Best Self-Help and DIY Book Recommendations

There's always room for self-improvement—but without a trusted guide, making those improvements can be difficult. And in the age of the internet, it can be extremely tempting to keep all of your research online. After all, it’s free and it’s fast. But unfortunately, not everything on the internet is factual. 

While you can’t trust everything you read (or watch) online, you can feel good about trusting well-researched, well-reviewed books. From Mayo Clinic books to help you lead a healthy life to business books that will help you professionally to DIY books that will help you find your new hobby, every list here is full of books that will help you be a better version of yourself.

Whether you're looking to pick up a new hobby, hone a skill, or do some work on yourself and your mental health, we have plenty of book recommendations to choose from. Below, browse bestselling self-help books, professional guides to all sorts of crafts and hobbies, and much more.

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The 7 Best Books on Improving Memory

Stay mentally sharp with these brain-building books.

Cross Stitch Books To Keep You Busy

Perfect your stitches with a little help from these books.

Remember It! Is the Memory Book You'll Love to Read

Memory expert Nelson Dellis went on the Today show to share his techniques.

11 Sustainability Books to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” —Robert Swan

8 Homesteader Books for a Self-Reliant Lifestyle 

Find growth not only in your garden but as an environmentally conscious citizen. 

The Good Death: 6 Moving Books on Death

These writers look death in the face.

10 Drawing Books to Inspire Your Creativity

From crayons, to chalk, to brush pens, there's something here for every artist! 

10 Mindfulness Books to Bring Inner Peace

The path to being present begins with these books. 

7 Books About Stress and How to Beat It

Discover simple ways to live a more blissful life. 

10 Gardening Books to Grow Your Green Thumb

These fresh reads will lead you right down the garden path!

10 Essential Books About Crocheting

They say crochet is addictive…People get hooked!

7 Books We Bet Ted Lasso Would Love

“You are more mysterious than David Blaine reading a Sue Grafton novel at Area 51.”

6 Books by Writers on Writing 

"You can make anything by writing."—C.S. Lewis

3 Mental Toughness Books to Put You in High Gear

Strengthen your mind, and the rest will follow.