Roy Kessel’s Self-Help/Spiritual Reading Recommendations for July through December 2016

Here are my best reading recommendations for July through December 2016 in the Self-Help/Spiritual category.

  1. Happiness Project–Gretchen Rubin
  2. Everyday Holiness–Alan Moranis
  3. The Brain That Changes Itself–Norman Doidge
  4. Thinking Fast & Slow–Daniel Kahneman
  5. Perfection Deception–Jane Bluestein
  6. Emotional Intelligence–Daniel Goleman
  7. Focus–Daniel Goleman
  8. The Dance of Fear–Harriet Lerner
  9. Price of Privilege–Madeline Levine
  10. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff–Richard Carlson
  11. Seven Spiritual Laws of Success–Deepak Chopra
  12. The Power of Positive Thinking–Norman Vincent Peale
  13. When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough–Harold Kushner
  14. Living a Life That Matters–Harold Kushner
  15. Adults Only: Trendsetting Spirituality for the 21st Century
  16. The Body Knows the Answer–David Rome
  17. Aleph–Paulo Coelho

Overall Reading Recommendations 2015


Here are my overall top reading recommendations for 2015.  It is the first time in many years that I had the freedom to do a lot of reading and I really enjoyed it.  Please note the disclaimers at the end of this post (habits die hard).

  1. The Gifts of Imperfection–Brene Brown IMAGE
  2. Speed of Trust–Stephen M.R. Covey
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari–Robin Sharma
  4. Just Mercy–Bryan Stevenson
  5. Power of Habit–Charles Duhigg
  6. Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationships with Money and Life–Lynne Twist
  7. Who’ll Cry When You Die–Robin Sharma
  8. Leadership Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari–Robin Sharma
  9. A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future–Daniel Pink  (IMAGE HERE AND RBS SITE)
  10. The Art of Possibility–Rosamund Stone Zander
  11. Play: How It Shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the mind–Stuart Brown
  12. One Person/Multiple Careers–Marci Alboher
  13. Licensed To Lie–Sidney Powell
  14. Three Felonies A Day–Harvey Silverglate
  15. Alchemist–Paulo Coehlo
  16. Radical Forgiveness–Colin Tipping
  17. Invisible Threads–Laura Schroff



a) These are books which I read during 2015, not books written in 2015

b) I typically do not list books that are part of long series of fiction, not because they are not worthy, but because I really do not know how to recommend one book versus another book from the series of many talented authors that I have enjoyed such as:  Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Brad Thor, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Silva, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, John Sandford and many others.