The lazy days of summer are here. That means you need some books to fill them with.

There are tons of recommendations out there from business icons, other entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, but if you really want to know what you're going to get the most out of, why not rely on the hive mind of your fellow readers?

Amazon has their pulse thanks to its gargantuan trove of data on what people are ordering, reading, and devouring on their Kindles. That makes their bestseller list one of the best places to start if you're looking to fill up your tablet or bookshelf with some summer reading. Here's what's on top of the business and leadership sub-lists at the moment (hat tip to Business Insider).

1. Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

This one is so popular it actually made Amazon's list three times in three different formats. Option B chronicles the Facebook executive's efforts to find a way forward following the tragic death of her husband with the help of the latest research on resilience and her friend, psychologist Adam Grant.

2. The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

The continuing popularity of The Second Machine Age -- an examination of how technology is radically disrupting the economy published in 2014 -- is a testament to just how anxious and unsettled many of us feel. But the message of the book is ultimately positive. Reviewers called it "optimistic" and "hopeful."

3. The Healthy Habit Revolution by Derek Doepker

Use the quieter summer months to revamp your habits for a healthier lifestyle with this self-help bestseller. Doepker promises that personal transformation only takes five minutes a day.

4. Business Adventures by John Brooks

This collection of "tales from Wall Street" probably needs no other recommendation than these words of praise from voracious reader Bill Gates: "Business Adventures remains the best business book I've ever read."

5. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

The straightforward appeal of the title pretty much explains why this personal finance classic is still one of Amazon's top sellers eight years after it was published. Specifically, Sethi offers readers a "6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds."

6. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

"Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely offers a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that led to our current economic crisis," Amazon.says of Predictably Irrational.

7. Mini Habits by Stephen Guise

You've been going about trying to change your life all wrong, contends Guise in Mini Habits. The best way to make big changes isn't audacious goals or radical overhauls, it's baby steps, he insists.

8. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do by Amy Morin

First appearing as a viral sensation blog post, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do has now been expanded into book form by psychotherapist (and my Inc.com colleague) Amy Morin.

9. How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

An unexpected entry on a list of bestselling business books, this classic guide to reading literature nonetheless appeals to savvy leaders who know fiction has much to teach anyone looking to influence and understand other people.

10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Maybe the best way to while away some of your vacation this summer is by tidying up your home? In this runaway hit, Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo gives you step-by step instructions for finally defeating the clutter.

11. The Upstarts by Brad Stone

The perfect summer read for entrepreneurs. The Upstarts is "a look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store," according to Amazon.

12. 10-Minute Mindfulness by S.J. Scott and Barrie Davenport

Yes, you do have time for mindfulness, insist Scott and Davenport. In 10-Minute Mindfulness they "show how to anchor yourself in the present moment, even if it's for just a few minutes at a time" with a whopping 71 techniques.

13. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Another take on how to overhaul your habits. In this one, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg leans heavily on science to explain how habits are formed -- and broken.

14. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Two former Navy SEAL's share "combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life," explains Amazon. Full of hard-hitting war stories, Extreme Ownership offers both vicarious thrills to spice up your time on a sun lounger and useful leadership lessons.

15. Manage Your Day-to-Day by 99U

This collection from the creativity and productivity website promises to help you "stop doing busywork" and "start doing your best work." Read it if you want to come back from vacation armed with a toolkit of techniques to increase your productivity.

What are you most excited to read this summer?

Published on: Jun 6, 2017