17+ Inspiring, Motivating & Joyful Books To Read In 2017


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!

Books to read in 2017

Joy, Motivation and Inspiration! 17+ Books to Read in 2017!

books to read in 2017

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media and Self-Awareness

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.

books to read in 2017

52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance and Joy

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.

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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!

books to read in 2017

Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

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.

books to read in 2017

The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs 

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!

books to read in 2017

Conquer Your Year: The Ultimate Planner to Get More Done, Grow Your Business, and Achieve Your Dreams

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.

books to read in 2017

Find Your Happy Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation for a Happy, Peaceful and Fulfilling Life

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!

books to read in 2017

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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!

books to read in 2017

Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling

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.

books to read in 2017

Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood

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.

books to read in 2017

Love Warrior: A Memoir

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.

books to read in 2017

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

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.

books to read in 2017

Make Your Kid A Money Genius (Even If You’re Not): A Parents’ Guide for Kids 3 to 23

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!

books to read in 2017

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

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.

books to read in 2017

Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice 

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.

books to read in 2017

Radical Self-Love: A Guide To Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams

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.

books to read in 2017

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good 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!

books to read in 2017

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

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.

books to read in 2017

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

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?

books to read in 2017

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

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?

Books to read in 2017

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  1. This list is perfect! I’ve set a goal to read at least one book per month in 2017 and am in need a few more for the year. I have added 4 of these to my Amazon wish list. Thanks!
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  2. A great compilation there. I see two I am adding to my “get” list. Thanks for sharing

  3. There are enough great titles here to keep you motivated for most of the year! (Depending on how fast you read and if your kids actually let you… LOL) Thanks for these titles, I have a few I’d like to look into!!

  4. A great list for improving your life. I am going to spend my time reading fiction and catch up on my favorite authors. 🙂

  5. You had me at books. I love a good book and love to read so I am adding these to my list this year.
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  6. Such great book suggestions! Oob love the sound of the gratitude list one.
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  7. I have 3 of these already, am reading one now and adding 2 more to my list after reading this! This is a great list and I love learning about myself.
    Thanks for this
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  8. What a great list of books to read. I have a list of books I want to read and I think there are a couple of these that I need to add.
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  9. I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list. I love to relax with a good book and unwind. I will have to get a copy of The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.

  10. You have some good suggestions on this list. I want to check out the 52 Lists of Happiness and Find Your Happy Daily Mantras.

  11. I haven’t read a single book on this list, but I see a bunch that I need to add to a “to read” list. 🙂 What a great resource! Thanks for pulling it together.
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  12. This seems like a great list! I am wanting to carve out a little more me time this year and I am such a bookworm. Thanks for the awesome list of books to read!
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  13. I really love reading, and these all look like awesome books. Thank you for sharing this awesome list of options…definitely something for everyone!

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  14. I just ordered books from Amazon, and I was going to Order Your Are a Bad Ass book. I’ll order my next go round.

  15. So many good books! The 52 Lists for Happiness has been on my wishlist, but now I spy a few more that I need to go add!
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  16. I’ve heard so many positive things about Grit and You are a Badass. I will have to check those out!

  17. My boyfriend bought me the #AskGaryVee book 3 months ago I haven’t touched it, but now reading your post, I’ll Definately be reading it

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