These are the top five books that every Scrum Master, regardless of skill level or amount of experience, should read to build a solid foundation for understanding Scrum and the Scrum Master role.
Scrum – A Pocket Guide – This is a short book written by the person who wrote the training materials for the Professional Scrum Foundations course from Scrum.org. This book describes Scrum very succinctly and is a great “go-to” resource.
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team – This team dynamics book takes a look at five dysfunctions that hold a team back from being high performing. This is a must-read for Scrum Masters to understand the root problems that underly many problems on teams.
Agile Estimation and Planning – This book is the foundation for many generally accepted Scrum practices (GASPs). Story points and planning poker are two examples of practices that came from this book.
Agile Retrospectives – This is the best written resource for learning how to facilitate retrospectives.
Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant Leadership – This book dives into nine attributes that Scrum Masters should master (pun intended): being resourceful, enabling, tactful, respected, alternative, inspiring, nurturing, empathetic, and disruptive.
See the full list of books here: A Scrum Master’s Reading List: Top Books for Scrum Change Agents