Got a feeling you’re not living your best life? Wish there was a way to change it? Girl, you’ve come to the right place. While nothing can replace the art of D&Ming with your best pal over wine and cheese, sometimes all it takes is a few wise words from someone else to point you in the right direction. So before you decide that yes, you should definitely burn your ex-fling’s car or quit your job, maybe read one of these self-help books first.

You want to… Be happy

Read: Happy by Derren Brown

Mentalist-illusionist-turned-philosopher Derren Brown is here to cast his magic on your life with his new book. In order to be truly happy, you need to stop comparing yourself to others and figure out what works best for you. Debunking common self-help myths and delving into the history of happiness, this book is definitely an eye-opener. 

You want to… Make a connection

Read: When Strangers Meet by Kio Stark

Why are we so afraid to make new connections? This book explores how meeting new people can change your world in ways you never realised. Let’s break down our walls.

You want to… Declutter your life

Read: Start with Your Sock Drawer by Vicky Silverthorn

Are your cupboards crammed to bursting point? Can you never find what you’re looking for? The first step to a clear mind is an organised personal space. Learn how to declutter your life by sorting out your sock drawer.

You want to…Plan your future

Read: Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

It’s never a bad time to rethink your life path. But if you’re struggling to map out your future, read up on proven techniques you can apply to your own situation.

You want to… Be a boss

Read: The Glass Wall by Sue Unerman and Kathryn Jacob

In many male-dominated workplaces, women still feel the need to go above and beyond to prove that we can perform just as well, if not better, than men. Use the strategies outlined in this book to become the ultimate #boss.

You want to… Overcome your fears

Read: Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Does constant fear hold you back from living your life to the fullest? Fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of the unexpected… whatever it is that’s stopping you, learn to break through with this empowering classic. This book will teach you how to handle any daunting sitch that comes your way.

You want to… Love yourself

Read: Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini

It’s time to show that inner critic who’s in charge. Melissa Ambrosini knows what it’s like to feel held back by insecurities and now she wants to teach you how to overcome them, too. Learn to love yourself and live your life to the max.

You want to… Boost your career

Read: Step Up: Confidence, Success and Your Stellar Career in 10 Minutes a Day by Phanella Mayall Fine & Alice Olins

What have you always dreamed of achieving? Whatever your aspirations, this book will help you take the first step with daily 10-minute ‘career workouts’, interviews with inspirational women and practical advice.

You want to… Run your PB

Read: Fast Fuel: Food for Running Success by Renee McGregor

Providing sound nutrition advice and delish recipes, this book has been written specifically with runners in mind. It’ll help you perform to the best of your ability, prevent injury and give your body the fuel it needs.