Books about Self Growth

  1. The Reader

    by Bernhard Schlink
    A man's journey of understanding, uncovering a dark secret from his past.

    Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of ... (Goodreads)

  2. Ain't She Sweet?

    by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    A romantic comedy of two mismatched lovers finding their way back to each other.

    The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Developing the Leader Within You

    by John C. Maxwell
    A guide to discovering one's leadership potential and developing it.

    Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, ... (Goodreads)

  4. Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

    by Eckhart Tolle
    Exploring the teachings of Eckhart Tolle on living in the present moment, and how to apply them in daily life.

    New York Times, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle — A key to happiness is living in the now, Practice, The Power of Now,:, If you, like many others, have benefited from the transformative experience ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    by Deborah Moggach
    A group of British retirees move to a newly restored hotel in India, discovering new experiences and relationships.

    Several British retirees decide to move to Jaipur , India , to stay in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, advertised as an exotic retirement home . Evelyn Greenslade, a widowed housewife, must sell her ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

    by Joe Dispenza
    A guide to breaking free from negative thought patterns and creating a new reality through meditation and neuroscience.

    You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life., A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. 48 Days to the Work You Love

    by Dan Miller
    A practical guide to finding fulfilling work in 48 days, through self-discovery, networking, and entrepreneurship.

    48 Days to the Work You Love is not so much about finding a new job. It is more about learning who we are really called to be. According to the author, failing to make that fundamental discovery is ... (Goodreads)

  8. Shopaholic & Baby

    by Sophie Kinsella
    A woman learns to take responsibility for her life and finances when she finds out she's pregnant.

    The plot jumps several months forward from, Shopaholic and Sister, . Becky is now heavily pregnant with her first child and is preparing for the arrival of her newborn. During a sonogram appointment ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Before Jamaica Lane

    by Samantha Young
    A young woman seeks the help of a friend to improve her love life, leading to unexpected feelings and complications.

    Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a ... (Goodreads)

  10. Us

    by David Nicholls
    A couple's marriage is tested during a summer trip across Europe, forcing them to confront their past and future together.

    Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three ... (Goodreads)

  11. Existentialism is a Humanism

    by Jean-Paul Sartre
    A philosophical exploration of the human condition, and the implications of freedom and responsibility.

    It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Full Cupboard of Life

    by Alexander McCall Smith
    A heartwarming story of a woman's journey of self-discovery, finding joy in life.

    Mma Ramotswe is now engaged to the mechanic Mr. JLB Matekoni, but he seems reluctant to set a wedding date, which makes her a little unhappy. She takes on an interesting investigation: Mma Holonga, a ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Mindfulness in Plain English

    by Henepola Gunaratana
    Comprehensive guide to the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, for achieving mental clarity and peace.

    Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. This expanded edition includes ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients

    by Irvin D. Yalom
    A guide to the principles of psychotherapy, exploring the relationship between therapist and patient.

    Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. A Short Guide To A Happy Life

    by Anna Quindlen
    A heartfelt reflection on the importance of living in the moment and cherishing life's simple pleasures.

    From the author of, Blessings, and, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion. “Life is made of ... (Goodreads)

  16. It Ain't Me, Babe

    by Tillie Cole
    A young woman escapes a cult and falls in love with a biker, but her past threatens to catch up with her.

    Sinning never felt so good… A fortuitous encounter. A meeting that should never have happened. Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, ... (Goodreads)

  17. Irresistible

    by Susan Mallery
    A small-town girl returns home to run her family's winery and falls for the town's mayor, but their pasts threaten their future.

    It wasn't just her homemade brownies that made Walker find Elissa irresistible . . . When ex-marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

    by Gabrielle Bernstein
    A guide to help readers overcome fear and anxiety by embracing faith and spirituality.

    Now in, tradepaper:, New York Times best-selling author offers simple prayers, affirmations, and exercises to support readers in releasing old thought systems and fears, and a return to peace. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do

    by Matthew Syed
    Examines the importance of learning from failure and how it can lead to success in various fields.

    Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it’s safe to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. How Proust Can Change Your Life

    by Alain de Botton
    A journey of self-discovery and personal growth, inspired by the insights of Marcel Proust.

    For anyone who ever wondered what Marcel Proust had in mind when he wrote the one-and-a-quarter-million words of, In Search of Lost Time, (while bedridden, no less), Alain de Botton has the answer. ... (Goodreads)

  21. This Charming Man

    by Marian Keyes
    A single woman's journey of self-discovery and healing, while navigating the challenges of a new relationship.

    The main characters are: Paddy de Courcy, a charismatic politician; Lola Daly, a stylist; Grace Gildee, a journalist; Marnie Hunter, Grace's alcoholic sister; and Alicia Thornton, Paddy's fiancée. ... (Wikipedia)

  22. We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

    by Josh Sundquist
    A humorous memoir of the author's attempts to understand why he's never had a girlfriend.

    From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures. When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. The Search

    by Nora Roberts
    A romantic suspense novel about a woman who must confront her past to save her future.

    To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life: a quaint house on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search ... (Goodreads)

  24. Thanks for the Memories

    by Cecelia Ahern
    A woman discovers her true identity and embarks on a journey of self-discovery.

    A blood transfusion saves Joyce Conway’s life. After she wakes up, she finds that she has memories and knowledge that she did not possess before her accident. As she deals with her impending divorce ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life

    by Jen Hatmaker
    An inspirational guide to embracing life's messiness, living with courage and joy.

    Signed Hardcover Copies - While Supplies Last, New York Times, bestselling author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF Jen Hatmaker returns with another round of hilarious tales, shameless honesty, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. My Childhood

    by Maxim Gorky
    Autobiographical account of Gorky's impoverished childhood in late 19th century Russia.

    Coloured by poverty and horrifying brutality, Gorky's childhood equipped him to understand - in a way denied to a Tolstoy or a Turgenev - the life of the ordinary Russian. After his father, a ... (Goodreads)

  27. Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles

    by Yasmin Mogahed
    A guide to finding inner peace and happiness by breaking free from societal expectations and connecting with one's faith.

    Many of us live our lives entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Often, we have no idea why this happens. Reclam Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this ... (Goodreads)

  28. Ordinary Life

    by Elizabeth Berg
    A middle-aged woman navigates the ups and downs of everyday life, including family, love, and loss, finding beauty in the ordinary.

    In this collection of short stories, the bestselling author of Open House and Talk Before Sleep takes us into the times in women’s lives when memories and events cohere to create a sense of ... (Goodreads)

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