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Give a good, powerful life change to yourself or someone you care about. Simplicity and minimalism are good ideas to start the journey of self-development and self-discovery. Below I share famous books on simplicity by best-selling authors of various backgrounds and living different lifestyles, so everyone will find here something for them.

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famous books on simplicity chosen by a simple living mom

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

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Your story

You’re here, so I suppose, your life is changing for better thanks to the information you find on the internet and in books. I just hope you don’t read everything and don’t believe everything and everyone. I hope you know what you want and that you do your research in these areas.

There are blogs, articles, and books. And behind each of them, there is a person. And we love these people, who we know from their writing or videos. They are our companions on our way. Staying in touch with their thoughts or lives can help you by reminding of your 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 book as a present (I’ve gifted three titles about the minimalist lifestyle to my family this December) or start changing your own life.

Bestselling books teaching minimalism, simple living and conscious life. Want to have more time, less duties, less cleaning, less mental clutter, more freedom? Consider the lifestyle switch to minimalism & simplicity. Books to change your life, books to change your perspective, books to change your way you think. Best books on minimalism life changing. #minimalism #simplelife #simpleliving #minimalist #whattoread #goodreads #giftidea #giftideas Books on simple living, books on simplicity

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.

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Joshua Becker

– author of the blog Becoming Minimalist

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

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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 always necessarily: in relationships, at work, in our schedules and minds. 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.)

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Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists)

– 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

Latest publications

In the late 2017 and early 2018, three books of my other of my favorite bloggers/authors/people came out. They consist mostly of personal story, personal way of the authors, two women and one man. Reasons why they have started a simpler life, effects of living simpler in their lives and inspiration to start your own more minimalist path – expect to find these ingredients in all the free books.

Courtney Carver

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Cait Flanders

The woman who quit alcohol, did shopping bans (one year and more) and is so true and consistent in her message, in how and what about she blogs, that I really admire her.

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Anthony Ongaro

Anthony’s first step towards minimalism was quitting compulsive online shopping. Now he’s creating really wise videos on YouTube and a blog about mindful living.

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

Check also Best Minimalist Blogs and Resources to Inspire Life Changes In 2018.


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Ula Archer

Woman. Wife to one Husband. Working at home mother to two Boys, the Older and the Younger. Minimalist. Reader and self-developer. Simplifying my life to regain my space, time, energy and attention. Optimizing. To be happier, more productive, more smiling, more giving to my family. To have more time for walks in nature.