Top 5 Best Node.js Books

There is tons of content about Node.js and we have covered most of it on our blog. However, there is some excellent piece of write-up packages as books by intelligent people. Being an Author, I read tons of books and mostly technical ones. In this article, I am covering the top 5 best Node.js books.

The ranking is based on:

  • Popularity
  • Topics covered
  • Range of examples and tutorials

So here are the top 5 Nodejs books.

  • Practical Node.js by Azat Mardan.
  • Node.js Design Pattern Second Edition.
  • Mastering Node.js.
  • Getting Mean with Mongo Express Angular and Node.
  • Pro MERN.

Let’s look at them in brief.

Practical Node.js by Azat Mardan

Azat Mardan is a speaker, author and technology fellow at Capital one. He is a very well-known and knowledgeable person in the Node.js domain. He has authored various books and Practical Node.js is one of the bestsellers on Amazon.

You can learn more about Azat Mardan in this interview.

Practical Node.js is one of the best sellers on Amazon. Practical Node.js provides step by step guide to building scalable real-world modern web Node.js applications. Practical Node.js is also not for beginners but for intermediate-level readers. It covers advanced Node.js.

This book covers full stack web development along with the mention every necessary tool and kit you might need during the development of scalable Node.js web applications.

Node.js Design Pattern Second Edition

This is by far my favourite book in the tech domain. The authors of this book did a great job to write very useful content. This book actually inspired me to author a book on my own.

A design pattern is an essential part of the quality code. Since JavaScript is a dynamic language, it is hard to enforce a single best design pattern. There are transpilers like CoffeeScript and TypeScript which enforce specific design patterns.

This book covers all design patterns and examples you can use to write quality code in Node.js. It also helps you to learn how to build the web. I highly recommend you buy this book.

Mastering Node.js

Node.js is built for scaling and distribution. It can be used in building a full real-time application. While we lean towards MEAN Stack and popular Node.js modules like Express, we put less focus on core concepts of Node.js such as streams, child processes, clustering, events etc.

I did this too. I learned about Express first and then the basics of Node.js because setting up a new app using Express is super easy.  But you must learn core concepts, it will help you to think better and design good scalable systems.

Mastering Node.js is one of those books which cover these core concepts. It covers child processes and their communication protocol, streams (very important), clustering and other key components of Node.js such as Buffers, Event loops etc.

I recommend you learn about these concepts and buy this book.

Getting Mean with Mongo Express Angular and Node

Mean Stack developer is still in demand and lots of startups is been built on this stack. This book covers the complete stack including Nodejs, ExpressJS, MongoDB, and AngularJS in detail and provides a complete guide to building a real-time web app.

If you want to learn how to build a MEAR stack application then Getting Mean is a good choice!

Pro MERN Stack

MERN stands for Mongo, Express, React and Node. This book covers full-stack development using ReactJS as front end library instead of Angular.

Top 5 Nodejs Books to read

This book covers React in great detail. It also covers web apps, Redux and react routers to build efficient MERN stack apps.


This is the complete guide to buying books to learn Node.js, you can choose them according to the path you have to follow. Hope this tutorial helps you to get that.



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