May 06, 2020 4 min read

If there has ever been a clear sign from the universe to pause and reflect, this is it. Though none of us planned it this way, with social distancing, working from home, and most places being closed, there has never been a better time to journey inward and focus on you through personal reflection and self-discovery. 

Confidence building books are a great starting point and many people attribute the beginning of transformational change in their life to a specific book. That is why we wanted to share ten of our favorite books to raise your vibration and encourage you to live an empowered life on your terms. Enjoy! 


1) The Four Agreements

Endorsed by a number of influential spiritual leaders including Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer, this simple yet powerful book will have you thinking differently about yourself and how you interpret the world around you. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, Don Miguel Ruiz explains the source of self-limiting beliefs and provides a clear and concise roadmap to living a life of freedom, fulfillment, and love.  


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 Image courtesy of


2) The Alchemist

If you're looking for inspiration to pursue your passion or achieve your goals, look no further. The Alchemist is a fable about following your dreams. Paulo Coelho makes a convincing case for identifying your dream, pursuing it, and sticking with it no matter what. One particularly powerful lesson is that "when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." This book will have you believing that you are capable of anything that you are truly determined to get. 


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Image courtesy of 


3) The Universe Has Your Back

This book is an incredible resource for relatable lessons and actionable tools that you can use to empower yourself to live a divinely guided life on your terms and reach your true potential. Packed with real-life examples of her own personal struggles, Gabby Bernstein explains how anyone can overcome adversity and truly live by letting go of control, trusting the universe, and transforming fear to faith. 


The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Image courtesy of 


4) Girl, Stop Apologizing

Full of motivation and inspiring stories, this book is about letting go of the fear of judgement, believing in yourself, and following your dreams. Rachel Hollis explains that too often, women sell themselves short in life and talk themselves out of pursuing their goals, but that all of us have an important role in life and we shouldn't be afraid to live it out. This book is a tangible, how-to guide for setting and achieving your goals. 


Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Image courtesy of


5) You Are A Badass

Full of funny, inspiring, and sassy motivation, Jen Sincero will convince you to stop waiting and start pursuing your dreams. With powerful affirmations such as "I am lovable. I am worthy. I am deserving"  this book will have you pushing aside your roadblocks to success and realizing that you are capable of anything that you put your mind to. 


You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Image courtesy of


6) The Gifts of Imperfection

Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Networks, Super Soul Sunday, and named by Forbes as one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life" — this New York Times bestseller is a guidebook for wholehearted living. Full of original research and insightful wisdom, Brene Brown makes a convincing case for abandoning self-limiting beliefs and embracing gratitude, acceptance, and self-love.  


The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Image courtesy of 


7) Big Magic

From the best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote this book with the creative woman in mind. Full of wisdom and inspiration, her no-nonsense approach encourages you to push aside the fear of what is required to become "creatively legitimate" and give yourself permission to live a creative life, free of judgment or expectations. If you're someone who has always felt compelled to create but been holding yourself back, this book should give you some serious motivation. 


Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Image courtesy of


8) The Power of Now

In this Q&A formatted book, spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle offers simple and straight-forward insights, encouraging you to disconnect from the chaotic, analytical mind and connect with the stillness inside you. By practicing mindfulness and living in the present moment  where no problems exist  you will find true joy and inner peace. With so much transformational advice, we recommend reading this book slowly and taking time to reflect on the teachings in each section. 


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Image courtesy of


9) Warrior Goddess Training

As a former student of The Four Agreements author, Don Miguel Ruiz, HeatherAsh Amara takes inspiration from Toltec wisdom and gives it a uniquely feminine twist. This book explores the unrealistic expectations that women set for themselves and dispels the myth that you are not enough. Through storytelling, rituals, and actionable exercises, Amara helps you uncover self-limiting beliefs, heal, and shift to reclaim your power by practicing judgment-free self-love.


Warrior Goddess Training by Heatherash Amara

Image courtesy of


10) The Untethered Soul

This book is a powerful guide to inner peace and spiritual enlightenment. Author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explains that by overcoming habitual thoughts and emotions, you can develop consciousness, which will allow you to truly live in the present moment. Inspired by yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, this book will teach you how to let go of what no longer serves you and follow your soul to live a truly happy and self-actualized life.


The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Image courtesy of


We want to hear from you! Is there an inspiring book you love and think the Karmavore community could benefit from reading? Message us and let us know.