Silhouette's list of must-reads 

The art of the good life

By Rolf Dobelli

In The Art of the Good Life by Rolf Dobelli, you'll find fifty-two intellectual shortcuts for wiser thinking and better decisions, at home and at work. 

Since the dawn of civilization, we've been asking ourselves what it means to live a good life: how should I live, what will truly make be happy, how much should I earn, how should I spend my time? 

In the absence of a single simple answer, this book is a toolkit of mental models and a guide to practical living.

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Unposted Letter

By Mahatria Ra

Unposted Letters’ by Mahtria Ra is one of those books that aims to transcend all religions and castes, and touch the core of the readers in a profound way irrespective of their social position, status and the likes.‘

'Unposted Letters’ is a spiritual and inspirational book that urges the readers to find happiness in every small things and feel the presence of God Almighty everywhere. By illustrating the simple with the powerful, this is a book that deals with knowledge and enlightenment and talks about Life as it is, about how it should be led that is bereft of any jealousy and wrath.

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Unfuck Yourself

By Gary John B

This is blunt force trauma to the way you think life has to be for you. Most importantly, it is designed to give you an authentic leg up  - one that feels genuine and right for you, and can propel you to new levels of greatness. Learn how to combat self-doubt, Deal with your inner critic and Break out of your rut.
It will teach you not to look to the outside world for answers, but inside yourself. You will learn how to take full responsibility of your life, the highs and the lows, and you'll actually feel good about it - no, in fact, you'll feel great about it!

The Journey Home

By Radhanath Swami

The Journey Home is an exhilarating autobiographical account of Radhanath Swami, a chicago born Gaudiya Vaishnava guru. The book rightly portrays the truly amazing spiritual journey made by the author exploring his inner self. Filled with real life experiences of swami, the book can inspire the readers to introspect.

E Squared

By Pam Grout

Adapted from Pam Grout's New York Times bestselling book, E-Squared is a lab manual with simple experiments that prove reality is malleable and that you shape your life with your mind.

The nine experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity and as consistent as Newton's laws of motion. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe.

The Power is within you

By Louise Hay

World famous teacher Louise L. Hay, has already helped millions of people to free themselves from the cycles of fear, stress, and guilt which limit our lives. This book develops the ideas that she explores in You Can Heal Your Life, the multi-million bestseller, and teaches you how to build up your emotional and mental immune systems. 
Louise encourages us to think of ourselves in terms of positives - what we do, not what we don't; what we know, not what we don't; what we are, not what we aren't.

Chanakya in you

By Radhakrishna Pillai

Adventures of a Modern Kingmaker

Chanakya in You is the charming, lighthearted and yet profound tale of a man inspired by his grandfather to seek the wisdom of the Arthashastra.

Like many of us in our youth, the young man has no idea what he wants to do with his life. He lives aimlessly from one day to the next - his is only passion is studying the Arthashastra.

Interestingly, this book does not have a single character with a name. The story is about you and your journey through life. While you flip through the pages, you may well find yourself walking the hero's path to bring out the Chanakya inside you.

Mind without Measure

By J Krishnamurti

From very ancient times, human beings have been taught to regard thought as the most powerful and perhaps the only instrument they have for dealing with life. Krishnamurti shatters this dearly held notion by declaring that the instrument of thought produces havoc within individuals and in the world at large. Krishnamurti shows how the instrument of thought is inadequate in tacking the basic emotions that generally underlie individual and collective action - violence, hurt, conflict, insecurity, pleasure, fear, sorrow and so on. 

The Road Less Travelled

By M. Scott Peck

The Road Less Travelled is a self-help book written by M. Scott Peck. This book was written to help readers make the right decisions when they are stuck at a crossroads.

The book has three parts, with each section discussing a different aspect of life.


By Osho

In Intelligence, Osho challenges the common conception that the best way to promote intelligence is to train the intellect.

By exploring the distinction between intellect and intelligence, Intelligence encourages readers to be more aware of how they approach problems―logical, emotional, and practical―and how they solve them.

Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness.


By Hector Garcia & Francesc Miralles

We all have an ikigai.

It's the Japanese word for ‘a reason to live’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’.

It’s the place where your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction meet. A place of balance. Small wonder that finding your ikigai is closely linked to living longer.

Finding your ikigai is easier than you might think. This book will help you work out what your own ikigai really is, and equip you to change your life. 

The subte art of not giving a f*ck

By Mark Manson

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck by Mark Manson is a self-help guide, which shows us how to cut through the crap & how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary". Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. 

Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

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