Self Help Books For Women
If you’re a woman looking for a little guidance, here are some self help books for women that I would recommend. I’ve read each of these books, and whilst they don’t walls come under ‘self help books’ in Waterstones, to me they’re more helpful than Men are From Mars, and Women From Venus!
These books are practical self help books for women, that focus on a specific subject and purpose.
Firstly, I recommend that all women – from 13 upwards – should read this book. Reshma Saujani started the company Girls That Code are noticing the disparity between the genders when it come to computer science and coding specifically. The book focuses on why women should ignore these societal boundaries, and the life lessons we are taught as children. Boys are taught to be brave and courageous, whereas girls are taught to be perfect and pretty. If we were to ignore all of those societal pressures, imagine what women could achieve.
Farrah Storr is the Editor-in-Chief of Elle, and former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan. She wrote this book, after an article she wrote on entering her discomfort zone went viral. The book focuses on making decisions. She encourages women to step into their discomfort zones, as the biggest risks reap the biggest rewards. It also helps to enlighten us that sometimes ‘discomfort’ is brief and no challenge is insurmountable.
I love this book! Technically it’s not a self-help book, but it’s also 12 of the bestselling self-help books in one. For one year, Marianne Power lived by a famous self-help book a month, and wrote about her experiences of living by these books. Some of them were utterly useless, to the point of ridiculousness. But others were genuinely helpful.
If you’re sick of being beaten down upon, or need a boost to help with dealing with anxiety or going to the gym, then this is a book for you. It’s an aggressive look at no longer giving a shit and getting stuff done. Full of activities to complete, tips for dealing with procrastination and general advice. It’s a solid self help book for women.
If you’re looking to improve your work performance then this little black book is perfect. Full of short chapters with easy to follow advice. This book is particularly helpful for when you’re starting a new role and feeling a little apprehensive, no matter what industry you’re in.
And finally, if you’re looking to save some money but reading finance books doesn’t appeal to you, then check out The No Spend Year. The book documents one year, where Michelle McGagh didn’t spend any money – accept on certain necessities like a strict food budget and rent. The rest of her monthly pay cheque was saved, and she found other ways to travel, entertain and get presents for friends and family at Christmas and birthday’s. A fascinating and fun way to learn how to save some pennies.
Those are my top recommendations for self help books for women, but which books would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below.