Top 7 Self-Improvement Books That You Must Read At Least Once


Who doesn't love a good self-help book? They're inspiring, helpful and almost always an amazing read! There will be a time in everyone's life when you will need a little helping hand or something to guide you in the right direction, and sometimes the right book is the answer to all of your worries. There are so many self-help resources now, you can more than likely find one for any problem a person may face. Relationships, business, health and fitness, lifestyle,mental health and so much more, all in a book!

Self-help books have certainly been on a rise the past few years and are set to get a whole lot popular over the coming years. The world is much more open to changing their lifestyle through learning and trying new things and taking on new ideas, and in return, people are much more open to sharing their ideas or their experiences. More self-help writers = more self-help books!

I first started reading self-help books over a year ago because I felt as if my life was falling apart seam by seam. I decided to put a stop to it but I didn't quite know how. Enter self-help book! I was hooked from then on and ended up going out and filling my basket with similar books. The woman behind the till probably thought I was a train wreck (she was right)! These books were uplifting and I have now managed to turn my life around because of the confidence (and kick up the ass) that these books had given me.

Here is a list of seven self-help books that have helped, inspired or kicked my ass over the past year! I hope that they can do the same for you too!

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1. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

I have only recently read this book and I honestly couldn't put it down from the second I opened it. This book is beautifully published and breaks up it's interesting and engaging text with stunning photos, charts and drawings. The Little Book of Hygge is about the Danish phenomena of hygge (the Danish way of living). The closest word we have to translating hygge in the English language is coziness. This book will teach you how to surround yourself with hygge in order to live a happy and fulfilled life. Get it here.


2. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

I'll be honest, I was a bit uncertain about this book at first because I had read so many mixed reviews about it, but I decided to give it a chance and, much to my surprise, I was so glad that I did. I have re-read this at least three times this year, it's my go-to book whenever I need a bit of motivation or a reminder that I am in control of my own life. The Secret is all about the ability to manifest your dreams into reality through your thought process and reminds you that you can control your life through a positive mentality. If you feel as if your life is on a downward spiral or you need a kick up the ass, this is the book for you! Get it here.


3. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k by Sarah Knight

As soon as I saw the title to this book, I knew I had to read it, and it did not disappoint. Sarah Knight is an absolutely hilarious writer who is straight to the point and, frankly, doesn't really care what others think. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k is a parody of 'The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up' by Marie Kondo, but instead of tidying up your surroundings, you will be tidying up your mental clutter and prioritising your everyday commitments. As you can tell from the title, there is a large amount of curse words in this book so if that's something that you don't like, don't read this book! If you're up for a laugh and a change in your lifestyle, then this book is certainly for you! Get it here.


4. Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

After reading 'The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A F**k', I needed more Sarah Knight wisdom in my life! Her straight talking attitude, hilarious way with words and profanity is just what I need in my life! Much like her first book, Get Your Sh*t Together is all about mental de-cluttering and prioritisation in order to get your life together. We all need this book at least once in our lives! Much like the first book, there is a lot of profanity in this book. If you can't handle that, don't read it. If you can, get it now! Get it here.



5. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

This was another book that I was unsure about purchasing due to very mixed reviews, but I learned my lesson with The Secret. Sometimes it's worth going out on a limb with something and, again, I made the right decision. This is a book about happiness, how you can achieve and live by it and how making the smallest changes can make a major difference in your life. The Happiness Project is an inspiring book, full of insightful wisdom and profound truths wrapped up in some good old light hearted entertainment. Get it here.




6. The Gifts Of Imperfection by rené Brown

This book is less of a self-help book and more of a revelation. I was attracted to this straight away from the title, as a self confessed perfectionist, I felt like I needed this in my life. This book came to me at a time that I really needed it, and it inspired me straight away. The Gifts Of Imperfection is pretty self explanatory, it's all about knowing your imperfections and embracing them by knowing that you are worth it. This book gave me the confidence that I needed to know that there is nothing that I need to change about myself in order to be 'perfect'. Get it here.


7. I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown

After reading her book 'The Gifts Of Imperfection', I went on a mission to find more books written by this amazing writer (this was actually published before The Gifts Of Imperfection but I'm not one for order). I Thought It Was Just Me brings awareness to the world of shaming that we currently live. This book doesn't promise to rid your life of shame or people who make you feel that way but what it does promise to help you come to terms with your vulnerabilities and own them. This is such an inspiring book with a powerful message to everyone, and much like 'The Gift Of Imperfection', I believe that everyone should read it at least once. Get it here.


Have you read an amazing self-help book recently that inspired you or kicked you into touch? Did you read these books and feel the same way? Comment below and let me know!