10 Books to Read if You Want to Manifest Your Dream Life

It is a core belief of mine that books are capable of completely changing our lives. Whether it’s the lighthearted romance that first ignites your love of reading, that one book you read in college that completely shifted your outlook on the world around you, or (of course) a fantastic self-help book, words can alter our lives forever. As someone who knows first-hand what it feels like to have a book, podcast, or article about manifestation spur a chain reaction of positive actions in my own life, I can always get behind a well-done self-improvement book. When an author can combine inspiring language with concrete steps to manifesting your dream career, relationship, and life, I know that my world is about to be changed.

For anyone looking to start (or continue!) a manifestation journey, these 10 books are full of life-changing advice and action items that will help you achieve your dreams, guaranteed. Check out these reads to kickstart the self-improvement journey of a lifetime.


If you’re just starting your manifestation journey…

Roxie Nafousi

Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life

At this point, I sound like a total broken record with how often I recommend Roxie Nafousi’s work to anyone wanting to get into manifestation, but it’s seriously just that incredible. Over on The Everygirl Podcast, our interview with Roxie is still one of our most-loved–and for a good reason. The seven steps to manifestation included in this book, from being clear in your vision to trusting in the universe, will change the way you think about achieving personal goals and pursuing your dream life. For any manifestation beginners who are looking to cultivate self-love along their personal growth journey, this is the book for you.


If you want to learn the science behind manifestation…

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

New York Times bestselling author is the undisputed scientific mind behind manifestation practices, and Becoming Supernatural compiles all of that information in one book. If you have been skeptical of manifestation in the past, this book breaks down the science of our human capacity to tap into different energetic frequencies, making us (in Dr. Dispenza’s words) supernatural. Becoming your highest self starts with believing that you are capable of incredible things, so Dr. Dispenza’s explanation of our brain chemistry will easily convince you that you have everything you need to live your dream life.


If you want to know more about the law of attraction…

Gabrielle Bernstein

Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Gabrielle Bernstein is an Oprah-approved self-help author, so you just know that her books, including Super Attractor, are bound to be good. In this book, Bernstein dispels the myths that achieving what you want in this life is hard; instead, she reminds readers that manifestation is supposed to be fun and that life can flow with ease and abundance. For those who love the law of attraction and want to learn more about living this practice in every single moment, this book is the perfect starting point.


If you want to manifest wealth and abundance…

Ramit Sethi

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

If you are a fan of the hit Netflix series How to Get Rich, then you will love reading the book behind the show, I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Ramit Sethi’s book, based on his blog by the same name, is targeted specifically towards people from the ages of 20 to 35, who are materially ambitious but occasionally financially clueless. Based on four pillars of personal finance banking, saving, budgeting, and investing, this book removes the guilt and shaming from the process of gaining personal wealth and replaces it with an abundance mindset that will lead you to living a truly rich life.


If you want to live out your dream career…

Liz Tran

The Karma of Success: Spiritual Strategies to Free Your Inner Genius

Most of us are motivated by external markers of success, like money, status, and high-powered careers. In reality, actual fulfillment in our careers and financial lives comes from tapping into our intuition and following our inner voice along our true path. In The Karma of Success, Reiki healer and business coach Liz Tran applies the four pillars of spiritual strategy– inquiring inward, manifesting mindfully, enriching your energy, and becoming brilliant—to the world of career development in an unprecedented way. Through stories of business leaders who have used intuition to unlock their highest potential, The Karma of Success will show you the path to the career of your dreams.


If you want to boost your success with a self-help classic…

Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Beloved by personal development experts like Mimi Bouchard and Tony Robbins, this guidebook lays out key steps to finding success in whatever area you desire, from career aspirations to health goals to tackling daily challenges. Through stories of powerful businesspeople to world-class athletes to regular people, The Success Principles runs through 64 basic self-help principles that are crucial for knowing how to bring about your dream life. Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer, co-founders of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, share chapters of wisdom in this classic personal growth book.


If you’re into the spiritual side of manifestation…

Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“Woo-woo” wellness girlies, this one’s for you. Eckhart Tolle is a renowned spiritual teacher and philosopher, and The Power of Now is his most beloved book. Those who are ready to go on a spiritual journey to finding their truest, deepest self and bring light into their lives will love diving into this book. Tolle teaches readers to recognize themselves as creators of pain in their own lives and enlightens them to strategies for living pain-free lives through existing in the present moment. Though not a traditional self-help book, The Power of Now is known for changing mindsets through manifestation principles.


If you want to focus on becoming your highest self…

Cara Alwill Leyba

Girl On Fire: How to Choose Yourself, Burn the Rule Book, and Blaze Your Own Trail in Life and Business

In Girl on Fire, author of Girl Code Cara Alwill Leyba will show you how to blaze your own trail and live fearlessly in the face of a society that constantly devalues women’s intelligence and power. This book is perfect for anyone who loves their self-help with a healthy dose of feminism: Alwill Leyba empowers her readers to tap into and trust their intuition and stop waiting for their big breaks, instead choosing to create their own realities. Girl on Fire will teach you how to show up for yourself no matter what and find success in connection, rather than competition, as you forge your own path through self-advocacy.


If a loving relationship is part of your vision board…

Sheleana Aiyana

Becoming the One

All too often, we focus conversations about manifestation on career or health aspirations, but what about our personal relationships? In Becoming the One, Sheleana Aiyana reveals how to transform your relationship patterns in order to defeat the cycles of self-destruction and abandonment and lean into true self love. We cannot manifest our dream relationships without first finding self-acceptance and working through the wounds that might cause us to chase unavailable love or give too much of ourselves to an over-reliant partner. From healing your inner child to recognizing red and green flags, Becoming the One has all of the secrets you need to manifest a life full of love.


If you struggle with self-sabotage…

Brianna Wiest

The Mountain Is You

Brianna Wiest’s words have inspired so many through 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, and The Mountain Is You is no different. For anyone who feels as though they are constantly self-sabotaging on the path towards your dream life, The Mountain Is You will show you how to build emotional intelligence and act as your highest self every single day. Using the mountain as a metaphor for the challenges that feel impossible to face, Wiest shows readers how to step out of their own way, excavate their trauma, build resilience, and ultimately come to understand that the biggest obstacle on our path to living our dream lives is often ourselves.