The 13 Best Self Help Books For Women You Should Read

self help books for women

If you’re feeling stuck, it might be time to start reading. These are the best self-help books for women cover varying topics and can really open your mind up to new solutions. Some have an obvious niche, and others are meant for everyone to partake. We recommend these 13 best self help books for women consistently to our clients, and hope you enjoy them as well.


“When women lose themselves, the world loses its way. We do not need any more selfless women. What we need right now is more women who are full of themselves. A woman who is full of only herself no longer internalizes the world’s memos and expectations. A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done, and lets the rest burn.”

We love this book. We love the author. We love just about everything about it. Grab this book to educate yourself on feminism, misogyny, anxiety, depression, racism, rebuilding, and more.

Tiny Beautiful Things

One of our all time favorites. Read a compilation of Cheryl Strayed’s favorite entries from her advice column “Dear Sugar” in The Rumpus.

“Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild—is the person thousands turn to for advice.”

Braving the Wilderness


“A timely and important new audiobook that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the number one best-selling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection.”


“Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory – the most advanced relationship science in existence today – can help us find and sustain love.”

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

“Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough.”

You Are a Badass at Making Money

You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation – over just a few years – from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable best seller.”

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.”

Please Understand Me II

“For the past twenty years Keirsey has continued to investigate personality differences — to refine his theory of the four temperaments and to define the facets of character that distinguish one from another. His findings form the basis of Please Understand Me II, an updated and greatly expanded edition of the book, far more comprehensive and coherent than the original, and yet with much of the same easy accessibility.”

Conquering Your Quarter Life Crisis

Umm OF COURSE we were going to include our book. Le duh.

“This book is a no-nonsense approach to getting over your quarter life crisis and entering into adulthood like a boss. Learn about the symptoms of the quarter life crisis and how to combat them as well as tackling your career distress, relationship troubles, breakup woes, friendship struggles, and owning your singlehood while everyone else is getting engaged. This book won’t let you waste one more second feeling sorry for yourself. It’s time to stop feeling stuck and take action.”

Eat, Pray, Love

“This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life.”


“At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.”

The Defining Decade

“Our “30-is-the-new-20″ culture tells us that the twentysomething years don’t matter. Some say they are an extended adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. But 30 is not the new 20. In this enlightening book, Dr. Meg Jay reveals how many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation that has trivialized what are actually the most defining years of adulthood.”

Mindset: The Psychology of Success

“After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, PhD, discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mind-set. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.”

Happy Reading!

*Please note*

…that we do not make any monies based off recommending these self help books for women. That is…unless you buy my book. Which I did work very hard on and it’s full of a lot of amazing information and you’re totally going to love it and you should totally read it but you know what NO PRESSURE ok?

If you’d like to read about how I wrote this book or are looking for inspiration to write your own (or run a business), I’ve got you covered as well.

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