The most important personal finance book I've read is Your Money or Your Life (2018 version) by Vicki Robin. If I could only recommend one book, it would be Your Money or Your Life.
I've also read Financial Freedom by Grant Sabatier, and I think it's good if you want to try to motivate yourself to pursue other ways to make money, but I'm personally not ready to start a blog or a YouTube channel or write a book or make an online course to potentially create passive income. Also easy things like dog walking, babysitting, and even house sitting are real opportunities for many people in the U.S. and in other 1st world places where people can't pay to have a live in helper for less than 600USD a month. I'm also lucky with my current job, but if I only pursue side hustles that could make me 400+HKD/hour that seems like only something I get with tutoring or creating a successful passive income stream (the hard part being successful and knowing it'll work ahead of time).
I've also read parts of Millionaire Expat by Andrew Halam and some of his blog, and I think you could do worse than buying VT or VTWAX and settling for the world index's average return.
My favorite blog is by far mrmoneymustache.com, but I'll admit plenty of what is on there is specific to the U.S. and those that own cars, but plenty is applicable to many people even not in the U.S. and those that don't own a car. There is also an active forum, which is nice as he hasn't posted much since I started reading through his awesome stuff in early 2019.
I'm currently reading through paulmerriman.com after @shri recommended one of his videos. It has now opened my idea to seeking the best possible average return using different asset classes, and Paul's evidence says that at least in the past small-cap value was the best performing asset class over any 40 year period. We only have the past, and it can hopefully at least give us a better gauge of potential risk, but the higher the potential reward the higher the potential downside. However, I really like the idea of trying to find the best and cheapest passive index fund investments. The best would be, at least in the past, those that had the greatest long-term (15 to 40 years) compound return with the lowest possible drawdowns and standard deviations.
The more I try to read about investing though, the more I realize that I don't understand partially because no one can accurately and consistently predict anything about the wild stock market. I accept that, but what's the best I can do? I guess just do something that makes sense to me and that I can stick to in the long run and try to save and invest as much as I can along the way to my attempt at reaching financial independence.