You might find this interesting; you might agree to some of it, if not all of it, or it might just make you downright upset. These lists are always challenging and somewhat subjective, which is what makes them so much fun in the first place.

So, here’s what we did. We asked our organizational leaders, writers, and even some of our readers to give us their top twelve (we wanted a few more than 10 for research purposes) books that would help someone improve their lives. This is what we came up with.

Top 10 plus 8 more (because this is harder than it looks):

  1. The King James Bible  (The Original Self Help Book)
  2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  3. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  5. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer
  6. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  7. Limitless by Jim Kwik
  8. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  9. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  10. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  11. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  12. The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
  13. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  14. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  15. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
  16. The 10X Rule
  17. The Magic of Thinking Big Dave Swartz
  18. Psycho-Cybernetics Maxwell Maltz

What do you think? What did we miss or get wrong? Hit reply and let us know! (I just noticed that Napoleon Hill was the only one that had 2 books on the list. Interesting.) When splitting hairs on some of these, we also took into account the number of positive reviews on Amazon, book sales numbers, being a NY York Times Bestseller, what might be most relevant today, and what books might have led the way.

Just hit reply (no fancy button needed) and tell us your Top 10, or you can even tell us which one on this list should be replaced with a different book on this list.