Books to Help Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions



Whether your 2019 new years resolution has to do with dropping a few pounds, changing your attitude, saving money, or starting a new career – this list of books will motivate anyone to turn their resolution into a permanent lifestyle change.


Lose Weight/Get Fit


  1. The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer by David A. Whitsett, Forrest A. Dolgener, Tanjala Jo Kole
  2. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason Fung
  3. Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering by Stephen Guise
  4. The Fitness Mindset: Eat for Energy, Train for Tension, Manage Your Mindset, Reap the Results by Brian Keane


Eat Healthier


  1. Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg
  2. The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity by John E. Mackey, Alona Pulde, Matthew Lederman
  3. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  4. Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes by Mark Bittman


Go Plant-Based


  1. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  2. What the Health by Eunice Wong, Kip Anderson, & Keegan Kuhn
  3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollen
  4. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger & Gene Stone


Put Down Your Phone


  1. Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin
  2. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  3. How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price
  4. The Circle by Dave Eggers


Make More Money


  1. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  2. You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
  3. Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, & Monique Tilford
  4. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield


Save More Money


  1. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping by and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
  2. Money Honey: A Simple 7-Step Guide for Getting Your Financial $hit Together by Rachel Richards
  3. Simple Money: A No-Nonsense Guide to Personal Finance by Tim Maurer
  4. The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated by Helaine Olen & Harold Pollack


Change Your Career


  1. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
  2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  3. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna
  4. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath & Dan Heath


Step Out of Your Comfort Zone


  1. Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  3. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
  4. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop


Love Yourself


  1. You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
  2. Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton
  3. Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
  4. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton


Change Your Attitude


  1. Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
  2. Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown
  3. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
  4. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV with Desmond Tutu
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  6. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday


Start a Business


  1. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman
  2. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by James C. Collins


Focus on Self-Care & Sleep


  1. Sleep: Redefine Your Rest, for Success in Work, Sport and Life by Nick Littlehales
  2. The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It by W. Chris Winter, MD
  3. Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge
  4. Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide by Tessa Watt


Get Organized


  1. A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
  2. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  3. The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey
  4. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown


Learn More


  1. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
  2. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  3. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  4. How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey


Stress Less


  1. The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith
  2. Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body—And Be More Resilient Every Day by Mithu Storoni
  3. Yoga Body, Buddha Mind by Cyndi Lee
  4. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris

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