The Best Books On Minimalism

The Best Books On Minimalism

Today we’re looking at five books on the topic of minimalism, but not just any old books. These are the best books on minimalism that we have ever come across. Plus we have a few extra ones for the kids! Here we go…


The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

The More of Less by Joshua Becker
The More of Less by Joshua Becker

Author: Joshua Becker

Synopsis: 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 organising.
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.

In The More of Less, Joshua Becker helps you…

• Recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less
• Realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams
• Craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life
• Experience the joys of generosity
• Learn why the best part of minimalism isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life

The beauty of minimalism isn’t in what it takes away. It’s in what it gives. If we would have to choose only one book, then this would easily be one of the best books on minimalism ever.

Author’s Background: Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website that inspires millions around the world to own fewer possessions and find greater fulfillment in life. As one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement, Joshua speaks both nationwide and internationally. He has contributed to articles in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Christianity Today. He is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News. He and his young family live in Peoria, Arizona.

Amazon Reviews: Some outstanding reviews from various Amazon customers include:

  • “Life-Changing! I mean it. This book has literally changed my life and I am a different person”.
  • “This is the best book on discovering and living your best life for modern times. Joshua Becker gives practical advice on enjoying life once all the waste and weight of stuff is let go”. Reviews:

  • Joshua Becker’s blog, Becoming Minimalist, has been one of my favorite resources as I’ve progressed on my minimalism journey, so even though I’m nowhere near the beginning of my minimalism journey and have read a lot of his stuff, I was still excited to pick this up”.
  • This is the 4th clutter/de-junking/minimalizing book I have read in the past couple months. I found a lot of inspiration from this one. Not too many ideas on how to organize but great thoughts and stories that inspired me to want to change my lifestyle”.

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under...
  • The More of Less Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
  • Joshua Becker
  • Publisher: WaterBrook


Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life

Simplify by Joshua Becker
Simplify by Joshua Becker

Author: Joshua Becker

Synopsis: Simplify is a celebration of living more by owning less. It calls for the end of accumulating unnecessary possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less.

Simplify will change the way you view physical possessions. And it will provide you with the motivation to realign your life around your heart’s greatest passion.

Amazon Reviews: Some outstanding reviews from various Amazon customers include:

  • I highly recommend this affordable e-book! I was referred to Joshua Becker’s blog and from there found this book. It lays out the principals of developing a minimalist lifestyle and mindset, in very simple terms that are easy to follow and get started”.
  • “Everyone should read this book. It’s not just minimalism….it’s about connecting to your real needs and the important thing in your life. It’s about changing your perspective about being a consumer.
    If you are new to the idea of simplifying your life this is a great place to start. If like me you have been working on it for a while it will revitalize your efforts”. Reviews:

  • This book is neat, tidy, uncluttered, and pure in its message. With two babies, clutter can become a bigger problem by the day. I found this book and immediately went to work with the author’s easy techniques”.
  • Joshua Becker is a gentle writer and I am so happy I decided to investigate more on Minimalism. This Guide helped me to review my relationship with stuff, prioritizing what matters most. Highly recommend”.

  • Joshua Becker
  • Kindle Edition
  • English


The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life

The Joy Of Less
The Joy Of Less

Author: Francine Jay 

Synopsis: Having less stuff is the key to happiness.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it’s time to simplify your life!
The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living.

Author’s Background: Francine Jay is the bestselling decluttering expert and founder of She has helped hundreds of thousands of people organize their homes and simplify their lives, and has been prominently featured in national media. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Amazon Reviews: Some outstanding reviews from various Amazon customers include:

  • This is the BEST book ever written about how to declutter! I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone wanting to get a different perspective on your “stuff”. It’s not written to help you get rid of everything….just have a proper perspective on it!! And a GREAT way to actually simplify! Her strategies WORK!”
  • I think this is the best book ever for figuring out how to simplify your life and your stuff. It explains how and why your life will be improved by gaining more space and it goes room by room with practical steps to thinning out the stuff that seems to sneak in when we are not paying attention”. Reviews:

  • This book has inspired me to continue on a minimalist path and I have seen an incredible change in my life – particularly in having so much more time to spend seeing family, working on my painting and getting out in nature”.
  • Some really great concepts on how to minimize and declutter in this book. I really liked it and I’m going to apply a lot of her tips and suggestions in my life”.

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter,...
  • The Joy of Less A Minimalist Guide to Declutter Organize and Simplify Updated and Revised
  • Francine Jay
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books


Best books on minimalism for the kids – “To the Moon” and “To the Ocean Deep” Coloring Books

Tallest coloring book ever
Tallest coloring book ever

Author: Sarah Yoon

“To the Moon”
Climb up to the moon with this amazing fold-out coloring book, the longest in the world!
Color an amazing tower, all the way from your house down on the ground, past dragons, witches, space ports, and flying elephants, to reach the moon at the very top!

Grab your pens and let’s get going! Can you climb all the way to the moon? Hours of fun for coloring enthusiasts of all ages.

“To the Ocean Deep”
Climb down to the depths of the ocean in this amazing fold-out coloring book, the longest in the world!
Color an amazing tower, all the way from a boat bobbing in the waves, past sea dragons, mermaids, aqua robots, and sharks, to reach the deep ocean floor. Hours of fun for coloring enthusiasts of all ages.

Author’s Background:
Sarah Yoon grew up in a southern city in South Korea and moved to Philadelphia in 2007 with her family. As a youngster she became intrigued with Batman and Superman comics and the world of visual arts. Fast forward a dozen years and Sarah started drawing and painting her own character art. Her imaginative scenes are the compiled product of dreams and visual thoughts. She loves to explore new mediums but her main tools are pen and ink, watercolor, and sometimes acrylic. Sarah graduated from Pratt Institute of Art and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Amazon Reviews: Some outstanding reviews from various Amazon customers include:

  • “It’s so much fun to color. There are fine details as well as some white spaces. This is perfect to color for all levels and ages”.
  • “Great book. Very satisfied. One of the cutest books ever”.
To The Moon and To The Ocean Deep
To The Moon and To The Ocean Deep

To The Ocean Deep: The Longest Coloring Book in...
  • Laurence King Pub
  • Sarah Yoon
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

To the Moon: The Tallest Coloring Book in the...
  • Laurence King
  • Sarah Yoon
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

This is it for today. We hope you’ll enjoy these great books as much as we did and agree that these are some of the best books on minimalism ever written.


Notable Mentions

SaleBestseller No. 1
Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Publisher: Asymmetrical Press
SaleBestseller No. 2
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • Greg McKeown
  • Publisher: Currency

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