12/11/2014 09:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year


With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year. Whether our goal is to improve our health, earn more money or to find a meaningful and loving relationship, often times, the core of what is holding us back from achieving these goals boils down to our beliefs, habits, patterns and confidence.

Sometimes, a good book is all we need to get us moving in the right direction again. However, in times when we have been stuck in a rut for several months or even years, perhaps working with a life coach (for our personal or professional goals), a personal trainer (for our health and fitness goals) or a psychologist (for our mental health and stability) is a better solution.

To achieve more of our New Year's goals and resolutions in 2015 and to jumpstart the new year with some uplifting and empowering reading, here are 33 inspirational and thought-provoking books that will help you -- and have helped me -- create a life you love in the New Year!

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

2. My Spiritual Journey by The Dalai Lama

3. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

4. Choose Yourself! by James Altucher

5. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss

6. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts

7. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert

8. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

9. Re-Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins (free e-book!)

10. The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy by Gregg Braden

11. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Lynn Vincent and Todd Burpo

12. The Shack by William P. Young

13. The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence by Deepak Chopra

14. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattle

15. Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

16. The Secret by Rhonda Byrnes

17. The Fifth Mountain: A Novel by Paulo Coelho

18. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra

19. The Power by Rhonda Byrnes

20. Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives by Thich Nhat Hanh

21. The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life by Deepak Chopra

22. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

23. You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh

24. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

25. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh

26. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

27. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

28. When GOD Winks on Love: Let the Power of Coincidence Lead You to Love by SQuire Rushnell

29. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love: Simple Ways to Nurture, and Strengthen Your Relationships While Avoiding the Habits That Break Down Your Loving Connection by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. and Kristine Carlson

30. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

31. Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself by Andrew Weil, M.D.

32. Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss Ph.D.

33. Divine Transformation: The Divine Way to Self-clear Karma to Transform Your Health, Relationships, Finances, and More (Soul Power) by Zhi Gang Sha

For more inspirational reading, please visit Renee's Reading List. If you would like to try a sample online life coaching session with Renee, please contact her here.