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Jan 03, 2019

Inspiring Books to Read This Year

Now’s the time to pick up a good book. It’s chilly outside, you are feeling motivated at the start of a new year, and you may have set a reading goal you are ready to start tackling. So, we gathered the most inspiring books to read this year – because we could always use a little pep talk, right? If you are ready to curl up with something that will keep you motivated, we recommend one of the non-fiction page-turners on this list. We think these are books every woman should read in her 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. They’re that good.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

Inspiring Books to Read This Year

When it comes to inspiring books to read, there’s a reason this one tops the list. If you are a fan of her previous work or listen to her podcast, you already know and love Rachel Hollis. But if not, let us introduce you to your new best friend/life coach who tells it like it is. In her peppy, good-natured voice, you will hear her say “Girl, wash your face!” in the moments you need it most.

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist 

Inspiring Books to Read This Year

We’ll leave you with this quote to give you a taste of what this life changing book is all about – “Part of being an adult is taking responsibility for resting your body and your soul. And part of being an adult is learning to meet your own needs, because when it comes down to it, with a few exceptions, no one else is going to do it for you.” That and many more nuggets of wisdom await!

Whiskey In A Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

Inspiring Books to Read This Year

Who doesn’t love Reese Witherspoon!? Her new cookbook meets lifestyle book features tons of great recipes, fun quotes, and life tips to boost your mood! Whiskey not included.

Every Monday Matters: How to Kick Your Week Off with Passion, Purpose, and Positivity by Matthew Emerzain

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Entrepreneur, speaker and author Emerzain takes readers on a 52-week journey with actionable steps to reconnect what really matters, redefine their purpose, and learn to create a larger impact. If you like patterns and calls to action, you will find Monday mornings a lot more enjoyable with this book to kick them off.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

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From the research professor and thought leader on courage, shame, and vulnerability, Brené Brown continues to inspire with Daring Greatly. This read will transform the way you dare to live in light of vulnerability being the most accurate measure of courage. Yep, it’s the truth.

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter & How To Make The Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

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For anyone in their twenties, this is a must read. The Definining Decade has gotten a lot of good press and it’s easy to see why, as it speaks to the many of us who feel like we are floundering from unknown to unknown in this interesting season of adulthood.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile

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Obsessed with personality tests? Find your true roots and what your ‘number’ type means for your relationships, struggles, and motivations with this aptly titled bestseller based on The Enneagram personality test.

The Past Life Perspective: Discovering Your True Nature Across Multiple Lifetime by Ann C. Barham’s

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For a unique and interesting read, pick up therapist Ann Barham’s telling of how past life regression therapy has brought to the surface key past life experiences for her patients, and how it has helped shape their perspective on personal issues and purpose.

How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30 Day Plan to Take Back Your Life by Catherine Price

Inspiring Books to Read, best motivational books

The title says it all! This book will motivate you to detach from your prized possession with practical tips like creating a “no phone zone” in your home, and will help you identify the reasons your screen time is off the charts. We could all use a little of this, let’s be honest.

What are some of the best motivational books you have read? Tell us in the comments! Happy Reading!

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