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One of the best books I’ve read in the past five years is Atomic Habits by James Clear.
I remember so clearly listening to the audiobook while I painted the hallway of our last house and then spending months talking about it with Bart when he read it too.
If you loved Atomic Habits, here are eight more books you might enjoy too!
8 Books to Read If You Liked Atomic Habits
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
I love how practical this book is and especially how Rubin helps you identify what kinds of strategies will work for YOU as you set goals and develop new habits. Plus, I find her writing so delightful and interesting. I love all her books, including The Happiness Project, but this one is definitely my favorite. (Full review here)
The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi
I read this book as the new year began a few years ago and it was the perfect way to kick off January. It’s a terrific book to read as you think about what you want from the upcoming year and how you can achieve it in the most effortless way. I love her focus on finding what works for YOU, whether it’s the kind of thing that works for anyone else or not, and her kind, gentle-humored style. Whether you’re new to Kendra or are already a fan of her podcast, this book is terrific.
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Okay, I KNOW I need to re-read this book every year. In this age of so much distraction, I love his hands-on ideas for how to really focus and get the things that matter to you done. If you feel pulled in all directions by your phone or social media and like you aren’t able to focus on the projects and work that matters to you (whether that’s a job, writing a novel, your family, or something else entirely), this non-fiction book is so good.
Happier Hour by Cassie Holmes
This was the January book for 2023 Everyday Reading Book Club and couldn’t stop talking about it. I love a self-help book and this one has so many good practical tips for making your life happier, no matter what your current life looks like. I especially love implementing ideas about having better weekends!
Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
When I read this book, I could not put it down – it’s a totally different look at time management than I’ve EVER read before. If you’re tired of feeling rushed or like life is just a race toward more and more productivity, this book is for you!
Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown
There is some chance that I liked this audiobook even more than I would have anyway because of the author’s delightful British accent. But even without it, this is a really great book. I found it so helpful and packed with implementable ideas. I’ll admit that I wasn’t wildly taken by his first book, Essentialism, as most people seem to be, but I’m really glad I took a chance on this one because I LOVED it. If you like to listen to non-fiction, this one is a total winner.
168 Hours by Laura Vanderkam
I’ll probably never stop talking about this book because I love it so much (I’ve read it multiple times). It’s so easy to feel like we’re all so BUSY and that there couldn’t possibly be time to fit in hobbies, rest, or relationships. I love this different look at your schedule and taking real ownership of how you spend your time. If you feel overwhelmed with your routine or like your life is just a hamster wheel of tasks, this book is a must read. Plus, it (Full review here)
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
I really enjoyed the first half of this book all about the power of transforming your habits. It takes a look into companies and individuals and what sets apart those who are highly successful and those who never quite make it.
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