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Just 15 Great Books That'll Genuinely Change Your Life For The Better

The self-help-ish books we've read and recommended time and time again.

Maybe it's because we're a bunch of nerdy lifestyle writers, but everyone on our team is a big fan of books that teach you how to live your best life. Here are some of our all-time favorites:

1. Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts, which will help you learn how stop ruminating on everything so damn much (along with other good skills).

2. How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't, a book that will make you feel, well, a hell of a lot less alone.

3. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, which will inspire you to have better meetings, parties, conferences, and family gatherings.

4. Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work, which just might help you stop fighting with/snapping at the people you care about most.

5. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills, a book for the budding naturalists and secret (or not-so-secret) preppers among us.

6. The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence, which will teach you to trust your gut.

7. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, which will leave you feeling both softer and stronger.

8. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, which will ensure that you don't live in squalor.

9. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, which will help you connect with the natural world a little more.

10. Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work, which will teach you how to get and keep a job and how to be a good coworker/boss/human being at work.

11. The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results, which will help you manage with compassion, selflessness, and mindfulness.

12. Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet., which offers practical tips for taking care of this big beautiful planet we call home.

13. There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love, a book that will help you be a better friend when shit gets real (as it most definitely will).

14. The Artist's Way, which will help you re-connect with your creative self.

15. Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life, which will soothe your weary soul when you need it most.

As we head into the new year, we're talking about all the ways to make your life and the world around you a little bit better. Read more Do Better 2019 content here.