Exclusive Booklist

Identity Coach

The following 60+ books can be used as an important part of your self-identity work in many ways, depending on the type of book and its purpose. They are categorized so that you may select books depending upon the integration(s) you are making in your life.

Identity Theory (Theories of YOU)

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The Sickness Unto Death
Søren Kierkegaard

Identity and the Life Cycle
Erik H. Erikson

On Becoming a Person
Carl Rogers

Mind, Self, and Society
G. H. Mead

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
Erving Goffman

Spiral Dynamics
Don Edward Beck & Christopher C. Cowan

Living in Deep Alignment with Yourself

The Hero With A Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell

Marcus Aurelius

The Heavenly Life
James Allen

The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz

Toward a Psychology of Being
Abraham Maslow

Archetypes of the Unconscious
Carl Jung

Symbols of Transformation
Carl Jung

Maps of Meaning
Jordan Peterson

Creating Your Life Purpose

Robert Greene

The Big Leap
Gay Hendricks

Editing Your Life Narrative

The Storytelling Animal
Jonathan Gotschall

The Writer’s Journey
Christopher Vogler

Man’s Search For Meaning
Viktor Frankl

The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By
Dan P. McAdams

The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch

Your Spiritual Practices

Lucid Dreaming
Robert Waggoner

Inner Work
Robert Johnson

On The Taboo Of Knowing Who You Are
Alan Watts

The Book of Not Knowing
Peter Ralston

The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle

How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali
Translated with a Commentary by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha
Daniel M. Ingram

A Course in Miracles Workbook
Course in Miracles Society

The Science of Enlightenment
Shinzhen Young

Your Psychological and Emotional Practices

The New Psycho-Cybernetics
Maxwell Maltz

Loving What Is
Byron Katie

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Nathaniel Branden

The Chimp Paradox
Dr. Steve Peters

The Sedona Method
Hale Dwoskin

Your Social Relationships

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie

The Meaning of Others: Narrative Studies of Relationships
Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich, Dan P. McAdams

Susan Cain

The Charisma Myth
Olivia Fox Cabane

The Laws of Human Nature
Robert Greene

Your Romantic Relationships

The Way of the Superior Man
David Deida

The Seven Secrets to Happy, Healthy Relationships
Don Miguel Ruiz

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
John Gray

The 5 Love Languages
Gary Chapman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John M. Gottman

Double Your Dating
David DeAngelo

Your Business & Finances

It’s Not About The Money
Brent Kessel

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki

Primal Branding
Patrick Hanlon

Seth Godin

Your Environment

Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Marie Kondo

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist: The 500 Best Places on the Planet… Ranked
Lonely Planet

Your Creativity

How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci
Michael J. Gelb

The Artist’s Way
Julia Cameron

The War of Art
Steven Pressfield

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Steal Like an Artist
Austin Kleon

Michael Michalko

Fiction for Identity Work

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

The Teachings of Don Juan
Carlos Castaneda

The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust

Eiji Yoshikawa

The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison

Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë

George Orwell

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Herman Hesse

Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Friedrich Nietzsche