5 Books to Help You Be Your Best Self

Self-love can come in many forms. For you, it may look like spending time alone, getting a luxe spa treatment or in some cases, cosying up with a good book.

And while the latest romance novel can be gripping, sometimes self-love is about digging deep and working on becoming the best version of you.

To help you on your journey of self discovery and development, here are a few of our top self-help books to add a little bit of self-love into your routine.

Cosy up with these books for a big dose of self-love

 Untamed by Glennon Doyle 

Propelled into the mainstream through her work with Oprah, Glennon Doyle is a #1 New York Times best-selling author. In her latest book, Untamed, Glennon encourages women to find their voice. Part memoir and part self-help book, Untamed is a reminder for women to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies in a patriarchal society and honour our heartbreak.

Work Like A Woman by Mary Portas

Founder of British creative agency, Portas, Mary Portas knows a thing or two about working in a male-dominated structure. In Work Like A Woman, Mary encourages women to think about work culture and how we exist within it. Recommended for young people just starting their careers to the older work-force trying to figure out their place, Work Like A Woman explodes the myth of ‘having it all’. 

The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

In this curation of essays, activist and poet, Sonya Renee Taylor is asking readers how we should begin to unlearn the beliefs that we’re never good enough. Sonya explores the body positivity movement, why we should be remembering our minds are a part of our bodies, and how through radical self-love, we can also help to heal others. 

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis knows that many women define themselves in the eyes of others. Whether you’re a mother, daughter, sister or wife, in this self-help book, the founder of lifestyle website, The Chic Site, is reminding women to let go of the fear of being judged as well as helping you discover your desires and needs to achieve your dreams. 

How to Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong by Elizabeth Day

One thing that’s not spoken about so much in the self-help world is failure. From journalist and podcaster, Elizabeth Day, comes a memoir on all of the mistakes and failures that occur while finding your definition of success. From infertility to job losses, Elizabeth will make you feel less alone and realise that sometimes the failures can bring success you didn’t even know you wanted.