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5 Books to Help With Life

by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)

Today's Bookish Fave is all about finding books to help with life. I have chosen five books that I have truly found to be SO helpful in my life. In 2021, I have tried to prioritize finding ways to educate myself to make my life easier and/or more productive. These books have helped me in this journey.

Holly Whitaker's Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol (Amazon |

I read this book early in 2021. I found Whitaker's approach to the topic of the normalization of alcohol consumption in our society fascinating. Although I still partake in alcohol consumption, this no-holds-barred approach to dismantling what we know about alcohol gave me A LOT to think about.

James Clear's Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Amazon |

One of the most transformative books that has been written in the past couple of years. This book encourages readers to break bad habits and figure out how to construct good habits. I love the approach because of its focus on taking tiny steps to make big improvements over a span of time.

Kendra Adachi's The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done (Amazon |

I read this book at the very beginning of 2021, and I LOVED it. My favorite principle that I gleaned from this book is the idea to "decide once." This book is amazing. Adachi's approach is easy to implement, and very doable. I loved this one.

Knox McCoy's All Things Reconsidered: How Rethinking What We Know Helps Us Know What We Believe (Amazon |

I will read anything McCoy writes, but I loved All Things Reconsidered SO much. I love this approach to thinking about the things that we may internalize from our childhood and the realization that it is okay to find our own way. Read my full review of this one here. I found that this book spoke to me personally so much, and it gave me so much to think about.

Alison Lumbatis's The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas: A Stylish Solution to What Should I Wear? (Amazon |

One of my goals in 2021 has to been to clean out my closet and to minimize where possible. As a result, I have donated quite a bit of my wardrobe, but I still have a long way to go. I found Alison Lumbatis through an organization program I purchased, and I just love the way she looks at formulating outfits and controlling your wardrobe. I purchased this book, and I LOVE it. She helps you to maximize your wardrobe while being cognizant of not expanding your wardrobe. I highly recommend this book!

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