Mindfulness & Happiness

The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu – Book Summary
The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu discuss how we can find joy despite suffering. “We create most of our own suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot we as individuals can do.” Based on a 7-day […]
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – Book Summary
If you’ve ever looked at someone else and wondered, “What’s their secret to success?” this book is the key to discovering that secret for yourself. Dedicated to exploring the questions that drive (and torment) human existence, The Secret (2006) explores such topics as, “What’s the secret to success?”, “What’s the meaning of life?”, and “How […]
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – Book Summary
he revolutionary how-to guide for learning how to declutter your home, body, and mind. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed at the thought of decluttering your house, or maybe, you think that you’re just a messy person, then this book is for you. Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of tidying up will teach you how to […]

Biographies & Memories

JAY-Z: Made in America by Michael Eric Dyson – Book Summary
Let Love Have the Last Word by Common – Book Summary
Discover the rapper Common’s memoir. “Let love have the last word” is a wonderful motto to live by. And the rapper Common believes these words have been his guiding mantra throughout his life. Let Love Have the Last Word (2019) tells the story of his faith, family, and career while expounding on his life philosophy.
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger – Book Summary
Disney is one of the top five largest media companies on earth. From billion dollar blockbuster movies, to beloved media franchises, to toys and games, to virtually inventing the modern theme park, it’s hard to remember a time when Disney didn’t dominate the entertainment industry. That degree of success however is a lot more recent […]

Religion & Spirituality

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein – Book Summary
What’s a Super Attractor? Being a Super Attractor means that what you believe is what you will receive. You can co-create the world you want to see by aligning good-feeling emotions and directing them toward your desires. If you’re feeling down about life, depressed, or simply want to make a positive change in your life, […]
Why I am a Hindu by Shashi Tharoor – Book Summary
Why I am a Hindu (2018) is a masterful reflection on the impact of religion on one’s personal and national identity. In Why I am a Hindu, Shashi Tharoor, one of India’s leading politicians, offers a personal reflection on how his relationship with Hinduism shapes both his personal and national identities along with his political […]
The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey -Book Summary
Oprah’s guide to life. America often looks to Oprah for advice; The Path Made Clear (2019) is her latest installment in a long history of giving us the wisdom we seek. By following the principles Oprah outlines in The Path Made Clear, you’ll learn how to embark on a spiritual journey, find peace of mind, […]
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Dear Girls by Ali Wong – Book Summary
Ali Wong, an Asian American female comedian, sets out to write a series of letters to her daughters in her book, Dear Girls. Despite experiencing much success these past few years, Wong’s life has been far from perfect. Throughout her journey, she has experienced failure, embarrassment, harassment, and criticism and reveals the lessons she’s learned […]
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp – Book Summary
The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Sleep Longer. If you’re a new parent, you’ve likely experienced feeling helpless and frazzled as nothing you do seems to soothe your baby. Your poor baby cries and cries and you become frustrated and exhausted. Well, no longer do you need to feel this way. […]
The Happy Kid Handbook by Katie Hurley, LCSW- Book Summary
How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World Parenting today has become more complicated than it ever has before. As our world becomes more and more connected, we become overwhelmed with the amount of parenting advice that seems to be taking over at every corner. Parenting in the past seems to have been much […]
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Indistractable by Nir Eyal – Book Summary
Become the most productive person you know as you learn how to tackle distractions, from emails and social media to chatty colleagues, and figure out how you can become indistractable. How often do you sit down to accomplish a task and, instead, find yourself logging onto Facebook, conversing with colleagues, or skimming online news? It’s […]
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – Book Summary
The perfect guide to adopting seven habits of effective people that can improve your life and the lives of those around you. A self-improvement guide written by Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People details how you can change your life through changing your mindset. The way you view the world is based […]
Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte – Book Summary
Learn how to avoid drowning in an overwhelming world. It’s no secret that our lives are overscheduled and chaotic or that many people struggle with anxiety and depression as a result. But author and activist Brigid Schulte aims to cut through the chaos by providing her take on the core causes of our stress. Arguing […]

Career & Success

Fail Fast, Fail Often by Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz – Book Summary
Learn how your failures can actually help you get ahead. Fail Fast, Fail Often is the textual companion to a Stanford University course of the same name. Crafted by two psychologists and career counselors, this book draws from the authors’ research on failure’s seemingly paradoxical impact on success– whether that’s for better or for worse! […]
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis – Book Summary
A self-help guide to breaking free from your fears and uncover your inner desires to go after what you want…all without apologizing. Do you find yourself craving more? Do you have big dreams and aspirations but are too scared to go after them? Maybe you’re scared of what others will think, or you’ve already created […]
Born For This by Chris Guillebeau – Book Summary
Written for those who are yearning to find the career of their dreams, Born for This (2016) is your guidebook. Chris Guillebeau knows how draining it is to feel trapped in a job that brings you neither meaning nor satisfaction. That’s why he’s crafted a step-by-step guide for pursuing your passion, ditching your dead-end job, […]

Nature & Environment

We Are The Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer – Book Summary
An informational guide on how harmful the animal industry is to the environment, and that saving the planet begins at breakfast. In We Are The Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer discusses the similarities between climate change and World War II. Similar to the sacrifices Americans made in the days we fought against the axis powers, it’s […]
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Book Summary
What Native American traditions can teach us about life and climate change. There’s no doubt about it: climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the modern age. But as the greatest modern minds search for the solution, Robin Wall Kimmerer posits that we should turn to an older source of wisdom: the […]

Health & Nutrition

The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry, M.D. – Book Summary
The revolutionary program that cures your body inside-out by identifying and eliminating harmful foods like vegetables and grains from your diet. While most of us have heard of gluten, a protein found in wheat which causes widespread inflammation throughout the body. People all over the world have educated themselves about the dangers of gluten and […]
Genius Foods by Max Lugavere – Book Summary
Learn about the diet that makes you smarter, happier, and more productive while protecting your brain for life. Ever wonder how some ninety-year-olds remain sharp as a tack? According to Max Lugavere, it likely deals with what they’ve been eating throughout their lifetime. No longer should we be eating for our bodies, instead, we should […]
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat – Book Summary
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat colors outside the lines of the traditional cookbook by asking you to challenge everything you know about cooking through a guide that’s part culinary interrogation and part cookbook. If you’ve ever wondered about the “why” behind the science of good cooking, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the cookbook for you! Perfect […]