Today is Book Lover’s Day! To celebrate the day I want to share a few of my favorite self-help books with you. I am a huge lover of the self-help genre, as I firmly believe there is always something more that we can learn to grow, develop, or simply gain a different perspective on life. I’m not just talking about diet and fitness books either. I love reading about everything from productivity and changing your habits to marriage and relationship development. Within the self-help genre, there is definitely something for everyone.
My top 5 books cover all different genres and I believe each one is worth a read for one reason or another. If you’re interested in getting your hands on these books for free, it turns out they’re all available on the Scribd app (this isn’t sponsored by them or anything. This just happens to be how I consume most of my books as of late). If you want two months of Scribd for free, use my referral link and your first two months are on them ($8.99 a month after that). Some of the books are audiobooks on Scribd, but there is access to all 5 in one form or another. Of course, you could just go on Amazon or even your local library to get your hands on these books too. Whatever works for you.
Anyway, now that I’ve told you how to read the books for free, let’s talk about what the books actually are. Here are my 5 favorite self-help books.
Jen Sincero is a no-nonsense that is dishing out some great advice to be the biggest, best version of yourself that you can be. I’ve listened to the audio book twice and the way she narrates paired with her wise words truly make me want to get off of the couch or stop whatever it is I’m doing and go out into the world and be the biggest badass I can be. Her advice is practical, inspirational, and quite frankly the extra push you need to get off your butt and start doing something more.
If you read no other book in this post, you must read this one. The Slight Edge is quite possibly my favorite self-help book ever. This book talks us through the small things in a way that can create huge change. There’s nothing in this book we don’t already know, but the way it’s put out there in black and white for us to consume really puts it in a whole new perspective. It will leave you wanting to take massive action after each and every chapter and will have you wondering why you haven’t been doing this for years. The best self-help book I’ve ever read. Seriously.
If you follow me on social media or on my YouTube channel you already know how much I love Rachel Hollis, and this bestseller is the reason I know who she is. This book breaks down many of the lies that we women love to tell ourselves, and using her own personal experiences she talks about how she not only overcame and let go of each lie, but also gives us actionable things that helped her so they might also help us if we’re working though the same issue. With lies like “I am defined by my weight” and “I am bad at sex” (both things I related to a lot), there’s something in here for every woman. It’s a book I will read again and again.
If you’ve heard me talking about the Fab 4 smoothie and want to know more, this is the book for you. Kelly LeVeque breaks down the fab 4 (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) and gives well researched information to back up all of her reasons why this way of eating is a great way to live a healthy life. During my week of drinking a fab 4 smoothie every day for breakfast, I lost almost 2 pound by adding fat and limiting carbs. For anyone looking for a fresh perspective on a healthy lifestyle, this one is for you.
This book is about Christian marriage, and oh my goodness it’s a game changer. The basic concept behind this book is that men and women are different (I know! Mind blowing, right?) and therefore have different needs in a relationship. While women generally need to feel love most of all, it turns out that the key to a man is respect from his lady. This isn’t to say that women don’t need respect (because we definitely do) or that men don’t need to feel loved, but that those are their #1. I can’t explain it nearly as well as the book can, but I promise you that if you’re in a serious romantic relationship, this book will give you a whole new perspective on your significant other and truly change the way you treat each other and relate to one another. A great read!