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This year, we’re making the resolution to read more, and what better way to kick off 2019 than with the theme of bettering ourselves?

From living in the moment and appreciating small victories to learning how to manage our finances, below are 10 motivating books that will help us work towards an overall happier life.

Judgment Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein

If you’re someone who tends to be hard on yourself, this is the book for you. Bernstein shares her step-by-step guide to living a life free of judgment and full of compassion.

Letting Go of Leo by Simi Botic

The black and white mentality never serves anyone. Botic shows you how to break up with perfectionism by sharing personal stories, which taught her that life itself can be better than any fantasy.

Bright Side Up by Amy Spencer

If you need a little optimism in your life, grab this book to brighten any day. Spencer shares her secrets on how to stop waiting for happiness and start appreciating the now.

The Finnish Way by Katja Pantzar

Did you know Finland was named the happiest country in 2018? The Finnish must be doing something right – this book tells you how to live the Finnish way in order to become your happiest self.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Do you always dwell on the past or plan for the future? Becoming a more present person can be challenging, but Tolle will help you get there by teaching you to let go of your ego and live in the moment.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Leave people pleasing behind and stop apologizing! Hollis teaches you to do just that, which in turn helps you gain confidence and achieve your goals.

This Messy Magnificent Life by Geneen Roth

Life can be messy, but you can learn to embrace it. This eye-opening book shows you how to be open, curious, and gentle with yourself and to see the beauty in ordinary things.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

This is the ultimate book for anyone looking to be more creative this year. Gilbert inspires you to find the magic in yourself in order to live a more curious and free-minded life.

How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too by Josie Spinardi

Forget dieting in 2019 because you can now have your cake and skinny jeans too (seriously!). Spinardi shows you how to give up the crash diets and eat what you want while still losing weight.

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

Money-management is never a fun topic, but Sincero brings excitement to the task with her expert tips that teach you to take control of your finances and start saving.

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xx, The FabFitFun Team