10 Must Read Books For Bloggers

There are a lot of must read books for creative entrepreneurs out there which can easily cause information overload and overwhelm if you don’t know what to pick.

I read a lot of books and I continuously convince myself that I should be able to read at least 1 book a day for me to relax from a long day of work.

If you’re a looking for the best books to read to propel your knowledge in blogging or online entrepreneurship and creative business, I highly advise you to invest to one of these.

This has seriously changed the way I see the online business world – I was shocked to know a lot of “hidden truths” and tactics as well. So, let’s dive into it and be sure to take note the ones you will read soon.

List of 10 Must Read Books For Bloggers

10 books every blogger should read

#1. 101 Powerful Online Tools: Life Organizers to Help You Organize Your Thoughts, Organize Your Ideas, and Organize Your Life in Fast and Easy Steps by Christ Lewis and Kristin Jefferson

Blogging is hard work. If you’re blogging for a while now, I am definitely sure that you agree with me – we have a lot of files (photos, e-books, printables, cheat sheets, software, tons of draft articles etc.)

Keeping it organized takes a bazillion of time and patience. This book is a life saver for me – you’ll find out how to organize your blog life and your personal life.

101 Powerful Online Tools Life Organizers_Books Bloggers


#2. 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox

Dana is the blogger behind Wonder Forest and the creative mind behind many awesome apps. Create an editorial calendar full of shareable content with these ideas.

This books inspired me so much, I come up with 200+ list of ideas for your next blog posts.

365 Blog Topic Ideas For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About_Books Bloggers


#3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth is a genius and this book is seriously magic. I felt empowered to do the things I want especially in my passion. I highly recommend you to read this one worth every penny!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

#4. Blog Design for Dummies by Melissa Culbertson

Melissa did a great job in this book. She explained in a very detailed manner about CSS and and ways on how you can customize your website. As a developer myself, I always recommend this to people who wants to learn coding.

Blog Design for Dummies by Melissa Culbertson

#5. Blog Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho

One word – AMAZING. This was the very first book that I bought prior to starting this blog and oh boy it inspired me to kick my butts off and work like a man woman!

This book will be your new best friend – no wonder why people loved and raved about this book.

Blog, Inc Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

#6. Daring Greatly by Brene’ Brown

If there’s one thing that pushed me to kick start this blog, it would be this book and the genius – Brene’ Brown. I’ve never read a book that is as intentional as this one – hands down (the best!)

Books_Daring Greatly by Brene Brown How the Courage to Be Vulnerable

#7. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Jen  Sincero deserves a warm hug and a big round of applause because of this book. Aside from the book from Brene’ this is my another favorite!

You Are a Badass helps you connect to “source energy” and really get the most out of the amazing life you have been given.

If you’re not a fan of reading books – you will change your mindset once you read this totally fun and I just laugh so hard with this book.

Books_You Are a Badass- How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

#8. Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht

I am guilty for buying stuff because of the front cover – yes I totally nail the “impulse buying arena” but heck this book is not just good in the cover you guys!

This has helped me MORE THAN I expect it to be – I overcome my self-doubt and fear on social media (I’m an introvert, incase you didn’t know). Action packed content, light to read and just rock star!

Books_Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht
#9. #Girlboss, by Sophia Amoruso

Ha! This book made me a stalker for a day ! I didn’t know Sophia back then nor the Nasty Gal but when I got this book heck – I was a new fan! At first I thought it was just hype and not worth my money oh boy I was so wrong – and yes I ate everything that I said, literally.

I listen to her podcast, religiously. She is so dang smart and true Girl Boss  – she is confident in her own abilities and she built an empire! If you haven’t read this book yet – you are missing out the best book ever.

#Girlboss, by Sophia Amoruso_Books

#10.Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams by Gala Darling

REAL TALK: If you want to be successful in blogging or in anything you gonna be willing to suck up the comparison game. I know, we’re all been guilty of it and I cannot blame you. – but you have to take the high road and focus on your own game!

This book has helped me boost my self-esteem which in turn greatly helped me be more open to my readers and have the guts to show up, seriously you have to get out of your snazzy comfort zone. You need this.

Books_Radical Self-Love A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams


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  1. The Sunday Mode

    I read Blog Inc before I actually started a blog, definitely need to re-read it now that I’ve been running a blog for two years! Especially considering I found it motivating before I had a blog…

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Totally agree! I also love that book 🙂 Congratulations on your 2nd year of blogging that is huge!

  2. Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments

    Thanks for sharing this list! I forgot that I have a few of these already downloaded and waiting to be read!

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Hi Pam, so SORRY I wasn’t able to respond to you soon. I’m happy you have these books already let me know which ones are your favorite! 🙂

  3. AngeliePangilinan

    I have always been in the look out for books that will help me prosper in my blogging career! This post is a great start! 🙂

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Yohooo! Thanks for that totally made me happy! 🙂 Let me know which one you bought for yourself I’d love to know how much you liked it 🙂

  4. Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    Sometimes I run out of ideas to blog about it. These books will definitely help with that. This is a great list of assorted topics for bloggers to explore. Btw, I also judge a book by it’s cover sometimes too! I get caught up in the book design!

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Oh me too! I usually get away with the cover first then after buying if I’ll hop over to the content! Yay! <3

  5. Gunhild Kristiansen

    I loved Big Magic and Daring Greatly, but #Girlboss really surprised me in a positive way. I think her story and the way she tells it is so fascinating. Great list, will check some of the others out.

    1. Janica Khemlani

      I agree with you Gunhild! I super love #GirlBoss it is absolutely amazing! <3

  6. Jane Rosewood

    What a great idea for a post! I’ll definitely mark some of these books as a must read. Especially the book by Elizabeth Gilbert, because I just love her! I going to tweet your post, I think it’s an excellent source of information for other bloggers.

  7. tet

    I am more into novels than entrepreneurship kind of books. But I would like to read more about blogging if ever I’ll get one for myself. I’m sure it will help me a lot.

    1. Janica Khemlani

      I admire you for the patience of reading novels 😀 I hope I can finish a novel too!

  8. Teresa Dumadag

    My advice to those thinking of starting a blog is to just do it! 😉 You learn by doing. Learn as you work on your blog. Read while working on improving your blog. The more you blog, the more that the things that you’ll read in books make sense.

  9. Kat

    I’m interested in You are a badass, :eave your mark and the one from the founder of Nasty Gal. Yep I’m familiar with Nasty Gal it’s often cited as a story of innovation. Honestly I haven’t read a single thing about blogging or entrepreneurship ever since I’ve started our website, so this might be a good start. 🙂

    1. Janica Khemlani

      You should absolutely checkout the You Are A Bad Ass it incredible!

  10. Darlene M

    Nice list! My number one advice for those who want to blog is to read. There’s no better way to improve than read. Not necessarily books about blogging but anything that catches your fancy. It helps you also to have knowledge about other things.

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Read..Read..Read and just don’t stop reading! Thanks for your thoughts Darlene!

  11. Zwitsy

    The only niche I am familiar with is the number which is about online tools. But nonetheless, these book recommendation thing is really helpful particularly for newbies!

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Thank you Zwitsy! The online tools book is also great source of info.

  12. Carola

    Great list. i haven’t read any books about blogging so this is a great list to start with. Leave Your Mark sounds very interesting. I’d also love 101 powerful online tools. It’s always great to learn more about blogging and get some inspiration.

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Leave your Mark will intensify your creative juices <3

  13. Milton Coyne

    I am honestly not a bookworm but since these books are something I can really relate with, I will surely give them a try.. Hopefully I can find a copy here in my place

    1. Janica Khemlani

      Hi Milton! Are you in PH? I’ve found some of these books on Power books

  14. Kristine Redillas

    This is a great list! I really am curious about Girl Boss. I haven’t seen a copy of it here yet. I do wish it’s being sold somewhere here in the Philippines. Plus, reading is part of blogging and it’s somehow intertwined.

  15. Alyssa Tuangco

    These are great books! I like #5, I’ve heard good reviews about it.


  16. Nya

    This looks like such a helpful list, specially for those who are starting a blog just now. I think the #10 would be a nice read for me; I sometimes struggle with ‘focusing on my own game’. So it’s good that you have included motivational material as well, not just ‘technical’. Because, most of all, blog is a game of hard work and dedication.


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