James Clear

39 James Clear Recommended Books

James Clear is an entrepreneur, weightlifter, and author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. He writes about science-based habits and decision-making strategies to help people live better lives. Clear is also the creator of the Habits Academy, an online course to help professionals implement better habits in their lives. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and TIME magazine.

39 Books recommended by James Clear

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies

Author :Jared Diamond

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird, Book 1

Author :Harper Lee

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"[One of] the 10 best fiction books." - James Clear [Source]

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Adventures of a Curious Character

Author :Richard P. Feynman

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

A Manual for Living

A Manual for Living

Author :Epictetus

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

Author :Paul Kalanithi

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

The War of Art

The War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author :Steven Pressfield

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

This Is Water

This Is Water

Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Author :David Foster Wallace

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Author :Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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"[One of] the 10 best fiction books." - James Clear [Source]

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness

The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Author :Nassim Taleb

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"[One of] the 10 books with the most page-for-page wisdom." - James Clear [Source]

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

Author :Will & Ariel Durant

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"[One of] the 10 books with the most page-for-page wisdom." - James Clear [Source]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Author :Stieg Larsson

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"[One of] the 10 best fiction books." - James Clear [Source]

Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Author :Jon Krakauer

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Author :Alexandre Dumas

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"[One of] the 10 best fiction books." - James Clear [Source]

Impro

Impro

Improvisation and the Theatre

Author :Keith Johnstone

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"[One of] the 10 books with the most page-for-page wisdom." - James Clear [Source]

A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

Author :Stephen Hawking

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"[One of] the 10 best nonfiction books of all-time." - James Clear [Source]

Candide

Candide

Author :Voltaire

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"[One of] the 10 best fiction books." - James Clear [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books does James Clear recommend?

James Clear recommends many books, but some of his go-to’s include Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

You can find the books that James Clear recommends on retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as your local bookstores.

Yes. Each book that James Clear recommends can be found with reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other online book store sites.

James Clear does not regularly give recommendations for books, but he does experiment with different books and concepts in order to share best practices with his readers. He also shares his top book recommendations on his personal website from time to time.

The majority of the books recommended by James Clear are suitable for readers of all levels and ages; however, he does recommend books on specific topics, such as technology or self-improvement, which may be more suited for certain readers.