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15 Best Productivity Books (for Getting Things Done!)

If I have a personal favorite section of the “habit books” list –this is it.

I am constantly reading, learning and fine-tuning my productivity. I constantly try new things and keep abreast of many different methods of being productive.

Mainly due to the fact that I want to get as much done in as little time as possible, so I can go places and enjoy my life.

This list represents the creme de’ la creme of the productivity field.

It includes a pair of books by productivity “guru” David Allen (Could this list be complete without some of his books?)

Books on to-do lists, and of course the idea of simplification leading to productivity in zen to done.

Quite a few good books here. If you are someone who loves productivity, I highly recommend checking out all of the ideas on this list.

See what works for you. See what doesn’t… and become a productivity superstar.

Best productivity books:

  1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  3. The One Minute To-Do List: Quickly Get Your Chaos Completely Under Control by Michael Linenberger
  4. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
  5. Control Your Day: A New Approach to Email Management Using Microsoft Outlook and Getting Things Done by Jim McCullen
  6. Master Your Workday Now: Proven Strategi by Michael Linenberger
  7. Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life by David Allen
  8. To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done by Steve Scott
  9. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done by Peter Bregman
  10. Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System by Leo Babauta
  11. How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do by Graham Allcott
  12. Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done by David Allen
  13. Master Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Organizing Your Life with Evernote (Plus 75 Ideas for Getting Started) by Steve Scott
  14. The Productive Person: by James Roper & Chandler Bolt
  15. The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey

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Are there books missing from this list? Are there 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+ Best Habit Books List

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