Ah, New Year’s. The time of year when everyone reflects on the last twelve months and wonders if they could turn things around in the next twelve. It has become a bit of a joke, hasn’t it? Resolutions people make on New Year’s rarely get kept. More often than not, diets get broken the first 2 months in, if not weeks.
So this year, we propose something a little different: a tbr pile to help entertain, guide and inspire, to motivate and create a better year. Whoever overlooked books as a valuable source of life-changing information probably regretted it.
Books to Read Before They’re 2017 Movies
- Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
- Live By Night by Dennis Lehane
- The Lost City of Z by David Grann
- The Circle by Dave Eggers
- The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Books That Motivate
- Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar
- How to Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
- The Third Wave by Steve Case
- Mavericks At Work by Bill Taylor
YA Releases of January 2017
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
- Freeks by Amanda Hocking
- Wait for Me by Caoline Leech
- History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
- A List of Cages by Robin Roe
- Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
- Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
Books That Inspire
- The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
- Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck
- Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health by Belisa Vranich
- The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith
New Year’s is filled with fireworks, clocks, drinks, and cheer. Men propose to their girlfriends. Women take on their dreams year after year. But in the end, for the most part, people make resolutions they just don’t keep. Wishing upon a star, and proclaiming you’ll make changes isn’t enough to go through with those life-altering behaviors. No, people just need a really good reading list.
Believe it or not, a reading list can make all the difference between new year’s resolutions, and fruitful life changes. By seeking books that entertain, you give your mind a chance to recover from productivity, and even influence it to be more creative. By focusing on books that promote change and self-help, you line up the perfect guide towards goals and achievement.
Won’t you make this the year of changes?