I love books, especially ones that give me ideas for how to live this one precious life just a teeny bit better. Although it was extremely difficult to narrow it down to just fifteen, here are some titles that I recommend if you’re interested in making some life adjustments. Some are old favorites and a few are newly released (and read by me!) this year. I keep them all nearby on the bookshelf above my desk, and they are my go-to “re-reads.” They are well-highlighted, sticky-noted (I created that adjective), and referred to often. A few of them (The Power of Moments, Atomic Habits) I listened to as audio books first and then purchased the print books to highlight. I’m pretty sure all are available in audio versions to listen to. I highly recommend you add them to your “to read” list!
15 Books for a Happier, More Purposeful Life
“When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness — the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging.”
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg Mckeown
Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms, Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done, Laura Vanderkam