Recommmended Books on Habits

The following book were important as I developed the "Small Step Approach" to busting bad habits while developing healthy new ones. I have made a few comments about each book. If any one book had the biggest impact, I would have to say BJ Fogg's "Tiny Step" book would be on the top of my list. Steve Guise's first book on "Mini Habits" would rate right up there too. But each of the other recommended books made valuable contributions to my thinking.
This book is the best overall book that I have read on developing habits.
On the negative side, this book is not an easy read for many people. He makes it more complex than it needs to be
All three books by Steve Guise are excellent. But my very favorite one was his first book "Mini Habits, Smaller Habits, Bigger Results". It is an easy read chock full of great information on how to develop habits the easy way. His next book on weight loss builds on what he taught in the first one and his latest book on elastic habits is a logical extension of his approach.
The next three books all contain great information on habits. Charles Duhigg's "The Power of Habit" is now considered the classic book on habits. James Clear's "Atomic Habits" is full of practical advice and has many interesting stories for each chapter topic. Wendy Wood's "Good Habits, Bad Habits" draws on thirty years of research on habits to provide simple explanations on how habits develop.
For a bit of a historical look at habits, I have included two books that were written long ago but both deal with habits. William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist, and the first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States. His book on habits is an interesting early read on habits.
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is an excellent account how he developed his 13 moral virtues that served him well throughout his very productive life.
And finally I have included Marc Lewis's "Biology of Desire." This book deals with addiction — the ultimate unhealthy habit. Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist and a former addict who refutes the conventional disease model of addiction. He argues that addiction is a behavioral problem and should be treated as such. His description on the importance of the desire (craving) circuit has played an important part in the development of my "Small Step Approach."