​What Is The Best Book On
Life And Happiness In 2019?

​​​​Life is a whole lot better happy.

Unfortunately, finding the happiest way to live life can be difficult and proves to be nearly impossible for some people.

But we believe there's a secret to being happy.

That secret is two fold.

​First, we must realize that happiness is something we produce, not something that happens to us randomly. ​

Second, we should learn from the paths and teachings of others to find the paths to happiness that are most consistently reliable.

So here's our list of the best books on life and happiness.

Enjoy.

Who Needs A ​Book On Life And Happiness?

​Since happiness is something that we must learn to produce, there are few (very, very few) people who shouldn't be learning how to produce it.

In fact, we can't think of anyone whose life wouldn't be improved by being happier.

That being said, there are some people for whom the best books on life and happiness will appeal to ​more than others. These people may be...

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    ​People who want to improve their lives
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    ​People who want to improve their skills
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    ​People who want to provide more value to the world
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    ​Those who are driven to success
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    ​Anyone who feels lost, lonely, or abandoned
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    ​Anyone who needs some guiding advice in life

​​The best books on life and happiness will appeal greatly to this type of person.

​​​What ​Books On Life And Happiness Teach

​​​Life and happiness are interrelated: we are unable to truly have one without the other.

As such, the best book on life and happiness will teach the reader how to live a better life. These books will often teach a way to happiness not through self-help mumbo jumbo, but using practical tips and advice for the every day human.

​The best written works in this category will often teach how to have great social skills, how to believe in ourselves more, how to have more confidence in ourselves, and so on.

They will teach how to have a better life in order to produce happiness or how to have more happiness to produce a better life.

We have reviewed several books and only included the ones that have practical advice backed by scientific evidence and stories of real life people.

​How To Choose The Best ​​Book On Life And Happiness For You

The best ​book for you will depend on your present circumstances.

​First, you should decide on what area of your life you need the most assistance in at the moment.

​Some books are great for developing your inner confidence, peace, and motivating you to achieve greater heights. Some books are great to develop your relationships with other people, while other books specialize in helping you to set and achieve goals that will provide you with great happiness.

The best book for you will depend on what you are struggling with or want to achieve.

​​Our Picks For Best ​​Books On Life And Happiness

​​I've chosen five of the most popular lifestyle books to review based on the quality of the information within, how practical the information is, and ​the range of topics the books deal with (called "scope"). Let's see how they all stack up and hopefully you can find the one you would like to try out.

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​​​​Awaken the Giant Within (AGW) is a book totally and completely dedicated to giving people happier lives by empowering them to take action.

Tony Robbins is considered a master in human psychology and AGW is one of his crowning works.

​AGW covers topics such as the mastering of emotions, helping oneself to be an action-taker, goal setting, goal achieving, and so on.

It has high quality information, is extremely practical, and has a huge range of topics that it covers.

It is a big long and some reviewers said that it could have less fluff.


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    ​Great at speaking to the reader's situation
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    Extremely high quality information
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    ​Broad range of topics
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    ​Very actionable
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    ​Very inspiring
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    ​Length may be due to some fluff


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​​The How of Happiness is one of the most interesting books I've ever had the delight of laying my eyes on.

It is a book literally dealing with the science of being happy.

It is very low fluff and almost no motivational hype. It is strictly the top scientific research on how to make ourselves happy.

The book is filled with study after study, data, and research into the how of happiness.

It includes easy-to-follow steps to begin producing this happiness in our own lives by improving our mental voice, our relationships, and other parts of our lives.

That said, the book is a little limited in topics compared to others on this list. But it's not a bad thing to specialize.


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    ​Scientific research on happiness boiled down
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    ​Easy to follow steps to produce happiness
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    ​No fluff
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    ​No motivational hype
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    ​Slightly limited in range of topics


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​​​​​The Happiness Advantage is also largely backed by research and scientific studies or findings. It has quite a bit less science than The How of Happiness, but is filled with simple steps to follow.

​Most who read it gave a glowing review, but some reviews on Amazon said that the information contained was largely common knowledge presented in a new light.

The Happiness Advantage includes stories and examples of real people following the principles included in the book. That said, some reviews mentioned that the book can ramble a little and go on and on about some of the points it makes.

The Happiness Advantage is a great read for anyone seeking to improve their lives.


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    ​True stories an examples
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    ​Easy to follow list of things to do
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    ​Backed by science and research
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    ​Can ramble
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    ​Presents some already common knowledge


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​​​​​The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people is an incredible book read by millions of people. It has influenced presidents, CEOs, and other influential people.

It is one of my greatest reads of all time and I highly recommend it.

​It is a great book and has excellent information for first producing a great relationship with yourself, then on creating a great relationship with others.

For anyone seeking to improve their social skills, this is a great book to start with.

It doesn't talk much about happiness, but it does talk a lot about life. In fact, some may say that one of the beliefs of Covey, the author, is that happiness is produced by living a good life.

​The book is not great about practicality. It doesn't include simple how-to instructions on being better at each thing that Covey talks about. It can seem to ramble sometimes, and the scope is not that large; it is focused exclusively on the 7 habits Covey looks at.


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    ​Great for developing relationships
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    ​​Very valuable information
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    ​Can seem to ramble
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    ​Not extremely easy to apply
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    ​Narrow focus


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​​​​​The Happiness of Pursuit is a book dedicated to talking about each person's quest in life. 

The book doesn't have much in the way of high quality information, practicality, or scope.

It is largely about telling the stories of people who have found a "quest" and decided to pursue this goal to the end. The Happiness of Pursuit includes stories of the author traveling to every country, a teenager sailing across the world, and so on.

The Happiness of Pursuit does a great job of telling these stories and many of them are motivational. That is about as far as the book goes, however. It has no scientific research, no easy how-to tips, and is pretty restricted to the category of setting and achieving high goals.

While it is a great book on lifestyle and happiness, it is not the best one in the list.


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    ​True stories of real people
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    ​Inspirational
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    ​Only includes stories of high achievers; no helpful supplemental material is included
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    ​Not much how-to
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    ​No broad range of topics


C​onclusion

​Based on ​the quality of information, the sheer practicality, and the massive scope of the book, I recommend ​Awaken The Giant Within as the best book on life and happiness of all time.

Within those pages are ​helpful tools, tips, and tricks into unlocked you best life. It is motivational while also scientific and tells stories of real people.

Let us know in the comments below: What​ book has had the greatest impact on your life? What are you looking for in a great book?

Thanks for reading!

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