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“What are the best books about Minimalism?” We looked at 133 of the top Minimalist books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 32 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Minimalism” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 100+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 32 Minimalism Books



32 .) Banish Clutter Forever: How the Toothbrush Principle Will Change Your Life by Sheila Chandra

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lists Diary
  • Simplify Days

Why is it that even the most disorganized person never seems to lose their toothbrush? How can this simple fact solve all clutter problems? The Toothbrush Principle is a simple yet inspired approach to decluttering any home. Whether in a mansion or a one bedroom apartment, this book will teach readers how to organize according to the unconscious blueprint that naturally tidy people have, so that getting and staying organized is easy. Using this system, readers will learn what to throw away with confidence; how to set up a wardrobe to get much more use out of the clothes they already have; how to work from home productively in a clear, designated space; and how to tame their inbox! Step-by-step, room-by-room, those looking to lose their clutter will soon find that they hardly ever lose things, that massive clear-outs become a thing of the past, and that they never spend more than 10 minutes a day tidying up. Here is the key to stop drowning in piles of clutter and start creating space to live out the life of your dreams!

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31 .) Chasing Slow: Finding the Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband’s brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace.

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30 .) It’s All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh

Lists It Appears On:

  • Simplify Days
  • Goodreads

It’s All Too Much is Peter’s proven system for anyone who wants to let go and escape the suffocating clutter in their lives. With his good humor and reassuring advice, Peter shows you how to face the really big question: What is the vision for the life you want to live? Through simple techniques and step-by-step plans, you can assess the state of your home, prioritize your possessions, and let go of the clutter you have been holding on to that has kept you from living the life you imagine. Going way beyond color-coded boxes and storage bin solutions, It’s All Too Muchshows you how to honestly determine what adds to your quality of life and what’s keeping you from living the life of your dreams. The result is freed-up space, less stress, and more energy for living a happier, richer life every day.

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29 .) Minimalist Parenting: Enjoying Modern Family Life More by Doing Less by Christine Koh

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Good Trade
  • This Simple Balance

In MINIMALIST PARENTING, Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest offer a fresh approach to navigating all of this conflicting background “noise.” They show how to tune into your family’s unique values and priorities and confidently identify the activities, stuff, information, and people that truly merit space in your life.

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28 .) Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist and Brene Brown

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Calm Collective
  • This Simple Balance

“A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it’s changing everything.

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth.”

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27 .) Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

“We are often on a quest for more—we give in to pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more. For Carver, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Stress was like gasoline on the fire of symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent.
In this book, she shows us how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less—more space, more time, and even more love. Carver invites us to look at the big picture, discover what’s most important to us, and reclaim lightness and ease by getting rid of all the excess things.”

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26 .) Stuffocation: Living More With Less by James Wallman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Lists Diary

In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman reveals the world’s growing sense of Stuffocation – and how we can move away from it ‘Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics – but with a huge idea at its heart’ Sunday Times We have more stuff than we could ever need – clothes we don’t wear, kit we don’t use, and toys we don’t play with. But having everything wethought we wanted isn’tmaking us happier. It’s badfor the planet. It’s clutteringup our homes. It’s makingus feel ‘stuffocated’ andstressed – and it might evenbe killing us. In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption, from the telecoms exec who’s sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who have moved into a remote mountain cabin. Wallman’s solution to our clutter crisis is less extreme, but equally fundamental. We have to transform what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays and time with friends. With intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change.

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25 .) The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy by Nagisa Tatsumi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cool Material
  • D’Marge

Practical and inspiring, The Art of Discarding (the book that originally inspired a young Marie Kondo to start cleaning up her closets) offers hands-on advice and easy-to-follow guidelines to help readers learn how to finally let go of stuff that is holding them back–as well as sage advice on acquiring less in the first place. Author Nagisa Tatsumi urges us to reflect on our attitude to possessing things and to have the courage and conviction to get rid of all the stuff we really don’t need, offering advice on how to tackle the things that pile up at home and take back control. By learning the art of discarding you will gain space, free yourself from “accumulation syndrome,” and find new joy and purpose in your clutter-free life.

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24 .) The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style and Building Your Dream Wardrobe by Anuschka Rees

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Good Trade
  • Goodreads

With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day.

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23 .) The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Read It Forward
  • Our Streamlined Life

The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

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22 .) The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living by Janet Luhrs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Nourishing Minimalism

“As Janet Luhrs says, “”Simple living is about living deliberately. Simple living is not about austerity, or frugality, or income level. It’s about being fully aware of why you are living your particular life, and knowing that life is one you have chosen thoughtfully. Simple living is about designing our lives to coincide with our ideals.””

Whether you are looking at small solutions for cutting down the stress in your life or taking the big leap toward the simpler life, this book can be your guide. Janet Luhrs, the nationally recognized founder and editor of the Simple Living Journal, brings together strategies, inspiration, resources, and real-life profiles of people who have slowed down, overcome obstacles, and created richer lives.

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21 .) The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store by Cait Flanders

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

“In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy—only keeping her from meeting her goals—she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year.

The Year of Less documents Cait’s life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt.

The challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, Cait found herself in situations that turned her life upside down. In the face of hardship, she realized why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol, and food—and what it had cost her. Unable to reach for any of her usual vices, she changed habits she’d spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her.”

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20 .) Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul by Ruth Soukup

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

STUFF. It’s everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it’s not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedule, and the weight of a life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack.

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19 .) You Can Buy Happiness by Tammy Strobel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Margarita Wyld

Once, Tammy Strobel and her husband were living a normal middle-class lifestyle: driving two cars, commuting long distances, and living well beyond their means. Now they are living the voluntary downsizing — or smart-sizing — dream. In this book Strobel combines research on well-being with numerous real-world examples to offer practical inspiration. Her fresh take on our things, our work, and our relationships spells out micro-actions that anyone can take to step into a life that’s more conscious and connected, sustainable and sustaining, heartfelt and happy.

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18 .) Zen Habits by Leo Babauta

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Good Trade
  • Nourishing Minimalism

This handbook is a collection of some of my best articles from ZenHabits.net. It provides you with hundreds of tips for improving your life through simplicity, productivity, and happiness. At the request of my readers, I’ve hand-picked the articles and put them together for you in an easy to read format. When I first started out in my adult life, 17 years ago, it would have been nice if someone I respected had given me a handbook, with all the essential topics covered in a how-to format. It would have taught me to simplify my life, which I’ve learned to do in the last few years. It would have talked about the essentials of happiness, and how to be productive and achieve my dreams. Of course, life doesn’t come with such a handbook, but that didn’t stop me from trying to create one. I hope this handbook will be of some use to you and help you achieve your dreams too. Choose the articles that apply best to your life, and give them a try. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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17 .) Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and Happy Life by Rachel Jonat

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Calm Collective
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

With Do Less, a happier, more serene life is just moments away. From your home to your finances, this straightforward guide teaches you how to scale back your possessions and commitments to just what you really need. With hundreds of ways to minimalize your life, you’ll quickly uncover the joys and rewards of paring down.

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16 .) Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Lists It Appears On:

  • Tale Away
  • Goodreads
  • Lists Diary

“Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s most important things–which actually aren’t things at all.

At age 30, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus walked away from their six-figure corporate careers, jettisoned most of their material possessions, and started focusing on what’s truly important.

In their debut book, Joshua & Ryan, authors of the popular website TheMinimalists.com, explore their troubled pasts and descent into depression. Though they had achieved the American Dream, they worked ridiculous hours, wastefully spent money, and lived paycheck to paycheck. Instead of discovering their passions, they pacified themselves with ephemeral indulgences–which only led to more debt, depression, and discontent.

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15 .) Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify by Francine Jay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Full Home Living
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

“This delightful collection of articles by Francine Jay, author of “The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide,” provides great inspiration to pare down your possessions. Jay breezes from practical topics, like “What’s in a Minimalist Kitchen” and “How Many Shoes are Enough,” to more philosophical musings, like what the Japanese or ancient Greeks can teach us about simple living.

Along with valuable tips and advice, the author shares her personal stories about decluttering and living with less. Her warmth, humor, and encouraging tone make you feel like you’re chatting with a good friend over a cup of coffee—a friend you’d love to invite over to clean out your closets!”

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14 .) Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider

Lists It Appears On:

  • Our Streamlined Life
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

Organized Simplicity’s aim is to convince its readers that simple living is the absolute best way to live. Be it with house cleaning, family schedule management, personal finances, and managing the “stuff” you allow within your four walls, the only way to live well is to do so intentionally and simply. The first half of the book delves into the “why” behind realistic simple living, giving the reader a nail to then hang the how of living simply discussed in the second half. And by redefining the too often-used phrase “simple living,” a busy home manager living in the real world can then make practical changes that work for the whole family. There are chapters for cleaning and organizing the home room-by-room, and future project ideas will inspire readers to turn their house in a haven they love.

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13 .) Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondō

Lists It Appears On:

  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Tale Away
  • Goodreads

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

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12 .) The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential by Leo Babauta

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Simplify Days
  • D’Marge

With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it’s amazing that were ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.

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11 .) Clutterfree with Kids: Change Your Thinking, Discover New Habits by Joshua Becker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Full Home Living
  • Goodreads
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Margarita Wyld

Children add joy, purpose, and meaning to our lives. They provide optimism, hope, and love. They bring smiles, laughter, and energy into our homes. They also add clutter. As parents, balancing life and managing clutter may appear impossible—or at the very least, never-ending. But what if there was a better way to live? Clutterfree with Kids offers a new perspective and fresh approach to overcoming clutter. With helpful insights, the book serves as a valuable resource for parents. Through practical application and inspirational stories, Clutterfree with Kids invites us to change our thinking, discover new habits, and free our homes. It invites us to reevaluate our lives.

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10 .) Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cool Material
  • Tale Away
  • D’Marge
  • Goodreads

Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo―he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

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9 .) Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More by Erin Boyle

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Good Trade
  • Meredith Tested
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Goodreads

For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment, but for our own happiness and well-being, too. Boyle embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to us all—whether we’re renting a tiny apartment or purchasing a three-story house. Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, Simple Matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty.

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8 .) Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne

Lists It Appears On:

  • Meredith Tested
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change: Streamline your home environment. Reduce the amount of toys, books, and clutter-as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload. Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.

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7 .) Simplify by Joshua Becker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Simplify Days
  • Minimalismlab
  • D’Marge
  • Goodreads

“Three years ago, his typical, suburban family of four made the decision to minimize their possessions, declutter their home, and simplify their lives. In so doing, they discovered countless real-life benefits of living with less. And now, to help others experience the same freedom, they offer the most important lessons they’ve learned through the process. Simplify is full of personal stories, practical tips, and powerful inspiration.

It is based on a rational approach to minimalism. It will forever change the way you look at physical possessions. And most importantly, its approach will free you from the burden of clutter and provide you with the extra motivation to realign your life around your heart’s greatest passions… however you choose to define them.”

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6 .) Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Slow And Happy
  • Full Home Living
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Goodreads
  • Cool Material
  • Margarita Wyld
  • Tale Away
  • D’Marge

“What if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want? Twenty-something, suit-clad, and upwardly mobile, Joshua Fields Millburn thought he had everything anyone could ever want. Until he didn’t anymore.

Blindsided by the loss of his mother and his marriage in the same month, Millburn started questioning every aspect of the life he had built for himself. Then, he accidentally discovered a lifestyle known as minimalism…and everything started to change.

That was four years ago. Since, Millburn, now 32, has embraced simplicity. In the pursuit of looking for something more substantial than compulsory consumption and the broken American Dream, he jettisoned most of his material possessions, paid off loads of crippling debt, and walked away from his six-figure career.

So, when everything was gone, what was left? Not a how-to book but a why-to book, Everything That Remains is the touching, surprising story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately. Heartrending, uplifting, and deeply personal, this engrossing memoir is peppered with insightful (and often hilarious) interruptions by Ryan Nicodemus, Millburn’s best friend of twenty years.”

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5 .) Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life By Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Good Trade
  • Simplify Days
  • Goodreads
  • Cool Material
  • Margarita Wyld
  • Tale Away
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • D’Marge

“In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been.

This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea’s experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids’ lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. Zero Waste Home is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family—and the planet.”

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4 .) The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Slow And Happy
  • Full Home Living
  • Meredith Tested
  • Cool Material
  • Tale Away
  • Minimalismlab
  • D’Marge
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

“Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing.

While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill. And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living.

Live a better life with less.”

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3 .) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Authority
  • Cool Material
  • D’Marge
  • Full Home Living
  • Goodreads
  • Margarita Wyld
  • Read It Forward
  • Simplify Days
  • Slow And Happy
  • The Calm Collective
  • This Simple Balance

“The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.”

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2 .) The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Jay

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lists Diary
  • Slow And Happy
  • Full Home Living
  • The Good Trade
  • Meredith Tested
  • Simplify Days
  • Margarita Wyld
  • Our Streamlined Life
  • Minimalismlab
  • Goodreads
  • D’Marge
  • This Simple Balance
  • Simplify Days

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before-seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the “crash diet” approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form new habits, paving the way to lasting success. Her easy-to-follow STREAMLINE method works in any space—from a single drawer to a closet, room, or entire house. What’s more, it can be called upon during clutter-inducing life events such as moving, getting married, having kids, or downsizing. With an airy two-color interior design and lovely hardcover package, The Joy of Less is a refreshing and relatable approach to decluttering that belongs in every home.

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1 .) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lists Diary
  • The Good Trade
  • Simplify Days
  • Book Authority
  • Cool Material
  • Margarita Wyld
  • Our Streamlined Life
  • Tale Away
  • Hippie In Disguise
  • Simplify Days
  • D’Marge
  • Goodreads
  • This Simple Balance

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home–and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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The 100+ Additional Best Minimalist Books



 

#BooksAuthorLists Diary
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
3310-Minute Declutter
Full Home Living
3410% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually WorksDan HarrisGoodreads
35100 Essentials
Slow And Happy
36150 Best Minimalist House Ideas
Full Home Living
3730 Day Declutter Bootcamp
Nourishing Minimalism
387: An Experimental Mutiny Against ExcessJen HatmakerGoodreads
39A Day in the Life of a MinimalistJoshua Fields MillburnGoodreads
40Best books on minimalism for the kids – “To the Moon” and “To the Ocean Deep” Coloring BooksSarah Yoon
Minimalismlab
41Better OffEric BrendeMedium
42Bicycle DiariesDavid ByrneMedium
43Born Standing Up: A Comic’s LifeSteve Martin
Read It Forward
44Born To RunChristopher McDougallMedium
45
Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy
This Simple Balance
46Clutter-Free With KidsJoshua Becker
The Good Trade
47
Clutter’s Last Stand: It’s Time To De-junk Your Life!
Nourishing Minimalism
48ClutterfreeLeo BabautaGoodreads
49Compact CabinsGerald RowanMedium
50Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email OverloadSteve Scott
Simplify Days
51
Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity
Full Home Living
52
Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life
This Simple Balance
53Easy Minimalist Living
Full Home Living
54Eat Yourself Calm
The Calm Collective
55Enjoy the less, a minimalist living guide How to simplify your life and transform your mind through minimalismJames Green
Book Authority
56Essential EssaysThe Minimalists
The Good Trade
57Find Your Focus Zone: An Effective New Plan to Defeat Distraction and OverloadLucy Jo Palladino
Simplify Days
58Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your GoalsBrian Tracy
Simplify Days
59Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of DistractionLeo BabautaGoodreads
60Getting Rid of It: The Step-by-step Guide for Eliminating the Clutter in Your LifeWarren and Betsy Talbot
Simplify Days
61How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie
Read It Forward
62I Am Here NowThe Mindfulness Project
The Good Trade
63Inside-Out SimplicityJoshua BeckerGoodreads
64Introduction to the Devout LifeFrancis De Sales
Read It Forward
65
It’s Simply Tuesday: Small Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
This Simple Balance
66Kinfolk Home: Slow Living
The Calm Collective
67Les MisérablesVictor Hugo
Read It Forward
68Less > More The Ultimate Guide to Minimalist Living, Declutter your life for Happiness, Health and OrganizationJoseph Neil
Book Authority
69Little House On A Small PlanetShay SalomonMedium
70Living in the Land of EnoughCourtney CarverGoodreads
71Living Minimally
Full Home Living
72Living With Less: An Unexpected Key to HappinessJoshua BeckerGoodreads
73Mini-missions for Simplicity: small actions for massive changeCourtney CarverGoodreads
74Minimalism 2 Books in 1 – Minimalist, Minimalist Living.Simon Ruddy
Book Authority
75Minimalism Basic Principles of Minimalist LivingG. Williams
Book Authority
76
Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life
This Simple Balance
77Minimalism Live a Meaningful LifeJoshua Fields Millburn
Book Authority
78Minimalism MinimalistSofia CheviakoffMedium
79
Minimalism vs. Consumerism: Finding the Right Balance to Take Your Life Back!
Cool Material
80Minimalism: Essential EssaysJoshua Fields MillburnGoodreads
81
Minimalism: How Less Can Be More
Full Home Living
82Minimalist Living
Full Home Living
83Minimalist Living Declutter Your Home, Schedule & Digital Life for Simple LivingAston Sanderson
Book Authority
84Minimalist Living Enjoy More by Living with Less: Declutter Your Life in 30 daysGreg Connor
Book Authority
85Minimalist Living Guide
Full Home Living
86Minimalist MomRachel Jonat
Meredith Tested
87Money, Possessions, and EternityRandy Alcorn
Read It Forward
88More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive GenerosityJeff Shinabarger
Read It Forward
89My Cool ShedJane Field-LewisMedium
90Not Of This World A Catholic Guide to MinimalismSterling Jaquith
Book Authority
91
Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World
This Simple Balance
92Off The GridNick RosenMedium
93One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for GoodRegina Leeds
Simplify Days
94Organize Yourself in 24 Hours: 50 Best Strategies to Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life, and Manage Yourself in the Way You Want (2nd Edition)Christ Lewis
Simplify Days
95Organizing from the Inside Out: (second edition) The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your LifeJulie Morgenstern
Simplify Days
96
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Nourishing Minimalism
97Reducing Your WasteGoodreads
98Scarcity Why Having Too Little Means So MuchSendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
Book Authority
99Simple Ways to be More with lessCourtney CarverGoodreads
100Simplicity: Essays
Nourishing Minimalism
101Sink Reflections
Nourishing Minimalism
102
Stress-Free Habit for Simplifying Your Home: 10-Minute Declutter
Lists Diary
103The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My SoulDave BrunoGoodreads
104The 21 Day Minimalist Challenge learn how to get our life decluttered, simplified and organized in just 21 days21 Day Challenges
Book Authority
105The Art Of Less Doing One Entrepreneur’s Formula for a Beautiful LifeAri Meisel
Book Authority
106
The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World
Nourishing Minimalism
107The Big Book of Small House DesignsDon MetzMedium
108The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself MemoirDee WilliamsGoodreads
109The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. Salinger
Read It Forward
110The Circumference of HomeKurt HoeltingMedium
111
The Cozy Life: Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things Through the Danish Concept of Hygge
This Simple Balance
112The Effortless Life: A Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & FlowLeo BabautaGoodreads
113The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life More PleasantMargareta MagnussonGoodreads
114
The Joy of Doing Nothing: A Real-Life Guide to Stepping Back, Slowing Down, and Creating A Simpler, Joy-filled Life
This Simple Balance
115The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live WellMeik WikingGoodreads
116The Minimalist MindsetDanny DoverGoodreads
117
The Minimalist Mom: How to Simply Parent Your Baby
This Simple Balance
118the MinimalistsGoodreads
119The ONE Thing The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary ResultsGary Keller, Jay Papasan
Book Authority
120The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is LessBarry SchwartzGoodreads
121The Simple Guide to a Minimalist LifeLeo BabautaGoodreads
122The Simplicity Primer
Nourishing Minimalism
123The Total Money MakeoverDave Ramsey
The Good Trade
124
Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life
Nourishing Minimalism
125Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule–and Your LifeJulie Morgenstern
Simplify Days
126Tiny Homes, Simple ShelterLloyd KahnMedium
127To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
Read It Forward
128Twelve By TwelveWilliam PowersMedium
129Unclutter Your Life in One WeekErin Rooney Doland
Simplify Days
130Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly RichDuane ElginGoodreads
131Waking UpSam Harris
The Good Trade
132WaldenHenry David ThoreauGoodreads
133Your Money or Your LifeVicki RobinGoodreads


21 Best Minimalism & Decluttering Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Book Authority 14 Best Minimalism Books of All Time
Cool Material 8 Books That Will Inspire You to Live Minimally
D’Marge 10 MUST-READ BOOKS FOR EVERY ASPIRING MINIMALIST
Develop Good Habits 15 Best Organization Books (including minimalism, and decluttering books)
Full Home Living Best Books On Minimalist Living & Decorating
Goodreads Popular Minimalism Books
Hippie In Disguise MINIMALISM: 7 BEST BOOKS TO INSPIRE AND INFORM
Lists Diary Top 6 Best Books on Minimalism
Margarita Wyld THE BEST BOOKS ABOUT MINIMALISM
Medium 7 Great Books About Simple Living And Minimalism
Meredith Tested Book Recommendations for Minimalist Parents
Minimalismlab The Best Books On Minimalism
Nourishing Minimalism My Top 10 Decluttering and Minimalism Books
Our Streamlined Life The Four Best Books on Decluttering, Organizing & Minimalism
Read It Forward The Minimalist’s Bookshelf: 10 Books I’ll Never Part With
Simplify Days 5 BOOKS EVERY ASPIRING MINIMALIST SHOULD READ
Slow And Happy Famous Books on Simplicity That Will Change Your Lifestyle
Tale Away 7 Books On Minimalism for Book Lovers
The Calm Collective INTERESTED IN SLOWING DOWN? START WITH THESE 5 BOOKS
The Good Trade Reorder Your Routine With These 12 Books On Minimalism & Simplicity
This Simple Balance 22 Simple Living & Minimalism Books for Weary Moms