The Best Uplifting Books For Young Adults

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This article showcases our top picks for the Uplifting Books For Young Adults. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is an excellent book for young adults who are seeking to improve their lives. The book provides a clear and concise guide to living in the present moment, and shows how this can lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. Tolle’s writing is easy to understand and his message is very powerful. This book is definitely worth reading for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life.

Shoot Your Shot by Vernon Brundage Jr.

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The book tells the stories of some of the greatest athletes of all time, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry. Readers can learn some of the lessons they gained and used to succeed in life, whether it be athletics, academics, the arts, or something in between. “Shoot Your Shot” encourages readers to take a chance on anything in life, whether it is academics, athletics, the arts, or something else.

Just As You Are by Michelle Skeen PsyD

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This book is intended to assist people with building high self-esteem in their teenagers. It is a challenging task for many teenagers, and this book addresses the subject. Throughout the book, the author encourages people to value themselves, to stop comparing themselves to others, and to silence their critical inner voices. To stay positive in the future, readers can learn self-awareness, self-compassion, and develop their own plans based on them. The book is written by a clinical psychologist.

The Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens by Megan MacCutcheon LPC

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An inspiring book about self-esteem is great, but so is a workbook that asks teens to really engage with what they are reading and think critically about its implications for them. This workbook contains more than 50 activities, including journaling prompts, checklists, personality quizzes, and goal-setting exercises. Readers will also find real-life tales from other youths and tips to help them put their self-esteem work into action to boost their confidence and self-assurance.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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This book is about a teenager trying to find his place in the world. It’s a coming-of-age story that will resonate with many young adults. In this time of social media and instant gratification, young adults need to read books that teach them the importance of being true to themselves and finding their voice. Moreover, this book teaches the value of being grateful for the good things in life, no matter how small they may seem.

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

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This book is a New York Times Bestseller, and it’s easy to see why- it’s one of the most ‘feel good’ books I’ve ever read, perhaps even ever written. Rather than one coherent narrative or argument, the book is a collection of essays, of varying lengths, that focus on life’s little pleasures, from the satisfaction of writing by hand to the way the birds sing and candy melts in your mouth. In the midst of a bleak few years, it would be easy for people- particularly young adults- to lose all hope for the future, but this book serves as a timely reminder that even when times are tough, life is full of fleeting moments of joy and pleasure.

Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

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The masterwork by Paulo Coelho narrates the enchanted tale of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who longs to explore the globe in search of a priceless treasure. By listening to our hearts, spotting opportunities, developing our ability to interpret the omens scattered along life’s path, and, most significantly, by following our aspirations, his journey will bring him to riches far different from and much more rewarding than those he initially sought.

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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Because of the simple life lesson that Maurie imparts to Mitch “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live”. It’s a beautiful story of connection, of life lessons, and finding out who you are by being given the opportunity to get a glimpse of the way the world, and your peers, see you.

Becoming a True Champion by Kirk Mango

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An athlete who possesses the particular character traits, mental fortitude, and physical aptitudes required to produce and maintain steadily rising athletic greatness and achievement over the course of a lifetime is referred to as a real champion. These traits need not be innate; they can be acquired and cultivated.

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julia Smith

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It explains that it’s okay to not feel okay and to be uncomfortable with the world around us and offers practical solutions and helpful advice about how to deal with mental health in a positive and uplifting manner. It’s a book that teaches the reader how to cope with the difficulties and stress of life in the digital age and be happy with who they are and will eventually become.

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

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Sophia Amoruso is an absolute legend. I like the fact that she organically started a company without even realizing it. Those small things like having attention to detail to deliver the highest level of service you provide to your customers, to ensure it’s clear they are valued and appreciated. She cared less about what others thought about her and she lived life on her terms. Her journey of starting a successful business from scratch is very inspiring. Sophia simply ROCKS!

Holes by Louis Sachar

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Louis Sachar’s ‘Holes’ is a book I read many years ago but it’s had an influence on my life ever since. It tells a really captivating story of a young man who is wrongly accused of committing a crime and ends up digging holes in the desert as part of his punishment. Aside from the exciting storyline, there’s plenty to be learned from the story and characters that have had me coming back to read it again every couple of years!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

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The Midnight Library is about a woman who decides to end her life, but she soon finds herself in the midnight library, and she gets to live out many different lives and realize some important lessons about life along the way. This book is great to read when life becomes stressful and difficult, no matter if it’s your professional or personal life that is causing you stress and difficulties. I recommend everyone read it, especially young adults if they are in need of some uplifting. I’m very glad to have read it and I already have it in my basket for family members this holiday season!

10 Things I Can See from Here by Carrie Mac

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Maeve has extreme anxiety, which causes her to spend a lot of time envisioning the worst-case situations. Her problems are made worse when she is transferred to live in Vancouver with her dad, a relapsing alcoholic, pregnant stepmother, and twin stepbrothers, which presents a whole new set of challenges. Sparks ignite when Maeve encounters the vivacious Salix in Vancouver. Let’s just say Maeve has a lot going on, but she’s also committed to being there for the people in her life. A touching love story is woven into an accurate depiction of anxiety-ridden living.

When the Body Says No by Gabor Mat

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When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mat to all the young adults out there. This book helps to realize the importance of mental health. Today’s generation is too busy in their lives that they ignore their mental health, which later results in the development of other health conditions. This book does not speak about modern-day problems but is an introduction to the reader that puts light on this important topic. And uplifts them to focus on it rather than feeling demotivated.

You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza

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This book is a great read for young adults who are looking to improve their lives. Joe Dispenza takes a scientific approach to explain how the mind can be used to create change in the body. He provides clear instructions and exercises that can be used to increase self-awareness and foster personal growth. You Are the Placebo is an inspiring and empowering book that can help young adults learn how to create positive change in their lives.

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

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No matter what life throws at us, we always have the potential to find beauty in the world around us. Even when things seem their darkest, there is still a chance to see the light that exists in everything. This is a story about enduring hardship, discovering hope, and learning to find joy in the simplest moments. It is a reminder that love never dies and that life is always worth living. The Beauty That Remains is a novel about loss, love, and learning to move forward. It follows the lives of three teens who are struggling to cope with the death of a friend. Each one deals with their grief in different ways, but all three ultimately find comfort and healing in their shared experience.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie and published in 1936. Over 15 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. The book has been translated into 37 languages and continues to be popular today. The book’s central theme is that success in life comes from forming and maintaining good relationships with other people. Carnegie provides advice on how to make friends, how to influence and persuade others, and how to deal with difficult people. How to Win Friends and Influence People has been praised by many notable figures, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey. The book has also been criticized for its focus on individual success rather than on collective action.

Unfiltered by Lily Collins

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Lily Collins’s debut memoir is raw, honest, and incredibly brave. It is the story of her life–and how she found the strength to live it on her own terms. Collins opens up about her complicated relationship with her father, rock legend Phil Collins, and reveals the truth about her plus-size body image issues. She also talks about her love life, her battle with anorexia, and how she came to accept herself for who she is. Unfiltered is a must-read for anyone who has ever struggled with self-doubt or felt like they didn’t fit in. It is a powerful reminder that we all have the right to be exactly who we are.

The Ultimate Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens by Megan MacCutcheon LPC

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The author Megan MacCulctcheon writes that it is the right time to overcome your fears about body image, low confidence, and feeling confident about yourself. The book gives exercises that help us stay positive and have faith in ourselves. The workbook has real-life based examples and scenarios that teens face and also gives out the possible coping mechanisms for those situations. The book highlights the critical ingredients of teen life, the attractions, love, and ways to move in those situations. Overall, the book is a self-help guide for today’s teens.

Be Bold by Anna Goldstein

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Be Bold takes readers on an interactive journey to help them develop their own unshakeable confidence. Learn how to overcome your fear, believe in your instincts, and take actionable steps to improve your self-esteem. You will see discernible improvements in every aspect of your life after you conquer what is preventing you from moving forward, define your vision, and assume your power.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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Frankl contends that while we cannot avoid suffering, we can choose how to deal with it, make sense of it, and move forward toward renewed purpose. He bases this claim on his own experience as well as the accounts of his patients. His logotherapy idea is based on the conviction that the quest for meaning rather than pleasure is what drives people most. One of the most well-known novels in America is Man’s Search for Meaning, which continues to motivate us all to discover meaning in life itself.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

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It can be challenging to ignore the voice in your head that constantly tells you that you are inadequate. Brené Brown steps in to assist you overcome fears and demonstrate that what makes you imperfect is actually what makes you, well, you. Pep talk and introspection manual rolled into one, The Gifts of Imperfection is sure to influence the way you view yourself and your perceived imperfections.

How to Adult by Jake Cousineau

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If you want to have a happier life, then you have to manage your finances properly. Managing personal finances is of utmost importance in the current economic setting. Hence, if you are a new college graduate and looking for an easy-to-understand finance book, then the How to Adult: Personal Finance for the Real World by Jake Cousineau book is perfect for you. This book touches on the basics of personal finance but also discusses how to build wealth as early as now. It shows how to avoid the common financial missteps that usually cause financial problems among people. It also teaches you how to budget, decide which insurance to get, and most especially, how to file your taxes.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

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Millions of teenagers have used The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens as their guide to success and self-worth. This timeless book applies the 7 Habits’ ageless ideas to the difficult difficulties and crucial choices that kids must make in the digital age. Covey offers a straightforward method to assist teenagers in enhancing their self-perception, forming friendships, resisting peer pressure, achieving their goals, and appreciating their parents, as well as taking on contemporary obstacles. Additionally, this book is jam-packed with original concepts, memorable phrases, and amazing tales of actual teens from all around the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has been endorsed by great achievers such as former Steve Young and 28-time Olympic winner Michael Phelps, has become the definitive survival guide.

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