The proverb goes like:

“If there is light in our souls,

There will be beauty within the person.

If there is beauty within the person,

There will be harmony in the house.

If there is harmony in the house,

There will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation,

there will be peace in the world.”


Often, I meet readers who ask me about my beloved books, who want to learn more than the previous reading or conversation have offered for us.

For this week’s post I am not going to write the usual text, but I will try to answer this forementioned request. Thus, here you are a list of books of different genres: short stories, essays, novels… you can find a bit of everything here. I have sorted them out by author and title, as they may have diverse publishers around the world. I leave it for you to check as often as you please. I will post more compilations. There is so much good to be shared!

Perhaps one of the best ways to create light in our souls is a good book. Here is the first list.

I hope you find it useful.


Albom, Mitch, ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’.

Assagioli, Roberto, ‘The Act of Will’.

Bach, Richard, ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’.

Bettelheim, Bruno, ‘Psychoanalysis of Fairy Tales’.

‘Bhagavad Gita’.

Berne, Eric, ‘What Do You Say after You Say Hello?’.

Blay, Antonio, ‘The Creative Personality’.

Blay, Antonio, ‘Creativity and Fulfilness of Life’.

Cyrulnik, Boris, ‘Ugly Ducklings’.

Dahlke, Rüdiger and Dethlefsen, Thorwald, ‘The Critical Life Stages’.

Dahlke, Rüdiger and Dethlefsen, Thorwald, ‘Illness as a Way’.

De Bono, Edward, ‘Parallel Thinking’.

De Mello, Anthony, ‘The Song of the Bird’.

De Mello, Anthony, ‘The Prayer of the Frog’.

De Mello, Anthony, ‘One Minute Nonsense’.

Fisher, Robert, ‘The Knight in Rusty Armor’.

Frankl, Viktor E., ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’.

Frankl, Viktor E., ‘Man’s Search for the Ultimate Meaning’.

Fromm, Erich, ‘The Art of Loving’.

Fromm, Erich and Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, ‘Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis’.

Goleman, Daniel, ‘Emotional Intelligence’.

Hesse, Hermann, ‘Demian’.

Huxley, Aldous, ‘Perennial Philosophy’.

Krishnamurti, ‘The First and Last Freedom’.

Kübler-Ross, Elizabeth, ‘The Wheel of Life’.

Kuhn, Thomas S., ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions’.

Lao Tzu, ‘Tao Te Ching’.

Maharshi, Ramana Sri, ‘The Essence of Self’.

Marquier, Annie, ‘The Power of Free Will’.

Marquier, Annie, ‘The Freedom to Be’.

Maslow, Abraham, ‘Motivation and Personality’.

Maugham, W. Somerset, ‘The Razor’s Edge’.

Miller, Alice, ‘Drama of the Gifted Child: in Search of the True Self’.

Rogers, Carl R., ‘On Becoming a Person’.

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, ‘The Little Prince’.

Shah, Idries, ‘Caravan of Dreams’.

Shah, Idries , ‘Wisdom of the Idiots’.


Have a good week,

Álex Rovira

Alex Rovira