Top Books

The Annual Planetizen Top Books List features the top 10 popular titles published in the previous year. The Planetizen 20 features the all-time top 20 planning titles that every planner should read.


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The Annual Planetizen Top Books List features the top 10 best books published in the previous year. The Planetizen 20 features the all-time top 20 planning books that every planner should read. The titles are decided by Planetizen editors based on suggestions by professionals, academics, book reviews, and other criteria.

We welcome your nominations. Please review our selection criteria. If you are a publisher, we welcome a review copy. Planetizen has partnered with Amazon.com to enable you to easily purchase any of these titles. The proceeds from books ordered through the Planetizen Book Lists help to maintain Planetizen.

If you have questions about our Top Books, or wish to nominate a book, please send us an email.

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