The best 21 Working from Home books

Working from home has become increasingly prevalent, blurring the lines between work and personal life. Our handpicked book list delves into strategies for maintaining productivity, setting boundaries, and thriving in a remote work environment.

Discover practical tips, insightful perspectives, and proven techniques in our collection. Ready to optimize your work-from-home experience? Dive into our selection now and unlock the secrets to a successful remote work routine!

The best 21 Working from Home books
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Working from Home Books: Remote by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Office Not Required
4.0 (83 ratings)
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What's Remote about?

In Remote, you are given an inside look at a new kind of work relationship made possible by modern technology, called “remote work.” The book details companies’ common fears about allowing employees to work remotely and in contrast, outlines the many benefits of remote work. Importantly, it offers practical advice to managers who employ remote workers or are considering introducing remote work options for their company.

Who should read Remote?

  • Managers who need to find solutions for employees
  • Anyone who is considering trying out remote work at their company
  • Anyone looking for a better way to organize their workforce

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Working from Home Books: The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman

The Best Place to Work

Ron Friedman
The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
3.8 (38 ratings)
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What's The Best Place to Work about?

If you want to design the best possible workplace, improve employee satisfaction and ultimately motivate your staff to deliver better results, look no further. The Best Place to Work will guide you through the process of improving your working environment, leading to more enthusiastic and productive employees.

Who should read The Best Place to Work?

  • Anyone who’s interested in workplace design
  • Anyone who’s concerned about employee satisfaction
  • Managers who want to improve productivity

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Working from Home Books: Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman

Super Immunity

Joel Fuhrman
The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger and Disease Free
4.0 (301 ratings)
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What's Super Immunity about?

Super Immunity (2011) reveals the secret to a better, stronger immune system and healthier body: superfoods. These blinks shed light on the shortcomings of modern medicine and teach you how to take advantage of the healing powers of plant foods rich in nutrients and phytochemicals.

Who should read Super Immunity?

  • People tired of suffering from colds and flu
  • Individuals interested in alternatives to antibiotics and prescription medicine
  • Anybody keen on boosting their health the natural way

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Working from Home Books: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Hygge

Meik Wiking
The Danish Way to Live Well
4.4 (142 ratings)
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What's The Little Book of Hygge about?

Different countries, like different people, have different personalities. Some are more upbeat; some are more downcast. Out of all the countries in the world, Denmark is often rated as the happiest. And that’s because Denmark has hygge. The Little Book of Hygge (2016) explains this concept in full and offers tips on how you can achieve it, too – wherever you live.

Who should read The Little Book of Hygge?

  • Happiness seekers who want to appreciate the simple things in life
  • Readers interested in cultural differences and similarities
  • Anyone looking for ways to stay happy when it’s raining outside

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Working from Home Books: The Freelance Mum by Annie Ridout

The Freelance Mum

Annie Ridout
A Flexible Career Guide for Better Work-life Balance
4.2 (22 ratings)
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What's The Freelance Mum about?

The Freelance Mum (2019) offers friendly advice and practical tips for kickstarting your freelance career while also navigating the challenges of being a mom. Drawing on her wealth of experience as a successful freelance writer, Annie Ridout explains how you can make money doing what you love and reclaim your family time.

Who should read The Freelance Mum?

  • Entrepreneurial moms
  • New mothers seeking a better work-life balance
  • Parents hoping to go freelance

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Working from Home Books: Smart Teams by Dermot Crowley

Smart Teams

Dermot Crowley
How to Work Better Together
4.2 (124 ratings)
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What's Smart Teams about?

Smart Teams (2018) is a practical guide to enhancing your team’s productivity. It gives you tools and strategies that you can use to help you and your team communicate better, collaborate effectively, and stamp out the disruptions that stop you from achieving your goals.

Who should read Smart Teams?

  • Business leaders who want to create a more productive company culture
  • Professionals seeking to collaborate more effectively
  • Anyone who wants to know how team productivity works

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Working from Home Books: Joy at Work by Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein

Joy at Work

Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein
Organizing Your Professional Life
4.3 (168 ratings)
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What's Joy at Work about?

Joy at Work (2020) takes the popular and life-changing KonMari Method of tidying up your home and applies it to your workplace. This new approach is aimed at cleaning up and organizing not just your desk and bookshelves, but also your computer storage and email inbox. As always, using the KonMari Method will also bring you closer to finding joy and rediscovering what’s really important in your life.

Who should read Joy at Work?

  • Anyone with a cluttered workspace
  • People who dread going to work in the morning
  • Struggling workers who’d like to feel excited about their jobs again

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Working from Home Books: Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong

Working in the Gig Economy

Thomas Oppong
How to Thrive and Succeed When You Choose to Work for Yourself
3.9 (45 ratings)
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What's Working in the Gig Economy about?

Working in the Gig Economy (2018) is a practical guide to the competitive world of self-employment. How do you learn to enjoy the freedom of self-employment, and how do you make sure you don’t fall into the traps of burnout and disappointed clients? Thomas Oppong lays out the most effective ways to succeed in the gig economy.

Who should read Working in the Gig Economy?

  • People who are thinking about going freelance
  • Freelancers and independent contractors who feel stuck in a rut
  • Anyone interested in the future of work

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Working from Home Books: The New Corner Office by Laura Vanderkam

The New Corner Office

Laura Vanderkam
How the Most Successful People Work from Home
4.1 (300 ratings)
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What's The New Corner Office about?

The New Corner Office (2020) is a practical guide to succeeding in the world of remote work. This timely tome is filled with sensible advice for remaining creative and productive while working from home.

Who should read The New Corner Office?

  • Remote workers seeking new success strategies 
  • Managers skeptical about the benefits of remote work
  • Anyone looking to stay productive while working from home

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Working from Home Books: Work Together Anywhere by Lisette Sutherland and Kirsten Janene-Nelson

Work Together Anywhere

Lisette Sutherland and Kirsten Janene-Nelson
A Handbook on Working Remotely – Successfully – for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
4.1 (64 ratings)
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What's Work Together Anywhere about?

Work Together Anywhere (2018) takes on the future of office work by examining the benefits that flexible remote work options can provide employees and managers alike. It outlines the skills and mind-set needed to work in a remote capacity – or manage a team of remote workers – as well as going through the technology that makes it all possible. 

While the classic office job isn’t likely to go extinct any time soon, more and more people are choosing remote work. This is a handbook for them.

Who should read Work Together Anywhere?

  • Anyone working remotely or managing remote workers
  • Anyone considering working remotely or managing remote workers 
  • People skeptical of the advantages of remote work who are open to being persuaded

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Working from Home Books: Digital Body Language by Erica Dhawan

Digital Body Language

Erica Dhawan
How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance
4.4 (244 ratings)
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What's Digital Body Language about?

Digital Body Language (2021) is your rulebook to clear online communication. Combining cutting-edge research with personal know-how, it demystifies the digital signals that so often stand in for traditional body language.

Who should read Digital Body Language?

  • Leaders and employees seeking more streamlined digital collaborations
  • Virtual workers who want to improve their online tone and clarity
  • Anyone who’s struggled to convey what they really mean from behind a screen

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Working from Home Books: How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace by Robert Glazer with Mick Sloan

How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace

Robert Glazer with Mick Sloan
Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive and Empowered Remote Work
4.2 (143 ratings)
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What's How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace about?

How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace (2021) is a guide to working remotely. With tips for both organizations and individuals, it covers everything from the benefits of remote work to steps for implementing it successfully, and the tools and tricks that make it easy.

Who should read How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace?

  • Organizational leaders interested in going remote
  • Employees who want a fulfilling remote experience
  • People who are curious about the future of work

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Working from Home Books: The Long-Distance Teammate by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

The Long-Distance Teammate

Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel
Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere
4.3 (130 ratings)
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What's The Long-Distance Teammate about?

The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere (2021) is a guide to being a quality teammate while working remotely. It helps you navigate all the interpersonal issues that pop up when you’re no longer sharing an office with your coworkers, and gives advice on how to build connections with people you haven’t seen.

Who should read The Long-Distance Teammate?

  • Anyone working remotely
  • Workers unsure where they fit in
  • People seeking a better work-life balance

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Working from Home Books: Out of Office by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson

Out of Office

Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Peterson
The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home
4.4 (443 ratings)
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What's Out of Office about?

Out of Office (2021) is about working from home, and the bigger, more fundamental questions about contemporary work culture that remote work illuminates. How can we reimagine work to make our lives more meaningful?

Who should read Out of Office?

  • Workers curious about fleeing the office
  • Managers looking to rethink working practices
  • Anyone interested in the future of work

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Working from Home Books: Leading from Anywhere by David Burkus

Leading from Anywhere

David Burkus
Unlock the Power and Performance of Remote Teams
4.3 (184 ratings)
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What's Leading from Anywhere about?

Leading from Anywhere (2021) is a guide to leading a remote team, covering everything from building a company culture, managing performance, and running virtual meetings to providing feedback to team members. In addition to setting out the best way to manage a team remotely, it makes a strong case for remote work in general. 

Who should read Leading from Anywhere?

  • CEOs and team leaders
  • Remote workers in dysfunctional organizations
  • Anyone interested in setting up a remote business

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Working from Home Books: Wellbeing at Work by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter

Wellbeing at Work

Jim Clifton and Jim Harter
How to Build Resilient and Thriving Teams
4.3 (236 ratings)
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What's Wellbeing at Work about?

Wellbeing at Work (2021) explores how the different spheres of our lives contribute to our overall sense of well-being. It also outlines how leaders can positively impact their employees’ well-being, and sheds light on the link between employee well-being and organizational success. 

Who should read Wellbeing at Work?

  • Stressed-out workers
  • Managers learning how to lead in a pandemic
  • Wellness enthusiasts looking for inspiration

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Working from Home Books: How the Future Works by Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian, Helen Kupp

How the Future Works

Brian Elliott, Sheela Subramanian, Helen Kupp
Leading Flexible Teams To Do The Best Work of Their Lives
4.0 (132 ratings)
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What's How the Future Works about?

How the Future Works (2022) provides a blueprint that company leaders can use to implement flexible work policies. It offers a step-by-step guide detailing how to manage this transition effectively so that organizations can benefit from this new way of working.

Who should read How the Future Works?

  • Leaders wanting to make flexible work strategies the norm
  • Executives who are skeptical about flexible working models
  • Managers who want their teams to transition successfully to flexible work arrangements

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Working from Home Books: The Future of the Office by Peter Cappelli

The Future of the Office

Peter Cappelli
Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face
3.9 (157 ratings)
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What's The Future of the Office about?

The Future of the Office (2021) takes an analytical look at the current state of the traditional working office and what recent changes and developments may mean for the future. Drawing on research, anecdotes, and case studies of businesses responding to the global pandemic, it highlights the unique and exciting opportunities that we now have to fundamentally change the nature of where and how we work.

Who should read The Future of the Office?

  • White-collar workers wondering if the shift to working from home is here to stay
  • Managers considering the pros and cons of changing up the traditional office environment
  • Big thinkers who want to see how one of the fundamental aspects of our work lives has been brought down by the global pandemic

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Working from Home Books: Remote, Not Distant by Gustavo Razzetti

Remote, Not Distant

Gustavo Razzetti
Design a Company Culture That Will Help You Thrive in a Hybrid Workplace
3.9 (103 ratings)
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What's Remote, Not Distant about?

Remote but not Distant (2022) explores the many facets of remote work and its impact on teams and individual employees. It delves into how technology, mindset, and leadership strategies can be used to create a more effective and human-centered remote-working environment, and provides practical tips and insights for managers and employees alike. 

Who should read Remote, Not Distant?

  • Managers and entrepreneurs who want to shift to a flexible remote-working model
  • Office workers who want to convince their bosses to switch to a hybrid work model
  • Remote workers who feel their current work model needs an overhaul

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Working from Home Books: Unworking by Jeremy Myerson & Philip Ross

Unworking

Jeremy Myerson & Philip Ross
The Reinvention of the Modern Office
3.8 (22 ratings)
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What's Unworking about?

Unworking (2022) delves into the transformation of workspaces and the changing nature of work in the twenty-first century, driven by technological advancements and evolving societal values. The book examines the shift from traditional office settings to more flexible, people-centric environments. Through diverse case studies and insights, it underscores the need for adapting to a new work landscape where collaboration, creativity, and well-being take center stage.

Who should read Unworking?

  • Professionals exploring modern workplace design
  • Enthusiasts of technological impacts on work
  • CEOs, HR heads, or business leaders struggling to find the balance between office and remote-friendly workplaces

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Working from Home Books: Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal Neeley

Remote Work Revolution

Tsedal Neeley
Succeeding from Anywhere
3.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Remote Work Revolution about?

Remote Work Revolution (2021) unveils a roadmap for thriving in an era of virtual organizations, addressing the most pressing challenges facing remote teams and their managers. Drawing on evidence-based insights and practical strategies, this guide empowers leaders and employees to foster trust, productivity, and innovation in the digital workplace.

Who should read Remote Work Revolution?

  • Business leaders seeking to optimize their remote work strategies
  • Managers of virtual teams striving to maintain productivity and collaboration
  • Employees transitioning to remote work environments looking to thrive in their roles

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 FAQs 

What's the best Working from Home book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Remote as the ultimate read on Working from Home.

What are the Top 10 Working from Home books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Remote by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman
  • Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman
  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • The Freelance Mum by Annie Ridout
  • Smart Teams by Dermot Crowley
  • Joy at Work by Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein
  • Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong
  • The New Corner Office by Laura Vanderkam
  • Work Together Anywhere by Lisette Sutherland and Kirsten Janene-Nelson

Who are the top Working from Home book authors?

When it comes to Working from Home, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Ron Friedman
  • Joel Fuhrman
  • Meik Wiking
  • Annie Ridout