Recently I’ve been venturing into the world of self help books. Now, this isn’t a section that has ever really caught my eye before for many reasons, mostly because I associate these books with super cheesy advice about how to become the most perfect person in the world or something else that’s pretty much unattainable. It has to be said that those books are exactly what some people are after, just not me. I like my advice to be a bit more relatable, as if it’s come from an actual person who shares my thoughts and experiences.
Cue my discovery of my favourite human, Dolly Alderton.
Everything I Know About Love was a book that I picked up on a whim. More of a memoir than self help, I’d never before read a non-fiction book that I could relate to so much. I loved it and as soon as I put it down I wanted more – but where to start? If you’re like me and are looking for that big sister/cool aunt vibe then here are some books that I’ve discovered that might be worth a read!
*note: I’ll add to this list whenever I find something new, so keep an eye on my Twitter for updates! Plus I’ll add links to my full reviews when I finally get around to writing them 😌
General Advice/Life Lessons:
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) edited by Scarlett Curtis
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
How to be a Gentlewoman by Lotte Jeffs
Be Your Own Best Friend by Chessie King
The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight
How Do We Know We’re Doing it Right? by Pandora Sykes
Mental Health/Self Confidence:
It’s Not OK to be Blue (and other lies) edited by Scarlett Curtis
The Insecure Girl’s Handbook by Olivia Purvis
Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe
Fattily Ever After by Stephanie Yeboah
He’s Just Not That into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
How to Get Over a Boy by Chidera Eggerue
Doing It by Hannah Witton
Period by Emma Barnett
The Hormone Diaries by Hannah Witton
Have you read these books? Or maybe you’ve read something similar? What did you think? I’d love to know!