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.

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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 War Photography Books

#1 It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War

recommended by 50%

#2 Vietnam Photographs From North Carolina Veterans

recommended by 25%

#3 Shooting Vietnam

recommended by 25%

#4 We Shot The War

recommended by 25%

#5 1000 Yard Stare

recommended by 25%

#6 Focus On Vietnam

recommended by 25%

#7 Snakes, Rain, And The Tet Offensive

recommended by 25%

#8 Contrasts Of War

recommended by 25%

#9 Regarding The Pain Of Others

recommended by 25%

#10 The Photographer

recommended by 25%

#11 Lens Of An Infantryman: A World War Ii Memoir With Photographs From A Hidden Camera

recommended by 25%

#12 Koen Wessing (monographs On Dutch Photographers)

recommended by 25%

#13 Eyewitness To The Civil War: The Complete History From Secession To Reconstruction

recommended by 25%

#14 Civil War Battlefields: Walking The Trails Of History

recommended by 25%

#15 Lens Of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs Of The Civil War (uncivil Wars Ser.)

recommended by 25%

#16 Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook Of The Civil War

recommended by 25%

#17 The Civil War: A Visual History

recommended by 25%

#18 War Photographs Taken On The Battlefields Of The Civil War

recommended by 25%

#19 Time-life The Civil War In 500 Photographs

recommended by 25%

#20 Silent Witness: The Civil War Through Photography And Its Photographers

recommended by 25%

#21 The Irish At Gettysburg (civil War Series)

recommended by 25%

#22 The Fountains Of Silence

recommended by 25%

Best Economic Books For Beginners

#1 Economics In One Lesson: The Shortest And Surest Way To Understand Basic Economics

recommended by 43%

#2 A Little History Of Economics

recommended by 21%

#3 Economic Facts And Fallacies

recommended by 21%

#4 Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide To The Economy

recommended by 21%

#5 Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking Of The Way To Fight Global Poverty

recommended by 14%

#6 Basic Economics, Fifth Edition: A Common Sense Guide To The Economy

recommended by 14%

#7 Naked Economics: Undressing The Dismal Science

recommended by 14%

#8 Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways To Think Like A 21st-century Economist

recommended by 14%

#9 Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth And Prosperity

recommended by 14%

#10 The Wealth Of Nations

recommended by 14%

#11 Microeconomics (the Pearson Series In Economics)

recommended by 14%

#12 Essential Guide To Trading Economic Events

recommended by 14%

#13 Freakonomics

recommended by 14%

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 Economic Development

#1 The Theory Of Economic Growth

recommended by 17%

#2 Redistribution With Growth

recommended by 17%

#3 Resources, Values And Development

recommended by 17%

#4 Saving America’s Cities

recommended by 17%

#5 Randomized Control Trials In The Field Of Development

recommended by 17%

#6 A Small Farm Future

recommended by 17%

#7 Social Entrepreneurship And Enterprises In Social And Economic Development

recommended by 17%

#8 Toxic Politics

recommended by 17%

#9 Egypt’s Occupation

recommended by 17%

#10 The Nature Of Nature

recommended by 17%

#11 Tourism

recommended by 17%

#12 The Great Rupture

recommended by 17%

#13 The Deficit Myth

recommended by 17%

#14 Competition In The Promised Land

recommended by 17%

#15 The Business Of Changing The World

recommended by 17%

#16 Brain Magnet

recommended by 17%

#17 Golden Gates

recommended by 17%

#18 Triumph Of The City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, And Happier

recommended by 17%

#19 Georgia: A Political History Since Independence

recommended by 17%

#20 Understanding Global Trade

recommended by 17%

#21 The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs And The Quest To End Poverty

recommended by 17%

#22 Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives In North Korea

recommended by 17%

#23 Nostromo: A Tale Of The Seaboard

recommended by 17%

#24 The Leopard

recommended by 17%

#25 Guns, Germs And Steel

recommended by 17%

#26 The American Political Tradition: And The Men Who Made It

recommended by 17%

#27 The Emperor: Downfall Of An Autocrat

recommended by 17%

#28 Why The West Rules-for Now: The Patterns Of History And What They Reveal About The Future

recommended by 17%

#29 The Writer And The World: Essays

recommended by 17%

#30 Capital In The Twenty-first Century

recommended by 17%

#31 I Didn’t Do It For You: How The World Betrayed A Small African Nation

recommended by 17%

Best Books On Africa

#1 Long Walk To Freedom

recommended by 21%

#2 Out Of Africa

recommended by 17%

#3 Born Free: A Lioness Of Two Worlds

recommended by 13%

#4 Disgrace

recommended by 13%

#5 Half Of A Yellow Sun

recommended by 13%

#6 The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With The Herd In The African Wild

recommended by 13%

#7 Born A Crime

recommended by 13%

#8 The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope

recommended by 13%

#9 Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight

recommended by 8%

#10 The Famished Road

recommended by 8%

#11 Dark Star Safari: Overland From Cairo To Cape Town

recommended by 8%

#12 Green Hills Of Africa

recommended by 8%

#13 Gorillas In The Mist

recommended by 8%

#14 West With The Night

recommended by 8%

Best Books On Emerging Markets

#1 Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

recommended by 33%

#2 China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative Society

recommended by 17%

#3 The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World

recommended by 17%

#4 Uprising: Will Emerging Markets Shape or Shake the World Economy?

recommended by 17%

#5 Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World

recommended by 17%

#6 Guide to Emerging Markets

recommended by 17%

#7 Dance of the Trillions

recommended by 17%

#8 Africa: The Ultimate Frontier Market

recommended by 17%

#9 Winning In Emerging Markets

recommended by 17%

#10 Climb! : The Pinstiped Backpack

recommended by 17%

#11 Emerging Markets: Strategies For Competing In The Global Value Chain

recommended by 17%

#12 Emerging Syria (Emerging Markets)

recommended by 17%

#13 Mobius On Emerging Markets

recommended by 17%

#14 Emerging Markets: Performance, Analysis And Innovation

recommended by 17%

#15 Emerging Markets: Resilience And Growth Amid Global Turmoil

recommended by 17%

#16 Emerging Powers, Emerging Markets, Emerging Societies

recommended by 17%

#17 Emerging Multinationals In Emerging Markets

recommended by 17%

#18 Emerging Financial Markets

recommended by 17%

#19 Emerging Technologies For Emerging Markets

recommended by 17%

#20 The Volatility Machine

recommended by 17%

#21 This Time Is Different

recommended by 17%

#22 The Bubble Economy

recommended by 17%

#23 Monetary Regimes and Inflation

recommended by 17%

#24 Money And Capital In Economic Development

recommended by 17%

#25 How To Make Money With Global Macro

recommended by 17%

#26 Business Cycles: History, Theory And Investment Reality

recommended by 17%

#27 Against The Gods

recommended by 17%

#28 Alchemy Of Finance

recommended by 17%

#29 The Fourth Turning: What The Cycles Of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous With Destiny

recommended by 17%

#30 Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital: The Dynamics Of Bubbles And Golden Ages

recommended by 17%

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