You may have noticed that we had to put summer into ** simply because…well, where IS our summer? When we planned this blog post we had imagined laying on a picnic blanket in Hyde Park or on the beach in Brighton…sipping on some quintessentially British glass of Pimms or a cold beer. Alas, it is not to be!

Still, that shouldn’t stop us from bringing you our topic of conversation today, even if you’re curled up under a nice warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate (or something stronger). The topic of Personal Development and Education is something that we’re very passionate about here at the UK Blog Awards and a topic that we’re going to be talking a lot about over the coming weeks and months. As a blogger, ultimately your subject matter is your bread and butter, but there are always opportunities for you to develop your skill set, knowledge and further learning to enhance your offering and ultiamtely reach a bigger audience right?

With that in mind, today we would like to bring your our top 5 recommended books for bloggers to read in 2017:


By Tom Kelley and David Kelley

Being creative does not come naturally to everyone. In this book you will learn principles and strategies of being creative – told in a very entertaining way. Believe Guy Kawasaki when he says: “This is the only book about creativity that you’ll ever need.”


By Lara Casey

You need a push to go from dreaming about it to actually doing it: Here it is!


Don’t let fear of the change hold you back. This book is part self help and part personal story. Get inspired to follow your dreams.


By Regina Anaejionu

Another book by a successful blogger. Regina blogs at “by Regina” and in this book she shares what she found helpful for organizing the various tasks. It is a workbook that you can use for getting all tasks on a plan including a small business plan and 12 worksheets for your content planning for each month. If you feel a little overwhelmed and do not know where to start: Regina has you covered.


By Tim Ferriss

This is a classic. But it is still so relevant. You will learn how to set up habits so that you don’t get lost in the daily rut.

Tim Ferris is a must read for entrepreneurs and bloggers as you learn how to focus on the most important things instead of.


By Jocelyn K. Glei

If you already read the 4 hour work week you will already know that being successful without working yourself to death to a large part is based on understanding what is important and what is not.

After reading this book words like over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed will be words from your past. This book teaches you to focus and prioritise.

What do you think? Do you have any others that you’d add to the list? 

Quick question for you too- do you think we should have a #BloggerBookClub once a month? We can host a monthly discussion on Twitter and even invite the author to join us (pending their availability) – we’d love to know your thoughts!

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