To celebrate National Read-A-Book-Day (September 6), we’re featuring some of our ‘top shelf’ picks.

From entrepreneurial stories to leadership advice, these four books are sure to keep you turning pages. So take a look at our list below for some inspired reading. All of the books below are available for purchase on

1. Zero to One
By Peter Thiel
Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (the co-founder of PayPal) offers notes on startups and how to build the future in this New York Times bestselling book.

2. The Fountainhead
By Ayn Rand
Billionaire Mark Cuban claims this book is ‘required reading for every entrepreneur,’ according to Business Insider. Pick up a copy of this classic novel that presents one of the most challenging ideas in fiction — that a person’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress.

3. A History of the World in 6 Glasses
By Tom Standage
Explore the drinks that have become iconic beverages that have helped shape history — from Coca Cola to beer. This New York Times bestseller spans the course of thousands of years but maintains a fun narrative that makes for lighter reading.

4. Emotional Intelligence 2.0
By Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
This Dalai Lama-approved book examines how emotional intelligence can be an effective tool to help you reach your highest potential. It’s guaranteed to change how you think about success.