Life-Changing Books to Read This Summer

Inspiration for your reading list

Whether on a vacation or at home, reading is the essence of summer. Here are a few of our favorite new books that will not only entertain you, but make you think and change you for the better. Be sure to pick up one or two of these books to add to your summer reading list:
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Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection, by Sharon Salzberg

Buddhist and meditation guru Sharon Salzberg has written about meditation for years. Now, she writes about another  big topic of importance: self-love. She explores the theory that the more we love ourselves, the better relationships we can have with others.

 

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree, by Eric Barker

Celebrated blogger Eric Barker takes everything we think we know about success and turns it upside down. Interviewing leaders, kung fu con artists and Navy Seals, Barker proves that successful people make look substantially different than what we imagined – and he does so in a witty, yet informative way.

 

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You are a Badass: How to Start Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

This blunt, funny and best-selling author cuts through the self-help genre with refreshing advice and knowledge to know why you are the way you are, how to love what you can’t change and how you can change what you don’t love. Get on the path to a better you and what you want to create in this entertaining read.

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Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days, by John Hargrave

Have you ever thought, “Man, I wish I could completely rewire my brain,” almost like rewiring a computer system? With this three-step program you can. Author, comedian and entrepreneur Hargrave once suffered from addiction and anxiety. In this book, he explains how he healed it, with this 21-day program that teaches you how to rewire your own brain. If you’re truly ready for a clean start, this is for you.

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Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, by Gretchen Rubin

The author of The Happiness Project tackles a tough and important question: how do I change? The key is through changing our habits. In this book, Rubin offers a practical approach – with humor –  for recognizing our habits and how we can change them.

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The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

If the Dalai Lama has anything to do with this book, you know it’ll be good. So often we focus on how we can be better, do better, become successful and change ourselves that we lose the very essence of life: joy. In this book, three friends share their personal stories, daily practices and deep research on happiness to show how we can find joy in our day and age.

 

 

 

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