Book Recommendations

Updated: Jan 4



Whether you are trying to figure out something useful to do in your free time or be

intentional with your time, having a list of books to read in your back pocket is always

handy. The Black Coffee Community has collectively put together a list of book

recommendations. Most of the books can be found at your local library for free. If you do

not have time to sit down and read, audiobook versions are available. Below is the

recommended list (in no specific order):


  1. The Spook Who Sat By The Door by Sam Greenlee

  2. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

  3. Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence and Success by Jordan Belfort

  4. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

  5. How full is your bucket by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton​

  6. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

  7. The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

  8. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

  9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

  10. Fake by Robert Kiyosaki

  11. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

  12. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

  13. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

  14. The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber

  15. Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes by NOLO

  16. Inc and Grow Rich by C.W. Allen, Cheri S. Hill and Diane Kennedy

  17. Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  18. The Real Man Agenda: What Every Man Need to Know About Manhood by Leroy Scott

  19. African American Politics by Kendra A. King

  20. Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time by Bill McGowan

  21. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  22. Start With Why by Simon Sinek

  23. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

  24. Authority Abusers by George Bloomer

  25. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park

  26. Quiet by Susan Cain

  27. The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It by Richard Florida

  28. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  29. The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

  30. Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbroand Napoleon Hill

  31. The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

  32. The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

  33. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

  34. Unbroken Curses by Rebecca Brown

  35. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell

  36. The Twelve Universal Laws of Success: Super Achiever Edition by Herbert Harris

  37. Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat. The BRRRR Rental Property Investment Strategy Made Simple by David Greene

  38. Principles by Ray Dalio

  39. Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey

  40. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

  41. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley and William Danko