Melanie Jeanne

5 Books to Read to Help You Ring in the New Year Right

Today is a double feature day… Over at Someday, Today Co. we shared an incredible list of 5 books to read right now to launch your New Year on the right (or left) foot!

As you all know, I am a bibliophile. Love all the books, need to turn all the pages, live to highlight words of wisdom I want to revisit and get excited to get lost in a great fictional read. I live for books. It’s gotten to the point where J makes fun of me for the piles of books we have lying around the house. One of my sweet and early arriving “old lady” traits. But, let’s be honest, I’ve wanted the library in Beauty and the Beast since I was a little girl. I just craved a place to get lost in books. (And for all you mamas out there, let it be known, there is hope. I was a horrible reader as a child, often times faking reading and now, I cannot stop.)

Today on Someday, Today Co. the feature presented books that will ignite passion, inspire change and support launching your new year with a new strength. It is so good I have to share the list here too. It’s just a must.

Bibliophiles unite. If there is one thing that can inspire, ignite change and change the course of the path one is currently on, it is none other than a personal development book.

Here at Someday, Today Co. we are bibliophiles to an unhealthy degree and love sharing book inspirations anytime the feeling presents itself, or rather anytime the conversation navigates in that direction.

There simply isn’t anything like a good book.

It’s time to launch 2019 on the right foot. Here are 5 books to fill your book shelf with and devour this holiday season to get your year started off right.

  1. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
    There is nothing quite like this book. Grab your highlighter and snag a cozy seat in the corner of your local coffee shop. This book will ignite a fire within you. This book takes common and known best practices, synthesizes them and incorporates them into a morning routine you don’t want to miss out on. If you’ve already read The Miracle Morning, jump in and take a chance on The Miracle for Entrepreneurs or The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families. Start your day full of miracles.
  2. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
    Want a real, raw and snarky does of reality all packaged with wit and delight? Read You Are a Badass. The ultimate joy of feeling as if one is rattling off truth bombs with every turn of a page is refreshing and wonderfully inspiring.  This How-To Guide to get out of your own way and reach your full potential is a great easy read. If you’ve read You Are a Badass and are ready for your next does, try reading You Are a Badass at Making Money or You Are a Badass Everyday. Come on, let’s be badasses together!
  3. Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
    First, we love every speech we hear from Simon Sinek! The guy knows how to lay it out there and speak it with such authority that really there is no other truth. This book navigates building teams, belonging to teams, working as a team. Leaders, this one is for you. It may be your guiding light, it may be just the inspiration you need, it may be your gut check. If you’ve read Leaders Eat Last you should now read Simon Sinek’s Start with Why or dive into the Find Your Why Workbook.
  4. Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser
    Not every personal development book is about business or building a team. Some books are about addressing what isn’t working from within. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow is a more spiritual look at growth and development for the individual heading into 2019. Every single one of us has faced something difficult, but how we choose to travel through that is up to us as individuals. And with a little help from Elizabeth Lesser, maybe this time of challenge will where we are broken open and transformed versus breaking down in defeat. Want more from Elizabeth Lesser, read Marrow: Love, Loss and What Matters Most.
  5. Expectation Hangover by Christine Hassler
    Sage advice. Simply put, reading this book results in lessons riddled in sage advice. Expectations are the root of all disappointment. Failure, mistakes and even loss all can cause disappointment, but disappointment is rooted in the expectations we carry versus the reality we choose to live within. Experiences are an essential part of life’s journey, the way each one of us chooses to handle experiences is up to us. Let’s seek less hangover and more joy. Want to read more from Christine Hassler, check out 20-Something, 20-Everything.

Fill your book shelves for this new year with words that will resonate, inspire, ignite change and serve as a support in your growth and development.

Have books on your list we’ve missed on ours? Share!

There you have it, a list so good it needed to be shared in more than one place. Books so inspiring I’ve read and re-read them. Writers so awesome, there are multiple books to select from. Whether you flip through pages of a book or digitally scan books, these books need to be added to your list this year.

Share books you love, I’m sure I’ve missed a few gems, let’s fill my book shelves!

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