The best 100 Inspiration books

Books on inspiration provide a much-needed dose of motivation for navigating life's challenges and embracing opportunities with a renewed sense of purpose. This curated collection offers an array of perspectives and insights that can ignite your creativity and fuel your aspirations.

Dive into these powerful reads today and experience the transformative impact they can have on your outlook and drive towards a more inspired life. Ready to cultivate your inner spark and unleash your full potential? Let's begin this inspirational journey together!

The best 100 Inspiration books
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Inspiration Books: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill
4.4 (2,098 ratings)
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What's Think and Grow Rich about?

In Think and Grow Rich (1937), Napoleon Hill investigates the methods of the 500 most successful people of his time, including the world’s richest men, top politicians, famous inventors, writers and captains of industry. First published amidst the Great Depression, Think and Grow Rich has sold over 100 million copies.

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Who should read Think and Grow Rich?

  • Anyone who wants to learn the secrets of people who have made it big
  • Anyone who wants to be successful in life
  • Anyone who’s heard of this self-help classic and wants to see what it’s about 

Inspiration Books: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin
Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
4.3 (256 ratings)
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What's The Happiness Project about?

What is happiness and how can we bring more of it into our lives? Gretchen Rubin asked herself this question because although she fulfilled all the prerequisites for a happy life – an intact family, a good job and enough money for a rainy day – she found herself frequently unhappy. During her year-long Happiness Project, she read about various techniques and theories on increasing happiness and tried to become happier with their help.


Who should read The Happiness Project?

  • Anyone who wants to boost the little bits of happiness in their everyday lives
  • Anyone looking for ideas and theories about happiness
  • Anyone in need of concrete suggestions about how to establish a balance between work, social life, family and self-fulfillment



Inspiration Books: Give and Take by Adam Grant

Give and Take

Adam Grant
A Revolutionary Approach to Success
4.4 (364 ratings)
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What's Give and Take about?

Give and Take offers a breath of fresh air to traditional theories of what it takes to be successful. Backed by ground-breaking research, Give and Take demonstrates how giving more to others, rather than competing against them, may be the secret to profound success and fulfillment.

Who should read Give and Take?

  • Anyone who wants to understand how those who give become so successful
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to influence others without being domineering
  • Anyone who suffers from burnout by giving too much to others

Inspiration Books: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell
Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
4.3 (222 ratings)
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What's David and Goliath about?

David and Goliath (2013) shares myriad stories of underdogs who won out against all the odds. Throwing out our traditional ideas of what it takes to be a success, it offers unconventional views on subjects such as the downsides to privilege, the benefits of learning difficulties, and how authorities should treat their citizens. These lessons are infused with academic studies, historical examples and detailed interviews with the underdogs themselves.

Who should read David and Goliath?

  • Anyone looking for motivation or inspiration in their lives
  • Anyone who has always wanted to know the behind-the-scenes or personal stories of well-known events in history
  • Anyone interested in psychology, or crime and punishment

Inspiration Books: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Psychology of Optimal Experience
4.4 (1,011 ratings)
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What's Flow about?

Flow (1990) explores how we can experience enjoyment in our lives by controlling our attention and strengthening our resolve. This is achieved by being immersed in an activity or subject that makes us neither anxious (if it’s too hard), nor bored (if it’s too easy). In this “flow state” we lose our self-consciousness, selfishness and sense of time. Using goal-setting and immediate feedback, we can achieve a state of flow that improves our relationship with work, increases our self-worth and gives our lives meaning.

Who should read Flow?

  • Anyone who wants to be more engaged with their relationships, their work or the world
  • Anyone aiming to rise out of mediocrity and gain mastery over something
  • Anyone who wants to know how their health can be improved by ancient wisdom and diverse cultures

Inspiration Books: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason
Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
4.3 (830 ratings)
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What's The Richest Man in Babylon about?

The Richest Man In Babylon – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century is a series of parables set in ancient Babylon concerning financial wisdom. In these blinks you’ll find these parables distilled into modern day advice that can help you accumulate wealth.

Who should read The Richest Man in Babylon?

  • Students of finance and business
  • Anyone interested in getting back to the essentials of financial planning and investing profitably
  • Anyone who wants to find out about the secrets of the ages – or common sense that has never become common knowledge

Inspiration Books: The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul

Michael A. Singer
The Journey Beyond Yourself
4.4 (519 ratings)
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What's The Untethered Soul about?

The Untethered Soul is all about you: your feelings, thoughts and consciousness. By drawing on different spiritual practices, this book explains how you can navigate your own mind, get in touch with yourself and become your own master, to ultimately achieve enlightenment.

Who should read The Untethered Soul?

  • Anyone who wants to lead a happier and healthier life
  • Anyone needing to let go of negative emotions
  • Anyone who wants to learn about the benefits of spiritualism

Inspiration Books: The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

The Motivation Manifesto

Brendon Burchard
Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power
3.9 (262 ratings)
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What's The Motivation Manifesto about?

The Motivation Manifesto (2014) explains the fundamental driving forces of human nature and how these either help us realize or keep us from our life’s goals. In a few easy steps, you’ll learn how to inspire and increase your own levels of motivation to live a happier life.

Who should read The Motivation Manifesto?

  • Anyone looking for a motivation boost
  • Anyone feeling unsatisfied with how they’re living life
  • Anyone with a big idea they want to see realized

Inspiration Books: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Marie Kondo
The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
4.2 (1,040 ratings)
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What's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up about?

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up isn’t just a guide to decluttering, it’s a best seller that’s changed lives in Japan, Europe and the United States. The Wall Street Journal even called Marie Kondo’s Shinto-inspired “KonMari” technique “the cult of tidying up.” Kondo explains in detail the many ways in which your living space affects all aspects of your life, and how you can ensure that each item in it has powerful personal significance. By following her simple yet resonant advice, you can move closer to achieving your dreams.

Who should read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up?

  • Anyone who dreads cleaning their house
  • Anyone interested in how their surroundings affect their lives
  • Anyone looking for tips on how to be a more effective organizer

Inspiration Books: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect

Darren Hardy
Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
4.3 (492 ratings)
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What's The Compound Effect about?

The Compound Effect shows us how to make lasting changes by paying attention to the smallest decisions we make – and their cumulative effect on us. It’s about the slow burn, not the big gesture. Author Darren Hardy teaches us that by accepting responsibility for our own lives, we can change our habits and carve out a life that is more successful, fulfilling and happy.

Who should read The Compound Effect?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their lives and transform their daily habits
  • Anyone who wants big, sustainable results
  • Anyone who’s tried quick fixes and gotten nowhere

Inspiration Books: Moore’s Law by Arnold Thackray, David Brock and Rachel Jones

Moore’s Law

Arnold Thackray, David Brock and Rachel Jones
The Life of Gordon Moore, Silicon Valley’s Quiet Revolutionary
4.3 (60 ratings)
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What's Moore’s Law about?

Moore's Law (2015) tells the story of Gordon Moore, a chemist from San Francisco who helped revolutionize the technology industry. Over the years, Moore’s innovations have fundamentally changed all kinds of electronic technology, from digital watches and personal computers to the internet and Facebook.

Who should read Moore’s Law?

  • Enthusiasts of technology or Silicon Valley
  • Anyone interested in the history of computers
  • People curious about the life of Gordon Moore

Inspiration Books: The Fifth Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz

The Fifth Agreement

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz
A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery
4.4 (257 ratings)
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What's The Fifth Agreement about?

Our perceptions of our true selves are clouded by the society we live in and the people around us. The Fifth Agreement (2010) introduces five pacts that will help you strip away those misconceptions and uncover the truth about who you really are – without running off to a mountain top to be a hermit.

Who should read The Fifth Agreement?

  • Anyone who wants to feel freer.
  • People who feel discouraged about their life.
  • Anyone searching for a deeper understanding of themselves

Inspiration Books: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert
Creative Living Beyond Fear
4.2 (302 ratings)
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What's Big Magic about?

Big Magic (2015) explores what both frightens and thrills us: turning our creative ideas into reality. These blinks provide helpful strategies that’ll enable you to manage the fears, frustrations and blocks of creating, allowing you to channel the playfulness you need to express yourself freely.

Who should read Big Magic?

  • Anyone who wants to explore their creative side
  • Writers struggling with half-finished projects and creative block
  • Students seeking advice on how to chase their creative dreams

Inspiration Books: As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

As A Man Thinketh

James Allen
4.3 (387 ratings)
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What's As A Man Thinketh about?

As a Man Thinketh (1903) captures the philosophy of James Allen. These blinks reveal the power that thoughts have over our personalities, our circumstances and our well-being. We discover the benefits of learning to master our minds and direct our thoughts toward the goals we want to achieve.

Who should read As A Man Thinketh?

  • Readers interested in the beginnings of self-help literature
  • Individuals looking to improve their lives with advice that’s stood the test of time
  • Everyone who loves gleaning new insights from a classic

Inspiration Books: The ADHD Advantage by Dale Archer

The ADHD Advantage

Dale Archer
What you Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength
3.2 (692 ratings)
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What's The ADHD Advantage about?

The ADHD Advantage (2015) provides new insights into ADHD, debunking false assumptions and unveiling the positive sides of this condition. These blinks explore how anyone with ADHD – children, young people and professionals alike – can be nurtured and supported to reach their full potential.

Who should read The ADHD Advantage?

  • Parents of children with ADHD seeking a different perspective on the condition
  • Teachers who want to support children with ADHD in the classroom
  • Anyone who’s struggled with ADHD

Inspiration Books: Organize Tomorrow Today by Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy

Organize Tomorrow Today

Jason Selk, Tom Bartow and Matthew Rudy
Eight Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life
4.5 (316 ratings)
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What's Organize Tomorrow Today about?

Organize Tomorrow Today (2015) is the definitive guide to achieving a successful career and fulfilling life. These blinks offer you valuable information, giving you the tools to unlock the power of your mind, increase your self-confidence and become your most productive self.

Who should read Organize Tomorrow Today?

  • Artists and creatives looking to be more productive
  • Athletes who want to create positive new habits
  • Students and professionals who want to become better public speakers

Inspiration Books: Born For This by Chris Guillebeau

Born For This

Chris Guillebeau
How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
4.2 (121 ratings)
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What's Born For This about?

Born For This (2016) is your guide to finding the career of your dreams. These blinks will help you discover your true passions while providing the tips and information you need to earn money from your genuine interests.  

Who should read Born For This?

  • Recent graduates who don’t know what their next steps will be
  • Anyone who hates their job
  • Professionals who have thought about quitting their job to start their own business

Inspiration Books: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass

Jen Sincero
How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
4.2 (696 ratings)
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What's You Are a Badass about?

You Are a Badass (2013) is your guide to living life to the fullest. Sincero provides an analysis of exactly what’s holding you back and provides powerful strategies geared toward breaking bad habits so that you can truly live out your dreams.

Become the badass you always wanted to be.

Who should read You Are a Badass?

  • People stuck in jobs that they hate
  • Readers looking for new strategies to tackle self-doubt
  • Anyone seeking motivation to make a serious life change

Inspiration Books: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans

Tim Ferriss
The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers
3.8 (919 ratings)
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What's Tools of Titans about?

Tools of Titans (2016) details the stories, strategies and successes of some of the most inspirational achievers, thinkers and doers of modern times. These blinks will teach you how to strengthen your body and your mind, all while building your creative business.

“There’s a reason why Tim Ferriss has become such an influential voice when it comes to achieving top performance. He always manages to get the best advice out of such fascinating, impressive people. Even Seth Rogan is in here!” – Ben S. Head of Salad at Blinkist

Who should read Tools of Titans?

  • Fitness buffs who are in search of workout tips
  • Budding entrepreneurs in need of inspiration
  • Creative minds looking for words of wisdom

Inspiration Books: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)
Unlock Your Master Key to Success
4.4 (527 ratings)
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What's The Power of Your Subconscious Mind about?

The Power of the Subconscious Mind (1963) has helped millions of readers around the world harness their subconscious and find true happiness in the process. These blinks share inspiring true stories and effective techniques that will positively influence your career, love life and overall health.

Who should read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind?

  • Illness-prone people who want to improve their overall health
  • People who struggle to achieve the success they desire
  • Anyone with profound fears or obsessions

Inspiration Books: Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed

William H. McRaven
Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe The World
4.1 (831 ratings)
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What's Make Your Bed about?

Make Your Bed (2017) is a collection of the author’s ten most valuable personal experiences during his many years of service with the US Navy SEALs. Each is a simple yet priceless piece of advice that will have a positive influence on your life.

Who should read Make Your Bed?

  • Team leaders looking for inspiration
  • Anyone struggling to cope with life
  • Motivational speakers

Inspiration Books: You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money

Jen Sincero
Master the Mindset of Wealth
3.6 (293 ratings)
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What's You Are a Badass at Making Money about?

You Are a Badass at Making Money (2017) offers a fresh and exciting perspective on what it takes to bring home the big bucks. Yes, you too can be a money-making maestro once you improve your mind-set and understand the energy of money. So stop making excuses and fooling yourself that only evil people are rich. Unlock your inner badass and open the door to success!

Who should read You Are a Badass at Making Money?

  • The unemployed and underpaid
  • Readers who want more badassery in their lives
  • Anyone looking for motivation and inspiration

Inspiration Books: Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Peak Performance

Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, And Thrive With The New Science of Success
4.2 (224 ratings)
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What's Peak Performance about?

Peak Performance (2017) employs success stories, case studies and various examples of athletes, artists and intellectuals to give you a crash course in performance. These blinks explain why performance became so integral to society in the first place and how you can be your best.

Who should read Peak Performance?

  • Athletes who want to take their game to the next level
  • Artists who want to become experts in their field
  • Anyone interested in self-improvement or boosting their success

Inspiration Books: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules For Life

Jordan B. Peterson
An Antidote to Chaos
4.3 (3,720 ratings)
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What's 12 Rules For Life about?

12 Rules For Life (2018) provides readers with an inventory of life’s most pressing concerns and the issues that have been present in the human psyche since ancient times. Author Jordan B. Peterson has collected some of the most enduring philosophical and religious assertions, as well as the lessons from our most cherished tales, to provide us with 12 guidelines to ensure a life of meaning. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, history and myth, these are clear and consistent principles that everyone can live by.

Who should read 12 Rules For Life?

  • Students of psychology
  • Readers seeking meaning in their lives
  • People interested in the lessons of mythology

Inspiration Books: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Tribe of Mentors

Tim Ferriss
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
4.2 (531 ratings)
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What's Tribe of Mentors about?

Tribe of Mentors (2017) is an insightful collection of interviews with mentors – highly regarded professionals who are widely considered to be leaders in their respective fields. To understand the secrets of their success, Tim Ferriss asks these mentors a variety of questions, from “What are your favorite books?” to “What are your daily habits?” The answers add up to a trove of useful tips for getting to the top.

Who should read Tribe of Mentors?

  • Those seeking life advice from highly successful individuals
  • Readers who love self-help books
  • Anyone craving insight into the lives of famous people

Inspiration Books: Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

Radical Compassion

Tara Brach
Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
4.6 (297 ratings)
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What's Radical Compassion about?

Radical Compassion (2019) is a practical guide to letting go of painful emotions and embracing the world with more love, forgiveness, and compassion. Mindfulness expert Tara Brach presents RAIN, a simple four-step meditation system that helps practitioners cultivate inner strength to overcome life’s many obstacles.

Who should read Radical Compassion?

  • Mindfulness practitioners eager for additional advice
  • Troubled souls looking to shake negative thoughts
  • Anyone seeking tools to overcome life’s challenges

Inspiration Books: Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton

Wabi Sabi

Beth Kempton
Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life
4.7 (957 ratings)
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What's Wabi Sabi about?

Wabi Sabi (2018) sets out the different ways that the Japanese concept of wabi sabi can shape our lives for the better. Based on simplicity, impermanence and imperfection, wabi sabi acts as an antidote to the consumerism and fast pace of modern living.

Who should read Wabi Sabi?

  • Anyone looking to get their priorities right in life
  • People interested in Japanese wisdom
  • Those seeking insight from the natural world

Inspiration Books: Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey


Chris Bailey
How to Work Less to Achieve More
4.4 (713 ratings)
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What's Hyperfocus about?

Hyperfocus (2018) is a straightforward guide to reclaiming your attention that lays out how you can boost both your productivity and creativity by learning to redirect your focus. Combining periods of intense concentration with spells of creative thinking sets the foundation for a brighter, more efficient version of you.

Who should read Hyperfocus?

  • Highfliers trying to become even more efficient
  • Procrastinators with shrinking attention spans
  • Creatives looking to discover exciting new ideas

Inspiration Books: The Power of Awakening by Wayne W. Dyer

The Power of Awakening

Wayne W. Dyer
Mindfulness Practices and Spiritual Tools to Transform Your Life
4.7 (456 ratings)
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What's The Power of Awakening about?

The Power of Awakening (2020) is a collection of timeless writings by the late spiritual and motivational leader Wayne Dyer. They provide an accessible yet inspiring exploration of his belief that enlightened thinking can manifest concrete and positive change in the universe.

Who should read The Power of Awakening?

  • Spiritual seekers ready to connect with a deeper understanding of life
  • Mindfulness devotees interested in exploring the power of thought
  • Self-help fans who want to unlock their higher purpose

Inspiration Books: Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson

Beyond Order

Jordan B. Peterson
12 More Rules for Life
4.5 (629 ratings)
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What's Beyond Order about?

Beyond Order (2021) is a prescription for how to navigate the complexities of modern life. While Peterson’s previous work warned of the danger of excessive chaos, this new guide to living details the perils of too much rigid order.

Who should read Beyond Order?

  • Disorganized thinkers looking to clean up their mental room
  • Inactive dreamers in need of some motivation
  • Anyone looking for a little direction in life

Inspiration Books: Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday

Courage is Calling

Ryan Holiday
Fortune Favors the Brave
4.3 (356 ratings)
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What's Courage is Calling about?

Courage is Calling (2021) is both a meditation on bravery and a guide to courageousness. From how to dispel your fears to the benefits of taking small steps first, it gives concrete advice for building courage, and lays out, in writing rich with anecdotes, the simple ways that each of us can become a little bit braver.

Who should read Courage is Calling?

  • Scaredy-cats in need of a strong dose of daring
  • The already-courageous who want to become even braver
  • Anyone interested in how courage has shaped history

Inspiration Books: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Eric Jorgenson
A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
4.6 (789 ratings)
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What's The Almanack of Naval Ravikant about?

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (2020) condenses the wisdom of philosopher and entrepreneur Naval Ravikant into actionable, bite-sized chunks. Although he covers many topics, this collection of insights circles around two profound questions – how do you build wealth, and how do you find happiness? Ravikant’s answer? Both are skills that need to be practiced.

Who should read The Almanack of Naval Ravikant?

  • Entrepreneurs and self-starters
  • Practical philosophers
  • Hard workers tired of the rat race

Inspiration Books: The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Craig Wright
Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness
4.4 (383 ratings)
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What's The Hidden Habits of Genius about?

The Hidden Habits of Genius (2020) is a guide to the traits that set geniuses apart from the rest of us. Drawing on the lives of extraordinary creatives, thinkers, and disruptors from ancient Greece to modern Japan, it traces the factors that make up the complex and fascinating phenomenon that we call “genius.”

Who should read The Hidden Habits of Genius?

  • Embryonic geniuses who want to reach their full potential
  • Students of human nature wondering what makes a genius tick
  • All those looking to boost their creative abilities

Inspiration Books: Love People, Use Things by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

Love People, Use Things

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Because the Opposite Never Works
4.4 (470 ratings)
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What's Love People, Use Things about?

Love People, Use Things (2021) is a manifesto extolling the pleasures of minimalism. This primer explains why living with fewer things can lead to less clutter and more fulfilling relationships.

Who should read Love People, Use Things?

  • Budding hoarders looking to cut back
  • Thrifty savers seeking tips on light living
  • Anyone interested in the practice of minimalism

Inspiration Books: The Daily Laws by Robert Greene

The Daily Laws

Robert Greene
366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature
4.5 (733 ratings)
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What's The Daily Laws about?

The Daily Laws (2021) is a compendium of 366 rules for life, covering everything from seduction and power to the discovery of your life’s great task. It distills the insights author Robert Greene has uncovered in a series of best-selling books spanning 22 years of word.

Who should read The Daily Laws?

  • Fans of Robert Greene’s best-selling work
  • People who’ve lost touch with their sense of purpose and drive
  • Anyone in need of a strong dose of wisdom

Inspiration Books: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

Discipline Equals Freedom

Jocko Willink
Field Manual
4.1 (826 ratings)
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What's Discipline Equals Freedom about?

Discipline Equals Freedom (2020) is your field manual to the art of self-discipline. It uncovers what you need to do to meet your full potential – and why being disciplined sets you free. 

Who should read Discipline Equals Freedom?

  • Fitness buffs looking for a new angle
  • Fans of straight-talking tough love
  • Anyone seeking inspiration to work harder

Inspiration Books: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
4.5 (730 ratings)
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What's The Alchemist about?

The Alchemist (1988) follows the story of a young Andalusian shepherd, who travels to the pyramids of Egypt to find a treasure he has recurrently dreamed about. On his journey, he has to overcome multiple obstacles – through which he learns valuable life lessons. Based on a thirteenth-century folktale, it explores topics such as following your dreams, finding your destiny, and the nature of love.

Who should read The Alchemist?

  • People who want to become more resilient
  • Anyone with a dream or passion
  • Those who wish to find their own purpose in life 

Inspiration Books: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu
4.2 (262 ratings)
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What's Tao Te Ching about?

Tao Te Ching (circa 400 BC) is one of the foundational texts of Taoism, the enduring philosophical and religious movement that can be traced back to around the fourth century BC. Throughout the ages, its poetic wisdom continues to be relevant, inspirational, and timeless.

Who should read Tao Te Ching?

  • Spiritual or philosophical guidance seekers
  • People interested in living a more virtuous life
  • Admirers of Eastern schools of thought

Inspiration Books: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Strategy

W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
4.1 (551 ratings)
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What's Blue Ocean Strategy about?

Blue Ocean Strategy (2004) is a business classic that revolutionized the way companies think about market competition. It explains why some businesses can grow uncontested, while the rest tear each other to bits in a hypercompetitive environment.

Who should read Blue Ocean Strategy?

  • entrepreneurs eager to get ahead of their competition
  • investors deciding which companies to back
  • business students who want to better understand market forces

Inspiration Books: The Everyday Hero Manifesto by Robin Sharma

The Everyday Hero Manifesto

Robin Sharma
Activate Your Positivity, Maximize Your Productivity, Serve The World
4.2 (885 ratings)
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What's The Everyday Hero Manifesto about?

The Everyday Hero Manifesto (2021) is a how-to primer for becoming the hero of your own life. It’s full of detailed plans interspersed with short essays, anecdotes, and even poetry to help you become happier, more productive, and more successful.

Who should read The Everyday Hero Manifesto?

  • Anyone stuck in a rut
  • Go-getters looking to improve their career trajectory
  • Self-improvement seekers searching for practical guides and techniques

Inspiration Books: Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday

Discipline Is Destiny

Ryan Holiday
The Power of Self-Control
4.7 (1,821 ratings)
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What's Discipline Is Destiny about?

Discipline Is Destiny (2022) draws on Stoic virtues to make a case for a life guided by self-discipline. It shows how being in control of your body, thoughts, and emotions is a prerequisite to mastering anything else – and uses historical figures to illustrate how things like sleep, discomfort, and kindness tie into greatness. 

Who should read Discipline Is Destiny?

  • Frazzled folks looking for more structure in their lives
  • Go-getters who want to optimize their time and energy
  • Anyone seeking actionable steps to improve their happiness and well-being

Inspiration Books: Saving Aziz by Chad Robichaux with David L. Thomas

Saving Aziz

Chad Robichaux with David L. Thomas
How the Mission to Help One Became a Calling to Rescue Thousands from the Taliban
4.1 (116 ratings)
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What's Saving Aziz about?

Saving Aziz (2023) is the story of how one man’s daring rescue of his friend and brother-in-arms turned into a multi-organizational effort that has resulted in rescuing over 17,000 allies from Afghanistan. 

Who should read Saving Aziz?

  • Anyone interested in Afghanistan history
  • Military history buffs
  • People in need of an inspiring story of the goodness in humanity

Inspiration Books: Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza

Becoming Supernatural

Joe Dispenza
How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
4.2 (696 ratings)
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What's Becoming Supernatural about?

Becoming Supernatural (2017) explores how everyday people can become supernatural. It references breakthrough studies, ongoing research, and incredible stories from regular people that show how anyone can create incredible mental and physical changes within themselves and others by connecting to the unseen energies of the world.

Who should read Becoming Supernatural?

  • Anyone interested in intentionally improving their life
  • People searching for greater connection with the world
  • Those curious about how humans can directly access the quantum realm

Inspiration Books: The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

The Creative Act

Rick Rubin
A Way of Being
4.6 (426 ratings)
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What's The Creative Act about?

The Creative Act (2023) is a meditative manifesto about what it really means to be an artist. It contends that artists don’t have a monopoly on creativity – everyone is inherently creative. To access that creativity you just need to commit to a creative practice. By cultivating an awareness of the world around you and allowing yourself to make lots of mistakes, you’ll be able to revel in the creative process, instead of fearing it.

Who should read The Creative Act?

  • Music lovers looking for inspiration from a world-famous producer
  • Blocked creatives who want to get over their fears and start making cool stuff
  • Spiritual seekers who want to learn how to delight in the world around them

Inspiration Books: The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter

The Power of Discipline

Daniel Walter
How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals
4.3 (1,035 ratings)
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What's The Power of Discipline about?

The Power of Discipline (2020) explores the biological tendencies within our brains that determine our ability to control our self-discipline. It shows us how we can refine these tendencies in order to develop improved self-disciplinary habits and reach our goals.

Who should read The Power of Discipline?

  • Anyone lacking some self-discipline in their lives
  • Those who need to ditch their bad habits
  • Goal-setters looking for advice on how to be an achiever

Inspiration Books: Living in Flow by Sky Nelson-Isaacs

Living in Flow

Sky Nelson-Isaacs
The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World
4.2 (321 ratings)
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What's Living in Flow about?

Living in Flow (2019) invites you on a transformative journey to discover the power of synchronicity – and, through it, to create a life filled with ease, joy, and fulfillment. Unveiling the science behind meaningful coincidences, it provides practical guidance for aligning yourself with life's natural rhythms and unlocking your full potential.

Who should read Living in Flow?

  • Personal development enthusiasts
  • Science-minded individuals
  • Fans of Carl Jung

Inspiration Books: Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly

Excellent Advice for Living

Kevin Kelly
Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier
4.1 (675 ratings)
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What's Excellent Advice for Living about?

Excellent Advice for Living (2023) is a collection of 450 aphorisms that will help you start living a better life. Covering everything from parenting and travel to survival and success, it invites you to pick and choose from a plentiful feast of bite-size wisdom. 

Who should read Excellent Advice for Living?

  • Young people entering college or the workforce
  • Individuals starting – or looking to start – a family
  • Older folks seeking a shot of inspiration

Inspiration Books: The Warren Buffett Way by Robert G. Hagstrom

The Warren Buffett Way

Robert G. Hagstrom
Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor
4.5 (308 ratings)
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What's The Warren Buffett Way about?

The Warren Buffett Way (2013) chronicles the unprecedented success of one of the world’s greatest investors. From his first $120 investment to his ultimate $120 billion net worth, it focuses on the history and strategies of the man who seemed to do the impossible: beat the market.

Who should read The Warren Buffett Way?

  • Amateur and advanced economists and investors
  • People interested in success stories
  • Anyone who wants to learn about Warren Buffett’s life

Inspiration Books: Visual Thinking by Temple Grandin

Visual Thinking

Temple Grandin
The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions
4.1 (241 ratings)
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What's Visual Thinking about?

Visual Thinking (2022) offers an authoritative view on different ways of thinking, and how those differences have been crucial to many of our biggest creative advancements. It shows how society tends to be biased toward verbal thinkers – and how visual thinkers, albeit typically underserved in society, bring an array of crucial skills to various domains.

Who should read Visual Thinking?

  • Anyone curious about autism
  • Artists and creative minds
  • People interested in team-building

Inspiration Books: Level Up by Rob Dial

Level Up

Rob Dial
Get Focused, Stop Procrastinating and Upgrade Your Life
4.2 (885 ratings)
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What's Level Up about?

Level Up (2023) is a practical guide to help you move from inaction to taking focused steps to achieve your goals and dreams. It reveals the reasons behind inaction and offers strategies to stop spinning your wheels and start taking meaningful action.  

Who should read Level Up?

  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to overcome inaction.
  • People aspiring to improve focus and productivity.
  • Anyone interested in personal development and self-improvement.

Inspiration Books: The Art of Positive Thinking by Elizabeth R. Brown

The Art of Positive Thinking

Elizabeth R. Brown
Eliminate Negative Thinking I Emotional Intelligence I Stop Overthinking
4.3 (306 ratings)
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What's The Art of Positive Thinking about?

The Art of Positive Thinking (2023) is a guide to positivity as a practice. Through regular, simple exercises, we can all learn to change our mindsets, and improve the quality of our lives.

Who should read The Art of Positive Thinking?

  • Pessimists
  • People who struggle with anxiety or negative thought patterns
  • Anyone who wants to experience a greater sense of well-being

Inspiration Books: Hidden Potential by Adam Grant

Hidden Potential

Adam Grant
The Science of Achieving Greater Things
4.5 (407 ratings)
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What's Hidden Potential about?

Hidden Potential (2023) challenges the notion that only those born with natural and exceptional talent can excel intellectually, artistically or athletically. Supported by groundbreaking research, it offers a framework that any individual can use to tap into their hidden potential and achieve more than they ever thought possible. 

Who should read Hidden Potential?

  • Novices wanting to master a challenging skill
  • Those who feel they’ve stagnated or plateaued
  • Leaders seeking to unlock the potential of others

Inspiration Books: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love

Elizabeth Gilbert
One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
3.6 (61 ratings)
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What's Eat, Pray, Love about?

Eat, Pray, Love (2006) is the story of a year-long journey around the world in pursuit of pleasure in Italy, spiritual devotion in India, and finally a balance of the two in Indonesia. With refreshing candor and humor, this bestselling memoir charts a courageous path of self-discovery.

Who should read Eat, Pray, Love?

  • Foodies after an indulgent tale of finding pleasure in eating
  • Yogis ready to be inspired by a story of commitment to prayer and meditation
  • Romantics who swoon at stories of love after loss

Inspiration Books: Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler

Limitless Mind

Jo Boaler
Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers
4.3 (21 ratings)
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What's Limitless Mind about?

Limitless Mind (2019) explores the potential of the human brain to learn and grow without boundaries, challenging the traditional belief that intelligence and abilities are fixed traits. Drawing on the latest science and research, it presents readers with six keys to enhancing learning capabilities and overcoming educational and personal obstacles. 

Who should read Limitless Mind?

  • Anyone feeling held back by a fixed mindset
  • Parents interested in supporting their children’s learning
  • Educators seeking innovative and effective teaching strategies

Inspiration Books: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield

Charles Dickens
4.3 (56 ratings)
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What's David Copperfield about?

David Copperfield (1850) follows the life of David Copperfield, from his troubled childhood and turbulent adolescence to his growth into a successful writer. It vividly portrays his struggles, relationships, and the colorful characters he encounters, and reflects the complex social issues of Victorian England.

Who should read David Copperfield?

  • Lovers of literature after a pacy story studded with dramatic twists and turns
  • History buffs keen to know more about day-to-day life in 19th century England
  • Anyone interested in one of the Victorian era’s great works of fiction

Inspiration Books: The Negativity Fast by Anthony Iannarino

The Negativity Fast

Anthony Iannarino
Proven Techniques to Increase Positivity, Reduce Fear, and Boost Success
4.2 (138 ratings)
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What's The Negativity Fast about?

The Negativity Fast (2023) presents a transformative approach to personal growth, emphasizing the power of positivity and effective management of negative emotions. It guides you through a process of eliminating negativity and nourishing your mental outlook with optimism, offering concrete strategies for perspective-taking and coping with conflicting beliefs.

Who should read The Negativity Fast?

  • Stressed-out individuals who need effective ways to counteract negativity
  • People sensitive to global events and political discourse
  • Social media users seeking to guard their mental well-being

Inspiration Books: Bringing Out the Best in People by Aubrey C. Daniels

Bringing Out the Best in People

Aubrey C. Daniels
How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement
3.6 (114 ratings)
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What's Bringing Out the Best in People about?

Bringing Out the Best in People (first released in 1994) explores how positive reinforcement can drive behavioral change and improve performance, whether in a corporate setting, educational context or personal life.

Who should read Bringing Out the Best in People?

  • Managers tackling performance issues
  • Employees aiming for self-improvement
  • Educators and parents interested in behavior management

Inspiration Books: Rich AF by Vivian Tu

Rich AF

Vivian Tu
The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life
4.2 (329 ratings)
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What's Rich AF about?

Rich AF debunks myths and imparts strategies for maximizing earnings, investing, and saving, all aimed at securing long-lasting wealth. Starting with the author’s mentorship on the trading floor, the narrative offers a wealth of practical advice for financial empowerment to the new generation.

Who should read Rich AF?

  • Recent college grads eager to learn about personal finance and investment
  • Young professionals seeking to navigate the world of finance
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for practical advice on wealth building

Inspiration Books: The Art of Laziness by Library Mindset

The Art of Laziness

Library Mindset
Overcome Procrastination & Improve Your Productivity
4.4 (133 ratings)
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What's The Art of Laziness about?

The Art of Laziness (2024) is a transformative guide to improving your productivity, offering practical strategies for personal and professional growth. Through the dual focus of mindset and action, it teaches you how to overcome procrastination, harness your best work, and realize your full potential. 

Who should read The Art of Laziness?

  • Anyone who wants to kick the lazy habit 
  • Those who seem to work hard but go nowhere
  • People looking for their first self-help book

Inspiration Books: The First Rule of Mastery by Michael Gervais

The First Rule of Mastery

Michael Gervais
Stop Worrying about What People Think of You
3.7 (171 ratings)
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What's The First Rule of Mastery about?

The First Rule of Mastery (2023) reveals that letting go of the fear of other people's opinions unleashes your potential by promoting a shift towards values and purpose.

Who should read The First Rule of Mastery?

  • Individuals seeking self-improvement
  • Professionals aiming for excellence
  • Anyone battling social anxiety

Inspiration Books: Your Journey to Financial Freedom by Jamila Souffrant

Your Journey to Financial Freedom

Jamila Souffrant
A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Wealth and Happiness
4.3 (183 ratings)
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What's Your Journey to Financial Freedom about?

Your Journey to Financial Freedom (2023) is a comprehensive guide designed to help you achieve financial independence through smart money management and investment strategies. It delves into the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing, providing practical tools and advice to create a solid financial foundation. 

Who should read Your Journey to Financial Freedom?

  • Those seeking financial
  • Professionals looking to quit their nine-to-five
  • Beginners in personal finance and investment education

Inspiration Books: Zero Sugar / One Month by Becky Gillaspy

Zero Sugar / One Month

Becky Gillaspy
Reduce Cravings - Reset Metabolism - Lose Weight - Lower Blood Sugar
3.5 (243 ratings)
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What's Zero Sugar / One Month about?

Zero Sugar / One Month (2024) is a roadmap aimed at helping individuals eliminate sugar from their diet to achieve long-term health. It provides actionable advice, including guides on what to eat, how to resist temptation, and a day-by-day timeline of what to expect – along with motivational anecdotes and tips to navigate emotional challenges and build confidence throughout the 30-day journey. 

Who should read Zero Sugar / One Month?

  • Individuals looking to reduce their sugar intake for weight loss or health reasons 
  • Health-conscious folks seeking a structured, time-bound nutrition challenge 
  • Anyone curious about sugar’s impact on their health and well-being

Inspiration Books: How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

Dale Carnegie
4.6 (50 ratings)
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What's How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job about?

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job (1955) provides guidance about getting more out of your day-to-day life, by generating more energy into your workday and improving your personal relationships. It sheds a light on how human nature influences the way we behave, so you can improve your interpersonal skills and deepen your self-understanding.

Who should read How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job?

  • The chronically weary
  • Managers who want to become more effective leaders
  • Students of human nature

Inspiration Books: Radiant Rebellion by Karen Walrond

Radiant Rebellion

Karen Walrond
Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy, and Raise a Little Hell
3.5 (22 ratings)
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What's Radiant Rebellion about?

Radiant Rebellion (2023) challenges the conventional perceptions of aging, arguing that growing older can be a period filled with happiness and health, contrary to common ageist beliefs.

Who should read Radiant Rebellion?

  • Aging individuals
  • Wellness enthusiasts
  • Anti-ageist advocates

Inspiration Books: Quick Confidence by Selena Rezvani

Quick Confidence

Selena Rezvani
Be Authentic, Boost Connections, and Make Bold Bets on Yourself
4.0 (55 ratings)
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What's Quick Confidence about?

Quick Confidence (2023) is a highly useful primer on how to move through the world with more self-assurance and determination. It provides tips that are useful for team managers, executives and self-employed entrepreneurs alike. This is advice that anyone can use to make better first impressions and stronger connections.

Who should read Quick Confidence?

  • Anyone looking to get their mojo back
  • People who want to be more effective in meetings
  • Managers who want to build better workplaces

Inspiration Books: Do the New You by Steven Furtick

Do the New You

Steven Furtick
6 Mindsets to Become Who You Were Created to Be
3.2 (257 ratings)
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What's Do the New You about?

Do the New You (2024) explores how to align your self-perception with God’s vision to become the person he designed you to be. It speaks to the challenge of living out your authentic, God-given identity and calling by unpacking practical mindsets to shift from who you are today to where God is leading you. It emphasizes that the true, ideal you isn’t an imaginary future self but the “you” God has always known you to be.

Who should read Do the New You?

  • Anyone seeking their identity in Christ
  • People struggling with self-acceptance
  • Christians seeking spiritual growth

Inspiration Books: Your Big Leap Year by Gay Hendricks

Your Big Leap Year

Gay Hendricks
A Year to Manifest Your Next-Level Life ... Starting Today!
4.2 (12 ratings)
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What's Your Big Leap Year about?

Your Big Leap Year (2024) is a daybook that provides 365 short entries that contain affirmations and advice on how to stay motivated in your journey toward self-actualization. It points out the many common problems people face along the way and helps you to navigate around these challenges while unlocking your full potential.

Who should read Your Big Leap Year?

  • Anyone aspiring to a more fulfilling life
  • People working to overcome a fear of failure
  • Self-doubters eager for a more positive outlook

Inspiration Books: And Then We Rise by Common

And Then We Rise

A Guide to Loving and Taking Care of Self
3.6 (125 ratings)
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What's And Then We Rise about?

And Then We Rise (2024) is part guide, part memoir that explores the intersection of personal well-being and faith. Through illuminating anecdotes and candid conversations with teachers, it reveals how investing in nutrition, exercise, mental care, and spiritual connection has contributed to Common’s growth as a performer and person – and how you might harness these self-care practices, too.

Who should read And Then We Rise?

  • Fans of Common
  • Anyone looking to take their self-care practices to the next level
  • Individuals interested in the intersection of personal well-being, faith, and activism

Inspiration Books: Learned Excellence by Eric Potterat & Alan Eagle

Learned Excellence

Eric Potterat & Alan Eagle
Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World's Top Performers
4.4 (152 ratings)
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What's Learned Excellence about?

Learned Excellence (2024) offers a comprehensive guide to the five mental disciplines necessary for peak performance. It provides principles and practices used by top athletes, military personnel, and business executives to attain excellence – professionally and personally.

Who should read Learned Excellence?

  • Corporate executives and business leaders
  • Individuals in high-stress professions, such as first responders
  • Anyone striving for excellence in their personal life

Inspiration Books: Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! by Kate Bowler

Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!

Kate Bowler
Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens
4.1 (128 ratings)
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What's Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! about?

Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! (2024) is a compilation of concise reflections and practical steps, imbued with spiritual wisdom, designed to support you through daily challenges, regardless of whether your experiences are positive, negative, or somewhere in between. Developed from a period of enduring chronic pain, it offers insights into navigating life’s obstacle courses, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and embracing both the highs and lows to foster resilience.

Who should read Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!?

  • Individuals seeking comfort during challenging times
  • Readers interested in personal growth and resilience
  • Fans of reflective, action-oriented self-help literature

Inspiration Books: The Power of Going All-In by Brandon Bornancin

The Power of Going All-In

Brandon Bornancin
Secrets for Success in Business, Leadership, and Life
4.2 (121 ratings)
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What's The Power of Going All-In about?

The Power of Going All In (2024) inspires leaders and their teams to achieve more. It provides a customizable framework for creating a path to leadership greatness, offering tried-and-tested methods for unlocking potential, effective alternatives to micromanagement, and reasons why true leadership transcends titles.

Who should read The Power of Going All-In?

  • Future leaders who want to take their career to the next step
  • Current leaders who want to hone their skills and vision
  • Founders and entrepreneurs who want to harness the power of all-in leadership

Inspiration Books: How to Walk into a Room by Emily P. Freeman

How to Walk into a Room

Emily P. Freeman
The Art of Knowing When to Stay and When to Walk Away
3.8 (247 ratings)
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What's How to Walk into a Room about?

How to Walk Into a Room (2024) talks about the big decisions in life and how to make them. Learn how to assess your life, make a plan on how to change things that aren’t working for you, and put that plan into action. 

Who should read How to Walk into a Room?

  • Anyone facing a pivotal moment in their life
  • Procrastinators looking to make a big move
  • People looking for a push forward in life

Inspiration Books: All It Takes Is a Goal by Jon Acuff

All It Takes Is a Goal

Jon Acuff
The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential
4.4 (152 ratings)
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What's All It Takes Is a Goal about?

All It Takes Is a Goal (2023) is a transformative guide that empowers readers to achieve their dreams. It demonstrates how setting effective goals can help individuals escape their comfort zones, make measurable progress, and ultimately reach their full potential.

Who should read All It Takes Is a Goal?

  • Those seeking personal growth and self-improvement
  • People who struggle with lack of motivation
  • Anyone feeling stuck in their comfort zone and wanting to change

Inspiration Books: Move by Move by Maurice Ashley

Move by Move

Maurice Ashley
Life Lessons on and Off the Chessboard
4.6 (187 ratings)
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What's Move by Move about?

Move by Move (2024) explores the profound lessons learned from over four decades playing chess, illustrating how the game fosters critical thinking, resilience, and strategic acumen. It reveals how chess transcends mere gameplay, offering invaluable wisdom applicable to navigating life's challenges and pursuing success.

Who should read Move by Move?

  • Chess aficionados
  • Sports fanatics
  • People eager to raise their game in life

Inspiration Books: Think Remarkable by Guy Kawasaki & Madisun Nuismer

Think Remarkable

Guy Kawasaki & Madisun Nuismer
9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference
4.1 (50 ratings)
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What's Think Remarkable about?

Think Remarkable (2023) is a transformative guide to unlocking your full potential and living an extraordinary life. It draws on the wisdom and insights of remarkable individuals to provide a blueprint for personal growth and success.

Who should read Think Remarkable?

  • Students aiming to develop the skills and mindset needed for success
  • Anyone feeling stuck in a rut and wanting to break free from mediocrity
  • Those seeking inspiration and guidance from the world’s most remarkable people

Inspiration Books: Stop Checking Your Likes by Susie Moore

Stop Checking Your Likes

Susie Moore
Shake Off the Need for Approval and Live an Incredible Life
4.4 (118 ratings)
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What's Stop Checking Your Likes about?

Stop Checking Your Likes (2020) is a practical guidebook focused on liberating individuals from the constraints of external approval. It offers actionable advice and mindset shifts to foster a life filled with confidence, joy, and ease, encouraging readers to pursue their desires without hesitation, regardless of their current struggles with self-doubt.

Who should read Stop Checking Your Likes?

  • Individuals seeking freedom from external validation and approval
  • Anyone wanting practical advice on boosting self-confidence
  • Readers looking for actionable personal and professional growth strategies

Inspiration Books: Career Confidence by Robynn Storey

Career Confidence

Robynn Storey
No-BS Stories and Strategies for Finding Your Power
4.0 (99 ratings)
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What's Career Confidence about?

Career Confidence (2024) provides essential guidance for building the self-assurance required to thrive in today’s complex and fast-paced job market. It presents a series of practical strategies, personal stories, and actionable techniques aimed at helping you secure a job that will not only satisfy you but will also allow you to excel in your career.

Who should read Career Confidence?

  • Job-seekers facing career challenges
  • Professionals looking for a meaningful career transformation
  • Anyone experiencing imposter syndrome

Inspiration Books: Manifest by Roxie Nafousi


Roxie Nafousi
7 Steps to Living Your Best Life
4.0 (115 ratings)
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What's Manifest about?

Manifest (2022) explores the transformative power of manifesting to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Designed to help you harness your desires and make meaningful changes in your life, this seven-step program will empower you to turn your best life into reality. 

Who should read Manifest?

  • Individuals interested in personal development and self-improvement
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking motivation and direction
  • Anyone curious about manifesting 

Inspiration Books: The Generous Leader by Joe Davis

The Generous Leader

Joe Davis
7 Ways to Give of Yourself for Everyone's Gain
3.7 (51 ratings)
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What's The Generous Leader about?

The Generous Leader (2024) explores how leaders can profoundly influence their environments by practicing generosity in various aspects of their interactions and decisions. It details methods for building genuine connections, fostering inclusivity, and being authentically present in professional settings, thereby transforming leadership into a tool for positive change in organizations and society. Through stories and practical advice, it emphasizes the importance of leading with heart and integrity to achieve sustainable success.

Who should read The Generous Leader?

  • Aspiring and current business leaders and managers
  • Entrepreneurs seeking to improve team dynamics
  • Anyone interested in personal development and leadership skills

Inspiration Books: The Wealth Money Can't Buy by Robin Sharma

The Wealth Money Can't Buy

Robin Sharma
The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life
4.4 (151 ratings)
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What's The Wealth Money Can't Buy about?

The Wealth Money Can't Buy (2024) is a groundbreaking guide that will hardwire in you a completely new way of measuring wealth. With proven tactics and methods, it will help you stop chasing the wrong kinds of riches, so you can get on the right track to making a life you absolutely adore.

Who should read The Wealth Money Can't Buy?

  • Personal growth enthusiasts seeking fulfillment beyond material possessions
  • Overworked professionals looking to redefine success and priorities
  • Spiritual seekers desiring a holistic approach to abundance

Inspiration Books: Think This, Not That by Josh Axe

Think This, Not That

Josh Axe
12 Mindshifts to Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs and Become Who You Were Born to Be
4.0 (106 ratings)
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What's Think This, Not That about?

Think This, Not That (2024) is a guide to reshaping thought patterns to foster a healthier mental, emotional, and physical state. It delves into the science of cognitive habits and provides 12 actionable strategies to empower individuals to achieve lasting personal change and make their life their masterpiece. 

Who should read Think This, Not That?

  • Anyone struggling with negative thought patterns
  • People interested in holistic health approaches
  • Wellness coaches and mental health professionals

Inspiration Books: Love Life by Matthew Hussey

Love Life

Matthew Hussey
How to Raise Your Standards, Find Your Person, and Live Happily (No Matter What)
4.2 (30 ratings)
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What's Love Life about?

Love Life (2024) is a treasure trove of valuable relationship advice. By knowing what to look for in a partner, and what to say in difficult situations, we can walk away from dead-end relationships and find the person who’s right for us.

Who should read Love Life?

  • People struggling to find a committed romantic partner
  • People stuck in unhappy relationships
  • Anyone who wants dating advice

Inspiration Books: Just the Good Stuff by Jim VandeHei

Just the Good Stuff

Jim VandeHei
No-BS Secrets to Success (No Matter What Life Throws at You)
4.2 (34 ratings)
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What's Just the Good Stuff about?

Just the Good Stuff (2024) is a practical and candid guide to managing today’s complex world and achieving success, regardless of your starting point. It offers essential advice on finding your passion, building a meaningful career, and attaining health, wealth, and happiness.

Who should read Just the Good Stuff?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking inspiration
  • Individuals overcoming personal or professional challenges
  • Personal growth and resilience seekers

Inspiration Books: The House of Hidden Meanings by RuPaul

The House of Hidden Meanings

A Memoir
2.5 (2 ratings)
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What's The House of Hidden Meanings about?

The House of Hidden Meanings (2024) chronicles RuPaul's journey of self-discovery, from feeling like an outsider as a young queer person to eventually finding belonging and inner peace through embracing authenticity. It provides an intimate look at how RuPaul transformed alienation into self-empowerment through drag artistry and cultivating a revolutionary persona.

Who should read The House of Hidden Meanings?

  • Those seeking inspiration for embracing their authentic selves
  • Fans of LGBTQ+ memoirs and stories of self-discovery
  • Readers interested in the history of drag culture

Inspiration Books: Get Better at Anything by Scott H. Young

Get Better at Anything

Scott H. Young
12 Maxims for Mastery
4.3 (163 ratings)
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What's Get Better at Anything about?

Get Better at Anything (2024) identifies three key factors for effective learning: observing others, practicing extensively, and receiving reliable feedback. Drawing on research and real-life examples, it provides valuable insights for anyone looking to improve their skills.

Who should read Get Better at Anything?

  • Anyone who wants to learn something new and doesn’t know where to start
  • Those who have stalled on their learning journey
  • People who feel their skillset is starting to backslide

Inspiration Books: Sovereign by Emma Seppala


Emma Seppala
Reclaim Your Freedom, Energy, and Power in a Time of Distraction, Uncertainty, and Chaos
4.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Sovereign about?

Sovereign (2024) explores how people can take back their freedom and learn to truly value themselves. It offers science-backed strategies to break free from self-destructive patterns and beliefs, aiming to help readers live more authentic, fulfilling lives. Using real-life examples of people who hold an inner sovereignty, it addresses how readers, too, can reclaim sovereignty over their work, family, body, and mind.

Who should read Sovereign?

  • Self-improvement aficionados looking for growth strategies
  • Burned-out professionals needing guidance
  • People battling with self-doubt and low self-esteem

Inspiration Books: The Power of Ownership by Justin Roethlingshoefer

The Power of Ownership

Justin Roethlingshoefer
Redeem Your Health, Live Life by Design, and Break the Relentless Pursuit of Normal
5.0 (1 ratings)
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What's The Power of Ownership about?

The Power of Ownership (2024) outlines a comprehensive system for taking full control of your health, performance, and well-being. It provides a roadmap for intentionally designing an extraordinary life aligned with your deepest values and aspirations.

Who should read The Power of Ownership?

  • Anyone seeking to optimize their health and performance
  • Individuals looking to live with more energy and focus
  • Those wanting to design an extraordinary life using intention

Inspiration Books: Is Your Work Worth It? by Jennifer Tosti-Kharas & Christopher Wong Michaelson

Is Your Work Worth It?

Jennifer Tosti-Kharas & Christopher Wong Michaelson
How to Think about Meaningful Work
4.8 (5 ratings)
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What's Is Your Work Worth It? about?

Is Your Work Worth It? (2024) explores the fundamental role of work in our lives. It questions whether work should be pursued for passion or profit, the ideal work quantity, and its effects on personal and societal well-being. Weaving together real-life stories with scholarly insights and perspectives from philosophy, art, and literature, it clarifies the nature of purposeful work and the compromises required to achieve it.

Who should read Is Your Work Worth It??

  • Professionals seeking deeper meaning in their careers
  • Business leaders aiming to enhance workplace fulfillment
  • Students exploring career paths and ethical work practices

Inspiration Books: Get Clear Career Assessment by Ken Coleman

Get Clear Career Assessment

Ken Coleman
Find the Work You're Wired to Do
4.2 (5 ratings)
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What's Get Clear Career Assessment about?

Get Clear Career Assessment (2024) is designed to deep dive into your talents, passions, and core motivations. A complement to the Get Clear Career Assessment test, it will provide you with insights that will ultimately guide you in finding the career path and roles best suited to your inherent abilities and interests.

Who should read Get Clear Career Assessment?

  • Career changers seeking clarity on their next steps
  • Job seekers unsure of their ideal career path
  • Professionals wanting to align work with their passions

Inspiration Books: The Way of the Champion by Paul Rabil

The Way of the Champion

Paul Rabil
Pain, Persistence, and the Path Forward
4.4 (5 ratings)
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What's The Way of the Champion about?

The Way of the Champion (2024) lays out the specific qualities and disciplines required for achieving excellence, both in sports and personal endeavors. Through a series of lessons and examples, it equips readers with the tools to cultivate a champion’s mindset from amateur to professional and beyond. 

Who should read The Way of the Champion?

  • Aspiring and professional athletes
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Lacrosse fans and sports enthusiasts

Inspiration Books: MicroSkills by Adaira Landry & Resa E. Lewiss


Adaira Landry & Resa E. Lewiss
The Tiny Steps That Lead to the Biggest Accomplishments
3.5 (15 ratings)
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What's MicroSkills about?

MicroSkills (2024) offers a deep dive into how small, specific skills can significantly enhance your personal and professional growth. Learn to break down complex goals into manageable actions, from building professional resilience through self-care to transforming workplace conflicts into opportunities for success.

Who should read MicroSkills?

  • Aspiring moguls seeking corporate finesse
  • Self-improvement fans craving everyday success
  • Career climbers championing small changes

Inspiration Books: Excessively Obsessed by Natasha Oakley

Excessively Obsessed

Natasha Oakley
Find Your Passion, Build Your Business, Learn Your Limits, Love Your Life
4.4 (11 ratings)
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What's Excessively Obsessed about?

Excessively Obsessed (2024) offers a candid and practical roadmap for aspiring entrepreneurs. This guide demystifies the entrepreneurial journey, revealing the gritty realities behind glamorous social media portrayals and providing actionable insights on everything from funding and marketing to maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Who should read Excessively Obsessed?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on starting and growing a business
  • Small business owners looking to scale their operations and improve their marketing
  • Influencers and content creators aiming to build and monetize their personal brand

Inspiration Books: Power Moves by Sarah Jakes Roberts

Power Moves

Sarah Jakes Roberts
Ignite Your Confidence and Become a Force
3.0 (2 ratings)
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What's Power Moves about?

Power Moves (2024) aims to help readers unleash their authentic power by stripping away external expectations and embracing their true selves as seen by God. It provides principles for tapping into the most powerful version of yourself, giving language to changing needs, acknowledging growth, and confidently living as you are in the eyes of God.

Who should read Power Moves?

  • Christians seeking authenticity in their relationship with God
  • Women who want to tap into their personal power
  • People of faith navigating a period of transformation

Inspiration Books: Supercoach by Michael Neill


Michael Neill
10 Secrets to Transform Anyone's Life: 10th Anniversary Edition
4.7 (9 ratings)
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What's Supercoach about?

Supercoach (2018) offers a simple but profound explanation of how the mind works and provides insights on happiness, goal-setting, relationships, emotions, financial security, and creativity. It aims to help readers unleash their potential and make a difference in the world while having a deeper, more meaningful experience of being alive.

Who should read Supercoach?

  • People seeking more ease, flow and consistency in pursuing their goals
  • Individuals looking to cultivate deeper well-being and resilience
  • Anyone open to unconventional approaches to achievement and success

Inspiration Books: Rewire by Nicole Vignola


Nicole Vignola
Break the Cycle, Alter Your Thoughts and Create Lasting Change
4.5 (30 ratings)
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What's Rewire about?

Rewire (2024) explores the neuroscience behind personal transformation and provides insights into how you can alter your brain’s wiring to enhance mental well-being and achieve a more fulfilling life. Combining scientific research with practical strategies, it demonstrates how understanding your brain function can lead to significant changes in your habits and overall happiness.

Who should read Rewire?

  • Individuals seeking personal growth and mental well-being improvement
  • Professionals interested in practical neuroscience applications
  • Anyone looking to break negative habits and build resilience

Inspiration Books: Build Like A Woman by Kathleen Griffith

Build Like A Woman

Kathleen Griffith
The Blueprint for Creating a Business and Life You Love
4.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Build Like A Woman about?

Build Like a Woman (2024) empowers you to transform entrepreneurial challenges into stepping stones. Harness resilience, leverage fear as a catalyst for action, and craft a standout brand with practical, actionable skills to build a business and life you adore.

Who should read Build Like A Woman?

  • Aspiring female entrepreneurs seeking to overcome business challenges
  • Women navigating systemic obstacles in their professional careers
  • Female leaders wanting to leverage their unique strengths in business

Inspiration Books: Anatomy of a Breakthrough by Adam Alter

Anatomy of a Breakthrough

Adam Alter
How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most
4.3 (23 ratings)
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What's Anatomy of a Breakthrough about?

Anatomy of a Breakthrough (2024) uncovers the secrets to overcoming obstacles and creative blocks by looking at human nature and the habits of successful performers, thinkers, and creatives. It offers practical strategies that will break through barriers and transform your own habits by mastering the balance between experimentation and action.

Who should read Anatomy of a Breakthrough?

  • Anyone suffering from a creative block
  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to overcome career obstacles
  • Those interested in developing resilience and finding innovative solutions to life's greatest challenges

Inspiration Books: Focal Point by Brian Tracy

Focal Point

Brian Tracy
Simplify Life, Double Productivity, Achieve Your Goals
4.3 (7 ratings)
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What's Focal Point about?

Focal Point (2022) delves into the secrets of high achievers, revealing how they identify their focal point to achieve optimal results in various aspects of their lives. It offers a comprehensive guide to personal management, helping you analyze your life, set focused goals, and create plans for success, ultimately achieving both professional success and personal satisfaction.

Who should read Focal Point?

  • Time management and productivity enthusiasts
  • Career-driven individuals seeking work-life balance
  • Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and potential high achievers

Inspiration Books: You Only Die Once by Jodi Wellman

You Only Die Once

Jodi Wellman
How to Make It to the End with No Regrets
4.4 (18 ratings)
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What's You Only Die Once about?

You Only Die Once (2023) is a motivational guide that encourages people to make the most of their remaining time on Earth. Drawing from positive psychology principles, it offers practical advice and inspiring stories to help you pursue your passions, find meaning, and live life to the fullest.

Who should read You Only Die Once?

  • People seeking to boost their sense of passion, purpose, and engagement
  • Those nearing the end of life who want to make the most of their remaining time
  • Anyone interested in personal growth, self-reflection, and living intentionally

Inspiration Books: You Deserve Good Gelato by Kacie Rose

You Deserve Good Gelato

Kacie Rose
Travel, Embrace Failure, and Face Your Fears
5.0 (3 ratings)
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What's You Deserve Good Gelato about?

You Deserve Good Gelato (2024) is a memoir that engages both the excitement and heartbreak of taking big leaps of faith, navigating the challenges and joys of expat life, and learning profound lessons about resilience, growth, and finding happiness in the moment.

Who should read You Deserve Good Gelato?

  • Aspiring travelers looking for inspiration and guidance 
  • Anyone feeling stuck or unfulfilled and seeking motivation
  • Those who want to feel less alone in their lives

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What's the best Inspiration book to read?

While choosing just one book about a topic is always tough, many people regard Think and Grow Rich as the ultimate read on Inspiration.

What are the Top 10 Inspiration books?

Blinkist curators have picked the following:
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  • Give and Take by Adam Grant
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
  • The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Who are the top Inspiration book authors?

When it comes to Inspiration, these are the authors who stand out as some of the most influential:
  • Napoleon Hill
  • Gretchen Rubin
  • Adam Grant
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi