10 Books on Simple Living

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fact: In today's world living simply takes work and a strong sense of what we truly want. It's harder nowadays to be a minimalist than a trend-setting maximalist (if that's even a thing). Having said that, those obstacles don't stop people (including myself) to resist the hype and just find joy in the simpler things. 'After all, we are more than the sum of our possessions, we are more than white-tiled walls'.

So below are 10 of my favourite books that I read and hope to read soon - all about living with less, living simply, joyfully, naturally, happily and imperfectly...

"Simple Matters" by Erin Boyle - "The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own" by Joshua Becker - "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by Greg McKeown - "Spark Joy" by Marie Kondo - "Present Over Perfect" by Shauna Niequist - "The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck" by Sarah Knight

"Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World" by Emily P. Freeman - "The Joy of Less" by Francine Jay - "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" also by Marie Kondo - "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference" by Malcolm Gladwell.

Have you read any of them already? Any other titles you'd like to recommend?

P.S: Also, 10 awesome books to devour on a flight and NYC subway public library.
P.P.S: Plus, corpus libris and a few scrumptious fictitious dishes.

(Top image by Cloistered Away. Quote from Simple Matters book by Erin. Layout by exPress-o)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marie Kondo transformed my life with her first book. Thx for all those recommendations. Jill

Art Farm said...

I've read Tipping Point and the first Marie Kondo book. Erin's book looks beautiful! What did you think of it, Diana? xo, Katie

Raincloud said...

It's an interesting list and I'll definitely look through it. I would add "Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction" by Leo Babauta- really nice reading.

little luxury list said...

I've been interested in the Kondo books. I just finished "10% happier" and am reading a very different book about Wall Street now. I should throw one of these books in the mix!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Steph said...

Hm, the only one I read is The Tipping Point (which I enjoyed). If I were to start with one, which would you most recommend?

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill, my pleasure! I agree, her first book is amazing and super nifty.

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie, I loved it. It's probably one of my favourites. I'm planning to do a post on it sometime soon. It's a must read for anyone who craves simplicity in their life. It's full of really easy tips that are handy and doable.

Diana Mieczan said...

Raincloud, thanks for that! I will check it out right away:)

Diana Mieczan said...

little luxury list, how did you like 10% happier? I'm thinking about reading it too.

Diana Mieczan said...

Steph, I would probably start with Simple Matters and Essentialism. Both are great but in a very different way. Simple Matters is for when you are ready to make the change and you just need a way to go about it, while Essentialism is about finding out what really matters, what's essential in your life and how to do less but better. Hope that helps:) Btw: how are you doing with Headspace?

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