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Reading self-help books can be an excellent way to gain insights into your own life and learn how to make positive changes. However, with the sheer number of titles on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re looking for some guidance, here are some of the best self-help books out there.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey is a classic self-help book that has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. The book is full of useful advice on how to be more productive and effective in both your personal and professional life.

The Power of Now

“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle is another popular self-help book that focuses on living in the present moment. The book has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.

The Alchemist

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a novel that has also been extremely popular as a self-help book. The book follows the journey of a young man who sets out to find his “personal legend.” Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about life and love.

The Road Less Traveled

“The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck is a self-help book that has been helping people since it was first published in 1978. The book explores topics such as mental illness, relationships, and religion. It has sold over 7 million copies and has been translated into 26 languages.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

“How to Win Friends and Influence People”  by Dale Carnegie is another classic self-help book that has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The book is full of useful advice on how to build relationships, improve communication, and become more likable and influential.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo is a book that has helped many people declutter their homes and lives. The book has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages.

Eat That Frog!

“Eat That Frog!”  by Brian Tracy is a book that helps people overcome procrastination and get more done. The book has sold over 1 million copies and has been translated into 24 languages.

The 5 Love Languages

“The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman is a book that has helped millions of people improve their relationships. The book explores the different ways that people express and receive love. It has sold over 11 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages.

The 48 Laws of Power

“The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene is a book that explores the use and misuse of power. The book has sold over 1 million copies and has been translated into 24 languages.

The Art of War

“The Art of War” by Sun Tzu is an ancient Chinese military treatise that has also been popular as a self-help book. The book explores the topics of strategy and conflict. It has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into numerous languages.

The 4-Hour Work Week

“The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss is a book that helps people escape the 9-5 grind and live a more fulfilling life. The book has sold over 1 million copies and has been translated into 35 languages.

The 7 Laws of Positive Thinking

“The 7 Laws of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale is a book that explores the power of positive thinking. The book has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 11 languages.

The Happiness Project

“The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin is a book about, you guessed it, happiness. The author chronicles her year-long journey to try to boost her own happiness levels, and shares what she learned along the way. The book has sold over 1 million copies.

These are just a few of the many excellent self-help books available. So, if you’re looking to improve your life in some way, pick up one of these titles and give it a read.