Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.

John Green

Among this list is a collection of books that contain words that have the power to change your life, whether they will open your eyes to something new or remind you of what you already know within.

Each of these books have provided me with deep wisdom and understanding of my purpose, as well as how to carry out my journey of growth. I know they have the power to do the same for you if you so choose to get lost in their pages.

Spiritual growth

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment < click link to buy

An easy read, yet packed with powerful wisdom that can be implemented into daily life. Teaches how remaining present will improve your relationships, career, and overall fulfillment in life. A book I return to on a frequent basis. Suited for all religions.

Be Here Now

Baba Ram Dass delves into the spirituality of the present moment through beautiful illustration, universal truths, and a “cookbook for a sacred life” section that discusses various aspects of spirituality. Suited for an open mind. Does not have to be read start to finish.

You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Sincero uses her relatable humor to suck the reader in and spit them back out with a newfound confidence in life. Both entertaining and inspiring, this book might be one of the most influential I have ever read. Encouraged for entrepreneurs and those looking to level up in all areas of life.

The Alchemist

Both captivating and full of bits of wisdom, The Alchemist follows the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, he asks a Romani fortune teller in a nearby town about its meaning. The woman interprets the dream as a prophecy telling the boy that he will discover a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. Great for those who love fiction and a message from the heart.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

By dissecting the ego and looking into your truest purpose, Tolle offers applicable wisdom for all areas of life. I’ve read this book multiple times and pulled something new out of it every time. It’s wisdom can be applied in politics, the workplace, interpersonal relationships, and daily life.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

This book is easy to read, very affordable, yet extremely powerful. Covering very important yet basic principles, it provides you with a sense of how to go about life with less resistance and more bliss. Great for kids and elders alike.

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

A woman writes about her experiences of indulgence in Italy, spiritual connection in India, and a balance of the two in Bali. Her vulnerability and descriptiveness will have you captivated and in your feels. Somewhat of an allegory, there is an abundance of lessons in growth and healing within the records of her journey.

Awakening the Goddess: 33 Sacred Practices for Healing, Self-Love & Embodying the Divine Feminine

For both men and woman, this book awakens the inner feminine, opening the door to intuition, confidence, self-purpose, and love embodiment. It includes integrative practices as well as empowering information. She shares her story and experiences in between, making it both relatable and entertaining.

Siddhartha: A Novel

A novel based off the life of the buddha, Hesse beautifully places the reader into the chaotic life of a sheltered prince who is suddenly shown the pain and suffering of life outside the castle. After Siddhartha leaves his privileged life to seek the solution to suffering, he runs into a multitude of experiences before attaining enlightenment. This story provides both comfort and clarity to the reader.

Tao Te Ching

A daily reader. By throwing pennies you will be guided to a page containing the exact wisdom you need to hear for the day. Both fun and enriching, you will find an enjoyable ritual within this gem.

Explorations of a Cosmic Soul

A book full of rich, enlightening poetry. Bringing awareness to affairs of the heart and cosmos alike, Allie Michelle’s words are like dark chocolate; satisfying the mind and soul.

Natural Healing

Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health

This book empowered me to come off of ADHD medication, birth control, and pain relievers when I was 16 years old. It is so full of information, recipes, and tips that I have never been able to read the whole thing. I leave it on my desk and open it on a frequent basis. Covers everything from inner to outer healing.

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

Entirely cited by scientific research, this book covers the prevention of the top killing diseases. It covers each individual disease in detail, including which foods cause them and which ones prevent them. It promotes a plant- based diet and highlights the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Both interesting and packed with cited information.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

If you are a woman, this book is for you. If you are a man wanting to impress a woman with your feminine knowledge, this book is for you. Everything you need to know about a woman’s cycle, natural birth control, conception, and reproductive diseases is packed into this book. Out with the pill, in with this incredibly useful read.