Design is a Job, written by Mike Monteiro. This is a relatively short book that gets you in the right mindset for client work. In the eyes of the author UI/UX is something so fundamental, that he doesn't feel like it should be separated out as an extra. Good UI/UX thinking permeates this book, and it's likely that you'll want to re-read it regularly.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro A great entry-level book
Design is a Job is a book that can be useful for designers of any professional level, but especially for those starting out in the field. This book contains practical and actionable tips for the designer mode of being, such as doing jobs that you find to be morally and ethically sound (otherwise you won't be proud of yourself or your work).
Pro Very easy to read
The language used in this book is very straight-forward, relatable and easy-to-follow. The author backs up his arguments with personal experience, which makes for compelling storytelling.
Con Not for advanced designers
If you're looking for in-depth research about the way users think and act, this is not the book for you.