17 best self-help books for 2023 that are actually worth reading, according to MC Editors

You won't be able to pu these down.

Best self help books UK: A woman reading a book in a field

If you're searching the Internet for the best self-help books UK, you might feel a little overwhelmed. There are 597,000,000 results on Google alone - so where do you start? And which ones won't be a waste of time? 

Good question - which is why we've rounded up the books team Marie Claire UK have genuinely loved in this handy edit for you. Wondering how to be happy? There's a book for that. On the hunt for expert tips for how to switch off? There's a book for that, too. 

Picking up a self help book is one of of our favourite self-care ideas - but how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find the best self-help book for you? You've probably heard of Atomic Habit, The Secret, and The Power Of Positive Thinking - but below, we'll share the other must-reads to have on your list. Because yes, there are books that can genuinely empower you, break bad habits and even change your life. 

Read on for our complete roundup of the books that are actually worth reading, from new releases to timeless classics. All you have to do is pick up a copy and get stuck in.

Make sure to check out our guide to the best self care gifts and the best self care apps, while you're here.

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