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27 Best Books About Habits and Building Daily Routines

When envisioning a master list of the “best habit books” the titles on this page immediately jumped to my mind. These are the books that deal directly with the difficult proposition of changing your habits for the better.

This list includes absolute “must read” books such as, “Power of Habit“. Books the show the influence of looser concepts like willpower and how they influence habits (by famed psychologist Roy Baumister) and even books that showcase the importance of laser-like focus on a single topic, such as “One Thing

The books on this list should all be powerful considerations for anyone wanting to make tough habit changes, and facing difficulties. There are just so many great reads here, without further ado, let’s look at the list of great habit books collected here…

Top Habit Books:

  1. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business -by Charles Duhigg
  2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success -by Carol Dweck
  3. The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
  4. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumister and John Tierney
  5. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
  6. Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits: 14 New Behaviors That Will Energize Your Life by Joyce Meyer
  7. The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore, Ph.D
  8. 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Overcome Your Procrastination by Steve Scott
  9. Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions,Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Conner
  10. Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions by John C. Norcross
  11. Sticky Habits: 6 Simple Steps To Create Good Habits That Stick by Barrie Davenport
  12. Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success by Rory Vaden
  13. Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence by Hiedi Grant Halvorson Ph.D
  14. Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise
  15. Failing Forward: How to Make the Most of Your Mistakes by John C. Maxwell
  16. Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don’t, and How to Make Any Change Stick by Jeremy Dean
  17. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals by Hiedi Grant Halvorson Ph.D
  18. Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change by Timothy D. Wilson
  19. Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by Steve Scott
  20. Unhooked: How to Quit Anything by Susan Shapiro
  21. Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others by Art Markman PhD
  22. Goals Suck: Why the Obsession with Goal-Setting is a Flawed Approach to Productivity and Life in General by Matt Stone
  23. Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
  24. Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward by James O. Prochaska
  25. The Healthy Habit Revolution: Create Better Habits in 5 Minutes a Day by Derek Doepker
  26. Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income -by Brian Tracy
  27. The Art of Good Habits: Health, Love, Presence, and Prosperity -by Nathalie W. Herrman
  28. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan HeathNext Habit Books
Are there habit books missing from this list? Are there any habit books that shouldn’t be here? Do you find this list useful? Do you have any favorites? Make sure to let me know in the comments on the the main page of the 175+ Top Habit Books List

Best Habit Books