A Wellness Library: Top 12 Books On My Shelf & What I’m Reading Now

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Reading has been a life long passion of mine. Books can challenge your way of thinking, fuel your imagination, and encourage a healthier life. I’ve read books for fun, for work, for inspiration, even for a little distraction.

Right now I’m reading The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor. Each year my boss takes myself and my co-workers on a planning conference where, among other things, we share ideas that we’ve gleamed from a book of our choice. This was my book of choice this year, so I’ll be reading it over the next couple of weeks, hoping for a little work place inspiration.


At home I have several bookshelves stacked with books. Among them are crime scene dramas, biographies, self-help, humor commentaries and the like. The following are the top 12 books on my shelf, to date. If you’re looking for a good read, I’d recommend any (or all!) of these.

  1.  Think Happy Be Happy, by Workman Publishing Company
  2. The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  3. The Art of Stillness, by Pico Iyer
  4. Work; How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day, by Thich Naht Hanh
  5. The Little Teal Book of Trust, by Jeffrey Gitomer
  6. Good to Great, by Jim Collins
  7. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
  8. Yes, Please! by Amy Poehler
  9. A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou, by Maya Angelou
  11. Brave Enough, by Cheryl Strayed
  12. The Art of Happiness, by Dalai Lama




2 thoughts on “A Wellness Library: Top 12 Books On My Shelf & What I’m Reading Now

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  1. I want to read Quiet by Susan Cain…being an introvert myself I am always interested in how to make myself heard with a quiet voice! Also Maya Angelou! Thanks for the inspiration!


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