10 Books That Will Change Your Life for the Better

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I read a lot of books. I’m talking an average of 70 books a year. Reading has changed my life for the better. Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve enjoyed reading books in the self-help genre. It’s thanks to self-help books that I’ve been able to better my life in many ways.

Here are my top 10 books that will change your life for the better. I hope you’ll give a few of them a read to help improve your life.

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Books That Will Change Your Life for the Better

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This is the story about a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland of Andalusian, Spain, to Egypt in search of treasure. However, what starts out as a journey to find material goods, turns into a discovery of treasure from within.

2. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The secret to being more productive, happier, and healthier is to wake up an hour earlier every morning. After reading The Miracle Morning, I started waking up at 5 am. While it’s not easy, I can’t definitely tell you that it has changed my life.

3. The Art Of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

Rolf Dobelli skillfully shows us that in order to lead more prosperous, and happier lives, you don’t need more gadgets, new ideas, or to work yourself to the bone. The thing you need is less irrationality. If you change the errors in your thinking, you can change your life.

4. Help and Hope for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes

After reading the book Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes, I learned that the best way to fight anxiety is by not fighting it at all. By accepting your anxiety for what it is, you can actually heal from your anxiety. By accepting the physical discomfort your anxiety causes, your anxiety will lessen over time.

5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is a classic that I’m sure you’ve seen being recommended countless times, and for a good reason. How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches you how to take any situation and make it work for you.

6. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a story of the author, Robert Kiyosaki growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and how both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.

7. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

If you find yourself overthinking negative thoughts, you may want to read The Power of Now. In this book, Tolle teaches you how to stay out of your own head and enjoy the here and now.

8. The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit is an easy to follow book the explains the scientific reasoning behind why habits exist and the things will can do to change them.

9. Quiet by Susan Cain

If you’re an introvert and want to learn more about yourself, or if you’re an exrovert with introverted friends and family members that you’d like to understand better, Quiet is a great book that will teach you about the power of introverts.

10. The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

In this book, Shonda Rhimes discusses how saying yes has changed her life for the better and how it can change yours too.