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Self Help

Advice and guidance on the things that matter.

Self help overview

These books are meant to help you understand yourself or others, or to solve personal or professional problems. They are sometimes called self-improvement or self-development books and can include topics from psychology, romantic relationships, family relationships, and human behaviour.

You've Got This!

How to figure out what to do with your life (next) by Jennifer Turliuk
People change by Vivek Shraya
You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) : Embracing the Emotions, Habits, and Mystery That Make You You by Mike McHargue
Believe it : how to go from underestimated to unstoppableby Jamie Kern Lima
Career rookie : a get-it-together guide for grads, students and career newbies by Sarah Vermunt
Nonviolent communication : a language of life by Marshall Rosenberg
Boundaries : updated and expanded by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Tiny Habits The Small Changes That Change Everything by B. J. Fogg
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life by Mark Manson
10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story by Dan Harris
Tiny beautiful things : advice on love and life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Mental health memoirs

To the river : losing my brother by Don Gillmor
Thinking in Pictures My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
Misfits : a personal manifesto by Michaela Coel
Heart berries : a memoir by Terese Mailhot
Furiously happy : a funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson
Nobody ever talks about anything but the end : a memoir by Liz Levine
Brain on fire: my month of madness by Susannah Cahalan
Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig


Satisfied : finding hope, joy, and contentment right where you are By Alyssa Joy Bethke
The high 5 habit : take control of your life with one simple habit by Mel Robbins
Fierce self-compassion : how women can harness kindness to speak up, claim their power, and thrive by Kristin Neff
The great pretender : the undercover mission that changed our understanding of madness by Susannah Cahalan
Rewire your anxious brain : how to use the neuroscience of fear to end anxiety, panic, & worry by Catherine M. Pittman and Elizabeth M. Karle
The depths : the evolutionary origins of the depression epidemic by Jonathan Rottenberg
The psychopath test : a journey through the madness industry by Jon Ronson
The highly sensitive person : how to thrive when the world overwhelms you by Elaine N. Aron
An anthropologist on Mars : seven paradoxical tales by Oliver Sacks
The disordered mind : what unusual brains tell us about ourselves by Eric R. Kandel

Inspiring audiobooks

How to Do the Work Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera
Gmorning, gnight! : little pep talks for me & you by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun
Judgment Detox Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein
The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning : how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter by Margareta Magnusson
Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Measure what matters : how Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation rock the world with OKRs by John Doerr
The Art of Screen Time How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life by Anya Kamenetz

Notable authors

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Ordained as a Buddhist monk at age 16, Thich Nhat Hanh was a prominent teacher and social activist in Vietnam before being exiled. His books and teachings continue to call for peace, mindfulness, and the creation of mindful communities around the world, and have influenced individuals, organizations, politicians, business leaders, activists, teachers and more.


Brené Brown

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor who has spent decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She is the author of five bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. Her TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world.

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