Top 11 Influencer-Recommended Books in Facebook’s #ReadToLead Campaign (Infographic)

Looking to buy someone a book for the holidays? Facebook’s #ReadToLead campaign may be able to help.

Looking to buy someone a book for the holidays? Facebook’s #ReadToLead campaign may be able to help.

Strategic partner managers Craig Mullaney and Erin Murray Manning said in a Facebook Media blog post that the social network’s #ReadToLead campaign was aimed at connecting influencers with readers, including the 230 million Facebook users who are connected to at least one author’s page.

According to Mullaney and Manning, 62 global influencers shared recommendations for a total of 231 books, and the 11 most recommended books of the year were:

  1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
  2. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant
  3. Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World, by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
  4. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance
  5. The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross
  6. Freakonomics, by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt
  7. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, by Shaka Senghor
  8. The Gene: An Intimate History, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  9. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing
  10. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh
  11. Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values, by Fred Kofman


Mullaney and Manning also shared the five posts from influencers recommending books that drew the most interactions (embedded below), from:

  1. Bill Gates
  2. Newt Gingrich
  3. David Agus
  4. Dana Perino
  5. Scott Kelly

Holiday Books 2016

Looking for a book to enjoy over the holidays?

Here are some of my favorites from 2016.


Posted by Bill Gates on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Newt's Top 3 Book Recommendation from 2016

The three books that contributed most to my thoughts on growth and leadership in 2016: The Art of the Deal and The Art of the Comeback — two fascinating reads by President-elect Donald J. Trump that provide extraordinary insight into the way he thinks and his ability to get things done. And Black Widow, a novel by Daniel Silva that depicts the dangers we face today and is a true eye-opener about what could happen if our leaders are not prepared to defeat terrorism. What books contributed most to your thoughts on leadership and growth this year? #ReadtoLead

Posted by Newt Gingrich on Friday, December 9, 2016

The books that made a real influence on me this year. #ReadtoLead

Posted by David Agus on Monday, December 5, 2016

Here it is: My top book picks for 2016! I recommend these books to all of the current and future leaders out there. #ReadToLead by Facebook

Posted by Dana Perino on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Readers: Ready to shut down your desktop, tablet or smartphone and pick up a book? David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: December 22, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT