Self-Improvement Books That Will Help You Start Your New Year Off On the Right Foot

Anyone who has ever picked up a really great novel, and experienced being transported into another world, another time or into another reality knows that a well-written book can be the perfect escape. However, aside from reading fiction novels to head out on a whimsical adventure for an hour or so, there are also some incredibly powerful books out there can that serve to truly change your life.

There is no better time to explore self-development books than around New Years. For many, this time of year is all about new beginnings, new habits, new goals and eyes on the road to success. We’ve put together a short list of some of our favorite self-development books that we believe have the power to change any reader’s life; no matter how old or young, male or female, or stage of life they find themselves in:

  • The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle: Chances are you’ve probably heard of this book, and have maybe even read it. Even if you have, read it again. This book focuses on the power of living in the present. Tolle helps his reader realize that almost all feelings of anxiety, depression or angst come from living in the future or the past, instead of seizing the current moment and enjoying the possibility of living in the NOW.
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey: This personal development book never seems to lose its touch. The great thing about this book is that it explores in-depth human behavior and dynamics, in order to create a guideline that through sweat, tears and patience, is sure to change your life forever. Covey doesn’t offer up any sugar-coated easy fixes to the human condition; this book is the real deal.
  • The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel: If you’re a reader who is into reading some deep stuff, but has a hard time getting into non-fiction this book is for you. This book tells a tale of spirituality, pain, growth and morality. Follow the journey of a young man who is stranded at sea with a ferocious tiger, and allow Martel to blow your mind with profound thoughts of life and reality. This book will without a doubt inspire you get out there and discover for yourself who you truly are.

If you find yourself visiting beautiful Puerto Vallarta this holiday season, be sure to check out our used bookstore in the Romantic Zone; a Puerto Vallarta icon for over two decades. Our Puerto Vallarta coffee shop offers thousands of used books to choose from – including a whole self-development section - plus all kinds of comfy spots to settle down with a new book. Plus, check out our full menu with sandwiches, salads and more at our Romantic Zone café in Old Town Puerto Vallarta!