5 Awesome Self Help Books for Women That Will Change Her Life
The books below have impacted my own life for the better in many ways. I have reviewed each one, told the story behind it and detailed how it has improved my life.
I am going to generalize here, and I realize this is not true for every women but women tend to have more issues in life such as overworrying, putting everybody before themselves, time management, being self deprecating, dealing with guilt and not taking full responsibility for their finances.
The self books that I have read have helped me with the following life issues
Fear - overcoming fear and not letting it hold you back.
Worry - overcoming excessive worry
Finances - taking charge of my financial situation
Time management - stopping myself from juggling everything from motherhood, to career, to relationships.
And at the end of the article are a few more suggestions of more of the best self help books for women.
Tips for Finding the Best Book Gifts
Do your research.
What authors and books do they like? Is there a new book by their favorite author that's recently been published. Are there any similar books or authors that they haven't tried that you know they will like.If you're buying a practical book - think about what their hobbies are? Is there a book that would compliment their interests?
Do they need help with something? Perhaps they lack confidence cooking but would like to do more - buy a beginner cookbook. Are they learning to drive? Would they like tips on learning a craft or other skill?
Don't forget there are lots of fun books that make good light hearted reads. Think about books such as "100 things to do before you turn 30."
Look at bestseller lists to give you ideas such as The New York Times Bestseller List and the bestseller lists on amazon.
Amazon is a great place to research and look at reviews and give you more ideas.
Top Book Gift Ideas - Fun, Lighthearted and Humorous Reads
Check out Buzzfeeds list of 32 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud.
Also check out one of my favourites below.
Sh*t My Dad Says
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad and began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him:
"That woman was sexy. . . . Out of your league? Son, let women figure out why they won't screw you. Don't do it for them"
"The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two."
Occasions to Buy a Book as A Gift
Leaving gifts - There are lots of themed books you can give when people are leaving or going away somewhere. For example, if they are going away to travel get them a book with tips on what to do when they get there. Here are some more ideas;
Maternity gifts - buy them a baby or parenting book.
College books - textbooks, book vouchers, fun books on coping with life away from home.
Leaving a job - perhaps they're going to study or go to another job. Find them a book they'll love as a going away gift.
- As a Secret Santa present.
- For a stocking filler
- You can get lots of themed books for birthday gifts such as 30 things to do before your thirty, or forty things to do now your 40.
More Help To Find The Perfect Book
- What did they last watch on TV - if they have recently watched a popular TV series or movie you might find a book that is the perfect tie in.
- Are there interests that your share or things you do together? - If you like doing stuff together than that may give you some inspiration about the kind of books to buy. Perhaps you like the same music or sport. Perhaps you have a hobby you both share. Or perhaps you like reading the same genre of books.
-Ask their friends and family what they like. Their closest friends and family may have more of an insight into what they might like to read so don't forget to ask their advice.