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Life changing books: 10 books that change your life

Life changing books: 10 books that change your life

On this page you will find 10 books that will change your life. These are books that are so inspiring that they will not only make you think, but also transform your entire life. This list will give you books inspiration that you can use to invest in yourself. Read further…

The top 10 best books that are life-changing

Criteria for compiling these recommended books

Our editors have carefully read as many as possible books about this subject. Then, they used the following criteria for choosing the best picks:

  • The literary quality of the books.
  • The amount of books sold worldwide.
  • The professional reviews in newspapers.
  • The expertise and experience from the author.
  • The quality of the examples, knowledge and practicality
  • The actuality and whether the information is useful or too old.
  • Our editor’s opinions: they have read and judged the books extensively.

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1.She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild (Solo Travel Guides, Travel Essays, Women Hiking Books)

Our pick for any female adventurers out there. Heading out into the wide world travelling alone can be a daunting task. It brings both knowledge and comfort reading this guide, soaking up teachings from people who have already walked the same path.

2.The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

In our opinion, this book is an absolute godsend for anyone and everyone. I’m sure we have all felt that boost of positivity after cleaning around the home and putting everything back in its place. This guide delves into the science behind that, with some helpful tricks and tips.

3.What’s True about You: Life-Changing Reminders of Who God Says You Are

Our pick for any religious readers looking for some soul searching. It can be easy to get lost in this world, but this guide pulls you back down to Earth and gets you walking on the right path again. A beautiful combination of religious beliefs and some good old self-love.

4.The Self-Love Workbook: A Life-Changing Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Recognize Your Worth and Find Genuine Happiness

In our research, this book has been the best choice because of the sheer number of things it addresses. Positivity, self-esteem, self-doubt, self-worth, self-love, happiness. This is a real one-stop shop to a healthier life for yourself!

5.Emotional Sensitivity and Intensity: How to manage intense emotions as a highly sensitive person – learn more about yourself with this life-changing self help book

Our pick for any highly sensitive people. We are all built differently and some of us are more sensitive to certain emotions. This book is a great reminder that, although we are all different, we are still all human. A life-changing read for anyone struggling to deal with their heightened emotions.

6.What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Our pick for anyone struggling with their own image. Unfortunately, we still live in a society that largely shames and judges based on our bodies. This book is a wonderful reminder of the beauty within, as well as the awful truth of fat-shaming and bias. Honest, yet powerful.

7.Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas

Our pick for the Jewish community. This book not only addresses Judaism as a religion from the bare bones all the way back to the finer details, but also delves into something far more… life! A beautiful collection of ideas related to the wonderful world of Judaism.

8.The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book: An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books

Our pick for anyone and everyone who wants to smile today. A beautiful collection of the wonderful world of books and how they can inspire and influence our lives. The guide is designed to mimic a retro phone directory, with unique advice, tips, stories and activities.

9.MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, & Body Image Issues

Our pick for anyone struggling with their body image. Not only does this book teach you some insightful lessons about dieting, weight and modern body image problems, but it also provides real-life anecdotes and stories to back them up. Real information from real people.

10.Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures

Everyone is different. Every life is different. Each person has a different tale to tell. This book not only serves as a dynamic guide to the modern traveller and adventurer, but does so with the real-life anecdotes to back it up. Fun, education, emotional and essential!

More famous life-changing books

Let’s go straight to our bonus list of the books that change your life.

The 4 hour workweek

It is a cliché book for this list, but this book will change your life in several ways. The author gives you insights into how he runs his companies, how he communicates and how he mastered every other skill to world top level in an incredibly short time, including kickboxing and tango, in which he became world champion. Above all, this book changes your life because of the term ‘lifestyle design’: you are not rich if you have a lot of money, but if you can do a lot of fun things with the time you have.

How to win friends and influence people

This book changes your life because you suddenly become a person everyone likes. This book explains exactly what you should and should not do to stop becoming ‘that one person’ that no one wants to get near. This book is from the 1930s but it is second to none. The smoothest writing style you will ever experience in a personal development book,

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck

After this book you will never again be fussed about 10 cents, a few euros, a few tens or other minor problems.

The 10 x rule

How does this book change your life? Just look at the title: this book does not teach you to improve your work, income, health and / or personal goals by 5%, 30%, 100% or 200% … but by 10,000%. This book will teach you that it is as easy as improving yourself 5% – or actually even easier …

Falling in Love with Where You Are

This collection of poetry changes your life – along with the other collections of Jeff Foster – by pointing you to non-duality, which gives you an incredible amount of peace. I can’t explain non-duality here – and Jeff Foster can’t explain it either – because it can’t be explained. It can only be pointed out, for example in poems.

A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle gets ‘it’. Peace, unity, love, non-duality … And why does this book change your life? Because you only have to read the sentences and a tremendous amount of peace will already descend upon you.

The Books of David Deida

David Deida’s books transform your love life. The bond between you, your partner and Oneness with the rest of the world is immediately strengthened by David Deida’s descriptions – and are special exercises to do with your partner.

Rich dad poor dad

There is one simple reason why this book changes your life: this book points you – based on the story of two fathers – to the possibility not to trade your time for money, but to find other ways to make money. … without taking your time. The most proven ways? Starting a business and investing in real estate.


This is a life-changing book for men as Mark Manson tells men that they don’t have to do anything in terms of ‘pick up tricks’ to impress a woman. As a man you just have to show up. That is the most important. Important life lesson for any man who thinks he is not good enough.

What are your life-changing books? Let us know below

Let us know in the comments which books have dramatically changed your life. To your success!

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Rubin Alaie

Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!


1 Comment

  1. Alli spotts-de lazzer

    Thank you for including MeaningFULL: 23 Life-Changing Stories of Conquering Dieting, Weight, and Body Image Issues in this list! I feel honored and glad you read it and shared it.


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