Books about Self Love

  1. Keeping the Moon

    by Sarah Dessen
    A teenage girl finds friendship and learns to accept herself during a summer spent in a beach town.

    While her mother, a famous television fitness coach, is on promotion tour in Europe, fifteen-year-old Colie has to spend the summer holidays with her aunt Mira in Colby, North Carolina . Having ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    by Gail Honeyman
    An introverted woman's journey to finding her voice, opening up to the beauty of life.

    Librarian's note: An alternative cover edition can be found, here, No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills ... (Goodreads)

  3. What I Know for Sure

    by Oprah Winfrey
    A collection of personal reflections on life, love, and lessons learned.

    As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. You Can Heal Your Life

    by Louise L. Hay
    A journey to emotional and physical healing through the power of self-love and positive affirmations.

    Louise’s key message in this powerful work is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Louise explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, ... (Goodreads)

  5. The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

    by Ichiro Kishimi
    Exploring the philosophical roots of happiness through the power of self-determination.

    The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness. The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Sun and Her Flowers

    by Rupi Kaur
    An exploration of personal growth, healing, and finding one's self.

    From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry ... (Goodreads)

  7. Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

    by Geneen Roth
    A journey to spiritual discovery through mindful eating and understanding of the connection between food and the soul.

    Roth began exploring emotional eating in her bestseller When Food Is Love . Now, two decades later, here is her masterwork: WOMEN FOOD AND GOD . The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Gifts of Imperfection

    by Brené Brown
    A guide to self-acceptance, embracing imperfections and finding courage, compassion and connection.

    In this groundbreaking New York Times best seller, Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor and thought leader on vulnerability , courage , worthiness , and shame , shares ten guideposts on the power of ... (Goodreads)

  9. Fruits Basket, Vol. 2

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A young girl's journey of self-acceptance, overcoming personal obstacles with the help of her newfound friends.

    When she was living in a tent pitched on the Sohma family's land, Tohru Honda's primary concerns were dirt and slugs. But now that she's living with the Sohmas, she's gotten a crash course in magical ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

    by Michael A. Singer
    A spiritual exploration of the soul and its connection to the world.

    What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound ... (Goodreads)

  11. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

    by Cheryl Strayed
    Collection of heartfelt advice from a wise and compassionate storyteller.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  12. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

    by Sarah Ban Breathnach
    A journey towards achieving a more meaningful and abundant life.

    #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER Over 7 million copies sold in 30 languages! Simple Abundance is a book of evocative essays - one for every day of the year - for women who wish to live by their own ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

    by Glennon Doyle Melton
    A collection of personal stories about resilience, courage and the power of vulnerability.

    An inspirational, sidesplittingly funny exploration of the power of living with love, forgiveness, and honesty. In Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton shares new stories and the best-loved ... (Goodreads)

  14. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

    by Lindy West
    A humorous and honest memoir about growing up as a woman, challenging societal norms.

    Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered ... (Goodreads)

  15. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

    by Kristin Neff
    Exploring the inner depths of self-compassion and its power to change lives.

    Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

    by Kris Carr
    A guide to healthy eating and lifestyle choices, emphasizing plant-based diets and holistic wellness practices.

    On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit ... (Goodreads)

  17. Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

    by Inga Muscio
    A powerful manifesto for reclaiming the word "cunt" and its power for female empowerment.

    An ancient title of respect for women, the word cunt long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim cunt as a ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Art of Loving

    by Erich Fromm
    Philosophical treatise on the power of love, exploring its various forms and roles in society.

    The fiftieth Anniversary Edition of the groundbreaking international bestseller that has shown millions of readers how to achieve rich, productive lives by developing their hidden capacities for love ... (Goodreads)

  19. Blue Is the Warmest Color

    by Julie Maroh
    A young lesbian's search for acceptance and self-discovery, in a society that doesn't understand.

    La vie de Clémentine bascule le jour où elle rencontre Emma, une jeune fille aux cheveux bleus, qui lui fait découvrir toutes les facettes du désir et lui permettra d'affronter le regard des autres. ... (Goodreads)

  20. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

    by Melody Beattie
    A guide for overcoming codependency and finding a healthier, more fulfilling life.

    In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships. The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Dietland

    by Sarai Walker
    A woman's determined search to find her own power, while challenging the beauty standards imposed by society.

    The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Last Black Unicorn

    by Tiffany Haddish
    A humorous, honest account of the comedian's personal life, struggles and successes.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER “An inspiring story that manages to be painful, honest, shocking, bawdy, and, hilarious.” ,—The New York Times Book Review, From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

    by Portia de Rossi
    A memoir about the author's internal struggle with eating disorders and her journey to recovery.

    “I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . .” ... (Goodreads)

  24. All About Love: New Visions

    by bell hooks
    A guide to understanding the power of love and changing perceptions of love in modern society.

    All About Love offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of ... (Goodreads)

  25. Succulent Wild Woman

    by S.A.R.K.
    An invitation to reclaim the wild nature of being female.

    This book is my glowing invitation to you—to live a rich, succulent life! I explore love, sexuality, romance, money, fat, fear and creativity. It's a little bit like reading my diary – with ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Upside of Unrequited

    by Becky Albertalli
    A teenage girl learns to embrace her identity, finding strength in her vulnerability.

    Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many ... (Goodreads)

  27. Battlefield Of The Mind: Winning The Battle In Your Mind

    by Joyce Meyer
    A guide to understanding and overcoming negative thoughts, emotions and habits to achieve peace and joy.

    Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Five Love Languages for Singles

    by Gary Chapman
    Practical guide for finding lasting love, based on understanding and expressing love.

    Simple ways to strengthen any relationship With more than 10 million copies sold,, The 5 Love Languages,® continues to transform relationships worldwide. And though originally written for married ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

    by Sharon Salzberg
    A guide to cultivating loving-kindness and compassion towards oneself and others, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.

    Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy—both with others and with ourselves—creates feelings of pain and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. Fruits Basket, Vol. 8

    by Natsuki Takaya
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, learning to accept and love herself.

    Yuki's childhood was a long period of solitary darkness. Years later, he met Tohru, but what does he want from her? Yuki reveals to Kakeru what he can tell no one else. Meanwhile, Tohru's class is ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. The Nose

    by Catherine Cowan
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and acceptance, learning to love her unique nose.

    After disappearing from the Deputy Inspector's face, his nose shows up around town before returning to its proper place. ... (Goodreads)

  32. Juliet Takes a Breath

    by Gabby Rivera
    A young Puerto Rican woman's journey of self-discovery, exploring her identity and sexuality.

    Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, ... (Goodreads)

  33. Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

    by Maya Angelou
    A collection of empowering poems celebrating the beauty, strength, and resilience of women.

    A collection of beloved poems about women from the iconic Maya Angelou These four poems, "Phenomenal Woman," "Still I Rise," "Weekend Glory," and "Our Grandmothers," are among the most remembered and ... (Goodreads)

  34. Fear of Flying

    by Erica Jong
    A woman's journey of liberation, embarking on a journey to find her true self.

    Bored with her marriage, a psychoanalyst’s wife embarks on a wild, life-changing affair After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay ... (Goodreads)

  35. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

    by Byron Katie
    An exploration of the power of thought and how it shapes our lives.

    Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Power Is Within You

    by Louise L. Hay
    A self-help book that teaches readers to love themselves and take control of their lives by changing their thoughts and beliefs.

    In The Power Is Within You , Louise L. Hay expands her philosophies of loving the self through: - learning to listen and trust the inner voice; - loving the child within; - letting our true feelings ... (Goodreads)

  37. Hunger: A Memoir of

    by Roxane Gay
    A candid and raw exploration of body image and its effects on a woman's life.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist : a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate ... (Goodreads)

  38. Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change

    by Robin Norwood
    Examining unhealthy relationships and how to break the cycle.

    This text is suitable for the reader for whom being in love means being in pain. Therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behaviour which certain women develop ... (Goodreads)

  39. Mama

    by Terry McMillan
    A middle-aged woman navigates the complexities of love, family, and self-discovery while dealing with her mother's unexpected visit.

    The explosive novel that introduced #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan-now in a new trade edition. ... (Goodreads)

  40. Piecing Me Together

    by Renée Watson
    An African-American teen's journey to self-discovery and personal empowerment.

    Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, New York Times, bestseller, "Timely and timeless." —Jacqueline Woodson,"Important and deeply moving." —John Green Acclaimed author Renee ... (Barnes & Noble)

  41. Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them

    by Louise L. Hay
    A guide to understanding how thoughts and feelings can manifest as physical illness, and how to heal yourself.

    Heal Your Body is a fresh and easy step-by-step guide . Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue and the information you need to overcome ... (Barnes & Noble)

  42. Love Warrior

    by Glennon Doyle Melton
    A woman's story of overcoming past traumas to live an empowered life of love and redemption.

    #1, New York Times, Bestseller Oprah's Book Club 2016 Selection A memoir of marriage and self-discovery by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton, Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of ... (Goodreads)

  43. Dear Mr. Knightley

    by Katherine Reay
    A woman's journey to discover her true identity, learning to accept and love herself.

    Bookish Samantha has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, as she discovers love beyond the pages of her favorite novels, she will learn to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us

    by Beth Moore
    A guide to overcoming insecurity and finding confidence in oneself, with personal anecdotes and biblical references.

    2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! It’s time to say, “So long!” to insecurity! Every woman is insecure about something—her looks, her relationships, her career, you name it. The problem is, not only ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage

    by Brené Brown
    Exploring the power of vulnerability and how it can lead to courage, empathy and connection.

    Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness? "In our culture," teaches Dr. Brené Brown, "we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

    by Samantha Irby
    Collection of humorous, honest essays exploring experiences of race, gender, and identity in modern society.

    Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. , "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Princess Saves Herself in This One

    by Amanda Lovelace
    A poetic exploration of healing and discovering resilience through pain, joy, and the power of self-love.

    Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry (2016),, the princess saves herself in this one, is a collection of poetry about resilience. It is about writing your own ending. From Amanda ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. And Still I Rise

    by Maya Angelou
    A collection of poems that celebrate the strength, resilience, and beauty of Black women throughout history and in contemporary times.

    In this inspiring poem, Maya Angelou celebrates the courage of the human spirit over the harshest of obstacles. An ode to the power that resides in us all to overcome the most difficult ... (Goodreads)

  49. Pluto

    by R.J. Palacio
    A heartwarming story about a boy with facial differences who navigates the challenges of middle school and learns the true meaning of friendship.

    Almost 2 million people have read the New York Times bestseller Wonder and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman. Last year readers were given a special look at another side of his story with The Julian ... (Goodreads)

  50. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

    by Kamal Ravikant
    A short and powerful book that teaches readers how to love themselves unconditionally and transform their lives.

    THE SELF-PUBLISHED PHENOMENON —NOW FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED , I almost didn’t publish, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It,. Here I was, a CEO who’d fallen apart after his company failed, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. The Saggy Baggy Elephant

    by Kathryn Jackson
    A tale of an elephant learning to accept and love her unique features.

    "A happy little elephant was dancing through the jungle ... But whenever he went one-two-three, his big feet pounded so that they shook the whole jungle...", After a parrot makes fun of Sooki's big ... (Goodreads)

  52. Flawed

    by Cecelia Ahern
    A young woman's journey of self-acceptance, challenging societies expectations of perfection.

    You will be punished… Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Misanthrope

    by Molière
    A comedic satire of the French social and political elite, exposing their hypocrisies and vices.

    The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l’Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse. It is one of the best of Molière's plays — and one of the greatest of all comedies — ... (Goodreads)

  54. A Color of His Own

    by Leo Lionni
    A chameleon's quest to find a color of his own, learning to accept himself as he is.

    Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon ... (Goodreads)

  55. Just for You

    by Mercer Mayer
    A tale of a young girl's journey to self-confidence and self-acceptance.

    Little Critter is trying his best to be a help to his mother in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's trying to make breakfast, mow the lawn, or carry the groceries, both parents ... (Goodreads)

  56. True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart

    by Thich Nhat Hanh
    A guide to cultivating true love in all relationships, including with oneself, through mindfulness and compassion practices.

    In this little treasure, Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, offers timeless insight into the nature of real love. With simplicity, warmth, and directness, he explores the four key aspects of ... (Goodreads)

  57. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

    by Jen Hatmaker
    An exploration of grace and love in a world of impossible standards.

    For the Love is now a New York Times bestseller! Don't miss Jen's latest title, also a New York Times bestseller, Of Mess & Moxie . Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely ... (Barnes & Noble)

  58. No More Mr. Nice Guy

    by Robert A. Glover
    A journey to reclaim lost masculinity and create healthier relationships with emotions and women.

    Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O'Reilly Factor and the Rush ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love

    by Jill Conner Browne
    A humorous and irreverent guide to love and life, filled with advice, anecdotes, and recipes from the self-proclaimed Sweet Potato Queens.

    To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, ... (Goodreads)

  60. 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)

  61. أنا.. وأخواتها: رحلة في أسرار الذات

    by سلمان العودة

    عرض/ محمد وائل: يواجه كتاب "أنا وأخواتها" للدكتور سلمان بن فهد العودة، الأمين العام المساعد لاتحاد العلماء المسلمين، القارئ منذ اللحظة الأولى، حينما يغوص به في رحلة استكشافية لأعماق ذاته، محاولاً ... (Goodreads)

  62. Happy Accidents

    by Jane Lynch
    Memoir of Jane Lynch's journey to becoming a successful actress, embracing her sexuality and finding happiness in unexpected places.

    In the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream. A dream to become an actress, like her idols Ron Howard and Vicki Lawrence. But it was a long way from the South Side ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. It Was Me All Along

    by Andie Mitchell
    A memoir of a woman's journey through weight loss, self-discovery, and acceptance.

    A young food blogger shares her inspiring story of incredible weight loss–a journey from nearly 300 pounds to losing more than half her size--and establishing a healthy and confident relationship ... (Goodreads)

  64. In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

    by Iyanla Vanzant
    A guide to finding inner peace and self-love while waiting for the right romantic partner.

    “The most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher on the planet.” —Oprah Winfrey The #1 national bestseller from the host of the show, Iyanla: Fix My Life, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) that ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. I'll Meet You There

    by Heather Demetrios
    A teenage girl navigates her senior year while working at a quirky motel and falling in love with a wounded Marine.

    If Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing separating ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. The Skin I'm In

    by Sharon G. Flake
    A teenage girl's journey to self-acceptance and understanding in a society that values conformity.

    Miss Saunders, whose skin is blotched with a rare skin condition, serves as a mirror to Maleeka Madison's struggle against the burden of low self-esteem that many black girls face when they're darker ... (Goodreads)

  67. Bright Side

    by Kim Holden
    A heartwarming story of a woman's journey through life, love, and loss, finding hope and positivity in the darkest of times.

    "THIS BOOK! You. Must. Read. It. It's beautiful. Heart-wrenching." -Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling authorAn inspiring, life-changing story about the power of love in all its forms, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  68. Speechless

    by Hannah Harrington
    Chelsea's life is turned upside down when a video of her kissing a girl goes viral. She must navigate the fallout and find her voice.

    Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed. Now Chelsea has taken a vow of ... (Goodreads)

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