For ideas on using these books within teams, buildings, Wellness Committees, or other groups, please reference Ideas for Using the Employee Well-being Library.

The Guide to Starting a Book Club can also help school employees develop their first book club.

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Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson

The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Chip and Dan Heath

Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers – Robert Sapolsky



Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships – Daniel Goleman

Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently – Dawna Markova

Mindful Relationships – Dr. B Grace Bullock

Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath (Gallup)

Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes – Margaret Heffernan

Power Listening – Bernard Ferrari

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Measure of Error – Kathryn Schulz
Fierce Conversations – Susan Scott

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – Adam Grant


Trauma Stewardship – Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

21 Days to Resilience – Zelana Montminy

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy – Sheryl Sandberg

How to Live a Good Life – Jonathan Fields

Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

Little Book of Mindfulness – Patrizia Collard

Mindfulness: An 8 Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World

The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge – Djamel Boucly

The Dalai Lama’s Cat – David Miche

Super Better: The Power of Living Gamefully – Jane McGonigal

Emotional First Aid – Guy Winch



The Stress Proof Brain – Melanie Greenberg

Success Under Stress – Sharon Melnick

The Upside of Stress – Kelly McGonigal

Managing Stress in the Workplace – Joe Martin


The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Measure of Error – Kathryn Schulz

The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

How Full is Your Bucket? Educator’s Edition – Tom Rath, Donald Clifton

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

Drive – Daniel Pink

Focus – Daniel Goleman

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges – Amy Cuddy

Balance Me: A Realist’s Guide to a Successful Life – Matt DeCoursey

Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss – Dierdre Maloney

Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms – Amanda Steinberg

All books were selected by topic, credentials of the author, and readability, as judged by Amazon reviewers. Each book has a 4-star or higher average rating on Amazon.