Self-Help is something that can be particularly difficult for some people. Luckily, there are many books that exist to help people through the process. Self-help books include a step-by-step guide to move you along the path to healing. Let’s take a look at different self-help books that have topped the charts throughout the years.

Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind the legendary musical Hamilton, wrote this book to provide daily-affirmations for those who need to hear them. This collection of quotes and poetry is a compilation of the tweets he would send out daily to warm others’ hearts. The pep-talks range from light-hearted to very serious, but they are all very encouraging and sweet. Jonny Sun also provides beautiful and silly illustrations to accompany each note. This book is the perfect pick-me-up for those who need some uplifting. 

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis is a lifestyle blogger who turned her popular website into a book for fans of hers to enjoy. The book includes copious amounts of advice for various practical matters and valid and honest critiques of different cultural norms. She also states her opinions on beauty expectations and offers suggestions on how to deal with them. The book is broken into chapters that contain a “lie” that was once internalized by Rachel herself and describes what she did to combat these thoughts. This book is all about the process of reinventing yourself to be the best version of you that you can be without caring what others think.

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

With a quick glance at the title, it is easy to assume that this book is about accepting yourself no matter what. In actuality, that is not true because Sonya teaches us that self-acceptance is not anywhere near enough. This book takes a deep dive into the importance of radical self-love and explains that it is much deeper than embracing your own body. Sonya notes the various societal reasons people learn to hate their bodies. She states that you cannot practice radical self-love without first fighting the systematic oppression that leads you towards self-hate.