Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is probably the most popular book on our list, no small thanks to the 2010 romantic movie starring Julia Roberts. To mark the book’s 10th anniversary of publication, Gilbert produces an updated introduction that will further interest new readers. Eat Pray Love follows the story of Elizabeth Gilbert during her early thirties. In this book, she shares her journey as someone who has everything- husband, home, and career but felt lost and confused. Despite her achievements, Gilbert felt that she needed to be somewhere else. So she embarked on a journey and to better understand what she wants and her purpose in life. Inspiring and candid, Eat Pray Love takes us to various places and cultures, from Italy, India, and Bali, Indonesia. For those who have not seen the movie version, we strongly recommend this book for Christmas.

 Straight from My Heart by Jacqui DeLorenzo

Straight from My Heart: Journeys of Hope, Love, and Peace is a collection of stories and poems inspired by DeLorenzo’s own encounters. In this book, she shares narratives she personally experiences or things that other people encountered and left a lasting impression on her. Among the highlights of the book are the theme of losing a loved one and the question of life after death. The book is a bit different from her first work, A Thread of Hope, which is a memoir. In Straight from the Heart, DeLorenzo displays her passion for poetry and prose and inspired readers to reexamine life and appreciate each moment. For those who love poetry and light reading, Straight from my Heart by Jacqui DeLorenzo is a remarkable present you can give this Yuletide season.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Twenty-four years ago, a former litigation lawyer and author of the stress management and spirituality book Megal Living (1994), Robin Sharma released The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Sharma’s second book sold three million copies as of 2013. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is an inspiring story based on Sharma’s own experiences and encounters. Through the eyes of Julian Mantle, a lawyer who is suffering from a spiritual crisis, Sharma shares a step-by-step approach to pursuing a life of greater courage, balance, prosperity, and happiness. Mantle takes us on a life-changing journey filled with wisdom, practicality, and the keys to a healthy and complete existence.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Published more than a decade ago, Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin’s outstanding work, The Happiness Project, continues to inspire and guide readers to a more serene and joyful outlook in life. With over 3 million copies sold and published in over 30 languages, Rubin’s work is among the most celebrated inspirational bestsellers. In this book, Rubin shares her own personal happiness project wherein she provides the tools and inspiration for readers to create their own and actually track their progress. Featuring scientific postulates, classical philosophy, and actual experiences, Gretchen Rubin takes us on a journey of transformation, wisdom, self-discovery, and of course, the road to happiness. It is a perfect gift for family and friends this holiday season.

Very Good Lives by Joanne K. Rowling

We know J.K.Rowling is the best-selling author of the Harry Potter book series, which sold millions of copies and broke records in film sales and profits. Her works catapulted her superstardom and enabled her to produce other works both in literature and film. However, J.K. Rowling’s success is a classic story of rags to riches journey. Whenever given an opportunity, she shares how she started as a struggling writer before her breakthrough. Published in 2015, Very Good Lives is inspired by her 2008 commencement speech at Harvard University. In this book, Rowling shares her wisdom to anyone who is struggling, confused, or desperate to find hope and comfort. She also imparts stories from her post-graduate years and provides answers to some of life’s most important questions. Filled with sharp wit and genuine emotion, Rowling’s Very Good Lives is a timely read, especially this Christmas.