One of my new year’s resolutions was to READ MORE BOOKS. Of course, right? I am pretty picky when it comes to reading. I don’t usually read fiction, and I am not interested in most novels. Instead, I prefer to read inspirational books or nonfiction titles. I’m not talking “self-help” books, but I am referring to books that can either teach you something or provide you tips to live a better life.
When the new year began, I asked members of Bloggers Get Social to share their favorite books. I categorized them into two different blog posts. For fiction favorites, check out this post of must read books. For inspirational ideas, keep reading!
Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine: This book provides practical ideas for setting goals, as well as inspirational, big-picture perspective to help you lead a more purposeful life.
Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine: Paine shares creative ways to manage money, generate income and live a life of deeper meaning.
Everybody Writes by Cynthia Barrett: In our web-based society, writing matters now more than ever. Everyone’s an author, and this guide aims to help you generate the best content to attract and retain customers.
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer: Palmer is a TED speaker who led the world’s most successful music Kickstarter campaign. Here, she inspires readers to rethink asking for help and giving it to others.
Go From Blog to Brand in 30 Days by Cailin Koy: Koy says that before your blog can be profitable, it’s got to have a brand. This instructional guide shows you step-by-step how to get there.
How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup: In Soukup’s own words, this book “offers guidance for writing awesome content, creating compelling images, capturing viral traffic growth, and maximizing revenue. It is an invaluable tool for experienced and novice bloggers alike, explaining not only what it takes to create an authentic, successful, and profitable blog, but how to get there as well.”
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: With a tagline of “creative living beyond fear,” this is a great read for anyone looking to do the work they love to do.
Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: In this New York Times Best Seller, Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo promises that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.
Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro: The author shares the secrets to success used by famous black Americans, including Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: The decades-old advice in this book has carried many famous people up the ladder of success.
Make It Happen by Lara Casey: The author encourages women to take the leap toward whatever they have always wanted, but have been too paralyzed by fear and other obstacles to go after.
Aspertools by Harold Reitman: Dr. Reitman hopes to help people embrace neurodiversity in this educational book.
Energy Medicine by Donna Eden: Eden tells readers how they can understand the body’s energy systems to promote healing in this alternative health classic.
Adventures For Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser: This quick read is about setting new habits to help you reach your goals.
Playing Big by Tara Mohr: A popular women’s leadership expert has devised a proven way for women to achieve their dreams by playing big from the inside out, but the lessons within aren’t just for the corporate world.
Luck Is Not A Plan For The Future by Leslie Gallery-Dilworth: The author has created a dream life for herself, but it wasn’t by luck. Here, she shares her blueprint with the reader.
Have a New Kid by Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman: This New York Times bestselling author tells parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children quickly.
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba: This guide aims to teach women build confidence, reconnect their motives, eradicate jealousy, and harness the power of connection.
Need other book ideas?
What are your favorite books to read? What would you add to the list?