Inspirational books you might not have heard about.

This is a post on motivating and inspirational books. I must confess that I have completely stayed away from very cliche books. when you do a basic Google search “inspiring books” you get a list of books like Alchemist or The secret but here I am going to list some unique books which you might not have heard about or even if you have heard you may not have read them.

So, here are some brand new recommendations for you on Inspirational books that everyone should read to change their life.

10 Inspirational books that everyone should read.

  1. The Awakening by Grant Langley
  2. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  3. Ikigai
  4. Persepolis
  5. We should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  6. How to grow fresh Air?
  7. Zen- The art of simple living
  8. Atomic habits
  9. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg
  10. Find your why by Simon Sinek


1. The Awakening by Grant Langley

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The first book I recommend is the awakening by Grant Langley. If you are someone who loves both fantasy and inspirational reads this book is going to intrigue you a lot. When I started this book I was very intrigued by the setting of the book. It is set in a forest and it’s sort of away from civilization. It’s very interesting to read about the life of these people.

The central character is Djibouti, he has his own share of personal tragedy. There’s a wise old shaman who is one the secondary characters of this book but also very influential in this work and how Djibouti goes on these adventures and the things that he discovers about himself and the world that is what it’s worth reading.

2. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

This book is very inspirational because this actually changed the way I live my life on a regular basis. This book talks about how we are so dependent on our phones. If you reading Digital Minimalism, you will see how you can actually stop scrolling and live your life outside the phone. Digital minimalism talks about a lot of ways by which you can stop being so attached to your phone and go out and do stuff and live. I assure, this book is going to give you some extra time for yourself.

3. Ikigai by Albert Liebermann and Hector Garcia

The next inspirational book is called Ikigai- The Japanese secret to a long and happy life. If you don’t know what Ikigai is. It is basically a happy coexistence of four factors of your life and it is a section of your life where you will be the happiest and it is very difficult to find your Ikigai but it is important to find your Ikigai. Otherwise, you won’t be able to live happily.

I highly suggest getting this book and doing the activities that are there in this book and find your own Ikigai.

4. Persepolis book by Marjane Satrapi

This next is called Persepolis. This is a graphic novel and if I was stranded on an island for ten years. This is the book I’m going to carry with me. I love this book, this book is set in Iran and this girl Marjane Satrapi, she is a child of radical Marxists so, the environment and the thoughts that they have. They are very contradictory and the situation in which they grow up is extremely pathetic. When you read this book your blood is going to boil that is why I love this book.

There are some other graphic novels definitely by her and none of them read in children’s novels. They are very mature in their content. You should not read it, if you are under 13 but above them is a must-read book for everyone.

5. We should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There is a TED talk as well on the same content as the book so you can check that out if you don’t want to read the book. The book is short and explains the concept and the requirement of feminism very beautifully. The problem is that there is so much negativity in the surrounding that it’s absolutely crazy and we really need to go back to the basics and develop our thoughts men and women together. This book is going to give some time to rethink about the Feminism.

6. How to grow fresh Air? by Barun Aggarwal and Kamal Meattle

It’s very important to breathe fresh air if you don’t breathe in the fresh air, it is going to affect your body, your mind, your academics, your life, and your work. in a nutshell, if you don’t breathe fresh air your life is going to be effed up. This book shares a lot of ideas about how you can breathe fresh air. Some of them are free and some of them cost you a little bit.

Make sure you try out everything within your limits that’s stated in this book.

7. Zen- The art of simple living by Shunmyo Masuno

I think that a lot of inspiration comes from how you live if your lifestyle is always about how I am going to look, how I am going to do this, how I am going to do show up that. You are never ever going to be happy. Just make sure you live a simpler lifestyle that you can keep up with, that inspires you, which makes you happy. This book is so peaceful.
This is a book you must read if you want a simple, happy life.

8. Atomic Habits by James Clear.

This is next on the list of inspirational books. It is about building habits. Habits somehow, shape the way you live and this book is going to inspire you to adopt new habits, good habits that are going to change your life. Once you adopt good habits, good things are going to come to you. If you want to change a little bit each day then this, atomic habit is the book that is going to give you the right kind of inspiration.

9. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg

Another book on building good habits. So, you have taken a decision, you have decided to give up smoking, drinking, or junk food. The first few weeks go like a breathe and you feel proud and super confident. But soon there is a temptation in front of you and you come back to your old habits. If you have been through this cycle before then you know the power of habit.
So, when should you read it? when you are procrastinating all the time. It’s time that you let this book change your habit.

10. Find your why by Simon Sinek

This is a step by step tutorial that will help you find the purpose of your life, job satisfaction, and even your dream job. When is the best time to read this book? when you are looking for your dream job or a task to fulfill you.

here is a story from this book about a paper manufacturing company that discovered that one of its salesmen outperformed all of its other salespeople in the team. When they looked at background and experience, they found nothing unusual. So, they accompanied him on call and that’s where they found the real difference.

While most salespeople would talk to the clients about the quality of the product or the attractiveness of the price.
the last salesman focuses on the vision of the company and their commitment to the quality of the paper. And the focus on the “Why” of the mission is what created trust between the customer and the salesperson.

Reading this book will give you the step by step guide in finding a commitment to your own purpose.


I hope you like the list of inspirational books that everyone should read. If you have some more Inspirational books that you like to add to this list please comment below.

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