Recommended​

Here are some of the books that can help us become happier, organized by the categories of conceptions, connections & actions :

Conceptions :

Dalai Lama  

  • (with Desmond Tutu & Douglas Carlton Abrams) The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
  • The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings
  • (with Jeffrey Hopkins) How to See Yourself As You Really Are

Byron Katie

  • (with Stephen Mitchell) Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  • (with Michael Katz) I Need Your Love – Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead

Anita Moorjani

  • Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
  • What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth

Benjamin Hoff

  • The Tao of Pooh
  • The Te of Piglet

Rachel Naomi Remen

  • Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal
  • My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging

Mo Gawdat

  • Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy

Connections :

Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt

  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
  • The Space Between: The Point of Connection
  • Making Marriage Simple: Ten Relationship-Saving Truths
  • Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved

Esther Perel

  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

Actions :

Tom Hodgkinson

  • How to Be Idle
  • How to be Free
  • Brave Old World: A Month-by-Month Guide to Husbandry, or the Fine Art of Looking After Yourself
  • The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids

Tal Ben-Shahar

  • Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

Rhonda Byrne

  • The Secret
  • The Power
  • The Magic

Eric Weiner

  • The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World