20 Books to Read in 2020 📚 life-changing, must read books


Hello, my loves. Welcome back to Lavendaire. Today I want to share 20 books to read in 2020. These are books I’ve chosen from the past decade, books that are my favorites that have impacted my life and books that I think will impact your life
for the better as well. I’ve sectioned the books into categories to
make it easier to navigate. I have Self Help / Personal Growth books, and then some on Money & Productivity, some on Creativity, and some on Spirituality & More. So let’s start with Self Help. One of my favorite books of all time is “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. I’ve recommended this so many times before because it is such a good book to start with. It is easy to read, it’s not too long. There are four main agreements: 1) Always be impeccable with your word, 2) Don’t take anything personally, 3) Don’t make assumptions, and 4) Always do your best. Those four agreements, he goes deep into them
and why they’re important. And because there’s only four, they’re very easy to remember and
they’re kind of life mantras. I remind myself of them all the time,
and they’ve made my life a lot easier. The second book you should read is
“A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. This one is a little more dense and harder to read, but I think it is so important because it teaches you how to recognize
and be aware of your own ego, and how to detach yourself from the wants of your ego. The ego in you is the part that wants more
and more and more, the part that will never be satisfied, the part that gives into fear and all of these things that are not helping you. This book teaches you how to recognize that ego and how to not be a victim to your ego. The third book I want to recommend is
“Atomic Habits” by James Clear. This is the book you want to read if you want
to be consistent with your habits this year. It talks about how and why habits are formed, and how you can use that information to make or break any habit that you want. The next book I want to recommend is “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”
by Carol Dweck. This is the book that’s all about the growth mindset: what the growth mindset is,
compared to what a fixed mindset is and why you want to have a growth mindset, how it’s going to help you in life. So much of why certain people excel
and grow over others is because they have a different mindset. This book goes deep into what
makes up a growth mindset. The next book that will also be
so helpful for your mindset is “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield. This book is made up of a bunch of lessons, values, and parables on why people are successful. It has so many success stories. It’s one of the first self help books I read and it’s such a good book to lay the right foundation for your mindset and your habits moving forward. The next book you should read is a classic called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”
by Stephen Covey. This is a book that’s been on the bestsellers
list for decades, so it is a crowd favorite. It is one of those books that everyone should read. The lessons are so smart and they’re so impactful,
they’re still relevant to this day. Following that, another book you must read is
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. I used to say “Eckhart Toll-e”, I don’t know why. Someone corrected me and said it’s “Eckhart TOLL”. Anyway, this book is another classic and it’s all about being mindful of the present moment, why it is so important, why the present moment
is the only real thing that you have. The past and the future are just illusions in your mind and reading this, understanding this
concept on a deep level, will release so much stress and worry from your life. It will just help you be happier and more joyful in the present moment of your life. Another book you should read is
“The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. I’ve recommended this one so many times
because it’s so good. This book is about the power of compounding, the power of compounding effects, compounding your actions, compounding habits. And the lesson is: If you do a small thing each day, a small little positive thing, the effects will compound over time
so that you make big changes. And it’s such a powerful lesson that is
so key to success. The last book in this category is
“The Power of Vulnerability” by Brené Brown. Brené Brown has that Ted talk on vulnerability. She’s written so many amazing books since then. And this book, The Power of Vulnerability, I heard it in audiobook form because I think it’s her giving lectures on vulnerability. And vulnerability is something that people
need to talk about more, because once you realize how important
it is to be vulnerable, you develop better relationships in your life. You become more confident in expressing yourself. You also get better at taking risks at being brave, and those are things that you need
to be successful and grow in life. All right, moving onto the next category of
Money & Productivity books. The first book I recommend is called
“The Richest Man in Babylon”. This is a super old book. It might be even like a hundred years old, but it contains stories and – parables really
– to teach you how to have a positive money mindset, to be financially literate, to see money in healthier way. This book, I just enjoyed it so much because I enjoy metaphors and stories. I feel like, rather than being a practical book, it’s a book that uses stories to really engrain
really valuable lessons in your mind. The next book I recommend is also gonna
help your money mindset, but this one is more modern. So this one’s called
“You Are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero. This book is so, so helpful in helping you rewrite
your limiting beliefs about money. I felt like my mindset changed so much. It transformed my mindset about money
after reading this book. I just think it’s something that more people should read. We should all be more financially savvy, financially literate, and just have a
healthier money mindset. The next book I recommend is
“Getting Things Done” by David Allen. This is a book for you if you need help in productivity, if you have so many things you want to do, but you don’t know what to do first, how to organize your tasks, how to have a system of getting things done. This book helped me just prioritize things. He lays out a system that is so helpful:
What emails to tackle first? What tasks to tackle first? It’s so helpful for people who are
not naturally organized, and even if you are relatively organized, you’ll learn a lot from the process laid out in this book. The next book is another favorite of mine: “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”
by Marie Kondo. This is one that inspired my whole journey through minimalism and decluttering, learning to keep only what sparks joy and let go of the things that I don’t need anymore. Let go say goodbye and thank you. “Thank u, next” to anything that is holding me back. This book is applied to physical things, but it can also apply to non-physical things in your life. I put it under the category of productivity because I really feel like you can be more productive when your space is clear,
when you have your life together, and just having this KonMari mindset. Moving onto books on Creativity now. The first book I would recommend is called
“The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. Steven Pressfield is such a great author for creatives. He talks about the war we have as creatives against resistance, procrastination, whatever
that thing is that holds us back from doing our work, from creating, from taking action. So that’s what The War of Art is about, and that has helped me just have a stronger mindset in my work, in my career, in creating. Another book on creativity that is more
uplifting and inspirational is “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth Gilbert is one of my favorite writers. This is one of my favorite books, and it just makes you see creativity from
such a magical point of view. This book is for everyone, not just people
who do creativity for their job, because all humans are creative. She talks about creativity as a hobby, to give you joy, to enhance your life, and it’s just an amazing book. The final book in creativity is more of a
practical process-type book. It’s “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. This is a book you want to read if you are a creative and you want to tap deeper into your creativity, because there are journaling prompts, exercises,
a weekly system – I think it’s a 12-week program that you go through. And this is actually the book where
morning pages originated. Julia Cameron introduced the idea of morning pages, to write three pages of longhand
stream of consciousness journaling every morning to help open up that channel to creativity. This is just a great system. I did it, I think, two years ago. If you want more of a systematic approach to tapping into more creativity,
then read The Artist’s Way. Lastly, let’s move on to books on
Spirituality and beyond. The first book you gotta read is
“The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer. That is a book about your soul, your spirit, and it also helps you recognize who you are on the outside the surface level you vs.
the deep core of yourself. And it’s just one of those books on spirituality
that I really enjoyed. The next book I recommend is “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”
by Deepak Chopra. I honestly recommend anything by Deepak Chopra, and my favorite way to read his books is
by listening to his audio books, listening to him speak,
because I am such a big fan of him. I love his voice. He makes me feel so calm, so zen. He seems so wise, and he’s just a classic. The next book I want to recommend intertwines
health with spirituality. It’s called “The Anatomy of the Spirit” by Carolyn Myss. I honestly had two books in mind for
this slot in the 20 books, so you’ll get an extra book, another book that is similar,
that is also in the same realm. It’s called “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay. Those are two books that I highly recommend if you are just going through any health issues, especially chronic health issues that doctors
and Western medicine can’t explain, because the idea is: A lot of chronic issues, health issues, stem from emotional or spiritual pain and trauma. And this is an area where I know not everyone
agrees with or understands, because there’s so much we still don’t understand about science and health and medicine, right? But I just think it’s so fascinating, because these are stories of real people who have healed in spiritual ways or just different ways than you would typically hear of. The last book on this list which makes the
20th book is on astrology. It’s called “The Inner Sky” by Steven Forrest, and this is one of my favorite books that I’ve read
because I love astrology. It was the intro book to help me dive deeper into what all of this stuff means, the stars,
the planets, your birth chart. And that one is more of a personal interest book. But if you are interested in astrology, that is the book to start with
because it’s just so fascinating. All right, so those are 20 of my favorites/
most impactful books that you should read in 2020. If you want more books, I have a
whole page on my website listing my favorite books and
I try to organize it in different categories. And I also really love audio books. I didn’t get to talk about the audiobooks that I loved, because I chose books that I thought
would change your life and help you change your mindset, all that stuff. But I honestly really enjoy listening to memoirs. For example, Ali Wong’s audiobook: “Dear Girls”, Kevin Hart’s audiobook, Trevor Noah’s book, JVN – Jonathan Van Ness’s book,
the guy from Queer Eye. I just love listening to something funny and
a life story while I’m driving. So I’ll list those recs down below as well. But I hope that this is a good list for you to start with and I’m wishing you all the best in 2020. I hope these books help you expand your mind,
change your life. And I hope you make it a daily habit to read consistently, whether it’s a little bit each day or a little bit each week, because consistency is what matters most. Lastly, if you haven’t heard, I’m doing a 10-day New Year Challenge
that you could sign up for. It’s basically a free email series where
each day, for 10 days, you’ll be emailed a relatively easy prompt that will help you take action towards becoming
the best version of yourself and creating the life that you’ve always wanted to live. So if you want to join the New Year Challenge,
I have the link down below. Love you so much and sending you so much love
and light for your life. Am I cheesy? Yeah, a little bit, but I don’t care. Bye!

100 thoughts on “20 Books to Read in 2020 📚 life-changing, must read books”

  1. If you want more book recs, you can check out my website: http://lavendaire.com/favorites/books
    There, I also link to my FULL LIST of books I've ever read, as well as all the recommended books from our podcast guests!

    Lastly, to join the 10 Day New Year Challenge, click here → http://lavendaire.com/newyearchallenge

  2. I started reading “Big Magic” after you recommended it in one of your other video😊 And tbh I love it so much❤️

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  4. You've been actually pronouncing "Tolle" right! Because he's originally from germany and here it's definitely pronounced with the 'e' at the end! 🙂

  5. i love the four agreements, and i have been wanting to read a bunchhhhh of these books!! can't wait to read them in 2020 as well 🙂 thanks for the recs Aileen!! 💕

  6. I bought Atomic Habit before I heard you recommending it. Shall read it soon. Thanks Aileen for your recommendations.

  7. I just added so many books to my 2020 tbr even though it already has over a hundred… Let's see how many I'll manage to read 🙂

  8. I just ordered atomic habits!! I'm so excited! I love James Clear's newsletter. I love Deepak Chopra also! His podcast is amazing!

  9. So many of these are life changing! I really loved the 4 agreements, a New earth, mindset, the untethered soul, the power of now, atomic habits, and big magic! Can’t wait to read some of your other pics! Something on my list this year that you didn’t mention is Principles by Ray Dalio! 🙂

  10. Just finished week 3 of the artists way and I’ve read a few of these and planning on reading the others. Thanks for sharing and also loving your artist of life workbook! 🙂

  11. Your first pronouncation was correct, it‘s Eckhardt Tolle not Eckhardt Toll. You should pronounce the „e“ at the end. P.S. I‘m German 😊

  12. started reading the first book on the list The Four Agreements – seems to be interesting ! thanks for that ! 🙂

  13. the power of now and a new earth are amazing , although I must confess that at the beginning I wanted to throw the book but then slowly I finished both books

  14. I came across your channel after your Lasik video kept popping up on YouTube and I thought, I'll just watch this as I just had Lasik a week ago. I am so in love with your channel! Just what I needed to motivate and inspire me for 2020! So strange how this happened as I was not looking for this type of content and now I realized that this is just what I needed! 😊❤️

  15. The best thing for creativity is to read fiction, draw, paint, write… Self help books are great but by reading only self help books you deprive yourself of the actual creativity, of learning and growing by experience. Not just "follow this steps and we will fix everything for you, because this is how it works"

  16. So amazing how much your channel has grown. We love your amazing and creative content. You are truly a source of inspiration for our NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Thank you thank you!

  17. Thank youuuu ! Loved it ! There's lots of books that I already wanted to buy and I want them even more now haha, same for the ones I didn't know 😄 I'm new and glad to discover your channel, hello from France ^^ 🇫🇷

  18. I've read both the power of now and the untethered soul and I found many similarities in these two books. Both of them are very good though!

  19. I love those!!! Steven Covey is SO underrated. His work is amazing!!!
    One of my favorites of all time is the Alchemist from Paolo Coelho… It's not just a novel, it's so, so much more. 🙂
    Really inspiring me to keep going with my videos. One of my main practice is to keep engaging my mind with inspiring activities such as reading. REALLY makes the difference y'all! 😛

  20. I have one book that I bought back in 2019 and I’m still not even half way lol but for some reason I always get excited about new book lists 😇☺️

  21. Many of these books have changed my life already! Like The Four Agreements and the Slight Edge. And many others are already on my reading list for this year & now adding a few more thanks to your recs! 🙂

  22. What a great video I've read many of these and they're great. Recommend A New Earth, The Four Agreements, The Power of Now, BIG MAGIC (Loved) list goes on

  23. Thanks that is so inspiring!my goals is the read 10books this year. I have finished my first today 🙂
    Another thing, you pronounced Eckhard Tolle right. As native German I know that he is native German too that's why his name is pronounced like written. So it is Tolle with the e at the end. (:

  24. Anatomy of the Spirit is SO good! I always recommend that to people on their own spiritual or personal growth journey. It's an interactive book too!

  25. pronounciation is Eckart Tolleh with the final e because in German you pronounce the final e. It is not a French name

  26. I recommend you to read « 10% Happier » by Dan Harris. He’s talking about his path to meditation and mindfulness, he is also a famous journalist from GMA.
    At some point he’s talking about mindfulness influencers he met during his path, including Deepak Chopra, and he doesn’t describe him as wise as he sounds he is in his books. Maybe this would interest you.

  27. Hi! I love the soft colours of your videos. What software are you using to edit your videos? Please! Please! Please! I love to know.

  28. For anyone curious like I was, here is a video of Eckhart Tolle answering how to pronounce his name. (Tolle vs. original Tölle) https://www.eckharttollenow.com/new-home-video/default.aspx?free=/801855156/

  29. Aileen my sister already at least two of the books you suggested, I'll wait for her to finish so I can borror them.

    PD: You're so close to reach 1M subscribers!!!

  30. Thank you so much for this I’ve been looking for a lot of these books and now I know I’ll add them to my audiobook list 😍 this was real great help

  31. one book which changed life of everyone ist there. Book of history Book of Truth that no one seems to remember. Book of Miricles and Mape of Ethernal Life. Nothng can be compare to it nothing can be matched. this One Book forefile all desires not just one. Love letter to you. Bible. Seek for Truth and Truth shell set you free.

  32. Be mindful when drinking tea. Taking a mindful tea break is a powerful way to stop the racing mind and come to the present moment. Make a tea and as you drink it bring your attention fully to the experience by tuning into your senses.

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  33. Be mindful when drinking tea. Taking a mindful tea break is a powerful way to stop the racing mind and come to the present moment. Make a tea and as you drink it bring your attention fully to the experience by tuning into your senses.

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  34. I really enjoy your presentation. An awesome little book that is very funny and inspirational is "What To Do When The Wheels Come Off" It's an easy read which contains modern clever proverbs that are very thought provoking. Some might even be helpful to your content. I believe it is still available on Amazon.
    Keep up the good work and please let me know what you think.

  35. Vietnamese subtitles are available! Click "CC" and check the video settings. Thank you to the contributor listed in the description 💕

  36. My 20 books recommendations that has been favourites of all times

    A mixer of both classics and modern novels that got highly popular and worth reading

    Hope you guys find it useful

    https://youtu.be/oZogVCvaU_Q

  37. If you're looking for a new book, I'd love it if you'd give my debut novel, Watchers, a try.

    It's an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that blends sci-fi, drama, horror, dark humour and romance seamlessly, resulting in a really unique and interesting read — https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/9ba425f2-3d15-11ea-ad77-070adbb6b6f1

  38. This is a great choice of selection you have here. I have read a few of them and will be getting to other ones that I have not. Are you by any chance a member on Goodreads ? Merci for the wonderful recommendation.

  39. Hi, Miss Lavendaire, I lov your booklist, I know a few of those books you were talking about, they are great. do you now Design the life you love by Ayse Birsel ? I found it at Barnes&Nobel in New York City-it´s awesome.

  40. Wonderful selection! I would only add Matt Kahn to self-help/spirituality … and it would be lovely to hear your suggestions for fiction ! <3

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