Books To Read Before Turning 30: The Complete List

For some reason, turning 30 is a dealbreaker for us men. That’s why I collected 30 books every man should read before 30. You’ll find ones of classic literature and a lot of personal development books that will help you in your personal- and work life.

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At age 30, every man should be financially stable and on the right track, which is easier said than done. That’s why it is crucial to read some – or all of the books below. You can learn a lot about life from these books that will stay with you for the rest of your life. One thing is sure. Your knowledge is the only thing that no one can take away from you in life. Now see the books to read before turning 30.

1. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs Book
Steve Jobs Book by Walter Isaacson

2. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

3. Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss

Never Split The Difference
Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss

4. Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

Shoe Dog Book
Shoe Dog Book by Phil Knight

5. The 48 Laws Of Power – Robert Greene

The 48 Laws Of Power Book
The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene

6. See You At The Top – Zig Ziglar

See You At The Top Book
See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

7. Waiting For Godot – Samuel Beckett

Waiting For Godot Book
Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett

8. The Universal One – Walter Russel

The Universal One Book
The Universal One by Walter Russel

9. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Book
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

10. Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy

Eat The Frog Book
Eat The Frog by Brian Tracy

11. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think And Grow Rich Book
Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

12. Make Your Bed – Admiral William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed Book
Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

13. How To Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends & Influence People Book
How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

14. Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

Can't Hurt Me Book
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

15. Get Out Of Your Own Way – Dr. Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg

Get Out Of Your Own Way
Get Out Of Your Own Way by Dr. Mark Goulston & Philip Goldberg

16. Zero to One – Peter Thiel

Zero To One Book
Zero To One by Peter Thiel

17. Gift From The Sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea Book
Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

18. Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival – Norman Ollestad

Crazy For The Storm Book
Crazy For The Storm by Normal Ollestad

19. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions – Valeria Luiselli

Tell Me How It Ends Book
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli

20. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life – Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles

Ikigai Book
Ikigai by Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles

21. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear

Atomic Habits Books
Atomic Habits by James Clear

22. Declutter Your Mind – S. J. Scott and Barrie Davenport

Declutter Your Mind Book Cover
Declutter Your Mind by S.J. Scott & Barrie Davenport

23. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules For Life Book Cover
12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson

24. Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey

Greenlights Book Cover
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

25. Hard Times Create Strong Men – Stefan Aarnio

Hard Times Create Strong Men Book Cover
Hard Times Create Strong Men by Stefan Aarnio

26. The Psychology of Money – Morgan Housel 

The Psychology of Money Book Cover
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

27. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgeralt

The Great Gatsby Book Cover
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

28. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

Books To Read: Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

29. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz

Books To Read: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao – Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

30. 1984 – George Orwell

Books To Read: 1984 – George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell

When I started working on this article, I posted a question in our Instagram story about book recommendations, and we were happy to see so many great suggestions. I picked many from the recommended books and added my personal favorites to them, so the list of 30 books was born.

If you think the list misses any books – write to us on social media, and we’ll consider featuring it on this or an upcoming list.

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