10 Best Personal Growth Books to Read in 2021

10 Best Personal Growth Books To Read In 2021

*This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small commission if you purchase products using the links on this post. This is at no extra cost to you. Please read my disclosure for more information *

I used to be a real skeptic about personal growth books. I used to feel like they were unrealistic, idealistic, and all of them basically said the same thing. But after reading my fair share, I’ve realised there are some gems out there.

The personal growth books I have mentioned are the ones I have found the most helpful. They include a lot of useful and actionable tips that have helped me to build my confidence, boost my productivity, and overall become a better version of myself.

Whether you want to learn how to see the glass half full, create healthy habits or broaden the way you think, at least one book mentioned will help you do so.



“Transform your life with tiny changes in behavior, starting now… In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter.”

Related – 13 Healthy Habits That Will Transform Your Life In 2021


“Join the self-love revolution with Instagram visionary Vex King and discover inspirational messages and universal wisdom to help you manifest positive vibes.Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to:

  • Practise self-care, overcome toxic energy and prioritize your wellbeing 
  • Cultivate positive lifestyle habits, including mindfulness and meditation 
  • Change your beliefs to invite great opportunities into your life
  • manifest your goals using tried-and-tested techniques”


“An authoritative, practical guide on how to develop the mindset necessary for success, both personal and professional…Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success.”

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

“You Are a Badass is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their live but don’t want to get busted doing it……By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”

You Do You: (A No-F**ks-Given Guide) how to be who you are and use what you’ve got to get what you want

“You Do You helps you shake off those expectations, say f**k perfect, start looking out for number one and keep on with your badass self. From career and finances to relationships and family, lifestyle and health, Sarah Knight rips up the rulebook.”

Becoming – Michelle Obama

“An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States…In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address…Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.”

Think Like a Monk: The secret of how to harness the power of positivity and be happy now

“In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power…Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us.”

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

“To make the journey into The Power of Now, we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us. Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now. It’s a book to be revisited again and again.”

The 5 second rule

“What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing “how” to push yourself? Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a push moment. Then, she ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you ll be in great company”

Related – How to Create a Healthy Morning Routine – The Essential Guide

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Simple ways to Keep the Little Things from Overtaking Your Life

“Stop the little details from overtaking your life with this internationally bestselling guide – now reissued in a vibrant new package…This is the book that can show you how to stop letting the little things in life drive you crazy. Dr Richard Carlson teaches us, in his gentle and encouraging style, simple strategies for living a more fulfilled and peaceful life.”

Related – How to Stop Procrastinating – 15 Tips To Get More Done


I hope you found my list useful and hopefully at least one of these personal growth books sounds like they would be beneficial to you.

What are some personal growth books you recommend?

Pin this post to read later

2 thoughts on “10 Best Personal Growth Books to Read in 2021”

  1. These are great suggestions! I also found Atomic Habits to be incredibly helpful. I can’t wait to read some of these. I think the first one I’ll try is MINDSET – CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK TO FULFIL YOUR POTENTIAL. Thanks for posting these!

    1. Thanks so much! I’m really happy you found them helpful. Atomic habits is definitely one of my favs! I’m sure you’ll love MINDSET – CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK TO FULFIL YOUR POTENTIAL- its a game changer!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.