Give a life change to yourself or someone you care about. Simplicity and minimalism are good ideas to start the journey. Below I share famous books on simplicity by my favourite authors.

If you’re not satisfied with your life and you’ll keep doing what you do, then you’ll get the same result: unsatisfaction.

If you want a change, start searching: for your desired life direction and for people who are on this path and can help you on the way.

famous books on simplicity chosen by a simple living mom

My story

My life is changing for a better one thanks to information I find on the internet and in books. I’m not reading everything, I don’t believe in everything. I know what I want and I’m doing my research in these areas.

There are blogs, articles, and books. And behind every of them, there is a person. And I love these people, who I know from their writing or videos. They are my companions on my way. Staying in touch with their thoughts or lives helps me by reminding me of my goals, values, and reasons.

Below I list best books by authors who I’m following. They write mainly about actions and values from the point of view of

Simplicity and Minimalism.

You can give someone a good ebook as a present or start changing your own life.

Famous books on simlicity and minimalism by famous authors

Famous books on simplicity and minimalism you should read

Francine Jay

– author of the blog Miss Minimalist

The Joy of Less is her bestselling book – now updated.

Buy on Amazon.

And her inspiring book giving ideas for a capsule household: 100 Essentials: Simple Kitchen + Capsule Wardrobe + Minimalist Home.

Buy on Amazon.

Joshua Becker

– author of the blog Becoming Minimalist and founder of The Hope Effect.

His latest book is The More of Less. Currently it is the best-selling and one of the most famous books on simplicity.

Buy on Amazon.

Greg McKeown

– author of the idea of essentialism.

His book Essentialism is for you if you would like to focus on what’s important and needed rather than on dealing with excess. It touches areas where our energy, time, space and work get consumed, not alway necessarily: in relationships, at work, in relationships. It can be the book with which you start your journey to simpler life. (You can get an idea about what essentialism is by reading this article.)

Buy on Amazon.

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

– authors of TheMinimalists blog, podcast and the film: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.

Essential is a collection of their essays about simplicity and minimalism, values and decluttering. And I must tell you that their writing is on a really high level. Even their blog texts’ style is more of a writer than of a blogger.

And something more personal: Everything That Remains. A deep story about the life shift – becoming a minimalist.

Buy on AmazonEssential: Essays by The Minimalists and Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists

HERE you can find another list of good reads: blogs I read regularly and books that have been changing my life, leading me to the point where I’m now.


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