This list could also be a NeverEnding story...
For now, we’ll focus on our favorites:
About Face by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, and Christopher Noessel. If you're truly looking to get into UX, this book will start you off on the right foot.
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz
Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience by Tom Greever
Don’t make me think by Steve Krug
Type Matters! By Jim Williams
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal and Julie Li-Eyal. This isn’t a UX book per se, but is the follow up to his highly acclaimed book, Hooked. With everything going on with social media and tech nowadays, we personally don’t like the idea of psychologically and emotionally hooking anyone to an experience. Instead, we want to design things that truly help people accomplish their goals, not make them addicted. Plus, this is a fantastic book on how to become focused and truly “indistractable.”
P.S. In case you were wondering, none of the links above are affiliate links.