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Nonfiction Books

Aging Vibrantly

A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity

by Laura L. Cartensen

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 

by Dr. Atul Gawande 

Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age 

by Jo-Ann Jenkins

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

by Robert Kolker

Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife 

by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

The Adult Years: Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal 

by Frederic Hudson

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes 

by William Bridges

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age 

by Mary Pipher

Purpose & Happiness

Designing Your Life 

by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Man’s Search for Meaning 

by Viktor E. Frankl

Off Balance:  Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction 

by Matthew Kelly

On Purpose: How We Create The Meaning of Life 

by Paul Froese

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 

by Jonathan Rauch

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom 

by Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living (A Guide to ACT) 

by Russ Harris

The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find Their Calling in Life 

by William Damon

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success 

by Nicholas Lore

The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters 

by Emily Esfahani Smith

The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better 

by Richard Leider

Intimate Relationships

Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life 

by Emily Nagoski

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

by Sue Johnson

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts 

by Gary Chapman

The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together 

by Daphne de Marneffe

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

by John M. Gottman, Ph.D.

The Sweetness of Venus: a History of the Clitoris 

by Sarah Chadwick

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism 

by Ashton Applewhite

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now 

by Gordon Livingston, MD


by Glennon Doyle

Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give 

by Ada Calhoun


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead 

by Brené Brown

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life 

by Martin Seligman

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead 

by Tara Mohr


by Kristin Neff

Smarter Faster Better 

by Charles Duhigg

The Gifts of Imperfection 

by Brené Brown

Psychology & Mental Health

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma 

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

Good Morning Monster: A Therapist Shares Five Heroic Stories of Emotional Recovery

by Catherine Gildiner

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed 

by Lori Gottlieb

Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality 

by Ilene Smith

Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness 

by Roy Richard Grinker

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression 

by Andrew Solomon

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Mood and Madness 

by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Way She Feels: My Life on the Borderline 

by Courtney Cook

Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts 

by Harriet Lerner

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