This list is a follow up to an earlier list I made of my top self-development books. What can I say? I like to read.
Read if: You feel like being humbled by your horrifying levels of self-deception. Read the anti self-deception guide I wrote after reading this here.
Read if: You want to understand why the goals you set for yourself fill you with dread and apathy. See also this free guide to desire-mapping.
Read if: You know you are a poor breather, and you want a thorough account of how this affects your health and what you can do to improve. Here is a free guide to breathing better I wrote after reading this book.
Read if: You want some deeply profound wisdom on how to have a relationship (the sane way).
Read if: You want to understand why you behave the way you do in relationships. See also this article on 14 things you need to know about Attachment Theory.
Read if: You want a slightly depressing, but realistic take on modern relationships.
Read if: You feel like being seriously inspired. Good for when you are stuck in a creative project.
Read if: You want an idea on how to overcome resistance and procrastination.
Read if: You are cynical about the place of creativity in your already over-burdened, corporate life.
Read if: You are curious about hacking your sub conscious mind with the power of words. Here is a free guide I wrote after reading this and experimenting with switchwords. I also made a video about this.
Read if: You want to teach yourself the go-to tool of athletes, top performers and entrepreneurs. Here is a free guide I wrote to CV.
Read if: You want some practical exercises on how to shift your perspective on anything.
Read if: You want to learn how meditation can rewire the brain. See also my review of the author’s course.
Read if: You want to understand what it really takes to become good at anything. Like, as good as Mozart. Also perfect if you are confused or in denial about your work and/or vocation.
Read if: You want an uplifting take on your failures and screw ups. Read also a guide I wrote on how to think like a Stoic (the book is based on Stoic wisdom).
Read if: You want to feel less overwhelmed by the prospect of making things happen.
Read if: You want a seriously bad ass spiritual paradigm to use in life. Also you must check out some of Matt’s videos (I insist).
Read if: You have just been through or are going through a challenging life event, such as a breakup. This is very, very good. It might be my favorite on this list.
Read if: You want to cultivate some courage.
Read if: You want to learn how to love and accept yourself more. See also this free guide I wrote to some of my favorite exercises from the book.
Read if: You are feeling very serious about taking charge of your personal development. And, you are into psychology.
Read if: You want to be amused as you are enlightened. This really is delightful, by the way.
Read if: You feel like you have work to do on self-acceptance.
Read if: You want an authoritative guide to how our emotional experiences cause us to become stuck in life, and targeted exercises to free yourself.
Read if: You want to understand how the various spiritual traditions overlap and what this tells us about us.
Read if: Traditional spiritual books irritate you a bit.
Read if: You’re alive. Read this if you can’t be bothered to read the book.
Read if: You have already made some headway with a spiritual practice.
Read if: You want to understand how to use food to improve mental wellbeing. I was inspired to write all about bone broth after reading this.
Read if: You want to understand why the world has become obsessed with microbiome, kombucha and kefir. Read also this free guide to gut health.
Don’t forget to email me with your own book recommendations please!