This is a list of some of the books I have read over the past year and half, all of which I would recommend if you are interested in personal growth. The ones by Irving Yalom (an Amercian psychotherapist of the existential psychology model) are particularly entertaining as he tells stories about real (and sometimes fictional) therapeutic encounters with clients. Apart from providing amazing insight into the practice of psychotherapy, he is honest, open and funny. Recommended!
The book on Budhism was not really my thing, but others (such as my sister!), have found it inspiring.
Stumbling on Happiness is not necessarily an easy read, but the author has a great sense of humour which makes it really enjoyable. It`s an eye-opener of a book. Here`s the list :
Man`s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
Love`s Executioner – Irving Yalom
Lying on the Couch – Irving Yalom
The Gift of Therapy – Irving Yalom
Momma and the Meaning of Life – Irving Yalom
Staring at the Sun – Irving Yalom
On Becoming a Person – Carl Rogers
Budhism Plain and Simple – Steve Hagen
Becoming Real, Journey to Authenticity – David Irvin
The Shadow Effect – Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford
Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration – On the Web
Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert