The start of the new year brings with it a blank page, a new chapter, and a fresh start for those who are willing. And while I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions, per-se, I do love nothing more than a new set of goals for the year ahead. Tis a time to relinquish bad habits, de-clutter one’s life, and beginning the new year on a fresh footing. And so, whether you want 2018 to be a year of travel, of harmonious living or of tidying up, I’ve rounded up five of the best books to kickstart your year the right way.
The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo
For anyone wanting to start 2018 with an ordered and tidy space; for anyone wanting to rid their home of clutter and transform it into a sanctuary, The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo is for you. This best-selling book to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo offers readers a step-by-step guide to her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
You do you – Sarah Knight
Hailed as an anti-guru, Sarah Knight is beloved by many for her no nonsense approach to self improvement, You do you is full of empowering advice, tips and life-changing wisdom on being yourself and doing your thang.
The little book of Ikigai – Ken Mogi
If you’re looking to refresh and reset your mindset, get thee a copy of Ken Mogi’s The little book of Ikigai. Defined by the Japanese as a reason to get up in the morning, Ikagai is a mindset that has the potential to change lives, and is at the core of the Japanese’s record-breaking longevity, beauty and mindfulness.
Lagom: the Swedish art of eating harmoniously – Steffi Knowles Dellner
Fancy focusing on food for the new year? Why not look to the Swedes for inspiration? Widely translated as in balance, Lagom is a stunning coffee table tome that is full of healthy and seasonal recipes that will see you into the new year and beyond.
Wanderful – Andi Eaton
The modern bohemian’s guide to travelling, Ando Eaton’s Wanderful is sure to inspire many a road trip in 2018. Perfect for anyone with itchy feet or a thirst for wanderlust, Wanderful is an evocative travelogue with everything from style guides to playlist inspiration for the ultimate American road trip. Read it and pack your bag for the adventure of a life time.
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