Beginner Minimalist Book List

With temperatures cooling down (finally), indoor activity season is beginning. Reading definitely tops my favorites list of things to do while stuck inside the house so I thought it would be a good time for me to share my book list for the beginner Minimalist. Keep in mind you can find almost all of these titles at your local library, and some of these books can even be found on Audible. If you are interesting in trying Audible, you’ll get 2 free audiobooks and a 30 day FREE trial when you use my link! I’ve also included links to the books if you would like to purchase your own copy. I prefer a tangible book in my hands when I’m reading, plus, I like to have a hard copy so that I can highlight or take notes on the side.

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1. “The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own,” Joshua Becker

2. “Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life,” Peter Walsh

3. “Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

4. “Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life,” Nancy Sleeth

5. “Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids,” Kim John Payne

6. “Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify,” Francine Jay

7. “The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify,” Francine Jay

8. “Essential: Essays by The Minimalists,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

9. “Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life,” Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

10. “Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste,” Bea Johnson

11. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing,” Marie Kondo

12. “The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life,” Leo Babauta

13. “Stuffocation: Why We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever,” James Wallman

14. “Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life,” Ruth Soukup




15. “Walden,” Henry David Thoreau

16. “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui: Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever,” Karen Kingston

17. “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess,” Jen Hatmaker

18. “Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More,” Elaine St. James

19. “The House That Cleans Itself: 8 Steps to Keep Your Home Twice as Neat in Half the Time,” Mindy Starns Clark

20. “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Series),” Richard Carlson, PhD

21. “Organizing from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life,” Julie Morgenstern

22. “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” Greg McKeown

23. “Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial MORE,” Joseph R. Dominguez

24. “Enough: Finding More by Living with Less,” Will Jr. Davis

25. “Clutterfree with Kids: Change your thinking. Discover new habits. Free your home,” Joshua Becker

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I don’t consider this to be a comprehensive list, but I think these books may be a great place to start and Audible makes it easy to listen on the go. There are also many TED Talks, podcasts and blogs devoted to the topic of Minimalism. I’ve really been enjoying the podcast by The Minimalists. Share your favorite source for inspiration on becoming Minimalist in the comment section below.

Which book would you add to this list? Tell me in the comments below!

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