Graduation giveaway! Which is your favorite book?

Happy Monday everybody! We are nearing graduation season. This year’s graduation ceremonies may still look a little different than in years past, but new grads can always use advice on how to spend time well.

So if you have a graduate in your life — or are graduating yourself — how about sharing the gift of time? I’m giving away a stack of five of my books (pictured!) to one reader/social media follower, and will give away one book to five people.

Here are the five books:

To enter via my blog, just leave a comment here letting me know which of these books is your favorite. If you haven’t read any of them, let me know which you’d most like to read. Winners will be randomly selected from entries.

The giveaway closes Friday, May 21st at noon EST. I’ll contact the winners no later than May 26th to get mailing details (and if they’d like the books inscribed to somebody). Giveaway is open to US readers only. Thanks for entering!

94 thoughts on “Graduation giveaway! Which is your favorite book?

  1. Hi I love all your books! Can’t wait to begin the Corner office! Why isn’t it showing up on Goodreads? I’m beginning to feel Goodreads controls what books it puts out there. This not the first one that is missing! I know how she does it is my favorite. But for graduation from high school or college I give, Juliet’s School of Possibilities. Although that is also a great one for someone who is a couple of years into the workforce! Keep up the work. You are loved and supported! You will look back and wonder where the time went, I promise!

    1. Serena from Italy :my fab osd off the clock. Enlightened me about the fact that we are in charge of making space for free time just giving the right priority. Also 168 hours was a game changing book. Now I’m pondering what should I read next. Thank you!

  2. Hey Laura!
    In response to your above post, my favorite book of yours that I have read thus far is “What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast”. Although it was a quick read, it was packed with so many enriching practices, tips, and stories that have truly changed my everyday life. The first book of yours I read, “168 hours”, literally opened a new door for me with possibilities of how to fit enjoyment into my busy schedule. I am actually a graduating student this year, and your books have helped me learn to balance school, work, hobbies, friends, family, and still achieve goals at the same time! Thanks to you, I am more mindful of time and its potential. I plan to reread your books often as a refresher for how I can utilize my time most efficiently in becoming my best self! 🙂

  3. I Know How She Does It was probably the book with the biggest impact on me. It came at an important time in my career/family life. Thanks!

  4. Hmm. I think 168 Hours. I really helped me re-conceptualize some of the limits I was placing on myself because there wasn’t enough time. #2 Before Breakfast. Hope I win the bundle, lots of graduates this year to share with!

    1. Too bad it’s only open for US readers. I am sure you have many European readers (like me, Dutch btw) so hopefully a worldwide giveaway is on the list soon 🙂

  5. Hello Laura,
    I love all your books, but definitively 168 hours has had the biggest impact on my life. I remember i read it while on a weekend gateaway when i was pregnant with my first child. It was by far the best “pregnancy” book i read.

  6. Off the clock was my favorite—still think about the ideas from that one. But juliet’s school of possibilities was also a breeze to read

  7. I’ve enjoyed all of your books but 168 Hours completely transformed how I think about my time, which makes it my favorite. I tell everyone about it!

  8. I loved OFF THE CLOCK (still think often about tending my garden) and would love to give a copy to my high school son graduating on Tuesday! He’s headed to UVA in the fall, and a recent, more local college tour left him a little nervous. Our engineering tour guide talked about often sleeping in the lab because of his busy course load. It’s left my son thinking he’ll have to do the same (even though his brother who’s an engineering major at Lehigh has told him that’s not the case). Anyway, I’d love to make him a bit more comfortable about time management and making space for demanding projects when needed, while also having time for a well-rounded life.

  9. Hey Laura,
    I really loved all your books, but the one that had so much impact on me is I know how she does it. I read it while pregnant with my first child and summarized it and been giving small talk about it to circle of friends. My sister is graduating this year and would love to give her this bundle.

  10. Juliet’s School of Possibilities is my favorite. Recently, I read a copy of it from the library. I would love to own the book.
    Thank you,
    Barbara

  11. My favorite book is “Off the Clock”. My daughter, who is graduating from college and who LOVES time management and productivity would love it as well!

  12. I have not read any of the titles yet, but would love to read, “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.” I’m always looking for ways to improve my morning routines.

  13. Hi Laura! I’m not sure which is my favorite, but 168hrs was the most influential! Totally took me out of the difficulty of daily planning and made the week a more comfortable planning unit for me.

  14. 168 Hours! I return to it again and again to remind myself that I have more time than I think. But I love them all!

  15. Juliet’s School of Possibilities is my fave because it is i think technically “non-fiction”. I sent it to my grand daughter a year 1/2 ago. I have a great niece graduating from a Christian school this Friday and I think she would appreciate all of them. I have not read Off the Clock so I may keep that one for myself and pass on to my sister and daughter.

  16. I’ve read all but 168 hours, I should get to it! I have given I Know How She Does It as a graduation present… twice but my favourite is Off the Clock. I have fond memories of reading it in Whistler after a race. It was a fabulous weekend and a great book to read in an epson salt laden tub while recovering from the hard run!

  17. My favorite book is Off the Clock (though Juliet is a close 2nd). It really helped me to see how I spent my free time differently.

  18. Love all of them and now want to re-read! I’d start with I Know How She Does It on a re-read. 🙂

  19. It’s a difficult decision, but I think my favourite is the first one I read, “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.” It had – and continues to have – such a positive and lasting impact on my mornings and my whole days. Thank you so much, Laura!

  20. Love them all but All the money in the World gets my vote as it was a random library ‘find’ and through you was introduced to so many influential writers and bloggers. I buy everything you write and have a special shelf for favourite authors where I keep them when they’re not being lent out. So will leave the book wins for others.

  21. Hey they are all my favorite! I have all of them.
    I also had the recent ebook.
    And read the book “all the money in the world” ….
    Did I miss any?

  22. I can’t choose one – 168 Hours and I Know How She Does It.

    Absolutely mindset shifting for me as Director of a law firm and a special needs parent.

  23. What the Most Successful People do Before Breakfast. It was the first book of yours I read and got me hooked on your work.

  24. What the most successful people do before breakfast. The namesake of your podcast that has been super resourceful and a great reminder!

  25. I would like to read 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. I listen to your podcasts daily, but definitely want to read your books.

  26. Super fan here! I have read them all and they really have shaped my professional and really now with a baby – my personal life. Before Breakfast had lasting impact but I quote you more from I Know How She Does It more often. This is a great idea! Can’t wait for your next gem.

  27. Hello Laura! I just recently discovered your Before Breakfast podcast, and listen to 3-4 episodes on my way to work in the mornings. I’ve already implemented a few tips you shared, so thank you! I would love to read any of these books, but the title “I know how she does it” has really piqued my interest. From the comments, it seems that 168 Hours is the fan favorite, though. Thank you for the opportunity, and many happy returns 🙂

  28. My turning point and first of your books was 168 hours, game changer! I have passed on the original copy and have a digital copy to keep. Read all the other books now too. Not sure I qualify for the give away though as I’m in the UK.

  29. Juliet’s School of Possibilities is my favorite. I’ve listened on Audible multiple times.

  30. Well, I really liked “All the Money in the World”, but of these I’d have to say that “168 Hours” is my favorite. I regularly recommend it. 🙂

    1. Same here! The money book should get more credit 😀
      168 hours was most ground-breaking for me time-management-wise.

      I wonder if graduates are too young for these books though. Or are we talking college grads?

  31. I love Off the Clock! I’ve been wanting to reread I Know How She Does It, since it has been awhile.

  32. I liked 168 hours the most because it had the greatest impact. I love the line (paraphrased) “It’s not that I don’t have time, it’s just not a priority.” Being honest with yourself was eye opening. Thanks for sharing this kind of thing into the world.

    1. Yes, I try to remind myself the same thing. It was hurtful at first to take responsibility but gradually I feel more in control of my time and abilities.

  33. Hello Laura, The concepts from “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” was literally life-changing. Thank you for it. I am very interested in reading 168 Hours as so many have said that this was a powerful read and can’t wait! Thanks so much for your work

  34. I loved “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” and your Ted Talk and would definitely like to read more!

  35. I live in New Zealand, so not sure if I am eligible (although it doesn’t say not 😁)! I discovered your writing through Juliets School of Possibility, and thoroughly loved it! I am now reading 168 Hours, and I think I will be getting I Know How She Does It next!

  36. I read what successful people do before breakfast and it is an incredible book. What i loved most about it is that, it contains stories for each take away. This makes it fun to read, relatable, and concrete.

  37. I have read all except for Juliet’s School of Possibilities. Hard to pick a favorite, but If I had to I’d say 168 Hours.

  38. Hello! I haven’t read any of your books and I would love the chance to read 168 Hours! I’m ready to make some changes. 🙂

  39. I just finished reading “Off the Clock” and it made me realize that there is truly time for anything that matters and now its my mantra for making plans that are important to me. Thank you!

  40. I will be graduating high school this spring, and right now feels so busy trying to finish school and work on my jobs at the same time. Your TED talk was really eye-opening to me, though, and now that I realize just how much time I have, I’m going to pay a lot more attention to what my priorities really are (I’ve always been a horrible time manager). I would love to read “I Know How She Does It”, since I loved your talk so much!

  41. I’ve read all of your books so far and keep coming back for more. My favorite is definitely 168 Hours, with I Know How She Does It as a close second. The introduction chapter of 168 Hours is one that I come back to repeatedly since I find it so inspirational. I love that your books get to the heart of problems and see them for what they are. Most other productivity and time management books tend to twist the same tips and stories repeatedly. I think you come up with original and innovative ideas and propositions that are truly useful. They really show that you have first-hand experience with the situations that you write about.

  42. They all look like amazing reads to me! Well it’s looks like I have more books to add to me read list😉

  43. Each one of your books was exactly what I needed at the time I chose to pick it off the shelves. Thank you for providing such a wealth of knowledge as we all strive for better time management. My absolute favorite of your books is What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. I return to it often when I need a reminder of how to take control of my mornings in order to be more productive.

  44. Love the 2 I’ve read so far (168 Hours and I Know How), so would be super honored and thrilled to win one of you others!

  45. Loved Juliette’s school of possibilities and 168 hours. I bought the Corner Office for my whole team. Hard to choose just one book

  46. I have read all your books and I absolutely LOVED “168 Hours” !! Amazing read that opens our eyes to the time we waste but could’ve used!

  47. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think is excellent, although I haven’t read all of them yet.

  48. I love all your books, share about you any chance I get, religiously print my 168 hours worksheet and keep track daily. Introducing your books to older teens is brilliant. I’m going to start buying them as grad gifts!

  49. I would like to read 168 hours. I am from India so not eligible for giveaway but no problem I came to know about these wonderful books through your tweets, so that is already a nice giveaway for me.
    Thanks

  50. I haven’t read any of the books. The 168 hours book is calling to me. I know I waste a lot of time, and feel stressed that so many things are unfinished (work and home). Understanding how to stop, challenge and choose my actions may help get me “unstressed”. Thanks for doing the give-away!

  51. I have read ALL of your books, and loved all of them. 168 hours was my absolute favorite in terms of life-changing/eye-opening. However, my favorite quote comes from “Juliet’s..”: “people are a good use of time.” I use this quote frequently in life. I have a daughter heading off to college, and would love to send some of your wisdom with her.
    Thank you!

  52. “I Know How She Does It” was the book that solidified my decision to pursue my PhD! You found out how they did it, and I’ll do it too!

  53. I Know How She Does It is the one I’ve read so far, and I love having the perspective it gives!

  54. I love ‘168 Hours’ and ‘Off the Clock.’ They were both library borrows. Would love copies for my college student and new hs senior! I also want to read ‘Juliette’s School of Possibilities.’

  55. Juliet’s School of Possibilities is the only one I have fully read and was just what I needed to read at the time. I am currently listening to Off the Clock and enjoying it so far!

  56. “I Know How She Does It” will be my first read! It reminds me of the phrase I’ve replaced “I didn’t have time for x”: “I didn’t make time for x.” Excited to add these to the top of my to-read list!

  57. How I’ve not read any of these, I do not know. Thank you for a timely post as I was just looking for books to give a high school and college graduate. They are each getting one from above.
    I love time management, so thy all look valuable.
    If I had to pick a first, it would be I Know How She Does It.
    🙂
    Mimi

  58. I loved them all, of course –but 168 hours is still my go to whenever I need a tune up. That said, I have the best line in Juliet as the home screen on my phone. Thanks, Laura! 🙂

  59. On my list is currently: Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.
    Looking forward reading it 🙂

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