The 10 Most Recommended Books on PM Library in 2019

Lena Haydt
Dec 18, 2019 · 7 min read

In our series On My Shelf we ask product people around the globe to share their most favourite books. In the last collection of this year, we want to share those books that have been recommended the most. Also, we want to thank everyone for supporting us by sharing, writing and reading!


The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Why read?

304 pages, HarperBusiness 2014

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Outcomes Over Output

Why read?

76 pages, Sense & Respond Press 2019

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Hooked

Why read?

Also, check out our Book Sip with Josh:

256 pages, Portfolio 2014

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Escaping the Build Trap

Why read?

In this book, Melissa — CEO of Product Labs and founder of the Product Institute — helps you to identify whether you are caught in the “build trap” and more importantly, gives you practical advice how to escape it. She brings together her year-long experience of building products and deep knowledge of how product-lead organisations work.

200 pages, O’Reilly Media 2018

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Inspired (2nd edition)

Why read?

368 pages, John Wiley & Sons 2018

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The Design of Everyday Things

Why read?

The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how — and why — some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

368 pages, Basic Book 2013

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Sprint

Why read?

Also check out our Book Sip with Josh:

288 pages, Simon & Schuster 2016

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Radical Candor

Why read?

Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and also providing guidance that helps others grow. It focuses on praise but doesn’t shy away from criticism — to help you love your work and the people you work with.

272 pages, St. Martin’s Press 2017

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The Lean Product Playbook

Why read?

336 pages, Wiley 2015

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The Product Book

Why read?

314 pages, Product School 2017

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Over 200 curated books that everyone who builds products should read

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Over 200 curated books that everyone who builds products should read

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