The Personal Growth Books You Need To Read In 2020
Leigh Weingus •
It's a new year, and hopefully you spent the holidays curled up by a crackling fire, mug of hot cocoa in hand, making a dent in your fiction reading list. While we're all for getting lost in a good story, fiction books certainly aren't the only types of books worth reading—and if you're all about self-care and self-improvement, you know that.
That's why we've rounded up 12 personal growth titles we can't wait to read this year. Start queuing up that Amazon cart!
1. Better Than Before
by Gretchen Rubin
If you read The Happiness Project, you've already heard of Gretchen Rubin. Everyone's favorite happiness guru knows a thing or two about how to form a habit, too—and make it stick. You'll want to keep your Silk + Sonder habit tracker handy as you read this one! Order it here.
2. The Power Of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
Speaking of habits, Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit digs deep into how good habits are formed, and how to break bad ones. Order it here.
3. You Are A Badass
by Jen Sincero
If you've ever doubted yourself, you're only human—but Jen Sincero is here with a whip-smart, funny guide to breaking that habit and start creating the life you deserve. Order it here.
4. Girl, Stop Apologizing
by Rachel Hollis
As the title suggest, this one goes out to all the girls who have ever caught themselves saying "I'm sorry" too many times. Hollis' book outlines a "shame-free" plan to achieving your goals. Order it here.
5. What If It Does Work Out?
by Susie Moore
Whether you're thinking about getting in the side hustle game or are already in it and want to leave your job to pursue it full-time, Susie Moore's What If It Does Work Out is an inspirational reminder of how a side hustle can change your life. Order it here.
6. Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
by Lori Gottlieb
Calling all therapy advocates and skeptics: Lori Gottlieb's funny, compassionate tale of her career as a therapist and hours spent in therapy herself reminds us of the transformative power of spending a little time on therapy couch. Order it here.
7. The Universe Has Your Back
by Gabrielle Bernstein
This book is for anyone who's ever had a hard time having faith that things will work out—which has been all of us at one point or another. As the title suggests, this book will restore your faith in the universe. Order it here.
8. 10% Happier
by Dan Harris
Maybe you already have a meditation practice in place, or maybe you're hoping to adopt one this year. Whatever the case, Harris' tale of going from a stressed out, panic attack-ridden ABC news anchor to a zenned out meditation junkie will have you ditching Instagram for Headspace. Order it here.
9.The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
This self-improvement title on how to become more effective at what you do is a classic, and if you haven't read it yet, 2020 might just be the year to make it happen. Order it here.
10. Deep Work
by Cal Newport
Distraction is the norm in 2020 (hello, smartphone scroll!) and Cal Newport's book will teach you how to immerse yourself in your work in a deep, undistracted way so you can actually get a few things done—in less time. Order it here.
11. A Year Of Self Love
by Troy L. Love
If your New Year's resolutions involve less self-doubt and more positive thinking, A Year Of Self Love—which will provide you with 365 days worth of advice—is a great place to start. Order it here.
12. The More You Do The Better You Feel
by David Parker
Procrastination got you down? This guide will help you stop putting things off and get more done. Order it here.
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