Want to know the best mindful books for teens? These are the best mindful books for teens to read that will cultivate self awareness and mindful thinking!
Throughout all of my teen years, being mindful has been extremely important to me. Ever since I started traveling the world with my family full time in an RV, I was practicing mindfulness.
Learning to be a mindful teen can be done in many ways. One way I did so was by expanding my mind with books. In this blog, I’m sharing my top recommendations for mindful books for teens that will help you cultivate better self-awareness, self-love, and self-expression!
The Top 3 Mindful Books For Teens To Read
Here are the top 3 books I recommend for teens if they want to become more mindful. These are the three books that I loved the most.
1. Best Book On Yoga Philosophy For Teens: Do Your OM Thing – Rebecca Pacheco
This one of my favorite mindful books for teens I’ve read. Rebecca teaches you how to apply yoga philosophy to a modern, non-yogic lifestyle so you can live with more mindfulness. She talks about the importance of the chakras, koshas, yamas, niyamas, and more.
2. Best Book On Mindfulness For Teens: Happier – Tal Ben-Shahar
This is the best book my mom used for my homeschool curriculum! What’s amazing about this book is that it teaches you the basic concept of mindfulness and the secret to finding true happiness by finding balance in “what brings me joy today?” and “what will bring me joy in the future?” This book teaches you how to evaluate your day to see how you can find true happiness.
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3. Best Self Expression Book For Teens: Steal Like an Artist – Austin Kleon
In this mini mindful book, Austin Kleon shares inspiring wisdom on how to steal like an artist, a mindset that will put you on the path to fulfillment. Austin uses fun illustrations and metaphors to explain a very important concept that changed my way of thinking and made me a more mindful teen.
Best Mindful Books For Teens
Here are 17 more books I read as a teen that helped me become more mindful and I think will help you on your path to growth too. Note that these books are not listed in any particular order.
4. Best Intro To Mindfulness Book For Teens: Mindful Recovery – Tomas Bien and Beverly Bien
This book is about overcoming addiction using mindfulness but you do not have to be struggling with addiction to benefit from reading it. We all have addictive behaviors in something, Mindful Recovery gives a great introduction to what mindfulness is and how to utilize popular practices to live a more mindful life. This mindful book for teens is perfect for those who want to learn more about becoming mindful!
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5. Best Self Understanding Book For Teens: The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho has so many amazing mindful books that I could recommend but this one is one of my favorites. This is an incredible book to read to expand your mindfulness and spirituality. The Alchemist tells the story of a boy who receives a vision in his dreams telling him he needs to go to Egypt, so he follows it and goes on a journey across the desert and learns about himself in the process.
6. Best Book For Older Teens: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck – Mark Manson
This mindful book is great for teens 16 and up! (Note that it has a lot of swearing, hence the title.) This is one of the best self-help and mindful books for teens to read! Mark Manson teaches us about the importance of choosing our values and how to be mindful in a world full of noise. I recommend this book to any teen who wants to be more mindful.
7. Best Self-Confidence Book For Teens: You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
Another one of those popular books you’ve probably heard of already. In You Are A Badass, Jen Sincero brings humor and wit to the topic of “self care” and teaches us how to become the badasses we are and live the life we want to. She talks about self-love, manifestation, and more.
8. Best Life Purpose Book For Teens: The Life You Were Born To Live – Dan Millman
This is one of my all-time favorite mindful books for teens! This book is all about numerology and how knowing your unique numerology combo can help you find more peace, happiness, and fulfillment in life. I discovered this book when I was 16 and it changed my life! I highly recommend you read this if you are looking for mindful books for teens!
9. Best Self Discovery Book For Teens: The Road Back To You – Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile
Have you heard of the Enneagram? It will change your life and give you more self awareness than you could imagine! The Road Back To You gives the complete and simple guide to understanding what the enneagram is and how to apply it to your life to be a mindful teen. I highly encourage everyone to find our their enneagram type and read this mindful book for teens.
10. Best Self Worth Book For Teens: The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a half-fictional tale of a college athlete who has achieved great success in his sport but isn’t happy, that is until one day he happens to stumble upon a wise sage who teaches him the warrior mindset. For teens, this is an inspiring, and motivational book about discipline and surrender, wisdom and the inner child, yin, and yang. This book will invigorate you to take control of your life for good and live as a warrior.
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11. Best Mindset Book For Teens: Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard
This is one of the best storybooks that delivers wisdom and mindfulness for teens. It teaches us how to deal with change and gain a new perspective on life using the story of two people and a mouse are separately in a maze and both are searching for cheese. A short and great mindful book!
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12. Best Coffee Table Book For Teens: A Sloth’s Guide To Mindfulness – Ton Mak
This is more of a picture book than a real book but I’ve included it because it’s fun to read and teaches teens to be mindful. The Sloth’s Guide To Mindfulness reminds teens to slow down and be present with pretty pictures to go along with it.
13. Best Teens Book On Vulnerability: Rising Strong – Brené Brown
In Brené Brown’s book, rising strong, she teaches us how there is power in embracing our emotions and telling our story. I loved reading this book and I think it is extremely powerful for teens to read. Because becoming vulnerable is a huge step on the journey to becoming mindful.
14. Best Book For Teens On Self-Expression: Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic is the ultimate inspiration for creatives, giving you permission to fully express yourself. The author shares personal stories to inspire and motivate you to believe that magical things can happen. I think this is a great book for teens to read who are interested in self growth, mindfulness, and self discovery.
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15. Best Spiritual Book For Teens: Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy is about someone who hears about a secret treasure called the “celestine prophecy” and sets out on an adventure to find it. This is of the best philosophical books for teens that will them to see the world with more mindfulness and magic while also telling an entertaining story that keeps you engaged.
16. Best Mindful Story Book For Teens: Live A Thousand Years – Giovanni Livera
This mindful book reinforces self awareness, discovering purpose, and letting go of baggage in an entertaining story. This book is especially good for younger teens because it is easier to digest and entertaining.
17. Best Memoir For Teens: Green Lights – Matthew McConaughey
In Green Lights, Matthew McConaughey shares the incredible and adventurous story of his life and how it all comes down to looking for the “green lights” in life. I highly recommend this book for teens because McConaughey shares and teaches readers how to harness this “look for the yes” mindset and how seeing this way can change our lives when we understand it.
18. Best Business Book For Teens: $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
This book is a great inspiration for teens who have dreams for the future but don’t know where to start. In the $100 startup, Chris Guillebeau teaches you how to start any business with only $100 (, hence the title) and it talks a lot about mindset as well. I think this is a great book for teens to read to become more mindful because this is the time in our lives where we’re thinking about what we want to pursue. The $100 startup will open your eyes to the possibilities you have.
19. Best Book On Virtues For Teens: The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
In this mindful book, Don Miguel Ruiz shares his four rules for life that will change your life as a teen. This book shares all the rules we know we should follow for a happier life, but there are so many forces at work trying to make you react oppositely.
20. Best Mindful Workbook For Teens: Mindfulness For Teens – Isabelle Robledo
If you want to become a mindful teen, you have to try my 20 say mindfulness for teens workbook as well! My workbook gives teens 20 days of fun mindfulness lessons that will help them understand what mindfulness is and how to start living a mindful life in fun ways. It includes lessons on gratitude, manifestation, identity, creativity, and more.
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