Top 7 Self Help books

Updated: Apr 19

Books are man's best friends and they have always been man's best friends. People who have been at the helm of a situation have always taken recourse to reading and books have never failed them. We might be experiencing the same scenarios in our day to day lives and may be struggling with issues that relate to the core of our beings. We need to address them and reading is a way which can show us the right path and boost us in the right direction.

Here's my list of top self-help books which have never failed to inspire and encourage people in difficult situations:


1. Unfu*k Yourself - Garry John Bishop

Lead the life you were meant to have—Unfu*k Yourself.

Garry John Bishop, the Scottish write has clearly brought out some valid points which we all seem to be struggling with. Just as the name suggests, its quite a 'no - non-sense', 'tough-love' approach towards things we are dealing with.


Garry John Bishop, the Scottish write has clearly brought out some valid points which we all seem to be struggling with. Just as the name suggests, its quite a 'no - non-sense', 'tough-love' approach towards things we are dealing with.






2. The Subtle art of not giving a F*ck - Mark Mansion


Being the #1 Bestseller and having topped the Amazon charts multiple times, this millenial author rightly proves that its a book written by a 'millenial, for millenials'.

The author does a great job of bringing our relevant and day to day issues and provides the reader with a healthy point of view about the illusions we face everyday.


This book has been on the top charts for a whilte now and the reasons for them are pretty clear.




3. The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo

One of Paulo Coehlo's initial works, 'The Alchemist' has a real profound depth in its story line. The story revolves around a boy and his dream. The language employed is simple, running and quite lucid. Paulo Coeho also manages to paint a vivid picture in the readers mind.



I had read this book when I was 16 (as a teenager) and I read it once again when I turned 23. It just goes to show that Paulo Coelho's works have something to 'take away' for every one. For those who are embarking on a spiritual, self-enlightening jouney, this one is definitely a 'must-read'.







4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Steven R. Covey


I am sure you've heard come across this book somewhere, at some point. Apart from being popular, Stephen R Covey's book is definitely quite easy to read and provides the reader an opportunity to reflect and retrospect on his/her own life.

It is not something new to note that habit formation is an important part of being successful. This book harps on the fact that 'habits create the skeleton of successful personalities' and goes on to analyse it in a deeper way.

Stephen R. Covey, also engages the reader by making use of day to day live personalities and uses them as examples.

If you're reading going to read this book, ensure that you have a pen and paper in your hand. Stephen Cover is just going to give you things to think about and take down for later reflection!





5. The SELF-CONFIDENCE Workbook

I've included this book in the list because self-confidence, is one of the most important aspects in our day to day lives. Self-confidence defines the type of individual you are and the type of individual which you will be.


If you've been a confident and an assertive person right from the start, 'good for you'. You've received a gift which you must work on developing It will definitely take you .you've received a gift which you must work on developing It will definitely take you a long way in your career and your personal life as well.

However, for most of us, we all have that side of our lives when we've made mistakes, faltered and made erroneous decisions. These decisions hamper our confidence and create obstacles for us causing guilt, shame or fear. This is where 'The Self-Confidence Workbook' by Barbara Markway and Celia Ampel comes in as a workbook which helps the reader to work on his/her personality and reawaken the self-confidence which was affected or damaged.

For those of us who aren't readers, this book is more of an interactive guide which helps you combat self-doubt and kindles self-confidence along with a goal-driven approach.


6. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl

This book has been around for decades. Viktor E. Frankl, was a survivor of the holocaust during the Second World War. His writings have greatly contributed to 'post-modernism' and the world remembers him for the concept of 'logo-therapy'.

This insightful book is one of the masterpieces of the war period and brings out real time issues which we face in our lives. With his own experiences and stories of the things that happened at the Nazi Concentration camps, Viktor Frankl brings our beautiful reflections which are relevant for us even today.



7. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel - Celeste Ng

This book which has been the #1 New York times Bestseller, has been on top charts for a while now. Christine Ng, the author has beautifully crafted the story around a theme which is easy to relate to and insightful. Although the story begins on a slow pace, it goes on to quietly fill in the spaces in the readers imagination.

Anxiety, lack of self-confidence and fear have always hindered results in our work. This is not something that's modern day, it has been around for a while now. The only way we can combat this is by 'reading, reflecting and making goals for ourselves'. I hope the list helps you grow in your lives and come up with viable solutions which make you invincible.

Let us know in the comments below which books from the top list you have enjoyed the most.




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