. It’s called Resistance and how it behaves and how it beats you.

Reasons not to read the book

This the first time in awhile I couldn’t finish a book. What an awful book. If you happen to have add or adhd, or an anxiety disorder–and if you’re a writer looking for ways to be more productive, you just might–pass this one up. I found the author contradictory in many cases. Also, the format is terribly annoying.

Best books on entrepreneurship in 2019

These 12 books on entrepreneurship are among the most popular books on Amazon so far in 2019. Around November 2019 they were at the top of the bestseller list at Amazon as well as the most wished for books.

Four of the best business books on productivity and reaching those goals with unprecedented effectivity.

These 4 books on entrepreneurship cover a more general view of what it takes to succeed. What questions should I ask myself and how should I approach entrepreneurship.

4 other important entrepreneur books from established authors. All 4 are on the bestseller and most wished list on Amazon with very good reviews.

The 3 best Art Books For 2019

We have spent several hours reading and summarizing reviews and decided on these 3 art books – as the best 3 art books for 2019. We have highlighted the reasons why people like these books and you are welcome to share your favorite art book in the comment section.

1: Art That Changed The World 

Art That Changed The World is 400 pages long. These include the artist’s name, influences, time period, and even critiques of different paintings.


5 reasons to buy this book

  • Great read, and a fun and an easy refresher for more seasoned Art History students
  • Art and history in one book.
  • Perfect coffee table book. Educational and entertaining.
  • History of art told with authority, meaning and absolute entertainment
  • An art aficionado must have

1 reason not to buy this book

A few people mentioned that this is hardly comprehensive but still acknowledges that it is a great resource.

2: Art – A visual history

All the major schools and movements are reviewed chronologically. 22 masterpieces are reviewed deeper. An ancient Greek sculpture, 1960s Pop Art and more.
The major movements are explored with stylistic trademarks, characteristics, and favored subjects. Around 650 artists are introduced in the book.

4 Main reasons to buy this book

  • Most of the people who gave reviews were happy art students – referencing that this is a great resource for the university
  • A few people mentioned the strength as an encyclopedia book and that it is great to just do a quick reference check.
  • One person reviewed and said – Visually, it’s almost overwhelming. Others highlighted the visual strength of the book as well. 
  • Stunning pictures in the book was the main topic in the reviews.

3: The art book – Big Ideas Simply Explained

How are masterpieces made? What did the great artists do to create the wonderful works that we all enjoy and try to understand today? Artists Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and others.

This book will analyze everything from cave paintings to modern paintings. A thorough review of the history of time and easy to understand guides on the different art theories and themes.

Main reasons to buy this book

  • A few people mentioned that the overview of art through the ages is outstanding.
  • Many like the easy to understand format. Mentioning that it is very approachable compared to other art books.
  • Very easy to read and surprisingly fun and interesting to engage in.
  • Many highlights that it is impossible to just open the book and put it down – you will read it for hours.

2 reasons not to buy this book

  • A few people believed this book was very focused on art history – and reviewing very old art traditions. Found the title a bit misleading.
  • The construction of the book was criticized – poor quality.

Best Books On Alexander The Great

#1 Alexander The Great

recommended by 63%

#2 Fire From Heaven

recommended by 25%


#3 The Campaigns Of Alexander

recommended by 25%

#4 Dividing The Spoils: The War For Alexander The Great’s Empire

recommended by 25%

#5 Alexander The Great: A Life From Beginning To End

recommended by 25%

#6 Alexander The Great And The Logistics Of The Macedonian Army

recommended by 25%

#7 Alexander The Great: The Anabasis And The Indica

recommended by 13%

#8 The History Of Alexander

recommended by 13%

#9 The First European: A History Of Alexander In The Age Of Empire

recommended by 13%

#10 The Persian Empire: A Corpus Of Sources From The Achaemenid Period

recommended by 13%

Best Books On Community Building

We spent several hours researching books about Community Development and community building. With the mission to find the best and ultimate list. We reviewed more than 25 sources on the topic and 112 books. The result is the ultimate list. Here you go: The best community building books.

#1 A Different Mirror: A History Of Multicultural America

recommended by 25%

#2 A Whole New Mind: Why Right-brainers Will Rule The Future (Riverhead Books)

recommended by 25%


#3 Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

recommended by 25%


#4 All The Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

recommended by 25%

#5 An Indigenous People’s History Of The United States

recommended by 25%

#6 At The Roots, Reaching For The Sky: A Story Of Faith, Service And Community-Building In An American City

recommended by 25%

#7 Be Kind (Be Kind, 1)

recommended by 25%

#8 Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, And Live A More Connected Life

recommended by 25%

#9 Better Together: Creating Community In An Uncertain World

recommended by 25%

#10 Beyond Walls: Theatre Passe Muraille 1968-1975

recommended by 25%

Best Books On Business Development

We spent several hours researching books about Business Development. With the mission to find the best and ultimate list. We reviewed more than 30 sources on the topic and 120 books about business development. The result is the ultimate list. Here you go – The best Law Business Development Books. And the winner – How to win friends & influence people. Scroll down to see the top 10

#1 How To Win Friends & Influence People

recommended by 33%

#2 Zero To One: Notes On Startups, Or How To Build The Future

recommended by 33%


#3 Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant

recommended by 33%


#4 The Sumo Advantage: Leveraging Business Development To Team With Heavyweights And Grow In Any Economy

recommended by 33%

#5 Customer Success: How Innovative Companies Are Reducing Churn And Growing Recurring Revenue

recommended by 33%

#6 New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook For Prospecting And New Business Development

recommended by 33%

#7 Business Development For Dummies

recommended by 33%

#8 Influence: The Psychology Of Persuasion

recommended by 33%

#9 The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, And Inbound Selling To Go From $0 To $100 Million

recommended by 17%

#10 Masters Of Networking: Building Relationships For Your Pocketbook And Soul

recommended by 17%

Best Books On Public Speaking

#1 Confessions Of A Public Speaker

recommended by 50%

#2 The Quick And Easy Way To Effective Speaking

recommended by 33%


#3 Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public-speaking Secrets Of The World’s Top Minds

recommended by 33%


#4 Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences

recommended by 33%

#5 Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets Of History’s Greatest Speakers

recommended by 33%

#6 Ted Talks: The Official Ted Guide To Public Speaking

recommended by 25%

#7 Speak With No Fear: Go From A Nervous, Nauseated, And Sweaty Speaker To An Excited, Energized, And Passionate Presenter

recommended by 25%

#8 The Art Of Public Speaking

recommended by 25%

#9 Steal The Show: From Speeches To Job Interviews To Deal-closing Pitches, How To Guarantee A Standing Ovation For All The Performances In Your Life

recommended by 17%

#10 How To Be Brilliant At Public Speaking

recommended by 17%

#11 Speak Up For Your Business: Presentation Secrets For Entrepreneurs Ready To Tell, Sell, And Compel

recommended by 17%

#12 Speaking Up Without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques For Confident And Compelling Presenting

recommended by 17%

#13 Speak To Win: How To Present With Power In Any Situation

recommended by 17%

#14 Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive And Others Die

recommended by 17%

Best Books on Environmental Ethics

We spent several hours researching the most recommended books about Environmental ethics. So what books on Environmental ethics should you read? What books about environmental ethics are recommended the most? Here you go – a top list with the most recommended books on environmental ethics:

#1 Respect For Nature: A Theory Of Environmental Ethics

recommended by 25%


#2 Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

recommended by 13%


#3 Ethics And The Environment: An Introduction

recommended by 13%


#4 The Oxford Handbook Of Environmental Ethics

recommended by 13%

#5 Environmental Ethics: An Anthology

recommended by 13%


#6 A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here And There

recommended by 13%

#7 Silent Spring

recommended by 13%


#8 The Economy Of The Earth: Philosophy, Law, And The Environment

recommended by 13%

#9 Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger And Mourning On The American Right

recommended by 13%


#10 The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, And Sustainability

recommended by 13%

Best Books On Product Marketing

#1 To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

recommended by 50%

#2 Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind

recommended by 43%


#3 Hooked: How To Build Habit-forming Products

recommended by 43%


#4 The Four Steps to the Epiphany

recommended by 43%

#5 Made To Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive And Others Die

recommended by 36%

#6 Influence: The Psychology Of Persuasion

recommended by 36%

#7 The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, And Inbound Selling To Go From $0 To $100 Million

recommended by 29%

#8 Obviously Awesome: How To Nail Product Positioning So Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It

recommended by 29%

#9 Crossing The Chasm: Marketing And Selling High-tech Products To Mainstream Customers

recommended by 21%

#10 Product-led Growth: How To Build A Product That Sells Itself

recommended by 21%

Best Books On Podcasting

#1 Out On The Wire: The Storytelling Secrets Of The New Masters Of Radio

recommended by 35%

#2 Podcasting For Beginners: Start, Grow And Monetize Your Podcast)

recommended by 35%


#3 Profitable Podcasting: Grow Your Business, Expand Your Platform, And Build A Nation Of True Fans

recommended by 35%


#4 Podcast Launch: A Complete Guide To Launching Your Podcast With 15 Video Tutorials!: How To Create, Launch, Grow & Monetize A Podcast

recommended by 35%

#5 Introduction To Podcast Technology: Discover The Essential Tools And Techniques You Need To Record, Produce And Launch Your Podcast.

recommended by 20%

#6 Podcasting For Dummies 3e (for Dummies (computer/tech))

recommended by 20%

#7 Podcastnomics: The Book Of Podcasting… To Make You Millions

recommended by 20%

#8 Podcasting For Dummies

recommended by 15%

#9 Podcast: Learn How To Stop Babbling & Start Podcasting Like A Pro

recommended by 15%

#10 Podcasting Good To Great: How To Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration

recommended by 15%

#11 Podcast Solutions: The Complete Guide To Podcasting

recommended by 15%

#12 Big Podcast – Grow Your Podcast Audience, Build Listener Loyalty, And Get Everybody Talking About Your Show

recommended by 15%

#13 Introduction To Podcast Technology: Discover The Essential Tools And Techniques You Need To Record, Produce, And Launch Your Podcast.

recommended by 15%

Best Books User Generated Content

#1 It Came From Something Awful: How A Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office

recommended by 100%

#2 Authors, Users, And Pirates: Copyright Law And Subjectivity (information Society Series)

recommended by 50%


#3 Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies

recommended by 50%


#4 Handbook Of Research On Digital Media And Advertising: User Generated Content Consumption

recommended by 50%

#5 Information Propagation On The Web 2.0: Two Essays On The Propagation Of User-generated Content And How It Is Affected By Social Networks (marketing … Wettbewerb / Marketing & Global Competition)

recommended by 50%

#6 Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority In A User-generated World

recommended by 50%

#7 Mining User Generated Content (social Media And Social Computing)

recommended by 13%

#8 Participate: Designing With User-generated Content

recommended by 50%

#9 The World Made Meme: Public Conversations And Participatory Media

recommended by 50%

#10 Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments: A Practical Guide To A/b Testing

recommended by 50%

#11 Ucontent: The Information Professional’s Guide To User-generated Content

recommended by 50%

#12 User Generated Branding: Integrating User Generated Content Into Brand Management (innovatives Markenmanagement)

recommended by 50%

#13 User Generated Content In Facebook: Costa Crociere Case Study

recommended by 50%

#14 User Generated Content In Researching For Design: How The Internet Supports Creativity

recommended by 50%

#15 User-generated Content For Urban Tourism: Augmented Reality, Location-based Technologies And People In The Cities

recommended by 50%

#16 Ux Strategy: How To Devise Innovative Digital Products That People Want

recommended by 50%

#17 War For A Ball: The Impact Of User-generated-content Over The Behavior Of Media Consumer In Times Of Crisis: A Football Case Study

recommended by 50%

Best Books On Product Innovation

What books should you read on the broad topic of product innovation? We set out to create the final list. We spent several hours researching the expert’s advice on product innovation books to read.

The result was a list of more than 102 recommended books on product innovation. We have then structured it by the most recommended books first – so what you see – is a prioritized list of the best books on product innovation. A clear winner with a 50% recommendation rate is The Lean Startup. Scroll down to see the other top contenders for your reading list.

#1 The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation To Create Radically Successful Businesses

recommended by 50%

#2 Innovation And Entrepreneurship

recommended by 40%

#3 The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change The Way You Do Business

recommended by 30%


#4 Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant

recommended by 30%


#5 Seizing The White Space: Business Model Innovation For Growth And Renewal

recommended by 20%

#6 The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms To Fail (Management Of Innovation And Change)

recommended by 20%

#7 Ten Types Of Innovation: The Discipline Of Building Breakthroughs

recommended by 20%


#8 Business Model Generation: A Handbook For Visionaries, Game Changers, And Challengers (the Strategyzer Series)

recommended by 20%


#9 Open Innovation: The New Imperative For Creating And Profiting From Technology

recommended by 20%

#10 Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration

recommended by 20%


#11 Democratizing Innovation (the Mit Press)

recommended by 20%


#12 This Is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases

recommended by 20%

Best Books On Mentoring And Coaching

#1 The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change The Way You Lead Forever

recommended by 33%

#2 Business Coaching & Mentoring For Dummies

recommended by 11%


#3 The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success

recommended by 11%

#4 Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook Of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell

recommended by 11%


#5 Co-active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The Proven Framework For Transformative Conversations At Work And In Life

recommended by 11%

#6 Be Fearless: Change Your Life In 28 Days

recommended by 11%

#7 Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself

recommended by 11%

#8 Learning To Lead: The Journey To Leading Yourself, Leading Others, And Leading An Organization

recommended by 11%


#9 Athena Rising: How And Why Men Should Mentor Women

recommended by 11%


#10 Coaching And Mentoring For Work-life Balance

recommended by 6%