We’re big bookworms here at Thrive. Reading is proven to offer significant benefits to our well-being, and can be an escape as well as a source of continual inspiration. At the start of 2019, we’re excited to offer you a sneak peek at 10 titles we can’t wait to pick up — and not put back down.

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey’s new book will hit shelves in March. The Path Made Clear is a photo-filled exploration of wisdom, wonder, and purpose — with touching anecdotes from Ellen DeGeneres, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Lin-Manuel Miranda elegantly woven in to help us rethink our preconceived notions on happiness and success and, ultimately, what it all means to us

Out March 26th, 2019. Pre-order here.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

We’re always excited to see powerful women changing lives and cultural conversations, and Melinda Gates is at the forefront of that effort. In her refreshingly frank April release, she reveals who and what invigorated her to pursue her own life’s work. She cements the case for investing in women to build better societies, and delineates actionable steps on how we all can champion the women in our lives. 

Out April 23rd, 2019. Pre-order here.

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations by Toni Morrison

This collection of formidable perspectives on art, identity, power, and purpose from one of the greatest writers of our time will have lots of meaningful food for thought.

Out February 12th, 2019. Pre-order here.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

Therapists play a special and invaluable role in the lives of the 30 million Americans who attend sessions, but have you ever wondered where they go when they need to talk to someone? Veteran psychotherapist and New York Times best-selling author Lori Gottlieb shares a candid and remarkably relatable account of what it means to be a therapist who also goes to therapy, and what this can teach us about the universality of our questions and anxieties. Thrive’s founder and CEO, Arianna Huffington, describes it as “funny, hopeful, wise, and engrossing — all at the same time. [Gottlieb’s] willingness to expose her own blind spots along with her patients’ shows us firsthand that we aren’t alone in our struggles and that maybe we should talk more about them.” 

Out April 2nd, 2019. Pre-order here.

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport

As Arianna Huffington recently wrote, 2019 is the year to take the reins of our relationship with technology. An excellent place to start is this upcoming release from Georgetown University computer scientist Cal Newport. Digital Minimalism surveys a wide range of unplugging practices, from parents to Silicon Valley executives, and offers a judgment-free 30-day roadmap for paring down your tech use to improve your stress levels and feel more in control of your day-to-day. 

Out February 5th, 2019. Pre-order here.

Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays from the Grown-up Years by Cathy Guisewite

The creator of the “Cathy” comic strip brings her characteristic humor and wisdom to prose in this volume of essays on aging, womanhood, family dynamics, and generational change. Perfect for Mother’s Day!

Out April 2nd, 2019. Pre-order here.

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson

The trailblazing former Executive Editor of The New York Times imparts sharp analysis of the recent state of truth and trust in the American news media, and its critical implications on our actions and collective well-being. The format follows a deft juxtaposition of case studies of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vice, and BuzzFeed to capture how we got here and what’s next. A timely read for us all.

Out February 5th, 2019. Pre-order here.

Figuring by Maria Popova

Maria Popova is the founder and editor of the beloved blog and newsletter Brain Pickings. In Figuring she explores what constitutes a fulfilling life, and what we have to offer the world around us. She also examines a dynamic array of underappreciated — and mostly female and queer — luminaries from the sciences, philosophy, art, and culture, whose lives and contributions intersected in unexpected ways. It’s my next book club pick, and I recommend it for yours, too.

Out February 5th, 2019. Pre-order here.

Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance by Emily Fletcher

No one is too busy to meditate. As Agapi Stassinopoulos says, “If you can breathe, you can meditate.” Leading meditation expert Emily Fletcher adopts the signature meditation technique she teaches through Ziva Meditation for a perpetually busy, hyper-connected mainstream audience. With a foreword from Dr. Mark Hyman of the Cleveland Clinic, Fletcher makes a compelling case that no one is too busy to meditate. All you need is a few minutes in your day to catch your breath. 

Out February 19th, 2019. Pre-order here.

Good Habits, Bad Habits by Wendy Wood (Flatiron, 2019)

We at Thrive are enthusiastic about changing our behavior for the better, and this starts with rethinking our approach to habits we’ve formed — and those we’d be wise to let go of. We enjoyed our recent conversation with Dr. Wood, an expert in the science of habits at the University of Southern California, and can’t wait for this to hit the shelves later this year. 

Out Fall 2019. Preview here.

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  • Mallory Stratton

    Director of Content Operations at Thrive

    Mallory is Director of Content Operations at Thrive. Prior to Thrive, she was Associate Editor on “It’s All In Your Head” by Keith Blanchard (Wicked Cow Studios, 2017), an illustrated brain science book, and worked closely on its accompanying cross-platform partnerships with Time Inc. and WebMD. She spends her off-hours curating playlists, practicing restorative yoga, and steeping new teas.