3. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss
If you’re always wondering how to be happier, Prentiss maintains it begins with your thoughts. This book teaches readers the importance of not only what to think, but how to think and feel as a way to create happiness and enthusiasm in your life.

4. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers readers a deeper understanding of ancient philosophical advice as a way to enrich and transform their lives. It’s not just about how to find happiness—it’s about creating real and lasting change.

5. The Skill ofHappiness by Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard is a French Buddhist monk who left his scientific career in molecular genetics to concentrate on the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and the pursuit of spirituality and happiness. According to Ricard, “By happiness I mean here a deep sense of flourishing that arises from an exceptionally healthy mind.”