10 Books to Help Shape a New You this New Year

Today marks the first Monday of 2015, and that means we’re back in the office and ready to start our professional year. Along with (happily!) returning to our jobs, it’s also time to start taking our New Year’s Resolutions seriously. Admit it: like us, you accidentally extended your holiday over the first weekend of the New Year too (I blame good books, leftovers and Friends on Netflix).

Below are 10 books to help kick start your New Year and help create a new and improved you this year.

My Year of Reading Dangerously

My Year of Reading Dangerously is the perfect ‘New Year, New You’ book for Savvy Readers. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, working father Andy Miller attempts to improve his life through reading and, in doing so, discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature.

The Happiness Project

Now in a beautiful, expanded edition, Gretchen Rubin‘s bestselling self-help book The Happiness Project aims to help readers appreciate and amplify the happiness that already exists in their life through achievable and fun monthly goals.

Pretty Honest

Pretty Honest is more than just a chic and adorable coffee table book: it’s a witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster.

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Expanding on her viral post that has become an international phenomenon, Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, offers simple yet effective solutions for increasing mental strength and finding happiness and success in life.

Clean Gut

For those who want to improve their health from the inside out, Dr. Alejandro Junger‘s Clean Gut program will put an end to everyday ailments, reverse chronic disease, and help you achieve true, long-lasting health.

The Ultimate Diet Revolution

#1 New York Times bestselling author and fitness expert Jim Karas reveals the surprising truth about your metabolism, and how you can change it forever, following the radically different weight loss and fitness plan he calls The Ultimate Diet REVolution.

10% Happier

In 10% Happier, Dan Harris explores an effective way to rein in the incessant, insatiable voice in his head: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain.

The Everyday Supermodel 

Discover The Everyday Supermodel inside you this year! In this fun and practical guide, Molly Simms interweaves stories from her life with her own tried-and-true tips, best-girlfriend advice, tell-it-like-it-is honesty, and insider insights from the best in the business of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion.

The Bulletproof Diet

Dave Asprey‘s The Bulletproof Diet isn’t just about losing weight and feeling great–it is about bulletproofing your body and your mind from the inflammation and guilt that often comes with high expectations, high performance and high stress.

Wheat Belly Total Health

With over a million copies sold, Dr. William Davis‘s Wheat Belly  called modern wheat the worst possible thing to promote in the human diet. In Wheat Belly Total Health, he outlines the simple and effective ways you can feel even better, be even better and get even better in your life after wheat.


If your New Year’s Resolution is to read more, don’t forget to sign up for the 50 Book Pledge at 50bookpledge.ca. Wishing you a safe, happy, and delightfully bookish 2015!


Follow me on Twitter @ktvncnt and @SavvyReader.


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Digital Marketing Coordinator at HarperCollins Canada. Film, fiction and fashion blog enthusiast. Follow me on twitter @SavvyReader & @ktvncnt.

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