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Self Help Books I'm Reading in January

Self Help Books I’m Reading in January (2020)

We are almost at the beginning of a new year. Not just that, but a new decade as well! We all know what that means!


One of my goals for 2020 is to read one book a week – equaling out to 53 books for the year. I figured what better books to start off with than self help books!

Self Help Books I'm Reading in January

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How To Break Up With Your Phone by Catherine Price

Do you have an unhealthy relationship with your phone? I know I do and I’m not afraid to admit it! Whenever I am bored or avoiding doing something, I reach for my phone.

I have problems sleeping through the night. So what do you think I do whenever I wake up? Yes, grab my phone!

This is a bad habit that I really want to break and I think that this book will help teach me how to break that strong connection to my phone.

Check it out if the struggle is real for you too!

Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Schmittauer Landino

Okay, so first off, if you have never heard of Amy Landino before then you need to go visit her YouTube channel now! I find her videos to be so inspiring and motivational.

As soon as she announced her book I knew that I had to have it. She has previously written a book called Vlog Like a Boss, which I have yet to read but plan on doing so.

Another awesome thing about her releasing her new book is that she also created a planner! I do not own one yet, but you better believe that once I have the spare money I will be purchasing one!

The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

I have already gotten a head start on this book just because of how excited I am to read it.

This book is really great if you are focusing on personal growth in 2020 like I am.

Gretchen discusses the Four Tendencies – Upholder, Obliger, Rebel, and Questioner. Each one has their own way of dealing with inner and outer expectations.

There is a quiz that Gretchen provides in order to help you discover what tendency you lean toward most.

I found out that I am an Obliger and it explains so much. I haven’t gotten to the section for Obligers yet, but I am really looking forward to learning more about myself.

You should find out about your tendency too!

Atomic Habits by James Clear

This is a book that I have heard so many people highly recommend. My main focus in 2020 is my personal growth. A big part of that involves my habits.

I mean, who doesn’t want to have better habits?!

I am really looking forward to reading this book so that I can finally ditch my bad habits to make room for some exciting new ones.

Are you looking to get rid of your bad habits and replace them with some good ones? Pick up this book and let’s improve our habits together!

Reading is such an important activity to make time for. It is a way to expand your knowledge, as well as a great way to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a reader, make a goal to read even just one book for the year.

I am thinking about posting reviews of these self-help books at the end of January. Is that something that you would be interested in reading? If so, let me know in the comments!

What is on your reading list for January?

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31 thoughts on “Self Help Books I’m Reading in January (2020)”

  1. Really useful reading your summaries & recommendations – I have lots of books on my list, and find there’s never enough time – so the little previews really help!!

  2. Confession, these are all on my list too! Especially Gretchin Rubin! I just began reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’m adding a few of these to my list to read. 🙂

  3. These look like some great reading recommendations! Every year, I say I’m going to make time to read more (and every year I lie). Maybe I’ll check out some of these book suggestions in 2020!

  4. I love Gretchen Rubin’s books, so inspiring and kick my butt into gear! I’m a little late to the game, but I just finished Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and have been recommending it to anyone who will listen, so if you haven’t read that one check it out!

  5. These are great suggestions! I don’t use my phone in the middle of the night, but sometimes I rely on it too much during the day. This past week I haven’t wanted to be on it as much and it feels good! Like the other recommendations, too.

  6. I read a lot but to be honest I’ve never really gotten into self help books. But I like some of these that you’ve suggested – really relevant topics.

  7. Funny I just wrote a whole post about morning routines that supports what Amy Landino talks about in her book! These are great book suggestions, thank you!,

  8. I love reading all kinds of genres but self-help isn’t on my list right now (I am already reading like 10 books that I need to finish). I would love to see your review on these –I feel it would be helpful to learn something and decide if I should read any of them!

  9. The third book you mentioned seems very interesting. Always looking forward to discovering some new self-help references, so thank you for sharing this list! x

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