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35 Life-Changing Personal Growth Books to have a better year in 2020

Updated: Feb 15, 2020

Sometimes all we need is a good book to change our perspective on an issue, a relationship or on life. Sometimes it only takes a chapter or a sentence. These personal development books are great for inspiration, spurring growth and finding strength. Choose one that piques your interest or a few. Consider sending this type of book to a loved one that you know could use a little boost as well.

Disclosure: I have placed some affiliate links below that I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Keep in mind, however, these are all my personal recommendations that I stand by. I would not bring them to you if I did not believe in each item. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by linking to

1. The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

2. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life

3. 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self

4. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

5. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

6. Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

7. Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You

8. The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything

9. 12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

10. How to Win Friends & Influence People

11. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

12. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

13. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

14. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

15. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

16. Outliers: The Story of Success

17. How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom

18. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Random House Large Print)

19. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

20. Everything Is Figureoutable

21. Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: One Introvert's Year of Saying Yes

22. Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do

23. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

24. Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You

25. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

26. Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free Life

27. The 5 Personality Patterns: Your Guide to Understanding Yourself and Others and Developing Emotional Maturity

28. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

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

30. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

31. Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

32. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

33. Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

34. 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently

35. Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs

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