10 Best Motivational (Sweary) Books to Read Now to Make 2018 Amazing

Books to Read Now to Make 2018 Amazing

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To make 2018 the best year yet I have compiled a list of the BEST motivational books. These are the books to read in 2017 to make 2018 ah-mazing. Some of these I have read, others my friends have read, and others still are recommendations from the interwebs.

10 Best Motivational Books to Read Now to Make 2018 Amazing

I don’t know about you but I’ve already made some pretty lofty goals for 2018. I need a little push here and there to remind myself that I am capable and worthy of achieving them all. Without further ado, I present THE LIST.

You Are a Badass (How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life) by Jen Sincero

One of my closest friends loves this book and she is breaking down barriers and meeting her goals daily. Jen Sincero tells it as it is in a way that is easy to read, honest and relatable to your own life circumstances.

You Are a Badass at Making Money (Master the Mindset of Wealth) by Jen Sincero 

I am currently reading/listening to this book on Audible but I think it is one of those books that is better on paper that you can highlight, put sticky notes on and flip back to your notes whenever you need it. 

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

An Amazon reviewer said that ” It acts as the ultimate guidebook to entrepreneurial streamlining and how to automate your business.” I work two jobs from home and I would love to do them better and faster. If you want the same thing then pick up your copy. 

Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop

Unfu*k Yourself promises to help you get over your biggest barrier, yourself. If you’re in a rut and looking to unleash the power that you know lives within you go on and grab this.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck-A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

This says it best:

“Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.”

Get Your Sh*t Together (How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do) by Sarah Knight

This book helps you do just what it says, get your shit together. It guides you on organizing your fucks that need to be given and helps organize your mind so you can do what needs to be done. Plus it’s funny.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight

This is an important life skill and I feel like I need to give this book to a few friends who have stretched themselves thin. You need to focus on what makes you happy and not so much on what makes others happy. 


How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life Hardcover by Lilly Singh

Lilly is a Brampton native and a huge YouTube star. She’s pretty amazing and after I read this book earlier this year I got my ducks in a row and smashed some goals. Highly recommend this one for a push when you need it most.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

My friend Renee first told me about this book but then Netflix turned Sophia Amoruso’s story into a show and now she is a household game. I am a firm believer that books are better than movies but are they better then shows….with many episodes to explain the book? Only reading it will tell.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbin 

This book is all about breaking the habit of self-doubt and building habits of confidence and courage at work and in life in general. Plus five seconds is a pretty small amount of time to make a positive change. 



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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 18, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Wow, not my kind of language!

  2. Sarah alexis
    December 22, 2017 / 12:07 am

    I would love to read the The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck– I think I need that!

  3. LisaM
    December 23, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    There are already a couple of these on my wish list. Now I have to add a couple more!

  4. Sarah alexis
    December 24, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    I feel like You Are a Badass at Making Money could really help me these days!!! These are seriously great gift ideas!

  5. Darlene Schuller
    December 26, 2017 / 9:16 am

    There are a couple on this list I’d be interested in reading. Never heard of these before but totally love the concept. Thank you for introducing me to them!!

  6. Lynda Cook
    December 26, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    There is a few of these that I would love to read, thanks for sharing!

  7. Julie
    February 18, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Hmmm, going to check some of these out, I can use some help!

  8. Joanne C
    March 30, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Sometimes, you just have to get all the BS in your life. These are awesome titles.

  9. kathy downey
    June 17, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    These are really great gift ideas!

  10. Erin N
    May 8, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    I adore books like this (motivational, yet funny)! I have read a couple of these. Now I must read the rest! Thank you for sharing them 🙂