What are the best books on happiness? How can you become happy and live a happy life? Read on for the most inspiring books on this topic.

Best happiness books ever

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Happiness of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About HappinessAuthor
The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition 14th Dalai Lama
10% HappierDan Harris
The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale
Real HappinessSharon Salzberg
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy LifeFrancesc Miralles
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad OnesJames Clear
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You WantSonja Lyubomirsky
The Code of the Extraordinary MindVishen Lakhiani
What the Happiest Retirees Know: 10 Habits for a Healthy, Secure, and Joyful LifeWes Moss

The updated top 10 list: the best books about happiness

Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness

The world could use a little more kindness, we think. This book by Houston Kraft will help you practice kindness and create a better world around you. It all starts with you.

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness 

The 19 short stories in this book will tell you how different (or strange) people think about money. Knowing these differences, and that not all decisions are made when looking at spreadsheets, can help you make better financial decisions.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

This book proves that having a hard life doesn’t automatically have to mean you end up bitter. It can actually be the exact opposite if you know how to tap into your place of joy internally.

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life

Happiness is in our brain, and rewiring your brain to be happy can be achieved by reading this book and learning how to say goodbye to negativity. A happy brain will affect your work and life.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Truly being happy on the inside, or trying to look happy for the outside world (Instagram, Facebook, et cetera), are two very different things. This book will teach you how to let go of what doesn’t really matter anyway.

The Book of Happiness: One Book That Every Person Should Read In Their Lifetime 

If your life feels like a burden and definitely not what you expected, then this book will lead you on the road to happiness. Find comfort in real-life stories, and discover the secrets of true happiness.

Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace & Well-Being

This book describes the 7 key elements of happiness: connection, gratitude, self-compassion, optimism, kindness, mindfulness, and forgiveness. Try the 35 exercises to experience a happier life.

How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations

When life gets in the way of your happiness, it is time to create balance again. This book suggests that no matter what happens in life, there is always a way to feel happy.

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (20th Anniversary Edition)

Are you caught up in other people’s expectations of you and what has become your life’s rhythm, that you forgot how to enjoy life and be in the moment? It is time to awaken, and this book will provide support on your journey.

101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience: Cultivate Calm, Clarity, Optimism & Happiness Each Day

We are a big fan of this book, because it states that there are no big secrets in life, just mindfulness. The 101 tools that are given are easy to follow exercises, and they don’t take long. There is no excuse anymore to be present and accept life as it is. This book will bring acceptance and true happiness to your life.

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