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5 Self-Help Books That Actually Helped Me

I can’t speak universally, but I do know that the following self-help books have greatly altered my life for the better in specific and long-lasting ways. 

The Life-Changing Books That Tell You How to Tidy Up

Need more tidying books after finishing KonMari? We've got you covered! Save your space and head to the library to borrow these de-cluttering guides.

It’s Okay to Recycle Unwanted Books

The great Marie Kondo War on Books seems to be simmering down. While some book lovers have moved all their ...

3 Reasons to KonMari Your Books Away

From going digital to sharing the joy, a reader offers three more reasons to take a minimalist approach to your bookshelves and KonMari your books away.

Why I Love Books and Still Agree with Marie Kondo

Why one book lover does not fear the KonMari method for books, and why others might agree with Marie Kondo and find value in her advice.

No, Marie Kondo Doesn’t Want You To Throw Away All Your Books

Do you have too many books? Marie Kondo's book tidying advice is not about getting rid of all of them. Instead, think about what sparks joy.

Why I Disagree With The Konmari Tidying-Up Method For Books

Marie Kondo says, discard books you haven't read yet because you never will. One book that I had on my shelf for almost two years before I read it was hers.

Marie Kondo Quotes About Tidying That Felt Like a Gut Punch

One reader shares 8 Marie Kondo quotes from THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP that felt like a swift punch to the metaphorical gut as she tackles her own decluttering project.

I Tried To Apply A Minimalist Approach to my Books. It Did Not Go Well.

THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP may help some people apply a minimalist approach to some rooms, but hands off the personal library.

The Books That Remain, Post-Kondo

One reader purged her shelves. Here's what remained when she was done.

Caring For My Nest: The Kondo Method & Empire of Things

One reader talks about reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Empire of Things, connecting minimalism with the desire to be surrounded by things she loves.

5 Success Books We Think DJ Khaled Would Recommend

Forget the quasi-motivational video of Shia LaBeouf channeling his inner Tony Robbins. If you’re looking for a life coach plucked ...

I Kondo’d The Heck Out Of My Bookshelves

Ok, prepare yourself: Last year I sold or gave away nearly 1,000 books. If that makes you cringe in horror, ...

Bookish Guest Suggestions for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk TV Show

I don’t consider myself very “science,” but I do like Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is why I initially started watching ...

Why We Hold On To Books (and Why I’m Pruning My Library)

I wonder if other people find themselves a bit imitative of the books they read and the worlds they encounter ...