Self Development book Reviews

Why ‘self-development’ rather than the usual ‘self-help’ category? Well, I think self-help can have a certain connotation, despite the genre containing so much more than the stereotypical books on how to find love. I also believe that there are some interesting concepts on why we do what we do and how we can do them better, however I never subscribe to a single theory. I prefer a smorgasboard of productivity and personal development theories! With that said, read on for reviews…

Reasons To Stay Alive

I had heard about Matt Haig in the Bookstagram world for quite some time before finally getting round to reading this little book. When I say little, I mean in terms of its compact dimensions which felt comforting somehow as I read it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Little Pick Me Up

Let’s start with the blurb: Katie Portman, a successful journalist and blogger, turns her witty and insightful voice to bringing together in one place the stories and pressures modern women face. Through tips and advice which have helped her in her own life, Portman helps women begin to rewrite those negative stories into ones of power, self-acceptance and love.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Best Ever You

There are so many things I love about this journal. Can we pause to admire the cover for a moment? The colour blue is associated with peace, calmness, tranquility and integrity, amongst others. Add this to the doodles and idea of making some time just for you over a brew – I can’t imagine a better cover.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Book to be revealed!

Book to be revealed!

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

– Ernest Hemingway