What are the Best Books On Minimalism and Simple Living?

“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.”– Nathan W. Morris

In a world that constantly tells us that we need more stuff all the time it is not surprising that more people are turning to minimalism to help simplify their lives.

If you are interested in learning how to live a more minimalist lifestyle there is no shortage of resources where you can find inspiration.

The trick is the find inspiration that will stick.

Before we continue let’s be clear.

This is a blog about simple living and trying to be smart with your money. IF you have an Amazon Gift Card or you choose to purchase a book from the list below that is up to you. You could always check at your local library.

You can also download the e-book version or you maybe want to try Audible for the audio version to listen to while driving or walking.

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How To Start Living a Minimalist Lifestyle

When you come across a topic that resonates deeply with you it is easy to become overwhelmed. You just want to get started with improving your life and making changes.

But where do you start?

HOW do you start?

The thought of revamping your life and discarding possessions that you might have hoarded for years is often daunting, so it is useful to consider the examples and approaches to minimalism that other people have adopted, to see what worked for them and to think about what might work for you.

This is where reading some of the best books on minimalism can come in and offer some insight on simple living.

The Best Minimalist Living Books

Here is a list of some of the best simple living books. If you are interested in learning how to simplify your life be sure to check them out.

Joy of Less simple living book


The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life


The More of Less Joshua Becker


The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own 



Essentialism by Greg McKeown


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less



You Can Buy Happiness Tammy Strobel


You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too



Organized Simplicity Tsh Oxenreider


Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living



The Moneyless Man Mark Boyle


The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living



The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up By Marie Kondo


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up



Everything That Remains by The Minimalists


Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists



Walden Henry David Thoreau


Walden and Civil Disobedience



The Paradox of Choice Barry Schwartz


The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz



There you have my list of the 10 best books on minimalism to help you on your journey to living a more simple life.

Do you have any favorite simple living books that you have read and enjoyed? If so, please share the titles in the comments.


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