Since the beginning of 2024, we made resolutions to be better and improve our lives. Whether taking care of our shape or mental state, we set goals to be better versions of ourselves. While we have the intention to develop, sometimes we don’t know where to start and whether our plans are organized. The intention is there but the first movement to improvement is always the hardest and with that knowledge, there are multiple ways to ease the process of improvement. Enters Self-help books ready to be picked up from the selves and consumed. Authors and experts have used their pens and paper to provide insightful and helpful tips to get your life on track. Without further ado, here are the top self-help books to get at the Cairo International Book Fair.
1- How to Meet Your Self By Nicole LePera
Nicole LePera, a holistic psychologist, shares an interactive workbook in her book "How to Meet Your Self" for readers to discover their authentic selves by identifying and avoiding the patterns of physical, mental, and emotional behavior that fill our days and create our current selves when we observe them objectively and compassionately. The book focuses on detoxing oneself from pressure and reaching inner peace.
2-The Mistakes by Salah Abu El Magd
Entrepreneur and mindset coach Salah Abu El Magd writes about how to be successful, you need to fully understand where things went wrong, the mistakes you’ve made, and how to change for the best.
He states that success doesn't require a magic wand, but understanding and avoiding mistakes that hinder progress. Mistakes can be a barrier to success, and it's crucial to recognize their impact on your progress.
3- Your Best Version
The book’s description starts with this “A new medicine has been invented in this world, and it will extend your life. It will also reduce your risk of depression, heart attack, and stroke, improve your sleep, make you recover from your addiction to anything, and strengthen your immune system. It will reduce hospital stays for patients, as well as bring healthy relationships into your life.”
Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al-Sioufi uses his words articulately to help readers live a better life, to become “Your best version.” this book is about healing, finding yourself, and getting rid of bad habits.
4- The Noonday Demon By Andrew Solomon and Translated into Arabic By Omar Fathy
Right now there’s little to no stigma around mental health and Andrew Solomon’s book The Noonday Demon, delves into depression. The prevalent and fatal mental illness that cripples everyone, using his experiences and insights from various sources and experts, he discusses the various medicine available, their effectiveness, and their impact on different demographics, while also addressing the difficulty of defining the illness and its history.
5- Be The Person That Makes You Happy: Collection of Stories Translated into Arabic By Inas Saeed
One of the biggest lies we have been told is to be with someone who makes you happy, However, the truth is... we are the ones who are responsible for our happiness
The book "Be the Person Who Makes You Happy" highlights the significance of pursuing happiness, the fact that the journey's success starts with ourselves, and most importantly that happiness is something that does not come easily. It is a bumpy road that requires patience. endurance and peace of mind.