This Fall, we’re getting our sh*t together! Our Organize Your Life series will help you start the new season just right.

This week, we’ve got some of the best books to improve your life.



Succeed at work


Ever wished you had a mentor to guide you on your way to success? Aliza Licht’s Leave Your Mark is exactly that: mentoring to land your dream job, kill it in your career and rock social media. In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, explains how the brain sciences might influence the way we work. Need a lesson in productivity? Laura Vanderkam’s What the most successful people do before breakfast will help you build habits that will lead you to a happier, more productive life, despite the pressures of your busy schedule.


Organize your home (and everything else)


It has become a must-read: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo encourages you to surround yourself with things that spark joy. Love a good challenge? In One year to an organized life, Regina Leeds shares a unique week-by-week approach that will help you break down tasks and build routines over time so that life becomes simple, not overwhelming. Rachel Hoffman’s Unf*ck your habitat tells is just the way it is: “We deserve to live somewhere with nice things we love, and to have a clean, calm place to be, when we’re not at work or school or any of the fifty zillion other places we go.”


Take care of yourself


In The Desire Map, Danielle LaPorte helps you to start navigating the decisions in your life based on how you most want to feel. Want to improve your life? How to live a good life by Jonathan Fields is a practical and provocative modern-day manual for the pursuit of a life well lived. And if you love a good classic, Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements offers a powerful code of conduct that will transform your life to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.


Be more efficient


Stephen R Covey’s top-selling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People uses principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity to help you accomplish more. Much more than a set of tips for time management and organization, David Allen’s Getting things done is a work-life management system that transforms overwhelm into stress-free productivity. Want to do more in less time?  Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-hour work week teaches how the author went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week.