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10 Best Self-Love and Self-Worth Books

Updated: May 24

Here at The Best Ever You Network, we love books that help us be our best! Your relationship with yourself matters in each and every moment of your life. We love helping people have those aha! moments, where they feel like they've cracked the code on how to navigate their lives to be more happy, fulfilled, and successful in their own ways. We especially love hearing the changes people make or the information they digest to become the best versions of themselves they can be and live their best life!

Through it all, we've found that much of how we operate and conduct ourselves throughout our lives with success and failure comes from our values, value, self-love and self-worth. When you have that solid foundation of self-love and self-worth in all circumstances, you know better who you are and can better see through all types of situations.

Below, you'll find some of our favorite self help books and our top self love books to help you learn more about how to really love yourself, how to find the success you crave in all areas of your life, and have a year of self love.

Be the One You Need by Sophia A. Nelson

From acclaimed journalist Sophia A. Nelson, the bestselling author of The Woman Code, comes a poignant, powerful, and revealing memoir providing life lessons that emphasize the importance of self-care, self-love, and self-understanding that will lead to freedom, healing from the past, and a better future.


Untamed Heart by Glennon Doyle

In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the activist, speaker, bestselling author, and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People) explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.


The Change Guidebook by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

If you are seeking change and want to align with your highest purpose, the power is in your hands. The Change Guidebook ends the search for self-help that works, serving as a life-long companion guide and resource to complement your life. It offers ten points for making a change or adapting to unforeseen circumstances and allows you to become a change master by using the provided solutions to change, grow, and become your bravest and boldest self.


The Owner's Manual to Life by Michael Zajaczkowski

In this instant classic self-help guide, author Michael Z. gives us all the "missing life" manual we need to live happier, less stressful lives. This inspirational guide provides you with 100 practical, often lighthearted, and immediately useful tips, strategies, and techniques to help you reduce stress and anxiety, and to discover the sense of peace and happiness you’ve been looking for.


Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes

This poignant, intimate, and hilarious memoir explores Shonda’s life before her Year of Yes—from her nerdy, book-loving childhood to her devotion to creating television characters who reflected the world she saw around her. The book chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun—when Shonda forced herself out of the house and onto the stage; when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self. Yes.


Coming Back to Life by Rebeccah Silence

When people connect to their own inner healer, believing that healing is possible, they can reinvent themselves and find freedom. This book is a roadmap to find the way there. Now more than ever before, the world needs healing. Mindset work and inspiration are not enough to help people heal. Millions of Americans are self-medicating, suffering from mental health diagnoses, and are not getting the support that they need to function and lead healthy lives.


You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

The first ever self-development book to help millions of people around the globe transform their lives using humor, irreverence, and the occasional curse word—now updated and expanded for its 10th anniversary with a brand-new foreword, reader's guide, and more! In this refreshingly entertaining guide to reshaping your mindset and your life, mega-bestselling author and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilarious and inspiring stories, sage advice, loving yet firm kicks in the rear, and easy-to-implement exercises.


Practical Happiness by Pamela Gail Johnson

Learn how to think differently about your happiness with a philosophy for creating a realistic yet joyful life. People think happiness is a singular feeling, but it isn’t. The real way to feel happier is to expand your definition of happiness and manage your Happiness Zappers. Pamela Gail Johnson, founder of the Society of Happy People, identified the four practical happiness principles that have helped thousands of people shift their mindsets so they naturally notice more happiness, whether it feels sparse, abundant, or somewhere in between.


Happier Made Simple by Randye Kaye

Do you spend too much time and energy worrying about things that never even happen? Too antsy for long meditations and worry you’re “doing it wrong”? Do negative thoughts intrude on your happiest moments? Would you rather share a good laugh than complete another gratitude list? Then this book is for you. Let professional speaker and mental health advocate Randye Kaye introduce you to a method of harnessing the power of words—shortcuts your brain already knows well—to be happier right away.


It's Not Your Fault by Laura K. Connell

A guide to help readers uncover the subconscious reasons they hold themselves back along with an exploration of the ways negative childhood experiences have impacted their lives and fed into the problem. We are sometimes our own worst enemies, sabotaging our success and with it our chance for lasting happiness and opportunities for personal and professional fulfillment. It’s Not Your Fault helps readers uncover the subconscious reasons they hold themselves back.

Another of our favorite books is love yourself like your life depends on it by Kamal Ravikant. Kamal Ravikant helps you fall in love with yourself, feel good about your future, and guides you through sharing your truth. Showing it doesn't matter what you have done, and allowing yourself to focus on the present and the future.


About The Best Ever You Network

The Best Ever You Network was founded in 2008 by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino and provides professional and personal development to individuals and organizations around the world. We’re dedicated to your success.


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