If you love the liveliness of spring, then now is the perfect time to focus on your own life. Let the natural beauty of the season inspire you to improve your own health and wellness—inside and out.
Whether you’re ready to refresh your environment, work on your relationships, or eat better, there are books and authors who can guide you on your journey to a healthier life.
So bring out your best self and add these ten books to your reading list this spring:
1. 52 Lists for Togetherness by Moorea Seal
Discover the power of list-making in this journal from Moorea Seal, the creator of The 52 Lists Project. Through her list prompts for each week of the year, you’ll learn more about yourself, how you see your loved ones, and how you can thrive together. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way to transforming your relationships with her inspiring lists and actionable insights.
2. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
From the best-selling author of Wild, this inspiring book is a collection of quotes drawn from Cheryl Strayed’s writings. The book captures her wisdom, courage, and humor, and urges you towards practicing love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance. If you’re going through a rough patch and looking for inspiration, Strayed’s words will give you the courage to be brave enough to move forward.
3. Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe
Healthy eating can improve both your inner and outer beauty. And Wendy Rowes’ food insights and recipes focus on just that. Through her cookbook, Rowes teaches you how to nourish your skin from the inside out. The ingredients she highlights are designed to make your skin glow and for your whole body and mind to feel better. Plus, she includes fun recipes for homemade face scrubs, cleansers, toners, and more.
4. F*ck That by Jason Headley
It’s time to have an honest meditation on your life. And sometimes that means swearing through the challenges until you can find peace and let them go. Based on a viral video, F*ck That is a truthful, tranquil guide to achieving inner peace. When your inner voice isn’t feeling so serene and you need some help finding calm, pick up this book and let it all out.
5. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In this beloved classic, Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age, love and marriage, and peace, solitude, and contentment. She wrote the book while vacationing by the sea, recording her thoughts during this brief escape from everyday demands. Through her musings, she will guide you to find a space for contemplation and creativity within your own life.
6. High Vibrational Beauty by Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima Morisse
Learn how to achieve beauty from the inside out and vibrancy from the outside in through Pamer and Morisse’s routines and recipes. Their mantras, meditations, skincare regimens, and plant-based recipes are designed to improve your natural radiance. Start with their spring section and work your way through the seasons, building self-care into your everyday routines.
7. Live Lagom by Anna Brones
Brones’ book explores the Swedish concept of lagom: finding balance in moderation. It features inspiration and practical advice on how you can create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. By learning to find happiness in everyday balance, you’ll take on a more holistic approach to improving both your body and mind. So if you’re already obsessed with hygge, try practicing lagom to find balance in your work, home, and health.
8. Start Where You Are by Meera Lee Patel
This interactive journal will set you on a path towards self-exploration, helping you nurture your creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. Patel’s guided journal includes prompts, exercises, and inspirational quotes to encourage reflection. When you’re struggling to navigate the confusion and chaos of everyday life, take a moment with this journal to get to know yourself better.
9. The Astrology of You and Me by Gary Goldschneider
Whether you just enjoy astrology and horoscopes or you’re looking for new ways to bring energy to your relationships, Goldschneider’s book has you covered. Broken up into chapters by astrological sign, this guide will help you divine the true nature of personalities. Using the power of astrology, you’ll understand and improve your relationships with everyone from friends and family to bosses and coworkers.
10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy by Marie Kondo
A New York Times (and Fourpost!) bestselling author, Marie Kondo has not only sparked joy through the written word, but she even has her own Netflix show.
Get in on the phenomenon and learn how you can improve your environment—and your mental health with it. Kondo’s books take tidying to a whole new level, teaching you how to organize your home, clear clutter, and only keep the things that spark joy for you.