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Yep! We’ve got a list for you that offers Famous books that you will definitely not regret reading!
Are you searching for something productive to do in the torturous hours after your bedtime when you simply can’t fall asleep? How about those drawn-out Sunday evenings which you want to make the most of but while remaining indoors?

Joseph Addison very wisely stated, “Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.”  

These 30 Most famous books will be your best friend in times of need. If you are an avid reader, you don’t need an excuse, as they will be a priority- a daily exercise routine for your mind. These famous books are bound to become your best friend because they are must-read books of all time! 

The definition of a “good book” may vary from person to person, but this list will roundup famous books that are not only well-known; but are interesting, inspirational, and give you wonderful tips on how to be successful.

Let’s begin our quest of exploring: 

Here are the best of the best famous books on the market today!

P.s We previously did a list on “Must Read books” you might also wanna check that out if you’re interested.

The most Famous books of all time :

Book NameRating
Business Adventures-John Brooks 9/10 Price
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie9.5/10 Price
Purple Cow- Seth Godin
9/10 Price
Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor E. Frankl 7.5/10 Price
The 4-Hour Work Week- Tim Ferris7.5/10 Price
One-Minute Manager- Kenneth Blanchard 8/10
Price
Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity- David Allen 8/10 Price
The Power of Story-Jim Loehr 10/10 Price
Life Hacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better- Adam Push8/10 Price
The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change- Charles Duhigg9/10 Price
The Effective Executive- Peter Drucker 8.5/10 Price
The Lean Startup-Eric Ries 9/10 Price

Ask-Ryan Levesque
7/10 Price
Crush It- Gary Vaynerchuk 6/10 Price
Start with Why- Simon Sinek 7/10 Price
Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill 8.5/10 Price
Who Moved My Cheese-Spencer Johnson 9/10 Price
The Art of War- Sun Tzu7.5/10 Price
Lean In- Sheryl Sandberg 6/10 Price
The Wealth of Nations- Adam Smith8/10 Price
Guerilla Marketing- Jay Levinson 9/10 Price
The Essays of Warren Buffet- Edited by Lawrence Cunningham8/10 Price
Meditations- Marcus Aurelius 6/10 Price
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight 10/10 Price
The Secret-Rhonda Bryne 5/10 Price
The Element- Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica 8.5/10 Price
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends Upon It-Kamal Ravikant 7/10 Price
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World 8.5/10 Price
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers- Ben Horowitz 10/10 Price
Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom- Tony Robbins9.5/10 Price

1. Business Adventures-John Brooks

Guess whose favorite book this famous book is out of our famous books list? Warren Buffet- one of the biggest business tycoons in the world and he gifted it to Bill Gates to read because he loved it so much! This can arguably make the cut for one of the 10 best books of all time.  This book has been placed on our famous books list because of the sheer praise it has received from business tycoons across the world!

If you want to learn from other’s mistakes and gain some insight into the disasters some of the biggest companies in the world had to face, you have come upon a gem. A New York Times bestseller, the book mentions businesses such as Ford and General Electric and also mentions how others rose to success such as Xerox.  If you want some inspiration, read away! 

The book deserves its position on our famous books list because of its usefulness and its ability to be both engaging and loveable. The book is one of hte most famous books of all time.

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnegie

If you are talking about famous books, you simply cannot miss this one.

It has to be on our list of must-read books as you will learn a lot from it. If you want to influence people, build lasting relationships, and just make it big in life, make sure to add this to your Famous books collection.

The tips and tricks of conversation and how to be interesting are so good and implementable that you will seriously wonder why you didn’t read it before!

This book has managed to make it into our famous books list because of the applause it has received from several critics and because of its easy to understand language and the very real issue that it encompasses and helps solve. It is one of the most famous books ever written on effective communication.

3. Purple Cow- Seth Godin

Don’t be fooled by the name, the book is about business and means business too.

You can definitely place it in the 10 best books of all time or even the most popular. It gives you business hacks on how to create a product that people will absolutely love. Basically, the popular book emphasizes that you need to create a product that is different from all the rest, rather than creating something that blends in with the crowd.

This book has earned its place in our famous books list because of the influence it has had on the lives of entrepreneurs and business tycoons, it is also made it into our list of famous books because of its author, Seth Godin, who has managed to make millions by introducing the idea of the purple cow in marketing and industry.

4- Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor E. Frankl

This may sound like a philosophical book or something more about spirituality. However, the book’s main crux is that man needs a purpose in life and it helps you set goals while working. This adds to the pleasure of work rather than only letting it be a means for earning money.

If you are looking at a list of best books to read and this book isn’t listed, you probably need to change your list. Read this for a more concentrated approach towards work and a more meaningful career.

This book has made it into our famous books list because of the very different approach it takes to goal setting and also because of the way it inspires the reader to develop “the getup and go” attitude we all need in our lives.

The book takes the reader on a journey that allows him or her to figure out who they are. No wonder this book has made it into the most famous books of all time list!

5-The 4-Hour Work Week- Tim Ferris

For those of you that are tired of the 9-5, this book is a lifesaver. The name says it all. The book tells you all about outsourcing and other ways you can reduce your workload and still earn a ton. The methods and advice in this famous book can get you pretty far and save you plenty of time to have fun and read more popular books!

Despite being criticised for missing out on some real world issues and being a bit harsh, there are several very good reasons why this is one of the most famous books and one of the best books of all time.

It is critical and allows the reader an escape that we all very seriously need. It is easily on one of the most famous books when it comes to it’s genre.

6- One-Minute Manager- Kenneth Blanchard

Okay, so if you have that list of the best modern books of all time, make sure this falls in the top 10.  All those who want to learn about productivity, how to manage stress, and how to increase profits, this book is your go-to source. The best part is that the book can be sour and sweet and will hardly take you more than one evening (unless you are an unnecessarily slow reader).

The one minute manager, with good reason, has made it on to our list of some of the most famous books of all time. It is also one of the most popular books of all time as well. This book focuses on the 21st century young and is an excellent modern read, making is one of the best modern books of all time.

7- Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity- David Allen

Getting things done can be highly stressful, which is why managers are usually seen at the doctor’s office more often than other people. It isn’t surprising that a book would be written on the topic and it is even less surprising for that book to make it amongst famous and popular books of all time.

In fact, it should make every list that reads 10 best books of all time!

This book teaches you to manage your stress and how to ensure that everything gets done in a timely fashion. Hence, all the efficiency and effectiveness hacks are here if you want them.

The reason why this book has made our list of the most famous books of the era is that of the very modern and important issue that has been highlighted and solved. The question on everyone’s lips is, how does one maximize productivity and yet remain stress-free?

8- The Power of Story-Jim Loehr

Every part of your life has a different story and it is up to you to form it the way you want. That’s the message that The Power of Story conveys. This is one of the best books to read for someone who is feeling a bit under the weather and of course- it will have a deep impact on your work ethic. In order to properly segment your life in the best way possible, this is the book to go for.

This book has made it on to our list of most famous books because of the message it delivers.

9- Life Hacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better- Adam Push

 

If you noticed, the title does not say, work harder. Hence, the secret to a successful career is to ensure that you work smarter and faster in order to get better results. And that’s the essence of anything that you do. The book highlights the best ways to do this and is a must-read in order to make it big. Add this to the list of 10 best books of all time and make sure you give it a read. Work will become so much quicker and organized for you- provided that you actually implement what the book says.

10- The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change- Charles Duhigg

 

They say that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. However, most of us haven’t tried either way and are stuck in our own beaten up and mundane routine of doing things. However, there are some habits that we really need to change. These habits can have a very adverse effect on our careers, work productivity, and reputation. Being one of the popular books on the subject, The Life of Habit has some worthwhile strategies that can help everyone change something about themselves.

11- The Effective Executive- Peter Drucker

Another book about getting things done, Drucker lays it down plain and simple: it is all about getting the RIGHT things done.

Being busy isn’t all that you need to be. What you actually need to do is get the right things done in order to achieve the best results. This book is one of the many that you must read. And it is amongst the popular and famous books too. If you have friends who are avid readers, ask them if they have read this. If not, share some insights with them over a cup of coffee.

12- The Lean Startup-Eric Ries

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur and want to make sure that you create an absolutely amazing formula for a successful business, read this famous books. The book emphasizes the concept of innovation and how to do things faster than your competitors. The book is all about adaptation and adjustment. Ries really hits the mark with this one and it would be best to add it to your reading list if you are in the mood for your own gig.

13- Ask-Ryan Levesque

Are you planning to run an online business? Then this book is definitely for you. The author is a multi-million dollar business owner- in not one, but 23 different industries. Levesque achieved all of this success online and he wants to share his success secrets with others. This book would probably even beat the most famous books that people know of because it is written through the first-hand experience in this market. Levesque explains how to reach people, engage them, and sell a product perfectly. If you are an online entrepreneur or planning to become one,  this is for you.

Read away and perhaps you will get rich quick too because this is one of the best modern books of all time!

14- Crush It- Gary Vaynerchuk

No, this book is not about wrestling although it may seem so. Gary knows his stuff and tells you exactly how you create personal brands that resonate with your personality and represent you.

Hence, he teaches you how to put all of your energy into creating something unique and absolutely awesome. This famous book is a mixture of fun and information and would make an excellent read. It is not as short as some of the others but will be worthwhile with your favorite coffee and a long evening ahead of you.

This is perhaps one of the most popular books of all time.

15- Start with Why- Simon Sinek

Sinek questions your motive behind doing business in Start with Why. Why? Is a question that may sometimes be considered annoying but is definitely something that we need to ponder upon. Sinek feels that this question is imperative in business. The book is full of real-life stories of people such as Martin Luther King Jr., the Wright Brothers, and other famous people. Needless to say, it is inspirational and is worth your time.

Hence, start with why in whatever you do but do not question why you are reading this book. You definitely will not regret it. It is one of the best of the best modern books of all time. 

16- Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill

For some, this book also makes the cut of the 10 most famous books of all time and the title is rather alluring too. All those looking to get rich with quick schemes may instantly turn to this book. However, the book explains people, not strategies in particular. It examines 40 different millionaires and then describes what sets them apart from others. It enables you to get that competitive edge that you need to succeed.

Who can ignore the words of Napolean Hill? I am sure not a lot of people.

17- Who Moved My Cheese-Spencer Johnson

This book is about moving on and will help you in all facets of life. More precisely, it is about change. Why is this book amongst the popular books? People love this book because it teaches them how to adapt to change and how to evolve when things do change. Not everyone has this skill, yet it is a skill which is imperative to success.

18- The Art of War- Sun Tzu

Much like its name, the book is actually speaking of war and any struggle for power. While military strategies have been built upon the principles taught in this book, it also applies to office politics and business management. It teaches you about how to go to war with your competitors, colleagues, or dire enemies.

A very interesting read, this book should be pinned to the top of the famous books list. This is perhaps one of the most popular books of all time.

19- Lean In- Sheryl Sandberg

This book is about the success of women and the stories of the struggle for success. Female professionals will relate to this book and will be positively influenced by the stories of their counterparts and their respective struggles. This popular book is written by a woman and is for women. However, that does not mean that men cannot read it too!

Very well-written and thorough, the book praises the women who have pushed themselves to success despite the odds. Overall, it is both an interesting and informative read. So lean in, or sit back and begin reading!

20- The Wealth of Nations- Adam Smith

If you don’t know about Adam Smith, then you need to go to business school again.

This book is a keeper and is amongst the 10 best books of all time– not to mention a very popular book. For anyone that needs to know the basics of economics, productivity, and the division of labor, read up on what the “father of economics” had to say about it.

This should be every list of 10 must-read books of all time.

21- Guerilla Marketing- Jay Levinson

Have you always wondered what guerilla marketing is? If you have, this is where you will get the answer. Jay Levinson teaches you all you need to know about gaining market share and how to make customers. It is a national bestseller and has been around for a long time- only proving that it is good enough to still be applicable today.

This book has some sold ideas and lessons.

22- The Essays of Warren Buffet- Edited by Lawrence Cunningham

If you have ever wanted to get into Mr. Buffet’s brain, this book takes you straight to tycoon world. It is the book that Warren Buffet autographs the most and includes his inner thoughts about business, success, self-improvement, and other topics. Although it says the book is a guide for corporate America, we think it can be applicable elsewhere too.

So if you have a cup of coffee and some delicious snacks, curl up with this famous book and then let everyone know what you have gained.

This book has made it in our list of most famous books of all time because it one of the most popular books ever written. It gives you an insight into the mind of the worlds 4th richest man and allows you to gain insight into his life as well, and by doing so, it enables you to solve your own business problems through it. Making it one of the best books of all time.

23- Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a very powerful book. It covers everything that is important in life and then some. It talks about virtue, morality, humility, freedom, and of course leadership. This book can actually have a soothing effect upon your soul and is nourishing for the brain.

This book combined with willpower and the desire to succeed can take you places which is why it has made it’s into our list of 10 must-read books of all time! It should be recommended by everyone who is trying to get you into reading by telling you about the best books to read. 

24- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight

If you want to read about a legend and his passion, Phil Knight is your man. Although this famous book does not give you a variety of success hacks from different entrepreneurs, it gives you an inspiring story of one man who knew how.

The book is a great source of moral support, motivation, and gives you a peek into how dreams come true, making it definitely, one of the best books of all time. 

25- The Secret-Rhonda Bryne

Have you ever heard of the phrase “you are what you think”? Bryne emphasizes that in her book and says that if we want to achieve success, we simply have to ensure that we think positively.

She helps you define your thinking process and mold it in order to get rid of the negative and only focus upon the plus points.

This book is for life hacks and a business success hack. Basically, if you can dream it, you can do it. Which is why we have added this book to our list of the most famous books of all time. Making it one of our top picks, because it is totally one of the best books of all time. 

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26- The Element- Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Opposed to the previous book on this list, The Element has a different concept. The book says that motivation and having a dream is not all that is necessary to achieve success. You have to understand your latent talents and then use them to your advantage. Complicated?

There is a reason the book is one of the best modern books of all time. Give it a read and see where it takes you.

27- Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends Upon It-Kamal Ravikant

To be honest, your life does depend on it. Ravikant got the concept right and this popular book is one that every entrepreneur should read more than once. This book is a life changer and can transform everything about you, including your business. However, you must apply the principles outlined in the book appropriately.

If you do, you can guarantee prosperity and a change for the better. What can be bad about loving yourself? 

People struggle with self-esteem and it really takes a toll on them physically and mentally. This book is one of the most popular books written on this topic and so, it has made its way into our list of the most famous books of all time.

28- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The distractions in this world are so many and it becomes so difficult to prioritize and focus. This specifically applies when you are at work. This book helps you remain focused and tells you exactly how to concentrate on getting your work done and doing it well rather than becoming distracted by that message popping up or that colleague telling you a story.

This book is one of the best books of all time written on concentration and how to achieve success, and so it has been added to our list of the most famous books of all time.

29- The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers- Ben Horowitz

This book is rather interesting as it covers all the problematic aspects of running a business. It mentions scenarios such as starting a business with friends, firing friends when things aren’t working for you, and how to grow a business when you already have a day job. The book gives you a pretty thorough overview of the various things that you may find difficult while beginning or running a business and helps you overcome your fears and difficulties.

This book is not only an interesting read but is a must-read for those suffering from the problems of starting and running a business. The title is rather cute, no?

30. Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom- Tony Robbins

A life and success coach, Tony Robbins is followed by over 4 million people around the world. It is no wonder that his book is considered amongst the 10 best books of all time and tells you exactly how to get the bucks rolling in. His book is one the

most famous books ever written on this topic. 

The book gives you seven steps to organize yourself and prepare for financial freedom and a much more secure future.

A lot of millionaires today have read the book and taken inspiration from it. The book says that most of your financial success depends upon your psychological traits rather than your skills. It means you must be levelheaded and must be able to communicate and analyze properly rather than have very deep or far-reaching knowledge of a particular topic.

Final Notes for the Most Famous books:

These books are what make your success, motivation, and lifetime inspiration library and most of them are so good that you really won’t be able to put it down. Some people who have read these books, carry them everywhere with them and always refer to them in particular situations. Hence, if you are ready to conquer life and achieve immense success, go for it!

Begin reading and don’t stop until you have finished the whole famous books list! After all these books are must-read books that everyone needs to read once in their lives! 

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