Today I’d like to share some inspiring book recommendations for 2020. Why not add some of these to your Christmas Wishlist? I have read each of these books and can happily recommend them. There’s a bit of a mix here but I think each of them can help you Find the Good Every Day in their own unique ways.
Inspiring Book Recommendations for 2020
Big Dreams Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe
I’ve been a long time fan of Elise. I read her blog for years, purchased from her Etsy shop and took some of her scrapbook online classes. I was excited to see her news on Instagram a while ago that she was writing a book! She shared a lot of the behind the scenes planning and writing of the book which I loved.
I requested a copy of the newly published book for my birthday in October and took it with me on our recent trip to New Zealand.
The Tagline is “Set goals. Get things done. Make time for what matters.” The book is divided into sections which help you step out of your everyday routine and look at the bigger picture. From the start Elise walks you through what a goal is, how it’s different from a to-do list item and WHY you should set goals. She suggests how you can make room for the things that bring your joy, how to set big goals and break them down to daily actions and how to stay motivated.
I gleaned many useful tips and new ways to look at planning and goal setting from this book. If you’re keen to start the decade off with some planning and goal setting and you want concrete advice on how to turn dreams and goals into reality – add this book to your Wishlist!
Depression in a Digital Age by Fiona Thomas
I’ve followed Fiona on Instagram for a while now. Back in the summer I was lucky enough to win a 1-to-1 call with her to discuss all things freelance. Fiona had lots of great tips and advice. I’ve now got lots to think about in terms of earning money from my writing (watch this space in 2020!).
Fiona has written a memoir about mental health and technology and I finished reading it this week.
Depression in a Digital Age is an honest and interesting look at how technology and social media can affect us in both negative and positive ways. I could relate to Fiona’s story and it’s helped to give me a better understanding of anxiety and depression.
There’s a lot we can learn from this book. Fiona writes about the importance of taking a break (from both our daily lives and our online lives), how we should work towards our goals at our own pace and when we share our vulnerabilities it can help other people and ourselves.
This is a great book to pick up and read to get an understanding of living with anxiety and depression. As well as how technology has a part to play in our mental health.
Other Inspiring Book Recommendations
As well as these most recent books I’ve read and loved I have some older favourites to share with you as well. I’ve blogged about these books before and would recommend you consider adding them to your Christmas Wishlist. If you click through on the title you can read how they’ve worked for me.
If you’re looking for an alternative way to think about setting goals (based on how you want to feel) this is a great place to start. There’s plenty of inspiration in the front section and a workbook in the final section.
If you want to explore your creativity and embrace your inner artist (as a writer, poet, painter or any form of creative work) please read this. If you don’t think you are a creative person DEFINITELY read this!
This is another recommendation for those interested in their creativity. This book looks at the link between our spirituality and creativity. It’s also got some great advice for working with your fears rather than letting them stop you going for what you want.
If you’re keen to stop bad habits or encourage good habits next year this is the book for you. It helps you work out how you react to inner and outer expectations and suggests strategies for habit building and breaking.
This book provides a refreshing look at the diet industry and the importance of taking care and loving yourself.
The 4 Pillar Plan is written by a doctor. It offers advice you can follow at home to make improvements to your health and wellbeing.
Other Book Related Posts you may enjoy
- Last year I shared our Festive Family Favourites so be sure to check those out.
- I also shared our Family Favourites (non festive) if you’re looking for great books to gift kids this year.
- And don’t forget to have a look at my Reading Resolutions post to see which goals or resolutions you could set around books and reading in 2020.
I hope you’ve found my Inspiring Book Recommendations for 2020 helpful and added a book or two to your list!
I’d love to know which books you’d recommend to help Find the Good Every Day?