An oldie but, a goodie, I revisit this book every couple of years and always get something new out of it. Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world champion athlete, who journeys into realms of romance and magic, light and darkness, body, mind, and spirit. Guided by a powerful old warrior named Socrates and tempted by an elusive, playful woman named Joy, Dan is led toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him.

You will end up smiling joyfully at the end of each chapter, trying to keep doing it for the rest of your life, or at least wanting to walk the road of a peaceful warrior to practice smiling every second of your life… as if we wanted happiness in our lives. Add this to your reading list.