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What’s on Your End-of-Year Reading List? These 9 Self-Development Books Are Worth A Read

We’re nearing the last quarter of the year, and it’s a great time to start thinking about what you want your new year to look like. So, what goals do you have? What transformations are you making? Where are you up-leveling your life? Even if you’re not looking for a major transformation, you can benefit from introspection and self-reflection too. Continually working to become the best version of yourself means you’re always moving forward. In other words, you’re challenging yourself and staying nimble in mind and spirit.

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Add These Books To Your Bedside Table

Of course, there are a lot of options for where you can choose to focus your self-development. Consequently, there are many great self-development books available. But, if you’re not sure where to start, we can help. We’ve come up with a list of the top books you may want to keep on your nightstand. Wondering how to answer the question, “What’s on your end-of-year reading list?” These 9 self-development books are worth a read.

The two titles that are on my “must-read” list are Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Mindset by Carol Dweck. I regularly struggle with getting in my own way, so I’m excited that these books are going to give me new insights and perspectives to use.

Now I want to know – what are your favorite self-development books? What other titles should be on this list? What books have changed your life and how? Let me know in the comments!
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Atomic Habits

An insightful look at the communication habits of successful people, backed by scientific studies.

Stop Overthinking

Learn how to break free from vicious thought cycles that keep you focused on the past or negative thoughts.

Habits of a Healthy Brain

Learn how to rebuild habits to increase the production of "feel good" chemicals in order to feel happier.

A Year of Zen

A 52-week, self-guided journal centered around prompts by a Zen priest and teacher.

Big Magic

Support for embracing your creative side and getting out of your own way.


A tutorial on how to breathe properly and why it really is the foundation of our health.


An in-depth look at how our mindset determines our success and our future.

Sorry I’m Late. I Didn't Want to Come.

A memoir and tutorial of an introvert's experience acting like an extrovert for a year.

The Wim Hof Method

This method explains how you can overcome your physical and mental barriers and do what used to seem impossible.
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2 thoughts on “What’s on Your End-of-Year Reading List? These 9 Self-Development Books Are Worth A Read

  1. My all-time favorite self-help book is”The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. It is worth keeping a copy so you can refer back to it as you go throught life’s stages.–Anne

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