7 Books That Will Help You Live Your Best Life

As we are approaching a new year, let's do ourselves a favor and start finding out our New Years resolutions early (so that we can actually have a chance to follow through this time) The books below are full of inspiration, acceptance, love, and motivation (and tips for success). Want to read more? Here are books that are gaurenteed to help you live your best life. 

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In "Year of Yes," Rhimes recounts the year she spent saying "yes" to absolutely everything. It started when Rhimes realized she was unhappy, unhealthy, overworked, and not living her life to the fullest.

The experiment took her on a bunch of adventures, including giving a commencement speech at her alma mater, Dartmouth College; losing about 100 pounds; and making time to play with her daughters.

In his new book, Charlamagne Tha God presents his comic, often controversial, and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. Beginning with his journey from the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina to his headline grabbing interviews with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Hillary Clinton, he shares how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs.

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In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

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With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real." 

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

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Mindy Kaling should be required reading for everyone, everywhere. This collection of essays tackles everything from how to sit like the classy woman you are (the trick is to not bend your waist, like at all) to Hollywood’s continued obsession with weight and why they just can’t get over themselves already. Essential reading for anytime you’re feeling blue and want some commiseration from the most #relatable lady out there.

In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful, global CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach, SOAR! provides the tools needed to ignite our imaginations into action and challenges us to embrace our God-given purpose as we align our character and creativity with our careers. 

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Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before.

By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.