Top 5 Must-Read Social Media Books

Sort of related to my ongoing series of Best Science Books 2009 lists, here’s a nice list of the top 5 social media books I found on Mashable, via Tara Hunt. They’re all 2009 books, after all.

The list is from Steve Cunningham who interestingly frames the five books in terms of the lessons we should take away from them.

Four of the books look pretty good, the kinds of books that have lot to say about how libraries could engage patrons in social media spaces. I have both the Mitch Joel and Tara Hunt books kicking around the house and look forward to reading them and will probably get both the Brogan and Weinberg eventually. And reviewing them all here, of course.

As for Crush It!, well, I tend to favour a bit more of a work/life balance than that book seems to advocate.


  1. #1 James Ball
    November 21, 2009

    Excellent list. Read the Brogan/Smith soon! Possitive impact there I’m sure, for any who are interested in social media at any level.

  2. #2 John Dupuis
    November 21, 2009

    Thanks, James. I’m a bit backed up on my social media books right now, but I’ll definitely get to it. Probably the Joel and Hunt books are next.

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