Here is a list of the best Happiness books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- 1. The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life (2018)
- 2. Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill (2007)
- 3. The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (2018)
- 4. The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want (2008)
- 5. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006)
- 6. Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After (2018)
- 7. Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (2016)
- 8. Happiness: A Novel (2019)
- 9. The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT (2008)
- 10. The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything (2016)
- 11. How Happiness Happens Study Guide: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations (2019)
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Wealth? Fitness? Career success? How can we possibly place these above true and lasting well-being? Drawing from works of fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational and forward-looking account of how we can begin to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. With its revelatory lessons and exercises, Happiness is an eloquent and stimulating guide to a happier life….
3. The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun (2018)
#1 New York Times BestsellerGretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. This special 10th Anniversary edition features a Conversation with Gretchen Rubin, Happiness Project Stories, a guide to creating your own happiness project, a list of dozens of free resources, and more.“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real…
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…
5. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006)
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8. Happiness: A Novel (2019)
London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide―Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna’s unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection. Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma, as he has done many times before; and to contact the daughter of friends, his “niece” who hasn’t called home in a while. Ama has been swept…
Are you, like milllions of Americans, caught in the happiness trap? Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life….
What is the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a New York Times–bestselling author, a Walmart executive, a father, a husband. After selling more than a million copies of the Book of Awesome series, wherein he observed the everyday things he thought were awesome, he now shifts his focus to the practicalities of living an awesome life.In his new book The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing and do anything in order to have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you simply have yet to…
11. How Happiness Happens Study Guide: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations (2019)
There’s always a path to happiness that always delivers.Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. Yet, it’s a path that always fails to deliver. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several “one another” statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the…
Best Happiness Books You Should Enjoy
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Grindr Survivor: How to Find Happiness in the Age of Hookup Apps
Author(s): Andrew Londyn
ID: 2404555, Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, Year: March 25, 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Skogluft: Norwegian Secrets for Bringing Natural Air and Light into Your Home and Office to Dramatically Improve Health and Happiness
Author(s): Jørn Viumdal
ID: 2366709, Publisher: Harper Design, Year: 7 May 2019, Size: 44 Mb, Format: epub
Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life
Author(s): Chris Farrell
ID: 2325323, Publisher: AMACOM, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 489 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really hot items according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.