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Weekend getaways and vacations are ways in which millions escape their hectic lives in order to relax and rejuvenate. Books are a retreat in themselves. Many enjoy becoming absorbed in a good book during a flight or when relaxing surrounded by nature. There are many books on the market today that provide the chance to look at your inner self and perhaps start making changes.

1) “Silence, In the Age of Noise”-Erling Kagge

Kagge was the first to ever make the solo journey to Antarctica. He gained many personal insights along the way, which he now shares with others.

2) “Resilient”-Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Boost your compassion and inner strength regardless of what the world throws at you. Dr. Hanson describes the secrets to becoming resilient.

3) “Braving the Wilderness”-Brene Brown, Ph.D.

Many people live with the fear of being alone and exhaust themselves in order to fit in. However, Dr. Brown explains that the only way to truly become accepted by others entails being true to ourselves.

4) “Ikigai”-Hector Garcia and Frances Miralles

The Japanese are renowned for having a peaceful culture that enables them to live long, happy lives. The secret lies in having “ikigai,” which translated means a purpose for living.

5) “The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People”-Stephen R. Covey

Experience a more successful life by maintaining certain habits. Through Covey’s insight, readers are able to enhance communication skills, better manage their time and realize their personal vision.

6) “How to Win Friends and Influence People”-Dale Carnegie

The long-term best seller provides the reader with some helpful insight as to how to improve personal and professional relationships.

7) “Best for Challenging Yourself: Year of Yes”-Shonda Rhimes

Although now a popular television producer, Rhimes was once crippled by shyness. Read her story and learn how she overcame the challenge.

8) “You Are a Badass”-Jen Sincero

The book takes a light-hearted look at how to overcome personal doubt and other obstacles in order to achieve success.

9) “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”-Marie Kondo

The professional organizer explains how living among clutter is a detriment to other aspects of daily life.

10) “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”-Mark Manson

The author takes a unique look at how to accept yourself despite all of your faults and shortcomings.