January 02, 2024
Get ready to tackle your 2024 goals! Books can be your secret weapon. Discover reads that make sticking to resolutions easier. Whether it’s health & wellness, finance, or personal growth, these book recommendations will keep you inspired and on track all year long!
BE USEFUL: SEVEN TOOLS FOR LIFE – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Personal Development / Memoir
Arnold’s book, “Be Useful,” speaks straight from his heart. He shares tools for a better life, using his own experiences. From overcoming a tough start to achieving success, he shows how we can find purpose. He emphasizes that we hold the power to change our lives; we just need to believe in ourselves and our abilities.
BRIGHT MIND HAPPY HEART BEST LIFE – Deanna LoTerzo
Personal Development / Inspirational
“Bright Mind, Happy Heart, Best Life ” is a special book! It shares easy methods based on staying mindful, understanding your brain, and being positive. These tricks help you quickly leave behind worries, fears, bad feelings, and habits that hold you back.
CHILDHOOD UNPLUGGED – Katherine Johnson Martinko
New Society Publishers
“Childhood Unplugged” is a book that talks about setting healthy limits for kids using technology. The author, Katherine Martinko, shares stories from her family and talks to experts. She takes a calming and non-judgmental approach and provides practical advice to help parents, caregivers, educators and more. The book is for anyone who wants kids to enjoy the wonderful parts of being a child without being reliant on screens.
DEBT FREE JOURNAL – Daniel Meichtry
Finances / Personal Development
The Roloff Company
Put simply, Debt Free Journal was created to help you become debt free. Furthermore, this journal was designed to help bring clarity to where you financially stand today, help you define your debt and build an action plan to pay it off, and to create a healthy rhythm of intentionality with your personal finances to help you build a purposeful life.
DELICIOUSLY ELLA: HEALTHY MADE SIMPLE – Ella Mills
Health & Wellness / Healthy Cooking
Staying healthy can be tough! Ella gets it—managing exercise, stress, meals, sleep, and friends can be overwhelming. In “Healthy Made Simple,” she helps make eating healthy fun and easy! She shares tools to make your life healthier and happier every day.
EAT MORE CHICKN: INSPIRE MORE PEOPLE – S. Truett Cathy
Business / Memoir / Inspirational
Looking Glass Books
Truett Cathy took a small Atlanta diner, originally called The Dwarf Grill, and transformed it into Chick-fil-A, the largest fast food chicken chain in the US with more than 1,800 locations and over $19 billion in sales in 2023. In this book, first published in 2002, Cathy challenges readers to focus on people and principles; good success will then surely follow.
FIND YOUR WHY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR DISCOVERING YOUR PURPOSE FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM – Simon Sinek
Business / Leadership
Find more inspiration at work, and in turn inspire those around you. Whether you’ve just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment for both you and your colleagues.
GRIEVANCE JOURNAL – Meredith Erin
Mental Health / Journaling / Anti-Gratitude
This journal is for humans who like to write things on paper and vent about all the ways in which the world has wronged them. No source of annoyance is too small for this anti-gratitude journal! Writing about your sources of aggravation can help you identify problematic patterns in your life and think about ways that you can make changes.
HAPPINESS IS OVERRATED – Cuong Lu
Buddhism / Mental Health
As Cuong Lu writes, “suffering is not a problem to be solved. It is a truth to be recognized.” This book invites us to look deeply at the truths in our lives…not glossing over or denying our suffering…and focus on the meaning and value already within us. It helps readers get in touch with their true selves and their true minds, through meditation and mindfulness practices that include paying attention to the breath, considering our minds, connecting with our hearts, interconnectedness with others, and more.
IT STARTS WITH ME – Dr. Bernice A. King & Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson
The King Centre
Help your children understand the importance of opening their hearts and minds, and allowing love to drive their words, actions, and thoughts. Children can contribute to making the world a better place, but they need to know that it starts with them taking a stand and finding their voice in the world.
THE NOT-SO-FRIENDLY FRIEND – Christina Furnival
In this book, children will learn an easy and practical lesson about how to firmly and assertively…yet kindly…stand up for themselves in the face of a bully. By teaching children about the importance and value of setting boundaries for healthy friendships, this book provides children the tools they need to foster their social confidence and emotional well-being.
PLEASE SORRY THANKS: THREE WORDS THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING – Mark Batterson
Spiritual Growth / Leadership
Success in life, love, and leading comes from using “please,” “sorry,” and “thanks” well. They’re key for good relationships and careers. They even decide how happy you are and how far you go. Pastor Mark Batterson explains this using his stories, science, history, and lessons from the Bible.
SELF-LOVE WORKBOOK FOR WOMEN – Megan Logan
Personal Development / Mental Health / Journaling
Discover how much there is to love about yourself using this practical workbook for women of all ages. You’ll embark on your journey of self-discovery by learning what self-love is and then immersing yourself in exercises to help you build your self-esteem and improve your relationships.
STRENGHTSFINDER 2.0 – TOM RATH
Personal Development / Business
The bestselling business book ever will change how you understand yourself — and the world around you. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 includes an access code to take the CliftonStrengths assessment.
THE “I DON’T WANT TO COOK” BOOK – Alyssa Brantley
Whether you love cooking or do your best to avoid it at all costs, everyone has those days where they just don’t feel like heading to the kitchen. That’s where this book comes in with 100 delicious, healthy recipes with minimal active cooking time, little to no pre-planning, and no extra visits to the grocery store. With tips and tricks for quick and easy cooking, substitutes for common ingredients you might already have on hand, and easy-to-follow recipes for every meal, this is the perfect book for a busy family, hungry college student, or tired home cook.
THE ART OF MONEY – Bari Tessler
Personal Development / Finances
The Art of Money is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. Bari Tessler’s integrative approach creates the real possibility of “money healing,” using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth.
THE DAILY STOIC: 366 MEDITATIONS ON WISDOM, PERSEVERENCE AND THE ART OF LIVING – Ryan Holiday
Personal Development / Philosophy / Spirituality
This book offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you’ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms.
THE POWER OF NOW – ECKHART TOLLE
Personal Development / Spirituality / Inspirational
New World Library
To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle’s extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”
THREE GOOD THINGS (Journal)
Personal Development / Journaling
A simple practice for a meaningful life. In 10 minutes a day, you’ll discover joy, feel present and connected, and become a happier, more intentional version of yourself. This journal includes tips, prompts, and practices proven to help memory, cultivate gratitude, and build connection.
WHAT’S YOUR LIFE TRYING TO TEACH YOU? – J. IAN HENDERSON
Personal Development / Inspirational
What’s Your Life Trying to Teach You? brings together a blend of storytelling, wit, and wisdom. This self-help guide mines a depth of experts on topics ranging from gratitude to grief and offers practical exercises and quotes from thinkers including Billy Graham and Mark Twain as well as humorists George Carlin and Robin Williams.
YOUR HEART IS YOUR HOME – Kyle Tibbs Jones
The Bitter Southerner
This book for kids is an instructive guide for dreaming about a big, beautiful world and what home really means. It teaches that you can learn amazing things from your neighbours and bring goodness home if or when you eventually return.
YOUR LOVE IS LIMITLESS – Dietmar Heine
Personal Development / Relationships
This book shows you how to transform all of your relationships, from friends to family members to coworkers to intimate partners, making all your relationships more positive, intimate, and loving. Full of practical, time-tested tools, teachings, and exercises, this book shows you how to recognize relationship roadblocks, manage conflict, improve communication, build awareness, create positivity, and heal your relationship with yourself and others.