There is a strong likelihood that you may choose to read books on fatherhood/motherhood, finances, and other related topics when you are planning to get married. While these are not bad in themselves, very few people consider reading books on self-love any important.
Contrary to what many people think, taking care of yourself isn’t selfish. It is just essential. In addition to helping you keep a positive outlook, having a positive self-perception will put you in a better position to love and be loved by others. The books listed below will guide you on your quest to discover the greatest ways to love yourself as you prepare to say I Do.
20 Books On Self Love That May Interest You
1. The Self-Love Experiment
- Author – Shannon Kaiser
- Originally published – 29 August 2017
Shannon Kaiser’s The Self-love Experiment is an interesting piece of literature that helps the reader put a stop to self-sabotage. The author particularly points out the fact that achieving greater feats including finding your soul mate comes back to self-love and accepting yourself first.
2. Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream
- Author – Gala Darling
- Originally published – 11 May 2015
The reader is shown the actions they can follow to live a life full of joy, love, and beauty in Radical Self-Love. If you have plans to get married in the near future, the book will help you find out exactly what makes you so great and teach you a variety of skills and tactics to help you create a life that is bursting with magic, pleasure, and adventure.
3. Braving the Wilderness
- Author – Brené Brown
- Originally published – 12 September
The author of this book argues that in order to fully belong, we must be loyal to who we are rather than trying to change who we are. Brown has inspired a worldwide discussion on the encounters that give our lives purpose, adventures of bravery, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy.
4. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
- Author – Krista Tippett
- Originally published – 5 April 2016
This book is for those who desire to engage the big issues of the day with imagination, courage, and joy while also fostering new realities in the environments they live. The book also serves as a thoughtful account of spiritual growth and a positive assessment of the capacity for enlightenment within humans.
5. Eat, Pray Love
- Author – Elizabeth Gilbert
- Officially released – 16 February 2006
People can draw inspiration from Elizabeth’s eat, pray, and love to become the best versions of themselves. Elizabeth Gilbert, who was in her early thirties, had everything a contemporary American woman was supposed to desire—a husband, a rural home, and a fulfilling career—but instead of feeling content and fulfilled, she was overcome by panic and bewilderment.
6. Pretty Happy
- Author – Kate Hudson
- Originally published – February 16, 2016
Like everyone else, Kate Hudson leads a busy life that includes job, family, obligations, and relationships. In Pretty Happy, Kate demonstrates how she honors her relationship with herself by exercising, eating healthfully, and repeatedly starting over instead of holding herself to unattainable standards of perfection and giving up when she falls short.
7. Perfect is Boring
- Authors – Tyra Banks and Carolyn Landon
- Originally published – 3 April 2018
8. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
- Author – Brené Brown
- Originally published – 27 August 2010
From her decades of research, Brené Brown an expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares her knowledge of the power of Wholehearted Living—a method of interacting with the world from a position of worthiness in her book The Gifts of Imperfection.
9. I Heart Me: The Science of Self-Love
- Author – David R. Hamilton
- Originally published – 13 February 2015
David Hamilton, a scientist, designed an experiment using himself as the test subject after realizing that his own lack of self-love was sabotaging him in hundreds of subtle ways. From his research, David understood that self-love was a matter of biology as much as psychology and that we are born with a sense of self-worth but are schooled to suppress it. We frequently try to be “someone else” in order to gain the love and approval of others because of our inherent need to connect with them.
- Authors – Glennon Doyle and Glennon Doyle Melton
- Originally published – 10 March 2020
There is a voice of longing inside each woman. They strive good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. They also hope all this striving will make them feel alive. Instead, it leaves them feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call.
11. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
- Author – Kamal Ravikant
- Originally released – 2012
The author of this book demonstrates how people can be committed to loving themselves. The relationship that you will have with people or your partner is important. Also people must remember that the relationship they have with themselves lasts the longest.
12. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
- Author – Kristin Neff
- Originally released – 19 April 2011
Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book provides exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally taxing struggle, whether it be parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of daily life.
13. How to Love Yourself
- Author – Teal Swan
- Originally released – May 10, 2022
Teal Swan, a famous author, and spiritual guide, demonstrates in this book that self-love is always possible, no matter the situation. She demonstrates how to love yourself and mend your life with a thorough self-love toolkit.
14. A Gentle Reminder
- Author – Bianca Sparacino
- Originally released – October 6, 2020
Just like the title suggests, the author writes to remind the reader of several things they may have skipped them including the fact that they deserve to be loved the way they love others.
15. Milk and Honey
- Author – Rupi Kaur
- Originally released – November 4, 2014
Because there is sweetness everywhere if you are only prepared to look, Milk and Honey takes readers on a trip through some of life’s most difficult experiences and helps them discover the sweetness in them.
16. You can Heal Your Life
- Author – Louise L. Hay
- Officially released – January 1, 1984
Hay walks her audience through a wonderful process of reorganizing their lives and discovering self-worth and self-love. She places focus on our innate power and how it has the capacity to transform us in unthinkable ways.
17. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
- Author – Eckhart Tolle
- Officially released – 1997
The book guides readers on an illuminating spiritual journey to discover their true selves and achieve the pinnacle of spiritual and personal development, going far beyond simplistic maxims and cliches.
18. Bodies are Cool
- Author – Tyler Feder
- Officially released – 3 June 2021
Even though this book is primarily written for younger readers, it is crucial that anyone who plans to be married reads it. This is because, in the long run, it will also help you teach your children how best to love and appreciate themselves.
19. Year of Yes
- Author – Shonda Rimes
- Officially released – 6 March 2018
It was simple for Shonda to claim she was simply too busy because she had three kids at home and three successful television shows. But in all honesty, she was also scared. You never say yes to anything, her sister murmured during Thanksgiving dinner, serving as both a wake-up call and a call to action. Shonda was aware that she had to accept the challenge and say “yes” to anything that terrified her for a full year.
20. Learning to Love Yourself
- Author – Gay Hendricks
- Officially released – 2011
Gay Hendricks changed his perspective on himself dramatically several years ago. His book will teach you how to change the way you see yourself and reinforce those convictions until the brand-new you is ready to fly.