Life is short, and we only live once. Learning to live life to the fullest is an important step in making the most of every day. This is a big step in discovering a path that will lead to your greatest sense of happiness and accomplishment. When you’re just going through the motions, you probably aren’t doing what’s best for you. So do things that make you happy. Life is also too short to waste time on uninspiring books. With that being said, ReadersMagnet believes that you need a collection of books that have the power to move you to live your life the way it was meant to be lived. Hence, find the courage and strength to enjoy life in the best way possible through the books listed below. 

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

When it comes to making decisions in life, we want to make a smart, rational, and best choice ever. But are we doing it? Predictably Irrational is an eye-opening book that provides refreshing facts on the domains and strange happenings of the human mind. This book will walk through fuzzy and irrational decision-making and how to stop making the same mistakes repeatedly to live a predictable life. In this book, Ariely refutes the common assumption of how humans behave in a fundamentally rational way and how these misguided behaviors are neither random nor senseless. Instead, these are systematic and predictable—making us predictably irrational.

Beyond Barriers by Anne Davey Koomans

Anne Davey Koomans exposes the life of her own husband, David Davey, who was stricken with polio. Despite his indisposition, he recognized his God-given purpose and went on to spend the rest of his life fulfilling that purpose. Anne witnessed how her husband didn’t allow his condition to stop him from making a difference and living the best life ever. Within the pages of this memoir are the difficulties and other experiences by Dave in his everyday barriers. Beyond Barriers is the heart of a man whose love is not only limited to his family but to others who also have barriers to beat. 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The only novel on the list, The Alchemist, is a powerful book that continues to change readers’ lives to this day. Coelho tells the magical story of an Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago who yearns to travel in search of treasure as extravagant as any ever found. Along his journey teaches Santiago—and readers—deep wisdom about following our hearts, learning from mistakes, trusting the journey, and realizing our dreams. The Alchemist is a beautiful and inspiring tale of Santiago’s quest that took him into a far more satisfying direction: self-discovery. 

Small Graces by Kent Nerburn

There are plenty of blessings in our lives for which we are thankful. And yet, most of the time, we overlook the little blessings and simply take them for granted. Kent Nerburn will teach readers the sacredness of the quiet gifts of everyday life in Small Graces. This book will help find the sacred amongst the mundane and taking readers on a journey through daily rituals that bring the most profound truths. This beautifully written little book is the perfect anecdote for these negative and highly challenging times. Every chapter will serve as a center to readers’ spirits to live life in the best way they can. 

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Brene Brown has led many to a transformative new vision through her podcast, and now she’s educating through her book Daring Greatly. We all have vulnerability challenges through this book; readers will let everyone see that there is courage in vulnerability. Daring Greatly sends a message that vulnerability is not a weakness; instead, it’s a measure of one’s courage. This book is about gaining the courage to step into the arena of life. Brene Brown preaches that Daring Greatly is a practice and powerful new vision for letting everyone be seen.