Books have the power to make you laugh, cry or even scream (Gone Girl, we’re looking at you!). Sometimes, you might even come across one that completely rocks your world and inspires you to make a positive change in your life. Whether you’re in need of motivation to work on a creative project or embark on a health journey, these 10 books will inspire you to make 2016 a year full of growth, success and happiness:
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Even if you’re not into yoga or spirituality, this book will inspire you to gain a whole new perspective on life. Full of entertaining anecdotes and earth-shattering secrets of the universe, everyone should put Paramahansa Yogananda’s memoir at the top of their 2016 reading list.
O’s Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose by O, The Oprah Magazine. If there’s anyone we should listen to when it comes to finding our true life purpose, it’s Oprah. Even if you have the meaning of life all figured out (who does?!), you’re sure to take away a few golden nuggets of Winfrey’s wisdom from this book, which features some of the best stories featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger. If this book’s blunt title didn’t catch your attention, then the compelling evidence about the link between food and chronic illnesses inside should.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. Everyone has creativity hidden inside them, and in this touching tribute to the nature of inspiration, the author behind Eat, Pray, Love encourages you to let it out.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight. This book’s title speaks for itself, and we like what it has to say. You’ve cut back on the clutter in your home, so now it’s time to finally cut back on the clutter in your life like negative friends, restrictive diets and uninspiring jobs.
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy. Learn how to have grace under pressure and let go of worries in this fascinating and well-researched title by the Harvard professor who first grabbed our attention with her TED Talk about “power poses,” or postures that help you ooze confidence (even when you don’t feel it!).
Essential Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change, Briefly by Leo Babauta. You’ve heard about mastering mindfulness, but how do you actually do it? This book provides you with the exact steps you need to take to stay present and finally kick that bad habit to the curb.
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman.Each chapter in this fascinating book explores a different aspect of the creative mind such as daydreaming, intuition and solitude (so you don’t have to feel bad about staying in this weekend after all!).
To see the full list of books that will help you make the most of your year, check it out on the Glitter Guide here.
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