5 Non-Boring Self Help Books Everyone Must Read
The pandemic seems to have thrown all of us into a state of limbo. It’s hard to envision and plan for the future when your present is such a mess and you’re still dealing with the repercussions of the past. In this case, reading might calm you down and what better than to sink your teeth into a (non boring) self help book. Maybe something might come out of it, maybe it won’t. Doesn’t hurt to try, does it?
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers take a scientific look at what it actually takes to achieve success in life. Unlike some of the other books on this list, it does not give a specific list of the things you need to do to achieve success. It looks at very interesting anecdotes that support the main point of the book, that success is not achieved by luck, attitude or even skill, but that the only real measurement is the time we put into our skills.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Untamed is more about unapologetic self-love than it is about self-help. It contains Doyle’s thoughts and meanderings about why we find it so hard to love — and fight — for ourselves in a more selfish way. You can do hard things.
The Only Skill That Matters by Jonathan A. Levi
This book equips you with what you need to take on the challenges of the future — whether in your professional or personal life. In the book, Jonathan Levi shares an approach that promises to help you become a super learner.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book is a classic and for good reason. Over the past 80 years many successful people have read this book and gained from it knowledge and insight that have helped them to achieve their own success. When a self-improvement book sticks around for as long as this one has, there has to be a reason for its longevity and success.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking is about how the sudden loss of life is devastating, but it’s also a unique exploration of something we all try not to dwell on; the subject of death. Didion describes her emotional trauma, her experience of grief, and how to carry on through unimaginable loss. She explores the privacy and universality of grief and death.