I was never big on reading. Maybe it's because I am a millennial but if you were to ask me a few months ago, I would've chose an hour of Netflix or Instagram browsing people's highlight reels of their perfect lives rather than pick up a book. That wasn't until I found the self help aisle. Yes, I said it- self-help, don't judge me. That aisle definitely gets a bad rap. But aren't we all just trying to be the best versions of ourselves? The first one I read was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** and I finished it within the first week of buying it. It was then that I realized I needed to read things that related to not only real life, but could be related to my life. The following 5 are great not only because of their advice, inspiration and insight but because of the motivational stories of the authors themselves: their stories and their struggles. From low self esteem, to organizational skills, relationship advice (both friends and lovers!), self-care, letting go, etc all 5 of these texts are full of great insight, stories, ideas and more. There is much to explore.