The Best Self Help Books

I love reading books, especially books that inspire me to grow and help me understand myself. Below is a list of my favorite personal development books. I’ll be adding more books as I read. If you have read any personal development book that you think is worth reading, please recommend it to me on Facebook. I’ll check it out. You can also follow me on Instagram or Goodreads to see what I am reading now.

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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle.

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck.

Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

The Shift: Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.

I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are by Howard Falco.

The Sedona Method: Your Key to Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being by Hale Dwoskin.

Psychology / Self-Esteem / Self-Love

Rising Strong by Brené Brown.

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

The Aladdin Factor: How to Ask for and Get What You Want in Every Area of Your Life by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay.

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff.


The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield.

The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success by Roger James Hamilton.

Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth by Steve Pavlina.


What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles.

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin.

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Jon Acuff.


Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown.

Memoir / Fiction

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dreams by Paulo Coelho.

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin.

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin.