Better Year, Better You: 24 Books for Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution

With the start of a new year, one can feel renewed with hope. Or, perhaps motivation. It’s a chance to better yourself, to start new habits or quit old ones. To pick up a new hobby or challenge yourself to face your fears. There’s a wealth of inspiration in store for you at Half Price Books. Whatever quest you’re on in 2017, books can help you reach your goal. Check out some of these nonfiction titles to help you with your New Year’s resolutions.

Are you determined to shed a few pounds? Eat a little healthier? Eat a lot healthier? Or find new ways to cope with the pain of a chronic illness? Here are some new books our buyers recommend to guide you on your quest to better health and fitness.1-better-year-better-you-books-for-health-fitness

1) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, 2) The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with The Whole30 and Beyond by Melissa Hartwig, 3) Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Blood Type Diet Solution by Peter J. D’Adamo and Catherine Whitney, 4) The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole Body Wellness by Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro, 5) The Melt Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day! by Sue Hitzmann and Debbie Karch, 6) Eat Clean Stay Lean: The Diet: Real Foods for Real Weight Loss by Wendy Bazilian.

Do you dare to start a new career path? Working towards your degree? Studying for that certification test? Here are our buyer’s picks for five great new books to better your business or inspire your work life.2-better-year-better-you-books-for-career-work-life

7) Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin, 8) Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily Ley, 9) The Quarter Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters by Adam Smiley Poswolsky , 10) Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone, 11) Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring your Ideas to Life by Peter Himmelman, 12) The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Anchor.

Will you learn a new language or hobby? Or perhaps you desperately need advice on being a better parent or spouse. Here are five books our buyers picked for self-improvement and better relationships.3-better-year-better-you-books-for-selfcare-relationships

13) Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance by Steve Harvey, 14) 52 E-mails to Transform Your Marriage: How to Reignite Intimacy & Rebuild Your Relationship by Samantha Rodman, Ph.D., 15) Love Voltaire Us Apart: A Philosopher’s Guide to Relationships by Julia Edelman, illustrated by Hallie Bateman, 16) Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, 17) A Year With You: A Keepsake Journal for Two to Share by Sourcebooks, 18) The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry by Loretta Granziano Breuning, Ph.D..

Or, perhaps you’re too hard on yourself. Or, life’s been a little too hard on you lately. If so, here’s to more laugh-out-loud belly-shaking laughter this year! Here are some books to help you lighten up and live a little happier. Scratch that. A lot happier.


19) Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between) by Lauren Graham, 20) Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop by Nick Offerman, 21) The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer, 22) 365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks by Simon Hugo, 23) Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, 24) Calm the F*ck Down: An Inappropriate and Humorous Adult Coloring Book by Oancea Camelia.

And while you’re making New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to “Resolve to Read More” for a chance to win a $100 Half Price Books Gift Card. This giveaway ends January 31, 2017. So enter now at and get started on a better year, better you.

Happy New Year, everyone! May it be a resolute 2017!

Meredith is Creative Director at Half Price Books Corporate. You can follow her on Twitter at @msquare21.


One thought on “Better Year, Better You: 24 Books for Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution

  1. No serious list would omit authors like Robert Crais, David Baldacci or Dennis Lehane for starters not to mention Michael Connolly and Greg Isles. I’ve been powering through these books which serve up such a feast, a book a day. Lee Child’s latest is a rip off, he just can’t stay the course with his best of Jack Reacher with this pathetic edition. Lost fans with the diminutive Tom Cruise in the role. It’s not nice to screw your fan base Lee. I love HPB Stores. Thank You.

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