Now that it’s 2019, can you say you’re determined to make this year the best one yet? When it comes to starting anew, the only thing I can say is that I grow a little wiser, more well-read and less apt to give up on myself each year. Part of my shift in philosophy is due to the books I have been reading lately, and lucky for you, 2019 is packed with newbies from some of my favorite motivational writers. Make this the year that you become the best you you’ve ever been. Here are five books to give you a new perspective in 2019.

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis is my girl. Well, I don’t actually know her, but I feel like I do. In her new book, she sounds the wake-up call many of us need. She proposes a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams by identifying the excuses we should all let go of, the behaviors we should adopt and the skills it takes to grow, find your inner confidence and truly believe in yourself.

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani

I read about this book and immediately added it to my reading list for 2019 because the message behind it really speaks to me. The author shares a variety of insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit, pulling from hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country – stories of fearless women changing the world one brave act at a time. The basic premise is that by being brave – not perfect – we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest and most joyful life. Now, this is something I can get behind!

You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life) by Amalia Andrade

If you are looking for a refreshing take on relationships, this may be the book for you. Andrade takes the idea of all things happening for a reason and runs with it in this new release. It is a fun and charming interactive roadmap for getting over a broken heart. The book has quirky illustrations, song lyrics that totally get it, recipes for eating your feelings, the unique comfort of making lists and tons more.

How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything by Erin Falconer

If the title doesn’t get you wanting to move in 2019, maybe the message inside the book will. Falconer is on a mission to get us all to be more productive in the new year. She sets forth to help you focus on what matters to you and your needs. I know I need this book in my life. How about you?

Body Love: Every Day by Kelly LeVeque

LeVeque has written her second book with an action plan for adopting the Fab Four lifestyle. She has created comprehensive 30-day plans for five different kinds of archetypes: Red Carpet Ready, Girl on the Go, The Domestic Goddess and The Plant-Based Devotee. What I love about her previous book is its practicality. Her recipes are easy to follow and I don’t have to go to a specialty store to get the ingredients. It certainly will set you down a path of living clean and feeling better this new year.

The Warrior Code: 11 Principles to Unleash the Badass Inside of You by Tee Marie Hanible and Denene Millner

I am excited to read this one. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, reality star and retired Gunnery Sergeant, Tee Marie Hanible dives into 11 principles that will awaken your inner badass and help you to thrive in the face of adversity. The Warrior Code is set to help us understand that things can beat us back from realizing our true potential… but the key is finding a way to realize one’s own innate strength.