I'm looking for self-development book recommendations, titles that have really worked for you.
Here are some that I've enjoyed:
Getting Things Done & Making It All Work by David Allen, 'self-help' books that actually stick (ok technically I think these are considered business books). Super practical advice on both getting the nitty gritty done, and working towards higher goals.
This Year I Will by M.J. Ryan - full of useful and realistic advice about making difficult changes in your life. This one really works for me.
Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz - took about a 100 pages to get going, but then bowled me over with an illuminating look at creativity in the broadest sense of the word.
50 Classics Series by Tom Butler-Bowdon - I listen to one of these titles (shout out to audible.com - God I love this service) every late December to pump me up for the new year. The summaries of these classics of personal development are perceptive, accurate, well-written, and inspiring and they always give me momentum heading into the New Year.
100 Ways to Motivate Yourself by Steve Chandler - Chandler has a way of teaching that is wise, simple, and inspiring.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - the most persistent exposition of "now" thinking I've ever read. The Q&A format works well and the book anticipates and addresses head-on many tough questions about living without regret for the past or fear for the future.
The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron - Chodron is an American Buddhist nun living in Canada. She's a very accessible spiritual teacher, unafraid of exposing her own flaws.
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zinn - mindfulness meditation practice using a more secular approach.
The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss - if you can get past some of the morally wonky parts (e.g. mild manipulation to get what you want) this offers a very useful look at what true "productivity" is.
I could go on and on. Any suggestions from your own libraries?