5 Recommended Books to Read That Develop Habit of Reading Books

Are you searching for the recommended books to read? Do you have a habit of reading books? This post shows you the list of best books to read for beginners & listen to for FREE.

I’m damn sure you will get into habit of books reading after picking up the below books to read.

If you ask me “Is reading books a good habit?” then read this carefully When I have started following many entrepreneurs and millionaires, I have seen that many of them have one thing in common…

Guess what? Is it Money, Success, Growth, Transformation…….

No, the common thing is Books.

Yes exactly, millionaires have book reading habit in common and even they have their own books published. That’s the key to success.

That’s why Google shows up this high search result when I have searched for keywords like books to read, recommended books to read, top books to read, etc.

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But it’s very hard to develop the habit of books reading until you have good books to read. Hence I developed book reading habit with the below book. Here is the proof of my action on my Facebook Page Growthfunda

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Ok, so now let’s jump to list of handpicked best books to read.

List of recommended books to read that develop a habit of reading books

1.Who Moved My Cheese

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Author- Dr. Spencer Johnson

This book sold more than 26 million copies worldwide in 37 languages and remains one of the best-selling books by Dr. Spencer Johnson which is showing an amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life.

This book surely builds your habits of books reading.

As per the interesting name, author Spencer narrating change in work and life with the help of two mice and two little people story.

Both mice and little people live in a maze, which is a representation of one’s environment, and look for cheese which is nothing but representative of happiness and success.

Author comparing the mice mindset, as they are prepared for the situation and work hard to find the solution.

On the other hand different human mindset like negative mindset person to react the situation with attributes like angry, annoying, demanding & always asking the question “Who moved my cheese?” and positive mindset person with characteristics like “When you move beyond your fear, you feel free” trying for the solution like Mice.

As mentioned, Cheese(representative of happiness and success) will not last forever and it’s not free but you have to drill down your Maze(representation of one’s environment), put the efforts to find it, and be happy.

Some of the best lines from the book as mentioned in the wiki

Change Happens 
They Keep Moving The Cheese 
Anticipate Change 
Get Ready For The Cheese To Move 
Monitor Change
Smell The Cheese Often So You Know When It Is Getting Old
Adapt To Change Quickly
The Quicker You Let Go Of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Can Enjoy New Cheese
Move With The Cheese
Enjoy Change!
Savour The Adventure And Enjoy The Taste Of New Cheese! 
Be Ready To Change Quickly And Enjoy It Again
 They Keep Moving The Cheese.

Book has a very good review and rating on Amazon. You can buy this book as this is the best book to read before you die. You can buy a copy directly from the below link

2.Fish! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

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Author:- Stephen Lundin’s

This is another recommended book to read.

The author focuses on the attitude towards work and how employees in the workplace will be happier in their lives if they have the power to change their own attitudes about their work, creating a positive environment that will be more productive.

This is a great book, which is sold over 5 million copies and suggests maintaining a positive approach to the business, life, and career is: “choose your attitude.”

You are the one who has control over the attitude you bring to work every single day. If you stay positive, you’ll find that it is easier every day to become the person that you want to be.

This book is famous for management in the words of the four elements of the Fish! a philosophy which breaks down as follows:

  1. Choose your attitude
  2. Play
  3. Make their day
  4. Be present

The content inside the book is resonating with anyone who is at any career level, willing to take life to the next level.

FISH! will help you to discover the amazing power which is already inside you to make a positive difference-wherever you are in life. The book is self-explanatory once you start reading you will love what you are reading.

3.The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

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Author – One of my favorite, best books to read that build my habit of reading.

This is a very good book by Timothy Ferriss who is a master at writing self-help books that got an appearance on The New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists.

Tim mentioned very good tips and tricks like a virtual assistant, automation to bring results and get work done quickly and easily.

It advocates how to deal with a long-term career and take a short break, escape from daily life. Also, the author points out on old age concept of retirement and then subsequent relaxation or travel.

Growth hacks mentioned by Tim are very good to escape from the RAT RACE of 9-5 and live life like own boss.

Tim has transformed his hectic life of 80 hours per week and $40, 000 Per Annum to 4 hours per week and $40, 000 Per Month with his growth hacking tips, tricks, and tools which he has mentioned in the book.

Tim shows the art of eliminating 50% of your workload in a mere 48 hours.

That’s why RAMIT SETHI founder of I Will Teach You To Be Reach saying that

The book that changed my life in 2 hours: The 4-Hour Workweek

This book is divided into 4 main sections: Definition, Elimination, Automation, Liberation i.e DEAL.

  • Definition replacing self-defeating assumptions related to needs, fears, the expectations of society.
  • Elimination – how to use time effectively and learning to ignore what is unimportant in order to have more time available for important things.
  • Automation- Tim has shown the importance of putting the majority of the things on automation like cash flow, to generate income and live the life you want.
  • Liberation point out on creating freedom of location.

Those who are willing to start a business or doing business, willing to learn how to manage work and do it effectively, looking for career advice by applying author Tim’s tips and tricks. This is another recommended book to read from my list of best books.

4.The Mind Map Book

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Author-Tony Buzan the mind mapping guru.

If you really want to build a habit of reading then you must pick this best books to read before you die.

 This book directs your mind to the new ways of using memory, concentration, and creativity.

Techniques mentioned by Tony Buzan throughout the book helps in planning and structuring thought on all levels, in order to accelerate the ability to learn, remember and record information.

Tony shows the emphasis on mind mapping technique which is currently being used by many MNCs, major universities, artists, Students all over the world.

Through Mind mapping best book Tony Buzan shows the potential of the human mind, how people can maximize their brainpower.

This book reveals exciting new ways to improve memory, concentration, creativity, ability to learn.

This book is also very helpful for students, programmers, critical thinkers, organization and all levels of professional people to maximize their brain potential to achieve success.

Without a doubt, you will learn a lot by reading this book and will get into a habit of reading.

So don’t wait to pick a copy of The Mind Map Book.

5. You Can Win

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Author– Shiv Khera – an Indian origin author whose self-help books are helping to realize an individual’s true potential.

A well know recommended book by well-known author and international bestseller book by Shiv Khera.

Author mentioned
[su_quote]Working hard is not only needed for the success but inspiration, motivation also plays an important role [/su_quote]

Motivation, inspiration is the core part of this book through which one can easily sort out their daily life problems with simple yet effective solutions.

The author has mentioned seven steps towards positive thinking, which solve many problems like one will be able to attain mutual trust and respect from people near and all the barriers to will also start fading with positive thinking.

This book is best for those suffering from low esteem, lack confidence, and want to develop a good habit of reading then you must buy this recommended book to read.

Before heading to the conclusion directly I want to put something like below which is very important.

Hacks That Will Get You into the Habit of Reading Books

To get into the habit of reading you must know below growth hacks that will change your way of reading.
Below are some of the hacks

  1. Pick up the right and interesting books to read.
  2. Read almost every day, your little 10–15 mins also makes a difference. In this way, you can finish up books very fast. To master reading, you should actually listen to the book. You can listed to Audio books. Signup to FREE audiobook via Audible 30 Days Trail
  3. Don’t pick up books when you are tired and feel anxious.
  4. Timing matters – early morning is the best time to read but it depends on every single person.


Here is the list of books that I’ve covered above. Go Grab the copy and happy reading. Go get the books and happy reading

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Picking up the book and finish it reading is like, eating in full plate meal and still, it’s not finishing” which is sometimes difficult unless you have good digestive power.

So start reading books now.

  • Which books are you currently reading?
  • Is there any other book you would like to mention?
  • Which is your best books all the time to read?
  • What do you think of reading books to grow?

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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  1. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks, Abhijit for mentioning. Yes, ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki is a very good book. I guess everyone is aware of it so I have not included it here.

  2. Abhijit Deshmukh says:

    “Who moved my Cheese” and “You can Win” and both these books are good to have.
    I would like to suggest ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki – may be suitable for ‘Live Job Free Life and Escape from 9-5 Job Life’ concept

  3. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks Akshay.Keep visiting Growthfunda for such useful information.

  4. Amol Chavan says:

    Yes, Agree. “Who moved my Cheese” and “You can Win” are really worth reading.
    I am damn sure you will love others 3 as well….

  5. I’ve read “Who moved my Cheese” and “You can Win” and both these books are a must read.

    As recommended by you – I’ll try to read the other 3 as well

  6. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks, Rob for your kind words it really motivates me to write more.I am also enjoying your stuff.
    Yes, Mind Map book is really awesome.

  7. Great selection of books, Amol, thanks! The one that had the greatest impact on me is Tony Buzan’s Mind Map book – I use mind maps for virtually everything that I write. Keep up the good work!

  8. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks, Liz for your kind word. And congrats to you as well for featuring on The Startup publication.

  9. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks, Kapil for your kind word.

  10. Great article! Especially loved the 4 Hour Workweek 🙂

    Keep up the great work, Amol!

  11. Kapil ahire says:

    Nice article AMOL!!

  12. Amol Chavan says:

    Thanks, Vernon. I am glad you like it. Don’t forget to explore the FREE list of 30+ books. Happy reading. 🙂

  13. Vernon Layne says:

    Hi Amol,
    These seem like some really good reads. I will definitely start the process of reading them.

  14. Amol Chavan says:

    Pleasure Vinod.

  15. These are the must read books. In fact, I have read almost all the books you have mentioned over here. I am too fond of reading and strongly feel that books help us lot in finding meaningful way of living. Thanks for bringing this list up. See ya !