Time to hit the reset button! Dive into our top 10 books – memoirs, self-help, and mind-boosters – that will supercharge your journey into 2024 and inspire you to make this your year.
1. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear
Atomic Habits by James Clear is a guide revealing strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master your behavior to achieve results. This self-improvement book will teach you how to get back on track, make time for new habits, overcome a lack of motivation, and design your environment for success.
2. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama
Becoming is a memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, inviting readers into her world as she narrates the experiences that have shaped her. By discussing her background, her time in the White House, and how she discovered her voice, Obama inspires readers to defy societal expectations and embrace their own identities.
3. “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" by Lori Gottlieb
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is rev-olutionary in its candor, offering a deeply per-sonal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly reveal-ing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.
4. “Sorry I’m Late, I didn’t want to come” by Jessica Plan
Plan’s memoir explores what happens when an introvert challenges her natural tendencies and attempts to be braver. With the assistance of several extrovert guides, she sets individual challenges like talking to strangers or hosting a dinner party to test whether acting like an extrovert could teach her lessons to elevate her life.
5. “I’m Glad my mom died” by Jennette McCurdy
“I’m Glad my mom died,” chronicles McCurdy’s struggles with addiction, eating disorders, and a complicated relationship with her domineering mother and how she regained control in her life.
6. “The Creative Act – A Way of Being” by Rick Rubin -
A proficient guide helping people connect with the roots of their creativity, “The Creative Act – A Way of Being is a series of meditations on what it means to be an artist and creator.
7. “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene
“The 48 Laws of Power” is a self-help book providing guidance on how to obtain and keep power, applying lessons learned from historical characters’ experiences and parables.
8. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
This adventure fiction novel narrates the story of a young Andalusian shepherd who, after experiencing a reoccurring dream of discovering a treasure sets out to visit the pyramids of Egypt.
9. “Trust” by Hernan Diaz
Trust is a historical book with a postmodern twist, acknowledging the human costs of vast fortune. Diaz effectively juxtaposes the language of commerce with human stories of anguish due to exploitation during New York City's thriving Roaring Twenties era.
10. “Everything that Rises” by Breanna Craft
Craft’s uplifting memoir humanizes the effects of climate change by drawing comparisons between our interactions on Earth and those that occur within our own homes.