I don’t believe there is a magical silver-bullet list of books to read that will make you a great designer. There are a lot of books about how to get better at design. It becomes almost daunting. In my quest to become a better designer I have read a lot of books that were not very helpful. The following is a list of books that I have found to be invaluable. They are the books that I read over and over again. And while you shouldn’t feel limited to what is on this list, if these are the only books you read… I think you’ll be okay.
Elements of Typographic Style Robert Bringhurst Interaction of Color Josef Albers
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0060891548"> On Writing Well <small class="db">William Zinser</small> </a> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Grid-Systems-Graphic-Design-Communication/dp/3721201450/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439319532&sr=1-1&keywords=grid+systems"> Grid Systems in Graphic Design <small class="db">Josef Müller-Brockmann</small> </a> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Form-Book-Morality-Classic-Typography/dp/0881791164/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439319563&sr=1-1&keywords=form+of+the+book+jan+tschichold"> The Form of the Book <small>Jan Tschichold</small> </a>