Every season we like to cover new and upcoming releases in the personal development and career space. Here are a few titles to pick up and cozy up with in the fall months. Plus, any of these books will make great stocking stuffers!

9 New Career and Self-Development Books To Read This Fall

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1. Public Speaking Powers by Carma Spence

If your goal is to be a better public speaker, this is the book for you! It’s jam-packed with expert tips to overcome your speaking fears and get your message across in the right way. From Amazon:

Author Carma Spence asked these questions of dozens and dozens of speakers and discovered the answer was, “Yes!”

Three out of every four people suffer from speech anxiety, and research suggests that people who don’t confront and overcome that fear are less successful in their careers and lives. However, people often look at successful speakers as superheroes with superpowers they, as mere mortals, could never possess.

Drawing from extensive research and interviews with business and professional speakers, Public Speaking Super Powers will show you how to:

  • How to overcome the fear of speaking
  • Develop the skills needed to be a success on the stage, such as storytelling and humor
  • Master techniques like a superhero speaker, such as audience engagement, and using your voice, body language and eye contact effectively

and much more… There is even a bonus chapter on the business of speaking.

Unleash your inner Public Speaking Superhero and communicate your message with confidence starting today!

2. Enjoy Time by Catherine Blythe

We love this practical and easily digestible guide to make the most of your time. Beautifully presented, this book will help you put how you spend your time in perspective. From Amazon:

We are living longer than ever and, thanks to technology, we are able to accomplish so much more. So why do we feel time poor? In 20 eye-opening lessons, Catherine Blyth combines cutting-edge science and psychology to show why time runs away from you, then provides the tools to get it back.

Learn why the clock speeds up just when you wish it would go slow, how your tempo can be manipulated and why we all misuse and miscalculate time. But you can beat the time thieves. Reset your body clock, refurbish your routine, harness momentum and slow down. Not only will time be more enjoyable, but you really will get more done.

3. Good Money by Nathalie Spencer

In this book, you’ll learn about how to approach money, face your money fears, learn to see money as a tool, and more. From Amazon:

Using a unique, visual approach, Nathalie Spencer uncovers the science behind how we think about, use and manage money to guide you to a wiser and more enjoyable relationship with your finances.

From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending and decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, through to exposing what it really means to be an effective forecaster, Good Money reveals how you can be motivated to be better with money and provides you with essential tools to boost your financial well-being.

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4. Astrology of Happiness and Success by Mecca Woods

In this book, you’ll learn how to create the life you want based on your astrological sign! Each section includes how each sign approaches various emotions and how to use your natural proclivities to improve your love life, career and wellness! From Amazon:

Take your happiness to the next level with advice specifically designed for you, based on your astrological sign. In Astrology for Happiness and Success, you’ll find new ways to be happier and more successful and learn to bring joy to those around you.

Take an adventurous Aries to your next yoga class to help you both clear your minds, treat your busy Taurus friend to a relaxing evening at home, join Gemini in playing a new board game for fun—and more!

With different activities, therapeutic techniques, and relaxation rituals for each sign, you’ll find the perfect path to becoming your happiest and healthiest self.

Astrology of Happiness and Success

5. Simple Acts to Change the World by Amy Neumann

This book focuses on the notion that our everyday actions have the power to change the world. It’s jam-packed with ideas to inspire you to make a difference. From Amazon:

Take a stand, support the causes you believe in, and spark positive change in the world—the revolution is happening now, and through simple, everyday actions, you can be a part of it.

Anyone can change the world. No matter what your interests, goals, or experiences, there is a way for you to make a difference—and even small acts go a long way towards creating impact that matters.

From joining a volunteer organization for a global cause you’re passionate about, to running for your local school committee to make change within your community, or even speaking out on social media as a quick reminder that your voice matters, Simple Acts to Change the World shows you practical strategies to get actively involved every day and take matters in your own hands.

You’ve already heard the call to action. Simple Acts to Change the World shows you just how to respond.

Simple Acts to Change The World

6. My Pocket Positivity by Courtney Ackerman

This pocket guide will help you keep a positive mindset that will allow you to thrive through 140 exercises you can do anytime and anywhere! From Amazon:

140 quick and effective exercises to help you achieve and maintain a positive mindset and face any challenge with optimism and confidence—the newest in the popular My Pocket series.

It can be hard to maintain a positive attitude—especially today, when the news and our social media feeds seem to be saturated in negativity and tragedy. But with My Pocket Positivity, you will find the good in any moment—and maintain an upbeat attitude through the day, no matter what life throws your way.

My Pocket Positivity is full of uplifting thoughts to brighten your day and inspire hope. Through 140 quick and easy exercises, you will learn how to boost and strengthen feelings of confidence, resiliency, gratitude, and serenity. What’s more, you will feel empowered to take positive action in your own life and the world around you to pay the feeling forward.

7. Choose You by Sara Robinson

This gorgeous guided self-care journal will help you be your best self. Through various exercises, you’ll go through self-reflection that will help you emerge as a more polished version of yourself. From Amazon:

Track your progress in your self-care journey and pinpoint the exercises that make you feel the most refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to face the world in this beautiful and inspirational guided journal.

Self-care is an essential part of wellness. But as your state of mind can vary from day to day and season to season, it can be difficult to find and remember the self-care practices that were most effective. Choose You gives you a space to record your routines and easily identify which worked best for you, so you can nurture yourself and navigate the chaos of daily life.

Choose You contains more than 150 pages for guided journaling, including questions for reflection, useful tips, inspirational quotes, and fun ideas for self-care activities. Additionally, you’ll become an expert in the “what”s and “why”s of self-care, and learn strategies to effortlessly integrate these routines into your everyday life.

Whether you’re new to the world of self-care, or you’ve been perfecting your methods for years, Choose You is the perfect companion for achieving total mind and body wellness!

8. Go F*ck, I Mean, Find Yourself by Glenn Lutz

This small book packs a powerful punch! Every page is a reminder that you have the power to take control of your life. From Amazon:

Pocket-sized positive affirmations—with a fun and edgy twist!

Every day is a new day; an opportunity to be in the moment and to be the best versions of ourselves. We are all powerful beings with a purpose, and we all have the power to change and grow. Go F*ck, I Mean, Find Yourself. gives you the push you need to build the universe you wish to inhabit and become the person you want to be.

Let this book be your new daily motivation tool, with its optimistic notes, reminders, affirmations, and suggestions that promote peace, love, health, wealth, wisdom, and knowledge. Additionally, Go F*ck, I Mean, Find Yourself. also serves as a journal, with spaces for you to reflect on your own journey, as well as opportunities to bring friends together in unifying collaboration. A perfect gift or a conversation-starter, this strikingly designed book challenges you to always choose positivity—are you ready?

9. Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back by Laurie Pawlik

This book is a powerful, positive reminder that there is life and there is growth after grief.

After life is shattered by loss or a traumatic experience–whether big or small–it can seem impossible to heal or even move on. Deep down you believe God intends good for you, but you just don’t have the energy or strength to figure out how to move forward.

Author Laurie Pawlik has been there, and here she shares how she flourished despite multiple losses. Through practical tips and thought-provoking questions, she helps you take small yet powerful steps toward healing and letting go. She also offers insights and encouragement from the lives of strong women in the Bible. You’ll glimpse the painful losses these women experienced and learn how they flourished despite seasons of hardship and grief. You’ll discover how God shows His presence and power in the valleys, deserts, and storms. And you’ll feel a fresh sense of hope that, with God, you can redefine yourself, remake your life, and grow forward into a beautiful new season.


Thank you to the publishers and authors for providing us with ARCs of these titles.

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