Suggested Reading

If you want to know more about minimalism, defiance, and finding inner peace, the following books are suggested reading. I will update this page periodically as I discover new books that I both recommend and feel have ideas I consider to be essential.


  • The Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll. The beauty of bullet journaling is that it can be customized and adapted to meet your needs. I can’t live without it.
  • Getting Things Done, David Allen. What I took from this book, and still use, is the method for filtering and prioritizing tasks.
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear. Tie a new habit to an established routine, and it makes developing the new habit a lot easier.
  • The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss. The concept of finding the minimum effective dose, the least you need to do to get the result you want, was a game-changer for me.
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey. The habits are actually a process for changing your perspective in order to achieve your goals.


  • Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. A familiar origin story about having the “American Dream” versus having a happy life.
  • Essential: Essays by The Minimalists, Millburn and Nicodemus. Essays on how minimalism expresses itself across a variety of topics, not just decluttering and organizing.
  • Everything That Remains, Millburn and Nicodemus. It’s not about the things you get rid of. It’s about the things you choose to make room for, because they’re important.
  • Love People, Use Things, Millburn and Nicodemus. When we put more emphasis on¬† our relationships than our possessions, amazing things happen.
  • The Minimalist Mindset, Danny Dover. Minimalism is about giving priority to your passions, and taking back your freedom so you can do that.