As a former publisher, writing mentor and bookseller, I just can't stop myself from recommending books to my clients...

From writing guides to straight business and marketing books to books about money mindset or mindfulness, here's a list of the books I recommend most frequently to my clients.

On Writing

Bird by Bird: Some Reflections on Writing & Life by Anne Lamott

Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath

Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande

Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

The New Diary by Tristine Rainer

Journal to the Self by Kathleen Adams

On Business

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler & Rich Litvin

The 12 Week Year by by Brian P. Moran & Michael Lennington

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

The Referral Engine by John Jantsch

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Heart and Sell by Shari Levitin

On Money

The Art of Money by Bari Tessler

The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

On Finding Your Path

Playing Big by Tara Sophia Mohr

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

How to be Everything by Emilie Wapnick

Finding your own North Star by Martha Beck

How to find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric

Drive by Dan Pink

Quiet by Susan Cain

What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn