50+ Legendary Books To Change Your Life

This short list includes the ideas from great authors of all ages to share simple, practical knowledge on the art of living.

THE LEGENDARY LIST

 

[1] Biographies:

 

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha - Thich Nhat Hanh

Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

The Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela

The Road To Assisi: St. Francis - Paul Sabatier

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou

The Story of My Experiments in Truth - Mohandas Gandhi

The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch

Walden: Life in the Woods - Henry David Thoreau

 

[2] Classics:

 

Bhagavad Gita - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Essene Gospels of Peace (Dead Sea Scrolls) - The Essenes

Training The Mind - Dalai Lama

The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Cosmic Consciousness - Richard Bucke

The Meaning of Life - Dalai Lama

Self Liberation - John Reynolds

Be Here Now - Ram Dass

Candide - Voltaire

The Iliad - Homer

A Course in Miracles - Helen Schucman

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki

The Way of Hermes - William Wharton

The Allegory of the Cave - Plato

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism - Chogyam Trungpa

Leonardo's Notebooks - Leonardo da Vinci

The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

Common Sense - Thomas Paine

Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Living with the Himalayan Masters - Swami Rama

The Diamond Sutra - Buddha

The Yoga Sutras - Patanjali

 

[3] History/Social Psychology:

 

The Lessons of History - Will Durant & Ariel Durant

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Noah Yuval Harari

Collective Genius - Linda Hill

The Red Book (Philemon) - Carl Jung

Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

Slow Sex - Nicole Daedone

The Age of Spiritual Machines - Ray Kurzweil

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly Hall

The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life - Drunvalo Melchizedek

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Who Rules the World? - Noam Chomsky

Mindset - Carol Dweck

The Art of Learning - Josh Waitzkin

Sex at Dawn - Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha

The Social Animal - David Brooks

Moonwalking With Einstein - Joshua Foer

 

[4] Making a Life:

 

Vagabonding - Rolf Potts

Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Fluent Forever: Learn Any Language - Gabriel Wyner

What Color Is Your Parachute - Richard Nelson Bolles

Striking Thoughts - Bruce Lee

The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho

How To Be A Gentleman - John Bridges

Art and Fear - David Bayles and Ted Orland

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra

As A Man Thinketh - James Allen

The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck

The Psychedelic Experience - Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzer & Ram Dass

 

[5] Environmental/Life Science:

 

The Mayan Factor - Jose Arguelles

The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Richard Feynman

Fabric of the Cosmos - Brian Greene

Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

The Green Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau

Wilderness Essays - John Muir

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing - Jennifer Doudna & Samuel Sternberg

Farmacology - Daphne Miller

One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka

 

[6] Fiction:

 

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Giver - Lois Lowry

Sum: Tales from the Afterlives - David Eagleman

Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged

The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Falling Up - Shel Silverstein

Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss

Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

 

[7] Health and Wellness:

 

You Are Your Own Gym - Mark Lauren

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety - Alan Watts

Yoga Hygiene Simplified - Sri Yogendra

Gut and Psychology Syndrome - Natasha Campbell-McBride

Eastern Body, Western Mind - Anodea Judith

Pranic Healing - Choa Kok Sui

Intro To Biohacking - Ari Meisel

The Edgar Cayce Remedies - William McGarey

A Revolution in Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry - John Neustadt & Steve Pieczenik

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

Creative Visualization - Shakti Gawain

Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing - Vasant Lad

 

 

 

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