Personal Development Books

August 22nd, 2006 by Steve Pavlina

I’m often asked which personal development books are worth reading, so I created an extensive list of personal development books I wholeheartedly recommend.  I’ve read about 800 such books over the past 15 years, and to be honest, most of them weren’t particularly good.  This list includes the true gems I found to contain original ideas, compelling stories, and profound insights.  It’s based on the Ask Steve – Recommend Reading post from last month, but the books are now sorted into categories including productivity, relationships, spirituality, fiction, and so on.  I’ve also added several books that weren’t on the original list and linked to reviews and author interviews found elsewhere on this site.

There’s a permanent link to this list in the Best of StevePavlina.com sidebar (“Personal Development Books”), so you can reference it easily whenever you’re looking for a good book to read.  I’ll continue updating this list over time.

Happy reading:  Personal development books


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