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Ten Books to Kick Start Your Year

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I’m ready to start the year off on the right foot and that means getting my top ten books to read in 2018 in order. I tend to read fiction books with the occasional empowering book mixed in here and there. Now that I’m blogging, I find that I spent more time writing than reading, but I still love to read when I can. I find that the best recommendations to come from coworkers and my friends. These are my ten books to kick start your year.  Before I forget, please follow me on Instagram and Pinterest to stay up to date on all my book reviews and fashion posts.

It’s actually pretty nice, at work we have a mini library, where people drop off books they like and can pick up other books left by others. It’s based on the honor system and allows easy access books that co-workers have recommended. I also use the public library a ton and find some great recommendations there as well. The library is actually just as cool for an adult as it is for a kid. And I probably use the library more now than I did when I was a kid. I’m technically paying for it in my taxes, so I might as well use it.

Based on everything I’ve gathered from recommendations, here are ten books to kick off your year! I’m pretty pumped to read some of these book and I think you will be too.

Get Your Sh*t Together: How To Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need To Do And Start Doing What You Want To Do By Sara Knight

It’s a long title, but it says it all! This book will help you stop worrying about what you have to do, and get you to start actually doing it. Get focused and get yourself together. This is a great guide to living the best life you can live.


Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Based on the popular Ted Talk, this book will get you inspired at work, which will trickle down to your colleagues and clients. This book illustrates great leaders in history and why their actions are different than others, which ultimately leads to their success. Talk about getting inspired.

The Power of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz 

Originally written in 1987, this book still holds true today. My husband Mike recommended it. He reads it annually and it’s one of his favorites. This book teaches you how to achieve everything you ever wanted, such as financial security, the ideal job, satisfying relationships and much more. Think Big and big things will happen to you. See the 80’s were the best decade ever!

101 Secrets for your Twenties by Paul Angone

Whether you are 20, or 30, or 40, this is a great book to read. The lessons ring true for any age and are a great reminder of how to get out of your own head. My favorite is secret #35 – “Obsessive Comparison Disorder is the smallpox of our generation. Remember that everyone is too busy putting a PR spin on their Facebook profile to care much about yours” This statement is 100% true, get offline and start living life!

Eat Pretty Every Day: 365 Daily Inspirations for Nourishing Beauty, Inside and Out by Joleen Hart

This book is the ultimate user friendly guide for gorgeous looks at any age. It provides a roadmap for the exploration of beauty nutrition. It simplifies buzzwords like antioxidants and places them alongside the foods that are rich in them and further explains the health benefits of them. Now you can eat your way to a gorgeous healthy glow!

Tell Me More By Kelly Corrigan

Have you ever been at a loss for words? Or maybe you don’t know if what your about to say is the right thing to say. Look no further, this book has you covered. It‘S a collection of personal essays that explores how very simple phrases like “I’m sorry” and “I don’t know” are so easy to use, yet so hard to say. You will be able to draw parallels to your life.

When – The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

Timing is everything right? What if there was a secret recipe on how to live, work and succeed based on timing? This book explores that the perfect timing isn’t just an art, it’s an actual science. This book will get you thinking about your life and provide inspiring thoughtful insights into why you do what you do.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

If you loved The Girl on the Train then you will want to read this book. The main character is an agoraphobic who watches her neighbors and people on the streets from the safety of her apartment in New York City. While drinking and popping pills she witnesses a murder, or does she? The book will take you on her journey and show you that things aren’t always as they seem.

Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Along the lines of Gone Girl, this fiction novel follow a woman who mysterious leaves her husband and child for a small town. She begins a racy affair with a stranger and her past starts to unravel. Is she running from something in her past that was done to her or that she did? It’s unclear at first, but throughout the novel it becomes certain.

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams by David Bach

My first boss gave me this book, I was young, impressionable and I thought reading this would be a waste of time. Boy, was I wrong! Whether you are just starting out or think you have it all figured out, read this book. It provides a simplistic way to align your money with your values enabling you to finish ahead of your peers. I haven’t read this book in a few years and I can’t wait to dive back into it.


Looking for more books to read, check out more here.  What are you looking forward to reading in 2018?  Do you have any recommendations, leave a comment below and let me know.

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