Ready to make 2017 your best year yet? There’s no better source of inspiration and motivation than a really good book! Check out this list of books to read in 2017 for some awesome choices. There’s a little something for everyone and they will leave you feeling driven, joyful, peaceful and ready to tackle 2017 with a refreshed energy!
Joy, Motivation and Inspiration! 17+ Books to Read in 2017!
If you don’t know Gary Vaynerchuk yet, it’s time you meet him! He’s an endless source of inspiration for entrepreneurs of all ages, and possibly one of the hardest working people out there. #AskGaryVee covers answers to the most asked questions on his popular YouTube series. It is a wealth of information on business, life, and social media.
By Moorea Seal
Who doesn’t want more positivity, balance and joy? I know I do! 52 Lists is a journal that promises to help readers find more of these things in their life by discovering what truly makes them happy.
By The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Although it has been many years, one of the best books I have ever read was The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama. I was so happy to see this new release where he has paired up with Desmond Tutu to discuss a wonderful question: “how do we find joy in the face of inevitable suffering?” The Book of Joy is a can’t miss!
By Chris Guillebeau
On a quest to find the “perfect job” and a lifestyle you love? This is the book for you! Born For This is a guidebook that will help you discover work that you are passionate, that also pays you well.
By Natalie MacNeil
I’m proud to say that many of my readers are girl bosses aka, female entrepreneurs! 🙂 Ladies, are you ready to take things to the next level in your blog or business? The Conquer Kit might be just what you need to get organized. Dreams are great, but for success we also need a solid plan!
By Natalie MacNeil
A continuation of the Conquer Kit above, Conquer Your Year will help you map out an entire year of entrepreneurial goals! Put all of your amazing ideas into action and stay on track all year long with this excellent guide.
By Shannon Kaiser
This happy little book promises 365 days of inspiration to help you find more contentment and inner peace. I am a huge fan of positive affirmations and Find Your Happy Daily Mantras seems to fit right into that philosophy!
By Angela Duckworth
This New York Times bestseller contains what I think is great news – the secret to success is NOT talent. Instead it’s a special blend of passion and persistence the author refers to as Grit! And grit can be learned! A fascinating and potentially life changing book for sure!
By Katie Dalebout
Let It Out tops my list of books to buy and read in 2017. I have experienced the power and benefits of journaling in the past, but struggle to find time for it as a busy mom. Author Katie Dalebout believes you have the power to change your life, and the tool for that change lies on the blank pages of a journal. Find your purpose, heal your pain, and create a life you love – she will guide you through it.
By Becky Thompson
Balancing motherhood and marriage is HARD. If you are struggling in this area, Love Unending offers a 21 day challenge with tasks, reflections and prayers that will help improve your situation.
By Glennon Doyle Melton
A story of infidelity, hiting rock bottom, crisis, and ultimately healing. Love Warrior promises to inspire us all to confront out pain, be true to ourselves and others and claim the love we truly deserve.
By Kamal Ravikant
The book cover is a little jarring – but that’s actually the point! What if we loved ourselves with such intensity, like our lives depended on it, how much would our lives change? Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It promises to show you the transformative power of such strong self love.
By Beth Kobliner
I absolutely loved Beth Kobliner’s Get a Financial Life and included it on my list of money books that will change your life. How exciting that she has published a guide to teaching kids about personal finance! From toddlers to young adults, we can (and should) influence how our kids manage their money, and Make Your Kid a Money Genius will show us how!
By Rolf Gates
Yoga teaches us mindfulness and Meditations from the Mat brings that tool off the mat and into our regular lives with daily reflections. More than just exercise, yoga can benefit all aspects of our lives and this book looks like a great place to start.
By Baron Baptiste
Another one for the yogis and yogis-to-be! According to the description on Amazon, Perfectly Imperfect is destined to be a classic in the yoga and meditation world. I want to read it to learn more about how the principles of yoga can enhance my life off the mat.
By Gala Darling
Who is this book for? Every woman out there! Seriously. Whether you are 16 or 66 please read Radical Self Love and fall madly in love with yourself! Hands down one of the best books I read in 2016. I recommend it to everyone! The best introduction to self love with tons of great, actionable, ideas for bringing more self love and self care into your every day life.
By Mark Manson
A little different from the other books on this list, but still totally valid! Sometimes we need someone to grab us by the shoulders and give us a little shake! The Subtle Art book might be the “cut the crap” style book you need to wake up and start living a better life!
By Gabrielle Bernstein
If the events of 2016 left you feeling overwhelmed about the state of the world – this is the book for you. The author wants you to understand that the Universe Has Your Back and that you can find strength and joy, even during times of pain.
By Jen Sincero
Change your self-limiting beliefs, crush your fears, increase your confidence and create a life you love! All with the help of this sassy, entertaining book. You Are a Badass! What are you waiting for?
By Jen Sincero
Wealth is a mindset! Amen! You Are a Badass at Making Money has not yet been released (you can pre-order on Amazon!) but I’m already desperate to read it! All the greatness (and sass) of the author’s first book (see above), with a focus on finances!
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Which book will you pick to read in 2017 to have your best year yet?