BEST BOOKS ON SIMPLIFYING LIFE
If you’re looking to simplify life, slow down, learn about a more minimalist lifestyle, try decluttering your home and/or live a more intentional life in general, then here are a few best books on simplifying life for new tips and fresh perspective.
BOOKS ON SIMPLIFYING LIFE
On this site, I try to share as much information as possible about simplifying life and tips for simple living. If you’re looking to simplify life, slow down, learn about a more minimalist lifestyle, try decluttering your home and/or live a more intentional life in general, then I’d like to share these additional resources with you.
They’ll give you a different perspective, deep-dive into specific subjects or perhaps inspire you with a fresh approach.
I have either read the books or have them on my reading list but they’re all popular books on simplifying life and making more space for what matters.
I’ve included links so you can buy them from Amazon (click either the image or the ‘learn more…’ link or to download and listen free when you sign up for a free trial of Audible.
As always, if you have any suggestions or recommendations for books that aren’t on this list, please drop me an email at email@example.com.
I’ll keep adding to this list if I come across any new books which I think might be helpful to you!
BOOKS ON SIMPLIFYING LIFE
The More of Less by Joshua Becker
This book helps you recognise the life-giving benefits of owning less, realise how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams, craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life, experience the joys of generosity and learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life.
The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. When she realised that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy, she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.
Clutterfree with Kids by Joshua Becker
Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible but this book offers a new perspective.
Essentialism, The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
Essentialism is not a time management strategy for if you’re feeling stretched too thin, overworked, busy but not productive or constantly in motion but not getting anywhere. Essentialism is, instead, a systematic discipline you apply every time you are faced with a decision. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our choices so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
Simplify by Joshua Becker
This is a book that calls for the end of living lives seeking and accumulating more and more possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less.
Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner
So you spend your life narrowing this divide and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger! In this book, the author turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle – one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities and shift your focus to the journey that matters most.
The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement. Rather than the “crash diet” approach found in other tidying up books, Francine shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success.
Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Milburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things—which actually aren’t things at all: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.
A Life Less Throwaway by Tara Button
Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. That is why buying quality and why Tara Button’s Buy Me Once brand has such popular appeal.
Goodbye, things by Fumio Sasaki
Fumio Sasaki is a writer in his thirties who lives in a tiny studio in Tokyo with three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and not much else. In this essay, the author explores the philosophy and cultural history of minimalism from Zen Buddhism to Steve Jobs. Offering a set of simple rules – be a borrower; find your uniform; keep photos of the things you love – he shows how we can all lead happier and more meaningful lives. N.B. I share this book, not because the lifestyle is similar to my own, but because simplifying our lives means different things to different people!
Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman
If you’ve grown weary of ‘do more’ and ‘dream bigger’, small-moment living is just what you need. Real-life happens in the small moments we find on the most ordinary day of the week. Tuesday holds secrets we can’t see in a hurry – secrets not just for our schedules but our souls. This book will show you how to embrace today’s work, find contentment in the now, replace competition with connection and learn to breathe in a breathless world.
When Less Becomes More by Emily Ley
Less rush, less noise, less chasing. More of what matters most. Are you working towards a meaningful life only to find yourself running on empty? This book provides radical concepts that will help you trade life’s junk food, like pursuing stuff, allowing distractions and living in a frenzy, for real nourishment, like building a community, cherishing moments and embracing rest.
OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR BOOKS ON SIMPLIFYING LIFE
If you have any suggestions to add to this list, I’d love to hear from you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.