Books are a wonderful way to share information and keep up on the latest developments in wellness research. These 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.

The Guide to Starting a Book Club can help school employees develop their first book club. Book clubs allow participants to boost their social well-being while discussing ideas and recommendations from their reading.

Physical Well-being

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams – Matthew Walker

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer – Elizabeth Blackburn

The Joy of Movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage – Kelly McGonigal

Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life – Tom Rath

Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan

The Wellness Project – Phoebe Lapine

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence – Rick Hanson

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

Better Than Before – Gretchen Rubin

Social Well-being

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People – Gary Chapman

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek

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

Dare to Lead – Brené Brown

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

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

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

Emotional Well-being

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators – Elena Aguilar

No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work – Liz Fosslien, Mollie West Duffy

Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul – Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky

Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier – Robert Emmons

Trauma Stewardship – Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

21 Days to Resilience – Zelana Montminy

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – Dan Harris

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

How to Live a Good Life – Jonathan Fields

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown

Emotional First Aid – Guy Winch

The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor

The Upside of Stress – Kelly McGonigal

Managing Stress in the Workplace – Joe Martin

Purpose Well-being

Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness and Well-being – Shawn Achor

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change – Shawn Achor

The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

How to Break Up with Your Phone – Catherine Price

The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-being in the Digital Era – Amy Blankson

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

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Sucess and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder – Arianna Huffington

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

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Financial Well-being

The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey

The Elements of Investing – Burton Malkiel, Charles Ellis

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

The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley


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