The best mindset books 📚

Browse the best books on mindset as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

By Carol S. Dweck

Why this book?

Mindset goes deep on a particular, but vital, aspect of success – the idea of growth mindset. Put simply: People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are far less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed through hard work. Based on her long career as a researcher and educator, Dweck clearly explains what a growth mindset is, why it matters and how we can cultivate our own. It’s a helpful guide for anyone who wants to shift how they think about their capabilities and intelligence, but most especially…

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You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth

By Jen Sincero

Why this book?

I love Jen Sincero. You can’t go wrong with one of her books, but this one was my favorite. Not only did her funny stories keep me turning the pages, she helped me finally understand the scarcity mindset I’ve been clinging to for my whole life. Plan on doing a lot of journaling with this one!

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Raising Resilience: The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children

By Christopher Willard

Why this book?

In a charming, reader-friendly style, this book offers ten universal principles for skillful parenting that lead to genuine goodness and happiness in their children. A delight to know it’s possible.

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The best books on resilience and how to cope skillfully with life’s difficulties and crises

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

By John Gottman, Nan Silver

Why this book?

I am a huge fan of Gottman's work, and I would be happy to recommend any of his books. At his “love lab,” he has done a tremendous amount of rigorous scientific research over the past several decades about what makes relationships work and what makes them fail, and he has boiled all of that down into some very helpful lessons about what successful couples do and what they avoid.  There is no better place to start if you are looking to improve your relationship.

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The Near Witch

By V.E. Schwab

Why this book?

My favorite thing about The Near Witch is that the protagonist makes terrible choices. I find characters who always do the “right thing” boring, and their growth arcs less satisfying. Be prepared not to understand Lexi at first, but I promise she’s endearing in the end.

I’ve read negative reviews that everything isn’t wrapped up perfectly in The Near Witch, but I enjoyed the story’s sense of realness. My preference is for a captivating story, not always one with every answer. The Near Witch is notably different compared to Schwab’s later works, but as someone with a growth mindset,…

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