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.

50 books to read in a lifetime

50 summers in a grown up life – make sure you at least have 50 great books with you in life.

These 50 books have stood the test of time (and reviews) (and bestseller lists) They continue to rank high on most people’s books to read in a lifetime list for a reason. It is simply put – good books. Classic bestsellers that will not be a waste of time. They cover different themes and genres – but that is only healthy and inspiring.

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 The Great Depression

#1 Essays On The Great Depression

recommended by 17%

#2 A Monetary History Of The United States, 1867-1960

recommended by 17%

#3 America’s Greatest Depression

recommended by 8%

#4 The Man Who Walked Backward

recommended by 8%

#5 Since Yesterday

recommended by 8%

#6 Hard Times

recommended by 8%

#7 Once In Golconda

recommended by 8%

#8 The Day The Bubble Burst

recommended by 8%

#9 Lords Of Finance

recommended by 8%

#10 The Worst Hard Time

recommended by 8%

#11 A Secret Gift

recommended by 8%

#12 Little Heathens

recommended by 8%

#13 A Square Meal

recommended by 8%

#14 Dancing In The Dark

recommended by 8%

#15 The Great Crash 1929

recommended by 8%

#16 The Match King

recommended by 8%

#17 America’s Great Depression

recommended by 8%

#18 Depression, War, And Cold War: Challenging The Myths Of Conflict And Prosperity

recommended by 8%

#19 Fdr’s Folly: How Roosevelt And His New Deal Prolonged The Great Depression

recommended by 8%

#20 The Forgotten Man: A New History Of The Great Depression (graphic Edition: The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History Of The Great Depression)

recommended by 8%

#21 New Deal Or Raw Deal?: How Fdr’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

recommended by 8%

#22 The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Great Depression And The New Deal

recommended by 8%

#23 The Great Depression

recommended by 8%

#24 Salvos Against The New Deal

recommended by 8%

#25 Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

recommended by 8%

#26 Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The
Day of the Locust (1939), Nathaniel West

recommended by 8%

#27 Come Back To Sorrento (1932)

recommended by 8%

#28 They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1935)

recommended by 8%

#29 Call It Sleep (1934)

recommended by 8%

#30 Cabbagetown

recommended by 8%

#31 The City Man

recommended by 8%

#32 Clara Callan : A Novel

recommended by 8%

#33 The Five Books Of Moses Lapinsky

recommended by 8%

#34 Leaving Earth

recommended by 8%

#35 Economic Survey

recommended by 8%

#36 The Great Crash Of 1929

recommended by 8%

#37 The World In Depression, 1929-1939

recommended by 8%

#38 Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard And The Great Depression, 1919-1939

recommended by 8%

#39 Full Of Beans

recommended by 8%

#40 Al Capone Does My Shirts

recommended by 8%

#41 Esperanza Rising

recommended by 8%

#42 A Long Way From Chicago

recommended by 8%

#43 The Miner’s Daughter

recommended by 8%

#44 The Truth About Sparrows

recommended by 8%

#45 Moon Over Manifest

recommended by 8%

#46 Nothing To Fear

recommended by 8%

#47 A Time Of Troubles

recommended by 8%

#48 Extra Innings

recommended by 8%

Best Books On Cryptocurrency

#1 Mastering Bitcoin: Programming The Open Blockchain

recommended by 36%

#2 The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative To Central Banking

recommended by 23%

#3 The Book Of Satoshi: The Collected Writings Of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

recommended by 23%

#4 The Internet Of Money

recommended by 23%

#5 Digital Gold: Bitcoin And The Inside Story Of The Misfits And Millionaires Trying To Reinvent Money

recommended by 23%

#6 Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond

recommended by 18%

#7 The Age Of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin And Digital Money Are Challenging The Global Economic Order

recommended by 18%

#8 Blockchain Revolution: How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, And The World

recommended by 14%

#9 Blockchain Basics: A Non-technical Introduction In 25 Steps

recommended by 14%

#10 Blockchain: Blueprint For A New Economy

recommended by 14%

#11 Mastering Ethereum: Implementing Digital Contracts

recommended by 14%

Best Books On Slave Trade

#1 Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

recommended by 33%

#2 Crossing The River

recommended by 17%

#3 The Rise Of African Slavery In The Americas

recommended by 17%

#4 Ouidah: The Social History Of A West African Slaving Port 1727-1892

recommended by 17%

#5 American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal Of Colonial Virginia

recommended by 17%

#6 The Water Dancer

recommended by 17%

#7 Black Lily

recommended by 17%

#8 Drapetomania: Or The Narrative Of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lover

recommended by 17%

#9 Roots

recommended by 17%

#10 Homegoing

recommended by 17%

#11 The Underground Railroad

recommended by 17%

#12 Kind One

recommended by 17%

#13 The Moor’s Account

recommended by 17%

#14 Liberty Bazaar

recommended by 17%

#15 Amistad

recommended by 17%

#16 The Invention Of Wings

recommended by 17%

#17 Feeding The Ghosts

recommended by 17%

#18 The Last Runaway

recommended by 17%

#19 Philida

recommended by 17%

#20 Island Beneath The Sea

recommended by 17%

#21 The Long Song

recommended by 17%

#22 Sweetsmoke

recommended by 17%

#23 The Book Of Negroes

recommended by 17%

#24 Strange Music

recommended by 17%

#25 Blonde Roots

recommended by 17%

#26 A Mercy

recommended by 17%

#27 Cambridge

recommended by 17%

#28 The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

recommended by 17%

#29 Redemption Falls

recommended by 17%

#30 Beloved

recommended by 17%

#31 Red River

recommended by 17%

#32 Slave Song

recommended by 17%

#33 Amazing Grace: An Anthology Of Poems About Slavery

recommended by 17%

#34 Britain’s Slave Trade

recommended by 17%

#35 Hogarth’s Blacks: Images Of Blacks In 18th Century English Art

recommended by 17%

#36 Rough Crossings: Britain, The Slaves And The American Revolution

recommended by 17%

#37 The History Of Black People In Britain

recommended by 17%

#38 Black Personalities In The Era Of The Slave Trade

recommended by 17%

#39 The Slave Trade And The Economic Development Of 18th Century Lancaster

recommended by 17%

#40 Black Ivory: Slavery In The British Empire

recommended by 17%

#41 Black Settlers In Britain 1555-1958

recommended by 17%

#42 The Interesting Narrative Of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavas Vassa, The African And Other Writings

recommended by 17%

#43 Thoughts And Sentiments On The Evils Of Slavery

recommended by 17%

#44 The Letters Of The Late Ignatius Sancho, The African

recommended by 17%

#45 Equiano The African: A Biography Of A Self Made Man

recommended by 17%

#46 Black England: Life Before Emancipation

recommended by 17%

#47 The Great Abolition Sham: The True Story Of The End Of The British Slave Trade

recommended by 17%

#48 Slave Ships, Sailors And Their Captive Cargoes 1730-1807

recommended by 17%

#49 The Grand Slave Emporium: Cape Coast Castle And The British Slave Trade

recommended by 17%

#50 Transformations In Slavery: A History Of Slavery In Africa

recommended by 17%

#51 Liverpool: Capital Of The Slave Trade

recommended by 17%

#52 Women Against Slavery: The British Campaigns

recommended by 17%

#53 The History Of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave

recommended by 17%

#54 Bury The Chains: The British Struggle To Abolish Slavery

recommended by 17%

#55 The Big Bad Wolf (alex Cross Novels)

recommended by 17%

#56 Dark Watch

recommended by 17%

#57 Sea Of Poppies

recommended by 17%

#58 Sacred Hunger

recommended by 17%

#59 1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created

recommended by 17%

#60 A Respectable Trade

recommended by 17%

#61 Trade Wind

recommended by 17%

#62 A Falcon Flies (ballantyne Novels)

recommended by 17%

#63 Middle Passage

recommended by 17%

#64 Coram Boy

recommended by 17%

#65 Oroonoko, The Rover And Other Works

recommended by 17%

#66 Dark Watch (oregon Files)

recommended by 17%

#67 Hunting Midnight

recommended by 17%

#68 The Two Hearts Of Kwasi Boachi

recommended by 17%

#69 The Viceroy Of Ouidah

recommended by 17%

#70 The Mermaid, The Witch, And The Sea

recommended by 17%

#71 The Quality Of Mercy

recommended by 17%

#72 The Night Inspector

recommended by 17%

#73 The Interesting Narrative And Other Writings

recommended by 17%

Best Books On Dutch Masters

Do you want to know everything there is to know about Dutch Master painters? From the best book sources? We spent several hours researching books about the Dutch Masters. What we have here is a list of recommended books about dutch painters like Rembrandt. With the mission to find the top-recommended books about Dutch painters. We reviewed more than 27 books on the topic of Dutch Masters from multiple sources.

The result is a list of 25 amazingly beautiful books about Dutch Masters, Dutch painters in general, and one of the most interesting periods in art history. The best book is The Embarrassment Of Riches” with a 75% recommendation rate – meaning that 75% of the sources we reviewed recommended this book for info about Dutch Master painters.

#1 The Embarrassment Of Riches: An Interpretation Of Dutch Culture In The Golden Age

recommended by 75%

#2 Vermeer

recommended by 50%

#3 Rembrandt’s Enterprise: The Studio And The Market

recommended by 50%

#4 Art Of The Everyday: Dutch Painting And The Realist Novel

recommended by 50%

#5 Still Life With Oysters And Lemon: On Objects And Intimacy

recommended by 50%

#6 Enchanting The Eye: Dutch Paintings Of The Golden Age

recommended by 25%

#7 Willem Drost: A Rembrandt Pupil In Amsterdam And Venice

recommended by 25%

#8 Portraits Of The Mauritshuis 1430–1790

recommended by 25%

#9 Art At Auction In 17th-century Amsterdam

recommended by 25%

#10 An Entrance For The Eyes: Space And Meaning In Seventeenth-century Dutch Art

recommended by 25%

#11 Pride And Joy: Children’s Portraits In The Netherlands, 1500–1700

recommended by 25%

#12 Nature And Art: Dutch Garden And Landscape Architecture 1650–1740

recommended by 25%

#13 The Golden Age Of Dutch Art: Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art

recommended by 25%

#14 A Moral Compass: Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Painting In The Netherlands

recommended by 25%

#15 Masters Of Light: Dutch Painters In Utrecht During The Golden Age

recommended by 25%

#16 Praise Of Ships And The Sea: The Dutch Marine Painters Of The 17th Century

recommended by 25%

#17 Delft Masters, Vermeer’s Contemporaries: Illusionism Through The Conquest Of Light And Space

recommended by 25%

#18 Dutch Paintings Of The Seventeenth Century (the Collections Of The National Gallery Of Art Systematic Catalogs)

recommended by 25%

#19 Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century 2nd Edition

recommended by 25%

#20 Seventeenth-century Dutch And Flemish Painting: The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection

recommended by 25%

#21 Mirror Of Empire: Dutch Marine Art Of The Seventeenth Century

recommended by 25%

#22 Dutch Painting (world Of Art)

recommended by 25%

#23 The Art Of Describing: Dutch Art In The Seventeenth Century

recommended by 25%

#24 Kenwood: Catalogue Of Paintings In The Iveagh Bequest

recommended by 25%

#25 Dutch Society In The Age Of Vermeer

recommended by 25%

Best Books On The Art Market

We found the best books about the art market. If you want to start the right way in a difficult market – you need to start reading the right things. We can help you. We spent several hours researching the most recommended books about the art market. The top books that everyone seems to recommend.

We reviewed 93 art market books. All recommended by expert sources. We narrowed down the list to the most recommended books. Here you go the 13 best books on the art market in priority order:

#1 Art/work: Everything You Need To Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career

recommended by 17%

#2 Seven Days In The Art World

recommended by 11%

#3 Selling Contemporary Art: How To Navigate The Evolving Market

recommended by 11%

#4 Show Your Work!: 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity And Get Discovered

recommended by 11%

#5 Guerrilla Marketing For Artists

recommended by 11%

#6 “starving” To Successful

recommended by 11%

#7 How To Survive And Prosper As An Artist

recommended by 11%

#8 Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide For Building Your Career As An Artist

recommended by 11%

#9 The Business Of Being An Artist

recommended by 11%

#10 Collecting Art For Love, Money And More (2013)

recommended by 11%

#11 A Poor Collector’s Guide To Buying Great Art (2015)

recommended by 11%

#12 Art Collecting Today: Market Insights For Everyone Passionate About Art (2017)

recommended by 11%

#13 The Value Of Art: Money, Power, Beauty (2014)

recommended by %

Best Books On Architecture

We spent several hours researching architecture books and books on architecture in general. What we have here is a list of recommended books by trusted sources and niche architect sites.. With the mission to find the top recommended books about architecture. We reviewed more than 20 sources to identify a pattern in the books they recommend.

More than 221 books on architecture were recommended by these sources: See sources in the bottom.

The result is a list of 10 architecture books that all sources seems to recommended. Here you go: The best architecture books in 2020:

#1 Towards A New Architecture

recommended by 18%

#2 101 Things I Learned In Architecture School

recommended by 15%

#3 The Architecture Of Happiness

recommended by 13%

#4 Complexity And Contradiction In Architecture

recommended by 13%

#5 Thinking Architecture, 3rd Edition

recommended by 10%

#6 Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto For Manhattan

recommended by 10%

#7 Learning From Las Vegas

recommended by 10%

#8 Architecture: Form, Space, & Order

recommended by 8%

#9 The Architecture Reference & Specification Book: Everything Architects Need To Know Every Day

recommended by 8%

#10 The Eyes Of The Skin: Architecture And The Senses

recommended by 8%

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The 195 most recommended coffee table books

We spent several hours researching coffee table books. With the mission to find the best and most beautiful coffee table books of all time. Reviewing more than 11 sources on the topic. Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Reddit, Rolling Stone with more. In total reviewing 195 coffee table books to make the ultimate coffee table book list. The result is a list of 195 coffee table books. Prioritized by the most recommended. Here you go: The best coffee table books in 2020:

#1 Beaches

recommended by 18%

#2 1000 Record Covers

recommended by 14%

#3 The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art And Fashion

recommended by 14%

#4. Ibiza Bohemia

recommended by 14%

#5 Rihanna

recommended by 14%

# 6 Escape

recommended by 9%

# 7 Houseplants And Hot Sauce: A Seek-and-find Book For Grown-ups

recommended by 9%

#8 Waves: Pro Surfers And Their World

recommended by 9%

#9 Resident Dog: Incredible Homes And The Dogs That Live There

recommended by 9%

#10 Capri Dolce Vita

recommended by 9%

#11 The Obama Portraits

recommended by 9%

#12 Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-hop

recommended by 9%

#13 1,000 Places To See Before You Die: The World As You’ve Never Seen It Before

recommended by 9%

#14 Living With Pattern: Color, Texture, And Print At Home

recommended by 9%

#15 The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, And Details

recommended by 9%

#36 Pantone: The 20th Century In Color

recommended by 9%

#17 Grace, The American Vogue Years

recommended by 5%

#18 Dior: The Art Of Color

recommended by 5%

#19 Barneys New York

recommended by 5%

#20 Stoppers, Photographs From My Life At Vogue

recommended by 5%

#21 Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring The World Home

recommended by 5%

#22 The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style

recommended by 5%

#23 Domus: A Journey Into Italy’s Most Creative Interiors

recommended by 5%

#24 Around That Time: Horst At Home In Vogue

recommended by 5%

#25 New York: Behind Closed Doors

recommended by 5%

#26 100 Interiors Around The World

recommended by 5%

#27 Black And White (and A Bit In Between): Timeless Interiors, Dramatic Accents, And Stylish Collections

recommended by 5%

#28 Designed

recommended by 5%

#29 Joseph Dirand: Interior

recommended by 5%

#30 American Fashion Designers At Home

recommended by 5%

#31 The City Beautiful

recommended by 5%

#32 Frank Lloyd Wright: The Houses

recommended by 5%

#33 Donald: The Book

recommended by 5%

#34 David Hicks Scrapbooks

recommended by 5%

#35 John Derian Picture Book

recommended by 5%

#36 Stay With Me: The Most Creative Hotel Brands In The World

recommended by 5%

#37 Food In Vogue

recommended by 5%

#38 Maddie Lounging On Things

recommended by 5%

#39 Cabins

recommended by 5%

#40 The Nomad Cocktail Book

recommended by 5%

#41 Cabin Porn: Inspiration For Your Quiet Place Somewhere

recommended by 5%

#42 Art Of Atari

recommended by 5%

#43 About Time: Celebrating Men’s Watches

recommended by 5%

#44 Overview: A New Perspective Of Earth

recommended by 5%

#45 The Ride Book

recommended by 5%

#46 Hit The Road: Vans, Nomads And Roadside Adventures

recommended by 5%

#47 Custom Bike Life: Passion, Stories & Adventures

recommended by 5%

#48 Off The Road

recommended by 5%

#49 Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles In The Air

recommended by 5%

#50 Virgil Abloh: Figures Of Speech

recommended by 5%

#51 Food & Drink Infographics: A Visual Guide To Culinary Pleasures

recommended by 5%

#52 The Carhartt Wip Archives

recommended by 5%

#53 Porsche Milestones

recommended by 5%

#54 The Watch Book

recommended by 5%

#55 Hi-fi: The History Of High-end Audio Design

recommended by 5%

#56 Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography

recommended by 5%

#57 Big Book Of Land Rover

recommended by 5%

#58 Marc Newson: Works

recommended by 5%

#59 75 Years Of Marvel: From The Golden Age To The Silver Screen

recommended by 5%

#60 Axel Vervoordt: Portraits Of Interiors

recommended by 5%

#61 Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, And Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props For Filmmaking

recommended by 5%

#62 The Incomplete: Highsnobiety Guide To Street Fashion And Culture

recommended by 5%

#63 Moving To Mars: Design For The Red Planet

recommended by 5%

#64 A Booklover’s Guide To New York

recommended by 5%

#65 American Boys

recommended by 5%

#66 The World Of Apartamento

recommended by 5%

#67 Mark Seliger Photographs

recommended by 5%

#68 Ali

recommended by 5%

#69 Bong Appétit

recommended by 5%

#70 Skateart: From The Object To The Artwork

recommended by 5%

#71 Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

recommended by 5%

#72 Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping The Universe And Beyond

recommended by 5%

#73 Room For Dessert

recommended by 5%

#74 All-american Ads Of The 90s

recommended by 5%

#75 Cars & Curves: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Porsche

recommended by 5%

#76 The Street Philosophy Of Garry Winogrand

recommended by 5%

#77 Subscribe To Esquire Magazine

recommended by 5%

#78 Tom Ford

recommended by 5%

#79 Dior Catwalk: The Complete Collections

recommended by 5%

#80 Mad About The House

recommended by 5%

#81 Mert Alas And Marcus Piggott (taschen Collectors Edition)

recommended by 5%

#82 Selfish Updated And Expanded

recommended by 5%

#83 The White Company, For The Love Of White: The White & Neutral Home

recommended by 5%

#84 Chanel: Collections And Creations

recommended by 5%

#85 100 Contemporary Houses: Bu


recommended by 5%

#86 The Fashion Book

recommended by 5%

#87 Alexander Mcqueen

recommended by 5%

#88 Slim Aarons: Women

recommended by 5%

#89 Prettycitylondon: Discovering London’s Beautiful Places

recommended by 5%

#90 Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

recommended by 5%

#91 Vogue And The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute: Updated Edition

recommended by 5%

#92 Delicious Places: New Food Culture, Restaurants And Interiors

recommended by 5%

#93 Elements Of Family Style: Elegant Spaces For Everyday Life

recommended by 5%

#94 Interiors (orange Edition): The Greatest Rooms Of The Century

recommended by 5%

#95 If I Could Tell You Just One Thing

recommended by 5%

#96 Eat Drink Nap: Bringing The House Home

recommended by 5%

#97 Bedtime: Inspirational Beds, Bedrooms & Boudoirs

recommended by 5%

#98 Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashion

recommended by 5%

#99 Nyt. 36 Hours. World. 150 Cities From Abu Dhabi To Zurich

recommended by 5%

#100 Prabal Gurung

recommended by 5%

#101 Startup London

recommended by 5%

#102 Tim Walker: Wonderful Things

recommended by 5%

#103 Bill Cunningham: On The Street: Five Decades Of Iconic Photography

recommended by 5%

#104 Bibliostyle: How We Live At Home With Books

recommended by 5%

#105 Where To Go When

recommended by 5%

#106 Great Women Artists

recommended by 5%

#107 Federico Fellini: The Book Of Dreams

recommended by 5%

#108 Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, And Prison Escape Maps

recommended by 5%

#109 Rooms Of Their Own

recommended by 5%

#110 Andy Warhol, Seven Illustrated Books 1952-1959

recommended by 5%

#111 Camp Notes On Fashion

recommended by 5%

#112 New York In Stride: An Insider’s Walking Guide

recommended by 5%

#113 Schumann’s Whiskey Lexicon

recommended by 5%

#114 On Flowers: Lessons From An Accidental Florist

recommended by 5%

#115 Living With Nature: Decorating With The Rhythms Of The Seasons

recommended by 5%

#116 Eden Revisited: A Garden In Northern Morocco

recommended by 5%

#117 The Style Of Movement: Fashion And Dance

recommended by 5%

#118 World Architecture Masterworks

recommended by 5%

#119 Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons From America’s Finest Designers On The Art Of Decoration

recommended by 5%

#120 Mykonos Muse

recommended by 5%

#121 More Is More: Memphis, Maximalism, And New Wave Design

recommended by 5%

#122 Love Affairs With Houses

recommended by 5%

#123 Summer To Summer

recommended by 5%

#124 Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

recommended by 5%

#125 Maximalism By Sig Bergamin

recommended by 5%

#126 The Big Book Of Chic

recommended by 5%

#127 The International Best Dressed List: The Official Story

recommended by 5%

#128 Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style With Chic & Accessible Finds

recommended by 5%

#129 Gray Malin: Italy

recommended by 5%

#130 Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Designers Of The Past 100 Years

recommended by 5%

#131 The Perfect Kitchen

recommended by 5%

#132 Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide To A Beautiful Home

recommended by 5%

#133 Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World

recommended by 5%

#134 Walls Of Change: The Story Of The Wynwood Walls

recommended by 5%

#135 Veranda Decorating

recommended by 5%

#136 Near & Far: Interiors I Love

recommended by 5%

#137 Fictitious Dishes: An Album Of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

recommended by 5%

#138 Robert Stilin: Interiors

recommended by 5%

#139 Vogue: The Covers

recommended by 5%

#140 Literally Me

recommended by 5%

#141 Kintsugi Wellness

recommended by 5%

#142 Champagne

recommended by 5%

#143 Camp: Notes On Fashion

recommended by 5%

#144 Accidentally Wes Anderson

recommended by 5%

#145 Art After Stonewall

recommended by 5%

#146 Humans Of New York

recommended by 5%

#147 Words To Live

recommended by 5%

#148 The Dogist

recommended by 5%

#149 Queer X Design

recommended by 5%

#150 Jean-michel Basquiat

recommended by 5%

#151 Tokyo Street Style

recommended by 5%

#152 The Rise Of David Bowie, 1972-1973

recommended by 5%

#153 Rock-and-roll Woman

recommended by 5%

#154 Jazzlife

recommended by 5%

#155 Aretha: The Queen Of Soul

recommended by 5%

#156 Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture

recommended by 5%

#157 Cbgb & Omfug: Thirty Years From The Home Of Underground Rock

recommended by 5%

#158 Country Music: An Illustrated History

recommended by 5%

#159 E. Mcknight Kauffer: The Artist In Advertising

recommended by 5%

#160 Alex Katz

recommended by 5%

#161 Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray For Love

recommended by 5%

#162 Noah Davis

recommended by 5%

#163 Young, Gifted And Black: A New Generation Of Artists: The Lumpkin-boccuzzi Family Collection Of Contemporary Art

recommended by 5%

#164 Kara Walker: A Black Hole Is Everything A Star Longs To Be

recommended by 5%

#165 Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph

recommended by 5%

#166 Gregory Halpern: Let The Sun Beheaded Be

recommended by 5%

#167 Daniel Gordon: Houseplants

recommended by 5%

#168 National Anthem: America’s Queer Rodeo

recommended by 5%

#169 The Book Of Everything

recommended by 5%

#170 Kate

recommended by 5%

#171 Chanel: The Impossible Collection

recommended by 5%

#172 Palm Beach

recommended by 5%

#173 Annie Leibovitz At Work

recommended by 5%

#174 On The Street: Five Decades Of Iconic Photography

recommended by 5%

#175 Cinema On Paper

recommended by 5%

#176 Photos That Changed The World

recommended by 5%

#177 Best In Travel 2020 By Lonely Planet

recommended by 5%

#178 Cereal City Guide: Paris

recommended by 5%

#179 Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing The House Home

recommended by 5%

#180 Great Women Artists (hardback)

recommended by 5%

#181 101 Weekends In Europe

recommended by 5%

#182 Monochrome Home – Elegant Interiors In Black And White

recommended by 5%

#183 Atlas Of Vanishing Places: The Lost Worlds As They Were And As They Are Today – Unexpected Atlases (hardback)

recommended by 5%

#184 If I Could Tell You Just One Thing… Encounters With Remarkable People And Their Most Valuable Advice

recommended by 5%

#185 Lonely Planet Dark Skies Book

recommended by 5%

#186 The Sun And Her Flowers Gift Edition By Rupi Kaur

recommended by 5%

#187 The Bucket List: Places To Find Peace And Quiet By Victoria Ward

recommended by 5%

#188 Live Green Sustainable Year Book

recommended by 5%

#189 Pockets Of Pretty: An Instagrammer’s Edinburgh Book

recommended by 5%

#190 Look On The Bright Side By Sophie Golding

recommended by 5%

#191 Architectural Digest At 100: A Century Of Style

recommended by 5%

#192 Louis Vuitton: The Birth Of Modern Luxury

recommended by 5%

#194 Made For Living

recommended by 5%

#195 Vanity Fair 100 Years: From The Jazz Age To Our Age

recommended by 5%

Best Books On Future Cities

We spent several hours researching books about architecture and the future of cities. To find the most interesting and important books on the topic – we reviewed which books were recommended the most. Reviewing more than 51 books on the topic – we found 10 with more recommendations than others. Here you go: The most recommended books on the future of cities

#1 Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, And The Quest For A New Utopia

recommended by 25%

#2 The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-smart Governance

recommended by 25%

#3 Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies Of Expertise And The Future Of Governing

recommended by 17%

#4 Smart Cities, Digital Nations: Building Smart Cities In Emerging Countries And Beyond

recommended by 17%

#5 The City Of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, And The Future Of Urban Life (the Future Series)

recommended by 17%

#6 Smart Cities

recommended by 17%

#7 The Metapolis Dictionary Of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology And Society In The Information Age

recommended by 8%

#8 Cities In Civilization

recommended by 8%

#9 Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design And The Nature Of Cities

recommended by 8%

#10 Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

recommended by 8%

Best Books on Drawing and Painting

We spent several hours researching the best books about drawing and painting. Do you want to become a more skilled painter or just start to learn the necessary techniques. We sat out to create the ultimate list on the topic – by reviewing what drawing and painting books that gets recommended the most. With the mission to create the ultimate list of drawing and painting books – we reviewed more than 108 books and narrowed it down to a list of 10 books that got the most recommendations.

#1 Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain

recommended by 33%

#2 Drawing For The Absolute Beginner

recommended by 28%

#3 How To Draw What You See

recommended by 22%

#4 Keys To Drawing

recommended by 22%

#5 Drawing The Head And Hands

recommended by 17%

#6 The Natural Way To Draw: A Working Plan For Art Study

recommended by 17%

#7 Figure Drawing: Design And Invention

recommended by 17%

#8 Light For Visual Artists: Understanding & Using Light In Art & Design

recommended by 11%

#9 Vilppu Drawing Manual

recommended by 11%

#10 Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth

recommended by 11%

Best Books on Art

We spent several hours researching books about art. To find the most interesting and important art books. With the mission to create the ultimate list – we set out to see what art books are being recommended the most. Reviewing more than 12 sources and 138 art books. Here you go: The most recommended books on art:

#1 Separate Cinema

recommended by 7%

#2 100 Illustrators

recommended by 7%

#3 Art That Changed The World

recommended by 7%

#4 The Art Of Pin-up

recommended by 7%

#5 The Collins Big Book Of Art

recommended by 7%

#6 The Modern Art Cookbook

recommended by 7%

#7 Steal Like An Artist

recommended by 7%

#8 Girl With A Pearl Earring

recommended by 7%

#9 The Goldfinch

recommended by 7%

#10 Come The Morning

recommended by 3%