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“What are the best books about Happiness?” We looked at 244 of the top titles, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

It seems like there is always that one person who says’s “Just try being happier” when you are in a less than stellar mood, as if that idea had never crossed your mind. Unfortunately, achieving happiness isn’t that easy for everyone. There are life problems, mental problems, political problems, situational problems, and countless other types of problems that can interfere with you and the ability to be happy or content in a situation. Luckily there are hundreds of different authors who have made it their life’s goal to bring happiness to the world. Not every book will work for every person, but hopefully one of the 244 different titles we found can help in some way, even if, like us, the simple act itself of reading and learning helps make you happy.

The top 31 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Happiness” book lists, are ranked below with images, descriptions, and links. The remaining 200+ books, as well as the articles we used, are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top Books About Happiness



31 .) A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flashlight Worthy
  • Goodreads

In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.

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30 .) A New Earth: Create a Better Life by Eckhart Tolle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • High Existence

The 10th anniversary edition of the international bestseller and worldwide sensation, featuring a brand new preface by the author. Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth will be a cornerstone for personal spirituality and self-improvement for years to come, leading readers to a new levels of consciousness and inner peace. Taking off from the introspective work The Power of Now, which is a number one bestseller and has sold millions of copies worldwide, Tolle provides the spiritual framework for people to move beyond themselves in order to make this world a better, more spiritually evolved place to live. Shattering modern ideas of ego and entitlement, self and society, Tolle lifts the veil of fear that has hung over humanity during this new millennium, and shines an illuminating light that leads to happiness and health that every reader can follow.

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29 .) Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Time

Are you afraid of making decisions . . . asking your boss for a raise . . . leaving an unfulfilling relationship . . . facing the future? Whatever your fear, here is your chance to push through it once and for all. In this enduring guide to self-empowerment, Dr. Susan Jeffers inspires us with dynamic techniques and profound concepts that have helped countless people grab hold of their fears and move forward with their lives.

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28 .) Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Healthista
  • Develop Good Habits

“Why is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated?

Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences but slowly from good ones.

You can change this.

Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy. But each day is filled with opportunities to build inner strengths and Dr. Rick Hanson, an acclaimed clinical psychologist, shows what you can do to override the brain’s default pessimism.

Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. You’ll learn to see through the lies your brain tells you. Dr. Hanson’s four steps build strengths into your brain—counterbalancing its ancient negativity bias—making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, you can transform your brain into a refuge and power center of calm and happiness. You can hardwire in happiness.”

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27 .) Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • My Domaine

“The new complete edition of a timeless classic that includes the never-before-published Part Four and Last Words by Richard Bach.

This is the story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules…people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves…people who know there’s more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with Jonathan, flying higher and faster than they ever dreamed.”

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26 .) Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Goodreads

“Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.”

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25 .) Positivity by Barbara L. Fredrickson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Goodreads

“World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more
vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “”the upward spiral.”” You’ll discover:

•What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective
• The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity
• Why positivity is more important than happiness
• How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives
• The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 “”positivity ratio”” as a key tipping point
• That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them
• How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, and improve it”

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24 .) Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Journal
  • Goodreads

In SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS, Dr. Andrew Weil redefines the notion of happiness and demonstrates the limitations of the biomedical model of mental health. He presents a vast, scientifically proven array of integrative treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, acupuncture, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Dr. Weil offers advice on lifestyle, behavior, and dietary changes, and helps readers assess their own emotional well-being and build personalized step-by-step plans to manage their moods. Whether suffering from mild to moderate depression, or simply seeking greater contentment, readers can use Dr. Weil’s science-based integrative approach to achieve their goals.

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23 .) The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And In Business by Charles Duhigg

Lists It Appears On:

  • Psych Central
  • Happier

In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporterCharles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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22 .) The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • Happier

“Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than seven million copies in the United States and Canada, and translations into more than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing history, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list.

Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one’s own true self.”

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21 .) Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

Lists It Appears On:

  • Lifehack
  • Flashlight Worthy

“Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.”

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20 .) 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help that Actually Works – A True Story by Dan Harris

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • Live Happy
  • Self Thrive

“After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.

Eventually Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America’s spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.”

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19 .) Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Lifehack
  • Psych Central

“This groundbreaking inspirational guide–a classic in the self-help genre–shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. Among the insights it reveals are how to:
Think of your problems as potential “”teachers””
Do one thing at a time
Share glory with others
Learn to trust your intuitions”

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18 .) Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar

Lists It Appears On:

  • My Domaine
  • Goodreads
  • High Existence

“Can You Learn to Be Happy?

YES . . . according to the teacher of Harvard University’s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar’s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.

HOW?
Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER.”

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17 .) The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • Creative Boom
  • Self Thrive

“Self-help books don’t seem to work. Few of the many advantages of modern life seem capable of lifting our collective mood. Wealth―even if you can get it―doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness. Romance, family life, and work often bring as much stress as joy. We can’t even agree on what “”happiness”” means. So are we engaged in a futile pursuit? Or are we just going about it the wrong way?
Looking both east and west, in bulletins from the past and from far afield, Oliver Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they argue that in our personal lives, and in society at large, it’s our constant effort to be happy that is making us miserable. And that there is an alternative path to happiness and success that involves embracing failure, pessimism, insecurity, and uncertainty―the very things we spend our lives trying to avoid. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is the intelligent person’s guide to understanding the much-misunderstood idea of happiness.”

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16 .) The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bakadesuyo
  • Develop Good Habits
  • Goodreads

You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elemetns of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

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15 .) The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Goodreads
  • Develop Good Habits

Focusing on life’s biggest, messiest moments, Sonja Lyubomirsky provides readers with the clear-eyed vision they need to build the healthiest, most satisfying life. Lyubomirsky argues that we have been given false promises—myths that assure us that lifelong happiness will be attained once we hit the culturally confirmed markers of adult success. This black-and-white vision of happiness works to discourage us from recognizing the upside of any negative and limits our potential for personal growth. A corrective course on happiness and a call to regard life’s twists and turns with a more open mind, The Myths of Happiness shares practical lessons that prove we are more adaptable than we think we are. It empowers readers to look beyond their first response, sharing scientific evidence that often it is our mindset—not our circumstances—that matters most.

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14 .) The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Live Happy
  • Self Thrive
  • Develop Good Habits

“The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.
In this 8th anniversary edition you’ll read not only the life-changing concepts of the original book, but also learn what author Jeff Olson discovered as he continued along the slight edge path: the Secret to Happiness and the Ripple Effect.
This edition of The Slight Edge isn’t just the story, but also how the story continues to create life-altering dynamics–how a way of thinking, a way of processing information, can impact daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. The Slight Edge is “”the key”” that will make all the other how-to books and self-help information that you read, watch and hear actually work. “

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13 .) Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E.P. Seligman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Live Happy
  • Brain Pickings
  • Develop Good Habits
  • Goodreads

According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life. Using practical exercises, brief tests, and a dynamic website program, Seligman shows readers how to identify their highest virtues and use them in ways they haven’t yet considered. Accessible and proven, Authentic Happiness is the most powerful work of popular psychology in years.

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12 .) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Psych Central
  • Alis Anagnostakis
  • Business Insider
  • Goodreads

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

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11 .) The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Lists It Appears On:

  • Time
  • Live Happy
  • Positively Present
  • Goodreads

Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

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10 .) The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • Flashlight Worthy
  • Goodreads
  • Self Thrive

“Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross National Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so damn happy?

In a unique mix of travel, psychology, science and humor, Eric Weiner answers those questions and many others, offering travelers of all moods some interesting new ideas for sunnier destinations and dispositions.”

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9 .) The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Lists It Appears On:

  • Live Happy
  • Psych Central
  • Brain Pickings
  • Goodreads

“In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, “”What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?”””

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8 .) The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Self Thrive
  • Bakadesuyo
  • Live Happy
  • Goodreads

“Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. This isn’t just an empty mantra. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out by rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and the bottom lines of organizations around the globe.

In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work. “

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7 .) The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Lists It Appears On:

  • Positively Present
  • Develop Good Habits
  • Goodreads
  • Happier

“It’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.

In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “”the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.””

Featuring a new preface by the author, this paperback shows that only after regaining awareness of Being, liberated from Mind and intensely in the Now, is there Enlightenment.”

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6 .) Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E.P. Seligman

Lists It Appears On:

  • Library Journal
  • Alis Anagnostakis
  • Business Insider
  • Develop Good Habits
  • Happier

“With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition.

Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about. “

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5 .) Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • Brain Pickings
  • Goodreads
  • Self Thrive
  • Evening Standard

A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as “the happiest man alive,” demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

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4 .) The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

Lists It Appears On:

  • Business Insider
  • Creative Boom
  • Live Happy
  • Brain Pickings
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads

“Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can’t help feeling happier.

If you ask him if he’s happy, even though he’s suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.

The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.”

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3 .) The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Lists It Appears On:

  • Alis Anagnostakis
  • Positively Present
  • Brain Pickings
  • Bakadesuyo
  • Goodreads
  • High Existence

In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims–like “do unto others as you would have others do unto you,” or “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”–can enrich and even transform our lives.

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2 .) Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Lists It Appears On:

  • Alis Anagnostakis
  • Business Insider
  • Live Happy
  • Self Thrive
  • Evening Standard
  • Brain Pickings
  • Goodreads

In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.

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1 .) The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Lists It Appears On:

  • Alis Anagnostakis
  • Bakadesuyo
  • Live Happy
  • Positively Present
  • Psych Central
  • Blinkest
  • Brain Pickings
  • Goodreads
  • Library Journal

“Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.”

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The Additional Best Books To Make Your Life Happier And More Positive



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Books Appear On 1 List Each)
3250 Shades of Yay: Great Thinkers on HappinessGrigory LukinGoodreads
3350 Things to Know About Being Happy Right Now: A Simple Guide To Increase Happiness in Your LifeLisa M. RusczykGoodreads
3459 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A LotRichard WisemanHigh Existence
357 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleTime
36A Gentle Path Through the 12 StepsTime
37A Guide to the Present MomentNoah ElkriefGoodreads
38A Million Miles in a Thousand YearsDonald MillerLifehack
39A Return to LoveTime
40A-Ma Alchemy of LoveNataša Nuit PantovićGoodreads
41Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your GoalsJason HarveyGoodreads
42ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment TherapyRuss HarrisGoodreads
43America Never Promised Us HappinessL.A. LemmonsGoodreads
44Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and HealingTime
45And Still I RiseMaya AngelouMy Domaine
46As a Man ThinkethJames AllenLifehack
47Awaken the Giant WithinTime
48Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real HappinessJames & Shoshana Alexander BarazLibrary Journal
49Be God To YourselfJean-Yves CrozierGoodreads
50Be Happy Now: 7 Tried-And-True Secrets To Enjoying Your Life (7 Minute Change Book 3)Mark L. MessickDevelop Good Habits
51Being Divine: Open to Your IntuitionMichelle L. HankesGoodreads
52Being Happy!Andrew MatthewsPositively Present
53Best Foot ForwardSusie KellyGoodreads
54Better Than BeforeGretchen RubinEvening Standard
55Better than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You ExceptionalDale ArcherLibrary Journal
56Big MagicElizabeth GilbertMy Domaine
57Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of HappinessAriel GoreGoodreads
58Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-BeingLinda Graham MFTDevelop Good Habits
59Brain Rules12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and SchoolHigh Existence
60Bushido: The Way of the SamuraiTsunetomo YamamotoLifehack
61Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity –David LynchCreative Boom
62ChangePaul WatzlawickWoohoo Inc.
63Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict ResolutionDana CaspersenHealthista
64Children Books: Who are you? (Preschool) Early Learning – Christmas picture book for Early & Beginner Readers (Balu Baldauf series 5)Ruthz S.B.Goodreads
65Choose YourselfJames AltucherPsych Central
66Complete Lectures of the PathworkEva PierrakosGoodreads
67Conscious Creativity; Mindfulness Meditations (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #7)Nataša Nuit PantovićGoodreads
68Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training, #5)Nataša Nuit PantovićGoodreads
69Courage to ChangeTime
70Cruising Through Turbulence: An Inspirational Guide for Your Wealth and Wellbeing in Difficult Economic Times and BeyondRakesh SethiGoodreads
71David and GoliathMalcolm GladwellLifehack
72Delivering HappinessTony HsiehWoohoo Inc.
73Did I Wake You?: Haikus for Modern LivingBeth LapidesFlashlight Worthy
74Earning FreedomMichael SantosLifehack
75Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big ChangesTom RathGoodreads
76Eating, Drinking, OverthinkingSusan Nolen-HoeksemaPositively Present
77Emotional IntelligenceDaniel GolemanPsych Central
78Enjoy Every SandwichLee LipsenthalPositively Present
79Every Day a Friday: How to Be Happier 7 Days a WeekJoel OsteenGoodreads
80Everybody MattersBob ChapmanWoohoo Inc.
81Evidence of Life After Death, Proof of the Afterlife; Heaven is Real, Heaven Exists. Trues Stories of Near Death Experiences and Afterlife Communication. (Book 2 Heaven is Real; Heaven Exists.)Tessy RawlinsGoodreads
82Fail Fast, Fail OftenRyan Babineaux’s and John KrumboltzBlinkest
83Fighting for Love: Divine Secrets to a Happy RelationshipLiliya AkhmadeevaGoodreads
84Find Your Happy – An Inspirational Guide on Loving Life to its FullestShannon KaiserGoodreads
85Freedom and Accountability at WorkPeter Koestenbaum and Peter BlockWoohoo Inc.
86Garden of Bliss: Cultivating the Inner Landscape for Self-DiscoveryDebra MoffittGoodreads
87Get A Ring On It: 10 Secrets to Becoming Wife MaterialLasana SmithGoodreads
88Give and TakeAdam GrantPsych Central
89Handbook to Higher ConsciousnessTime
90Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday LifeGretchen RubinGoodreads
91Happiness Bubbles: 10 Steps to a Happy LifeAdam K. DeaneGoodreads
92Happiness by DesignPaul DolanBlinkest
93Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of FulfillmentRobert MackFlashlight Worthy
94Happiness IsLisa MessengerFlashlight Worthy
95Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair ManualDennis PragerGoodreads
96Happiness Is…Lisa SwerlingCreative Boom
97Happiness, Lessons From a New ScienceRichard LayardWoohoo Inc.
98Happiness: A New PerspectiveJames HadleyGoodreads
99Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological WealthBakadesuyo
100HappyFearne CottonEvening Standard
101Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be SuccessfulJim DonovanGoodreads
102Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside OutMarci ShimoffGoodreads
103Happy Hour is 9 to 5Alexander KjerulfGoodreads
104Hector & the Search for HappinessFrancois LelordPositively Present
105Hour of the WolfPaul R. LiptonGoodreads
106How Proust Can Change Your LifeAlain De BottonHigh Existence
107How to Be Happy, Dammit!Karen SalmansohnPositively Present
108How to Survive the Loss of a LoveTime
109How To Train a Wild Elephant and Other Adventures in Mindfulness: Simple Daily Mindfulness Practices for Living Life More Fully and JoyfullyJan Chozen BaysLibrary Journal
110How Will You Measure Your LifeClayton M. ChristensenLifehack
111Howppiness: Happiness and How to Be HappierJaume Batlle i PeralesGoodreads
112I Believe: When What You Believe Matters!Eldon TaylorLibrary Journal
113I Can Make You HappyPaul McKennaLibrary Journal
114I Want to be Calm: How to De-StressHarriet GriffeyHealthista
115Ignorant, Pathless, Characterless, Spontaneous, Inactive: How These Qualities Will Make You HappyEnck KanajGoodreads
116Into the Heart of Mindfulness: Finding a Way of Well-being –Ed HalliwellCreative Boom
117iWantTime
118Joy IncRichard SheridanWoohoo Inc.
119Kiss That Frog!Brian TracyPositively Present
120Life After CollegeJenny BlakePositively Present
121Life Ahead: on finding meaning, discovering purpose, chance and randomnessBon Ndu OsonwanneGoodreads
122Life Cycles: Your Emotional Journey To Freedom And HappinessChristine DeLoreyFlashlight Worthy
123Life MasteryCharles ClaytonGoodreads
124Lock and KeySarah DessenGoodreads
125Losing Control Finding SerenityDaniel MillerPositively Present
126Love is Letting Go of FearTime
127Lucky Go Happy: Make Happiness Happen!Paul Van Der MerweGoodreads
128Mama Gena’s School of Womanly ArtsTime
129Man’s Search For MeaningVictor E. FranklLifehack
130Many Lives, Many MastersTime
131Mere ChristianityC.S. LewisLifehack
132Mindful Being (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training, #4)Nataša Nuit PantovićGoodreads
133Mindfulness: 25 Ways to Love in the Moment through ArtChristophe AndréHealthista
134Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and HappinessEsther HicksGoodreads
135My New Business: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Start-Up SuccessWendy KerrHealthista
136Never Eat AloneKeith FerazziPsych Central
137New Psycho-CyberneticsTime
138No ContestAlfie KohnWoohoo Inc.
139Nuts!Kevin Freiberg and Jackie FreibergWoohoo Inc.
140Om Chanting and MeditationAmit RayGoodreads
141Pantheisticon: A Modern English TranslationJohn TolandGoodreads
142Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday LifeThich Nhat HanhGoodreads
143Positive PsychologyBarbara L. FredricksonBlinkest
144Psychobabble: Exploding The Myths of The Self-Help GenerationStephen BriersHigh Existence
145Punished By RewardsAlfie KohnWoohoo Inc.
146Quiet: The Power of Introverts In a World That Can’t Stop TalkingSusan CainHigh Existence
147Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a BuddhaTara BrachGoodreads
148Real Happiness At WorkSharon SalzbergBusiness Insider
149Recipe for HappinessFrederika RobertsGoodreads
150Regular People of the Weak: A Rebel’s Experience with the Spiritual Chief of PoetsShareef MabroukGoodreads
151Resurrecting CybeleJenifer MohammedGoodreads
152Second Chances: Transforming Adversity Into OpportunityChuck GallagherGoodreads
153Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron on Discovering Your Radiant Self-ConfidencePema ChödrönGoodreads
154Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream PsychologyDavid BedrickGoodreads
155The 5 Love LanguagesGary ChapmanPositively Present
156The Art of PossibilityRosamund Stone ZanderGoodreads
157The Big D!ck Contest: ExposedLafferty JohnsonFlashlight Worthy
158The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal TransformationSean MeshorerGoodreads
159The Book of Happiness: Quotations and Ideas to Bring Joy into Your LifeLizzie CornwallCreative Boom
160The Book of Joythe Dalai Lama & Desmond TutuEvening Standard
161The Breakout PrincipleTime
162The Consolations of PhilosophyAlain De BottonHigh Existence
163The Creativity Cure: A Do-It-Yourself Prescription for HappinessCarrie & Alton Barron BarronLibrary Journal
164The Customer Comes SecondHal RosenbluthWoohoo Inc.
165The DashLinda Ellis and Mac AndersonLifehack
166The Fire Starter SessionsDanielle LaPortePositively Present
167The first Chapter: Moving on from what’s been holding you backKerry GirlingGoodreads
168The Giving TreeShel SilversteinLifehack
169The Happiness AnimalWill JelbertGoodreads
170The Happiness MakeoverM.J. RyanMy Domaine
171The Happiness TrackEmma SeppäläBlinkest
172The Hope Handbook for Christians: The Search for Personal GrowthGermany KentGoodreads
173The Hope Handbook for Dads: The Search for Personal GrowthGermany KentGoodreads
174The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning TeamZoltan AndrejkovicsGoodreads
175The Joy Diet : 10 Daily Practices for a Happier LifeMartha N. BeckGoodreads
176The Last LectureRandy PauschLifehack
177The Lazy Way to SuccessFred GratzonWoohoo Inc.
178The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live WellMeik WikingCreative Boom
179The Little Book of QuietTiddy RowanHealthista
180The Little Engine That CouldWatty PiperLifehack
181The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and PsychologyLorne LadnerGoodreads
182The Magic of Thinking BigDavid J. SchwartzLive Happy
183The No Asshole RuleBob Sutton.Woohoo Inc.
184The Optimism BiasTali SharotPositively Present
185The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and EquinoxesBelsebuubGoodreads
186The Path To Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and HappinessShamar RinpochéGoodreads
187The Positive DogJon GordonPositively Present
188The Power of Death: A Radical Path to Personal Transformation and Spiritual EnlightenmentGabriel DeeGoodreads
189The Power of Full EngagementJim Loehr and Tony SchwartzPsych Central
190The Power of Positive ThinkingNorman Vincent PealeGoodreads
191The Power of Your Subconscious MindTime
192The Progress PrincipleTeresa Amabile and Steve KramerWoohoo Inc.
193The ProphetKahlil GibranMy Domaine
194The Pursuit of Happiness: 21 Spiritual Rules to SucessJennifer O’NeillGoodreads
195The Pursuit of Happiness: And Why It’s Making Us AnxiousRuth WhippmanCreative Boom
196The Rainbow Bridge: Bridge to Inner Peace and to World PeaceBrent N. HunterGoodreads
197The Second CycleLars KolindWoohoo Inc.
198The SecretTime
199The Secrets of Being Happy, The Technology of Hope, Health and HarmonyRichard BandlerGoodreads
200The Seduction ExpertLa BaronneGoodreads
201The Service Profit ChainJames L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser and Leonard A. SchlesingerWoohoo Inc.
202The Seven-Day WeekendRicardo SemlerWoohoo Inc.
203The Six Pillars of Self-EsteemTime
204The Southwest Airlines WayJody Hoffer-GittelWoohoo Inc.
205The Spiritual Secrets of Happiness Health and Success: A Powerful and Practical Guide for Manifesting the Life You Truly DesireAndrew C. WaltonGoodreads
206The Story FactorAnnette SimmonsWoohoo Inc.
207The Stress Cure: How to resolve stress, build resilience and boost your energyPatrick Holford & Susannah LawsonHealthista
208The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to BeJack CanfieldGoodreads
209The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceMalcolm GladwellGoodreads
210The Traveler’s GiftAndy AndrewsLifehack
211The Triple PathJames Kenneth RogersGoodreads
212The Truth About ForeverSarah DessenGoodreads
213The Truth of All that Is: The Angel book to Enlightenment and Personal TransformationAmelia BertGoodreads
214The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and EnlightenmentDeepak ChopraGoodreads
215The Unity Tree: A Whimsical Muse on Cosmic ConsciousnessJennifer SodiniGoodreads
216The Wealth Chef: Recipes to Make Your Money Work Hard, So You Don’t Have ToAnn WilsonHealthista
217The Wisdom of InsecurityAlan W. WattsMy Domaine
218The Wounded HeartTime
219The Zen CommandmentsDean SluyterMy Domaine
220Thinking, Fast And SlowDaniel KahnemanHappier
221This is Happening: Redesigning mindfulness for our very modern livesRohan GunatillakeCreative Boom
222Tiny BuddhaLori DeschenePositively Present
223Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective ExercisesSteve AndreasLibrary Journal
224Tricks of The MindDerren BrownHigh Existence
225Turn The Ship AroundDavid MarquetWoohoo Inc.
226Use Your Body to Heal Your MindTime
227Waking the TigerTime
228Walking on SunshineRachel KellyCreative Boom
229What Did I Do Wrong?Eveline SandyGoodreads
230What makes you happy? : How small changes can lead to big improvements in your lifeFiona RobardsGoodreads
231What’s Behind Your Belly Button? A Psychological Perspective of the Intelligence of Human Nature and Gut InstinctMartha Char LoveGoodreads
232WildCheryl StrayedMy Domaine
233WillpowerRoy F. Baumeister & John TierneyBusiness Insider
234Women Who Love Too MuchTime
235Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy Through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod PlaylistDavid RomanelliFlashlight Worthy
236Year of YesShonda RhimesEvening Standard
237You Can Be The Happiest Woman in the World: A Treasure Chest of Remindersعائض القرنيGoodreads
238You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can TooTammy StrobelGoodreads
239You Can Heal Your LifeTime
240You Had Me at WoofJulie KlamPositively Present
241Your Erroneous ZonesTime
242Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron KatieTime
243Your Life ManualDavid AmbroseMy Domaine
244Zero LimitsTime


22 Best Happiness Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Alis Anagnostakis 5 Great Books on Happiness
Bakadesuyo What are the best books about happiness?
Blinkest Happier in 5 Books: 5 Fast Tips To Boost Your Mood
Brain Pickings 7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness
Business Insider 10 Books About Happiness Summarized In One Sentence Each
Creative Boom 10 encouraging books to help boost your happiness and wellbeing
Develop Good Habits 9 Books on Happiness (Happiness books to lead a better life)
Evening Standard 6 of the best books on happiness
Flashlight Worthy Books that Make You Re-Think Happiness
Goodreads Best Happiness Books
Happier 5 inspiring books that will help you live your best life
Healthista 8 inspirational books to make you happier
High Existence 10 Best Positive Psychology Books You Need To Read For Authentic Change
Library Journal The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Self-Help Books To Improve Your Mood
Lifehack 15 Books About Positive-Thinking You Need for a Happy Life
Live Happy Top 10 Books About Happiness
My Domaine 10 Books That Inspire Inner Peace and Happiness
Positively Present 23 of the best happiness + positivity books
Psych Central 10 Books on Happiness & Success for Your Reading List
Self Thrive 7 Best Books On Happiness
Time 30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life
Woohoo Inc. OUR FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT HAPPINESS AT WORK