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5 Books About Happiness You Need to Read

It’s been a rough year, and we could all use some happiness! Check out these five books that can help you push through your barriers and live a more joyful life.

5 Books About Happiness You Need to Read

At Save, we make it our mission to spark joy and spread happiness. We know that the past year has been a challenge, and you might need a little extra boost to bring out your smile. That’s why we’re spotlighting these 5 insightful books about the art of joy.

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun, by Gretchen Rubin

A long-time New York Times bestseller (and for excellent reason), this book should be at the top of everyone’s happiness reading list. Author Gretchen Rubin doesn’t just tell you how to be happy. She actually walks the walk for a full year, putting different happiness theories to the test and recording her results.

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun, and Be Your Own Person, by Shonda Rhimes

If fear is a major blocker for you, you won’t want to put this book down. The creator of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy shares her own struggles with fear and doubt and her journey to overcoming them. If she can do it, so can you!

Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Sometimes all we need is a little reminder to find the good in the world. With one entry per day, this book teaches us to find the beauty and the simple pleasures unfolding all around. Simple Abundance is a great one to keep on your desk or by your bed. Take a few moments for yourself each day to savor a single lesson.

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works, by Dan Harris

If you’ve ever tried to add meditation to your life, only to feel it’s way too hard, confusing, or time-consuming, you need this book! It will upend everything you thought you knew, transforming meditation into something easy and practical that can help you live with more intention.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington

Suffering from chronic exhaustion, Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post' took a nasty fall that left her with a broken cheekbone and more questions than answers. In this powerful memoir, she shares how this eye-opening incident sparked her journey to healthier living. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or not getting enough sleep, this book could be a lifesaver!