Check out this list of books to become a better and happier you. This is such an awesome and helpful list.

7 Books To Become A Better and Happier You

11th August 2015

Books have the power to change your entire perspective on life.

Books can transform your way of thinking and enable you to grow stronger in different aspects of your life, depending on what you want to improve on.

Below are 7 books that I highly recommend reading, no matter what stage you are at in life, or what you need help with.

The human race as a whole can benefit from living a happier life, and the readings below will get you there.

Whether you need assistance with confidence, your personal life or professional life, all of these books will take you to a higher, happier level.Check out this list of books to become a better and happier you. This is such an awesome and helpful list.


1. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Okay, I’ll admit I’m only on page 36 of this book, but it’s been more life changing than all of my other top books so far. The mentality I’ve created with this book surpassed by expectations when I was originally recommended this book by a friend.

This book isn’t like most self-help/personal development books. You are constantly on an adventure throughout and realizing so many things about yourself. The amount of power that is within all of us is quite spectacular, yet many of us don’t use it. If you’ve never read a self-help book, this should definitely be your first.

You Are a Badass

2. The Art of Happiness by Howard Culter and the Dalai Lama

My significant other gave me this book as a gift when I was going through a hard time when I returned from Peru. Immediately after just a few pages, I felt rejuvenated and alive again. Although the Dalai Lama suffered the loss of his country, he still remains one of the happiest people alive.

This Dalai Lama taught me that “the very motion of our life is towards happiness” and how happiness should be our main focus and priority in life. You will learn how to beat anxiety, jealousy, bad moods, and how to ride through the difficult obstacles that life throws at us. Not only does this book speak on behalf of the Buddhism traditions and meditations, the Dalai Lama also speaks in depth on science to prove how certain methods work.

The Art of Happiness

3. Embrace by Taryn Brumfitt

This woman might look quite familiar to you. She had a controversial, yet inspiring photo all across social media back in 2013. It was a before and after photo, revealing the before photo of her being in a bikini competition. Taryn’s after photo was after she popped out a few babies.

This woman talks thoroughly about her hate-love relationship with her body and how she has learned to embrace and love her body, at every single stage it is. I believe we can all benefit from this book, especially if you have problems with confidence and dealing with physical appearance.


4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This book has been top rated for over 25 years and has remained a best seller because of its simplicity towards proven principles of life.

This edition is an updated version, which means you will get an even better idea of how to solve your problems in your personal and professional life.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

5. The Secret by Rhonda Bryne

The secret has been translated into 46 languages for a reason. This book has a basis of positive thinking (such as The Art of Happiness) and can change your entire life based on your way of thinking.

The book talks in depth about how positive thinking can create stronger happiness, wealth and health benefits.

The Secret

6. How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

This book has sold over 6 million copies and has enabled people to simply stop worrying.

Dale Carnegie offers methods that will help you overcome this habit and how to eliminate worries that are taking control of your life. Dale also goes into many other aspects of life, such as financial worries, how to find yourself, and more.

How To Stop Worrying and Start Living

7. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

If a goal of yours is to feel financially secure with an ideal job and a happy life, then this is the book for you.

This book will show you methods to earn more money while achieving greater happiness and peace in life.

The Magic of Thinking Big

So what are you waiting for? Pick up any of these books either online or at the bookstore and get ready to transform. It’s amazing how a simple book can change a person’s life.

Have you read any of the above books? What other books would you recommend reading for people who are working on personal development?

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  • 14 Day Lean Meal Plan: Find out how to lose the weight for good
  • Ibotta: How to get cash back on grocery, clothing, household items and more 
  • How Not To Die: A book to educate you on nutrition and health

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11 thoughts on “7 Books To Become A Better and Happier You

  1. Stephanie

    I am almost finished with “The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life,” by Jeff Olson. Don’t let the fact that “Successful” starts with a dollar sign fool you. It is about being successful in ALL areas of your life, be it health, relationships, and family life as well as finances/job performance.

    His theory of “small positive steps, repeated consistently,” Is so simple, yet so profound. That is what leads to success. And small negative steps lead to failure. These are choices we make every day, multiple times a day, sometimes moment to moment, yet most people choose the negative steps because “it really doesn’t matter what I do, I’m not seeing a difference.” Well no, not initially, but over time, you will. Steady progress in a positive manner brings success. First self-help book I’ve read that explained a concept so clearly and simply.

    1. Alexis Post author

      I’m currently at the library and about to see if they have that book here. I love his theory of positive thinking and moving towards a better life.

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  3. Ali

    I’m definitely going to have to check out a few of these. Sounds like a good group of books, and I could always use some uplifting reads. Especially the “stop worrying” book…I need to learn how to do that!

  4. Marion

    I love the “Power of Possibility” and have reread it a few times. Rule no. 5 (there are no other rules) is one to remember – Don’t take yourself too seriously – sure take your work seriously but learn to laugh at yourself and the world from time to time.


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