21 Best Books on Productivity 2019: Manage Time & Be More Productive

best books on productivity

Hey Friends, If you really want to do more work in less time. 

Then you’ll be glad to know that I’ve prepared a list of 15 Best Books on Productivity.

Must purchase all these books and start reading one by one and see the magic.

Quick Hack to Read these Books Effectively:

If you really want these books will help you then follow my formula to get maximum results. 

After completing any chapter, ask yourself what tips and strategies you learned from this chapter and apply all these things in your life from day one. Then start the next chapter.

I’m following the same formula and getting 100% result.

Table of Content

21 Best Books on Productivity: Read these books and Double your Productivity

S.N.

Book Name

Author Name

Link

1.

Getting Things Done

David Allen

2.


Eat That Frog


Brian Tracey

3.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey

4.

Deep Work

Cal Newport

5.

The One Thing

Gary Keller

6.

The Checklist

Atul Gawande

7.

Extreme Productivity

Robert C. Pozen

8.

Atomic Habits

Neil Fiore

9.

168 Hours

Laura Vanderkam

10.

The 80/20 Principle

Richard Koch

11.

18 Minutes

Peter Bregman

12.

The Power of Less

Leo Babauta

13.

Organize Tomorrow Today

Dr Jason Selk and Tom Bartow

14.

1.

Make Time

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

15.

Do More Better

Tim Challies

16.

Faster Than Normal

Peter Shankman

17.

Your Best Just Got Better

Jason W. Womack

18.

Productivity Ninja

Granham Allcott

19.

Essentialism

Greg McKeown

20.

Procrastinate on Purpose

Rory Vaden


21.


First Thing First

R. Stephen Covey

Are you ready?

Now, I’m going to share a list of 15 best Productivity books to get maximum result in less time.

1. Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity

getting things done

Getting Things Done by David Allen is one of the best books on productivity.

This book can help you to set up a system of weekly review, list and other amazing things to free your mind from reminding a task.

The best part of this book is that It helps you to achieve stress-free productivity. Due to these amazing features, I listed this book on the top of this list.

“Anything that does not belong where it is, the way it is, is an ‘open loop’ which will be pulling on your attention if it’s not appropriately managed.”

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Getting Things Done
  • Author Name: David Allen

2. Eat That Frog

eat that frog

If you have a habit of procrastinating then you should definitely read this book. I recently read this book and learned some new hacks which double my productivity.

This book helps you to understand how to manage your work, what to do and what not to do. 

You’ll get 21 smart tips to get more done in less time. So, I highly recommend that you read this book and apply all the tips given in this book to see the positive result from day-1.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Eat That Frog
  • Author Name: Brian Tracey

3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of highly effective people

Successful people are always highly productive and they manage their time in the best way.

So, If you want to learn how these effective people manage their time and double their productivity then I highly recommend that you read this book by Stephen Covey.

In this book, you’ll learn about the habits of the top 7 highly effective people. I’ve not read this book yet but heard a lot about this book that’s why I added this book in this list.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: 7 habits of highly effective people
  • Author Name: Stephen Covey

4. Deep Work

deep work

Deep Work by Cal Newport is one of the best books on avoiding the distractions and focus on your main work. 

If you want to improve your focus and avoid all other distractions to increase your productivity then you should read this book.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Deep Work
  • Author Name: Cal Newport

5. The One Thing

The one thing

We all have many tasks to do every day but out of these all tasks only one or two tasks can help up to achieve our goal.

This book will guide you on how to find your one thing i.e. your most important task to get success in whatever you are doing as soon as possible.

This book has lots of graphics, tables and images which help us to understand this book concepts more easily and effectively.

I recently read this book and it increases my productivity a lot.

If you really want to get success then read this book and see the magic.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: The one thing
  • Author Name: Gary Keller

6. The Checklist 

the checklist

The checklist is one of the best books for those who want to manage their time in a better way.

This book can double your productivity and help you to prioritize your work.

So, If you want to do more work in less time efficiently to get success then I highly recommend you to try the techniques given in this book.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: The Checklist
  • Author Name: Atul Gawande

7. Extreme Productivity

extreme productivity

Extreme Productivity is one of the best books on focus and productivity. If you want to be more productive then you should definitely read this book.

This book has some proven and practical tips which can help you to increase your productivity. So that you can do your work faster and spend more time with your family and friends. 

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Extreme Productivity
  • Author Name: Robert C. Pozen

8. Atomic Habits

Atomic habits

If you want to be more successful in life then you should build some good habit.

But to built a new habit is not an easy task. This book will guide you step by step on how to create a good habit. So, must read this book.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Atomic Habits
  • Author Name: Neil Fiore

9. 168 Hours

168 hours

I’m 100% sure that you are thinking that why the title of this book is 168 hours.

Right?

Actually It’s the It’s no. of hours in a week. We never think about how many hours we’ve wasted in distractions and other unimportant or low priority tasks.

So, this is a practical book which helps you to use your time effectively to be more productive and successful.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: 168 hours
  • Author Name: Laura Vanderkam

10. The 80/20 Principle

the 80/20 principle

The 80/20 Principle is the best book for you if you want success in anything. 

This principle states that 80% of your results come from 20% of the inputs. You’ll get step by step guide on how to implement an 80/20 principle on anything to get success.

It’s the best time management and productivity book. So, read this book and see the results.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: The 80/20 Principle
  • Author Name: Richard Koch

11. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus Master Distraction & Get The Right Things Done

18 Minutes

Did you ever think that why we are less productive? The answer is very simple. We have lots of distractions.

If you want to be more productive then you should focus only on your goal without any distractions.

In this book, you’ll get amazing ideas to find your distractions and the thing which can help you to be more successful.

And you can find this within 18 minutes with the amazing concepts of this book.

So, I highly recommend that you read this book.  

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: 18 Minutes
  • Author Name: Peter Bregman

12.The Power of Less 

the power of less

This is the best book on improving your focus. 

You’ve your goal and you know what are the things you need to do to achieve that goal.

If you analyze this to-do list to achieve your goal. Then you’ll find that only 1-2 task can help you the most to achieve your goal and other tasks are just supporting your main task.

You’ll get some amazing ideas which will help you to get success in less time.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: The Power of Less
  • Author Name: Leo Babauta

13. Organize Tomorrow Today

organize tomorrow today

This book has some amazing ideas for managing time and to be more productive. 

If you’ll read this book then you can organize your next day in the better way. This is a good book on time management and productivity. 

Try the tips and tricks given in this book to be more productive and save your time.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Organize Tomorrow Today
  • Author Name: Dr Jason Selk and Tom Bartow

14. Make Time, How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

make time

If you want to do more work in less time but you don’t have any idea about how to do it. Then this book is going to be super helpful for you.

Because this book has some proven and practical methods which can help you to save your time and be a more productive person.

Follow all the advice given in this book and start doing more work effectively in very less time.

One of the best lines of this book is “Set a Single Intention at the start of each day”

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Make Time
  • Author Name: Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

15. Do More Better

This book is very helpful for those who want to do everything effectively.

I.e. if you want to make a balance between work life and family life. Then this book is very helpful for you.

You’ll get some awesome ideas from this book like “The three tools to getting things done are a calendar tool, information tool and a task management tool.”

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Do More Better
  • Author Name: Tim Challies

16. Faster Than Normal

faster than normal

This book is packed full of easy to implement tips, tricks and useful information which can help you to be a very productive person.

If you want to be more productive and do more work in less time. Then you should read this book. 

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Faster Than Normal
  • Author Name: Peter Shankman

18. Your Best Just Got Better

your best just got better

Imagine what will happen if your best just got better day by day. 

Sound good. Right?

It’s possible with this book because this book has some powerful techniques on goal setting and using your time more effectively.

With the effective ides of this book can bring your ambition to the next level.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Your Best Just Got Better
  • Author Name: Jason W. Womack

18. Productivity Ninja 

productivity ninja

If you want the answer of all your time management problems to be a more productive person then this book is going to be super helpful for you.

The best advice from the author is that instead of managing your time, manage your attention.

This book is packed with amazing tips and techniques. That’s why It’s one of the best books on productivity and time management.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Productivity Ninja
  • Author Name: Granham Allcott

19. Essentialism

essentialism

Essentialism is one of the most popular books right now. 

This book became viral because it tells us about a new way of thinking about productivity. 

The best advice from this book is that we should stop saying ‘yes’ to everything. It’ll help us to get more time for the things that really matter for our success.

I highly recommend that you read this book to be a productive person.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Essentialism
  • Author Name: Greg McKeown

20. Procrastinate on Purpose

procrastinate on purpose

If you are thinking that there isn’t enough time to get everything done. Then this book is going to be very helpful to you.

This book will teach you how to multiply your time and do more work without any stress. 

Use the the techniques given in this book to multiply your time and be more productive.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: Procrastinate on Purpose
  • Author Name: Rory Vaden

21. First Thing First

first thing first

This book is very helpful for those who want to manage their time and get success in less time.

The main concept of this book is no matter how effectively and efficiently you do your work. If you are doing the wrong thing then you’ll not get the desired result.

This book has lots of proven and practical methods which can help you to achieve all your goals in less time. 

So, If you really want to get success in anything then you should definitely try the techniques given in this book.

Details of this book:

  • Book Name: First Thing First
  • Author Name: R. Stephen Covey

Now It’s Your Turn:

After the hard work, I prepared this list of “21 best books to increase productivity”.

But I’m 100% sure that I forgot to mention some awesome books in this list.

Which is your favorite productivity book?

Please let me know via comment below.

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