10 Best Self Help Books

Self help books often have an unfavorable reputation. They are more than just books that tell you how to live your life. They ultimately show you how changing the way you live can make life worth living.

Here are 10 bestselling self help books that will help you get your life on track, in areas ranging from romance to confidence to forming habits and so much more.

1. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein


Whatever is keeping you from reaching your dreams, from being successful or just living a generally happy life, there are plenty of things you can do to make good things happen for you anyway. This book will put you face to face with all the roadblocks your life has put in front of you, and, through stories and many lessons, will help you break through those roadblocks so you can race to your full potential.

2. Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott


This book is all about making routines out of habits that will actually change your life. Once you make a quick habit part of your daily life, it doesn’t just stick – it makes you happier, more productive and helps you reach your goals. Habit stacking is the combination of pairing a schedule that works for you with habits that are easy to adopt into your life. Learn how it works, and be amazed at how effective it can actually turn out to be for you.

3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo


This book is for anyone who is in dire need of a ‘purge’ of their entire home. You may have known for awhile that you need to de-clutter and organize your life, but the fear of getting started keeps holding you back. You’ll learn how to start and finish the de-cluttering and organization process using methods that work. Even better, you will learn principles you might even be able to apply in other areas of your life that are in need of organization as well.

4. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller


Often when we are trying to be more productive in any or all areas of our lives, we make the mistake of trying to focus on too many things at one time. This book will change the way you think about the things you want to accomplish in your life, whether these are personal or professional things. It will teach you how to grasp onto the one thing that is most important to you, and how to use that narrow focus to focus on getting more done, reaching your goals and being everything you have always wanted to be.

5. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman


Do you secretly hope for a romance that will last forever? You are not alone. People all over are longing for the same things you are. This book takes a deeper look into the prerequisite requirements for building relationships that you can count on. Romance involves more than simply falling in love with another person: you have to stay in love to make it last.

6. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe


The books you read throughout your life have more of an impact on your attitude and character than you might think. This book tells the true story of a mother and son whose lives were transformed by reading as they dealt with a cancer diagnosis and treatment among the two of them. See firsthand how a book can transform you, and change the way you treat reading and everything it has to offer you for the rest of your life.

7. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod


No matter where you are in your life right now – having already found great success or struggling to figure out where you fit in the world, personally and professionally – there is always room for improvement. This book will show you what you need to do in order to wake up every morning with more energy and motivation than you have ever possessed before. It’s finally time to get things done and enjoy the various ways in which you are spending your time. It all begins from the moment you open your eyes first thing in the morning.

8. Why Me? by Sarah Burleton


Imagine the worst possible scenario for your life as it could have gone when you were young, and you’re not even close to the trauma Sarah Burleton faced from the innocent age of six. For years, she was forced to endure endless physical and mental abuse from a parent – the one person in the world who should have loved her unconditionally. Experience what Burleton barely lived through, and be inspired by how far she has managed to come since finally escaping the tragic life she did not deserve.

9. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg


You likely already know what a habit is – but do you know why we have them? How do they form – and what’s the secret to sticking to them? Your answers lie within the pages of this book. The author cites numerous studies to show readers not only why habits are so important, but how to use that evidence based knowledge to choose and engage in habits that can make a difference in their lives.

1o. A Spy’s Guide to Thinking by John Braddock


This quick read is perfect for anyone who struggles with thinking on their feet. You will learn not only how to think critically about the circumstances ahead of you, but also how to think ahead and make smart decisions with far less error.

Regardless of what you might be dealing with in your life, one or even all of these books can help. Start reading, and prepare to transform your life.