NEW YEAR, NEW ME

HERE ARE 15 LIFE CHANGING NOVELS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS AND CREATE A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER VERSION OF YOURSELF.
CHEERS TO 2018!

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#1 MY FRIEND FEAR:

Finding Magic in the Unknown

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Author:
Meera Lee Patel

Genre:
Nonfiction

Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are comes an inspirational and unique perspective of confronting our fears. My Friend Fear is not only a psychological beauty, her watercolor illustrations will help anyone find peace.

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#2 THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK:

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

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Author:
Mark Manson

Genre:
Psychology/Self-Help

Synopsis: It’s a gift when someone tells you something that you subconsciously know, but you feel like you’re having a revelation.That’s exactly what Mark Manson delivers in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. He encourages us all to reevaluate our values, doubt our instincts and start caring about things that actually matter.

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#3 THE HAPPINESS HYPOTHESIS:

Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

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Author:
Jonathan Haidt

Genre:
Psychology/Nonfiction

Synopsis: If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for happiness, this book is for you. Haidt, an award-winning social psychologist, helps readers further understand their instincts, brain functions,  and where happiness comes from.

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#4 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

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Author:
Paul Kalanithi

Genre:
Memoir

Synopsis: What if you went through years of schooling, earned a Masters degree in English Literature, then found your calling to become a physician? Could you fathom enduring 10 more years of school and medical training? Imagine then having only a single year left in your residency before your career begins and being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Can you imagine looking back on your life, at 36 years old, and wondering if it was well-spent? If it was meaningful?

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#5 THE GIRL AT THE BAGGAGE CLAIM:

Explaining the East-West Culture Gap

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Author:
Gish Jen

Genre:
Sociology

Synopsis: Is higher cultural-understanding part of your 2018 goals? This book explores generalizations, religion, values, geopolitics, education, family, and the psychology behind it all. 

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#6 THE NATURE FIX:

Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

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Author:
Florence Williams

Genre:
Science/Psychology

Author’s Quote: “For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain.”

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#7 BEHAVE: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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Author:
Robert M. Sapolski

Genre:
Science

Synopsis: The New York Times calls it: “a book you’ll wish you had in college”. Are you at a turning point in your life? A mid-life crisis? Or are you simply curious about what makes us tick? Sapolski, a celebrated neurologist, explains why humans do what they do; quite possibly, the key to understanding ourselves in entirety. 

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#8 EATING ANIMALS

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Author:
Jonathan Safran Foer

Genre:
Philosophy/Food & Drink

Synopsis: Does your new years resolution have to do with eating healthier or eating less meat? If yes, then this book is a MUST-READ! 

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#9 BRAVING THE WILDERNESS:

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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Author:
Brené Brown

Genre:
Self-Help/Psychology

Author’s Quote: “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”

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#10 OPTION B:

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

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Author:
Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

Genre:
Psychology/Self-Help

Synopsis: This 2017 best seller is helpful to anyone, especially if you had a rough year. Option B allows readers to “explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war.” 

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5 Comments

  1. alexandrareads

    Wonderful list of books I haven’t heard about many of them but I am currently reading The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck right now. Beautiful post and have a great day 🙂

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