As I’ve explained in earlier pieces, I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites or books that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

Today, I’d like to share two lists.

The first lists the top ten selling books on education, as identified by Amazon.  The list changes every hour, and it actually lists the top one hundred books in that category.  You can check them all out here, but I’ll just list the top ten in this post.

The second list shares my personal choices of the six books out of the one hundred that I’d highly recommend.  Feel free to leave your own picks from Amazon’s list in the comments section.  Or, add a book you’d recommend that isn’t on the list.

Here are Amazon’s top ten selling books — at the time of my writing this post:

1) Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success

2) Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

3) Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

4) The Secret

5) The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition

6) The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition

7) The Daily Five

8. Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

9) A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)

10) Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits

Now here are my top six choices out of Amazon’s top one hundred (I’m listing them here in Amazon’s order, not in my order of preference):

2) Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

21) The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher

26) On Writing

41) Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

68) Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

72) Civil Disobedience

I’ll look forward to hearing what others have to say!