• Chicken Soup For The Soul (1993)
    • By: Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen collaborated on the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book, compiling inspirational, true stories they had heard from their audience members. Many of the stories came from members of the audience of their inspirational talks.
    • Source: Wikipedia
  • The Secret (2006)
    • By: Rhonda Byrne
    • Publisher: Atria Books Beyond Worlds 
    • Byrne re-introduces a notion originally popularized by persons such as Madame Blavatsky and Norman Vincent Peale, which suggests that thinking about certain things will make them appear in one's life. Byrne provides examples of historical persons who have allegedly achieved this. Byrne cites a three-step process: ask, believe, and receive.[6] This is based on a quotation from the Bible's Matthew 21:22: "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
    • Byrne highlights the importance of gratitude and visualization in achieving one's desires, along with alleged examples. Later chapters describe how to improve one's prosperity, relationships, and health, with more general thoughts about the universe.
    • Source: Wikipedia
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff… and it’s all small stuff (1993)
    • By: Richard Carlson
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • This groundbreaking inspirational guide--a classic in the self-help genre--shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals. Among the insights it reveals are how to: 
    •       Think of your problems as potential "teachers" 
    •       Do one thing at a time
    •       Share glory with others
    •       Learn to trust your intuitions
    • Source: Amazon.com
  • Tuesdays With Morrie  (1997)
    • By: Mitch Albom
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between a college professor, Morrie, and one of his long lost students and the author of the book, Mitch Albom. After seeing his professor in an interview on the show "Nightline," the author is reminded of a promise he made sixteen years ago to keep in touch with him. Now stricken with ALS, Morrie does not have much time left, and Mitch recognizes this fact. He travels from Michigan to Massachusetts to meet with him. This meeting goes well and affects Mitch and Morrie so much that they meet for the next fourteen consecutive Tuesdays, up until Morrie passes away. During each of these meetings, they discuss a different topic about life. These topics make up the content of the book and include death, love, culture, marriage, regret and the world we live in, among many others. The reader feels many emotions while reading this book, ranging from happiness to sadness, and more than likely, will be wiping away tears at the end. It makes the reader think about their own life and ponder aging, forgiveness, family, compassion, and mentors in life, just as Mitch Albom does during the course of the book.
    • Source: Gradesaver.com
  • The Last Lecture (2008)
    • By: Jeffrey Zaslow, Randy Pausch
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Based on the extraordinary final lecture by Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch, given after he discovered he had pancreatic cancer, this moving book goes beyond the now-famous lecture to inspire readers to live each day with purpose and joy.
    • Source: Amazon.com
  • Awaken The Giant Within (1991)
    • By: Anthony Robbins
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (Free Press)
    • Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
    • Source: Amazon.com
  • Who Moved My Cheese?
    • By: Spencer Johnson
    • Publisher: Putnam Adult
    • A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.
    • It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.
    • If the same old routines worked.
    • If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."
    • But things keep changing...
    • Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.
    • Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.
  • Life's Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life (1991)
    • By: H. Jackson Browne
    • Publisher: Rutledge Press
    • A few years ago, Jack Brown jotted down a list of fatherly advice for his son as Adam left home to begin a new life as a college freshman. That list became Life's Little Instruction Book, the phenomenal guide that has sold more than five million copies. Now Brown offers a second list, and Adam says "It's more useful than the first one". In 1991, Jack Brown wrote and published Life's Little Instruction Book as a going-away-to-college gift for his son, Adam. Since that time, thousands of readers have shared with Brown their suggestions and observations from their own parents and grandparents. In his latest volume, Brown pays tribute to many of those worthwhile contributions, and offers further ideas from his own life experiences. (Amazon)