Discover the best audiobooks for self-help, creating a happy home, healthy living and relationships. Plus, get 2 free audiobooks on Hello Peaceful Mind!

The Best Audiobooks That Will Change Your Life


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I love books, really, I buy a new one almost every two weeks … Thank you, Amazon for making it so easy to discover amazing new publications that I will love.

But there’s one catch.

I find it really hard to read non-fiction books. I can read a sci-fi novel in one day (yes this happened several times, with Divergent, Fallen and Throne of Glass ) but non-fiction, well I just fall asleep while reading after one paragraph …

So,  I started to listen to Audiobooks instead first for non-fiction and now also for fictions to help me sleep at night, but this is another story 😉

And I have a very nice surprise for you!

 Audible is giving away 2 FREE Audiobooks to the readers of Hello Peaceful Mind!

All you have to do is click on the button below and subscribe to the 30-day trial (and yes you will be able to keep the 2 books forever)

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Now that you have your free credits, let’s look at the best audiobooks that you can get to change your life!

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Authors: Elizabeth Gilbert
Listening Length: 5 hours and 6 minutes

Why I like Big Magic:

I started listening to the podcast Magic Lessons a couple of months ago. I love Elizabeth Gilbert’s soothing voice and the amazing tips she shares with her friends to help creative people stuck in their everyday life.

This book will help you find the inspiration you need to boost your creative life!

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The Power of Habit

Authors: Charles Duhigg
Listening Length: 10 hours and 57 minutes

Why I like The Power of Habit:

The Power of Habit will help you understand how you can create new habits and start making the changes you want in your life.

The book refers to scientific studies and looks into real life example to show how habits can bring success to your life or your business.

If you want to start making changes but don’t know how and where to begin, this book is for you!

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The Happiness Project

Authors: Gretchen Rubin
Listening Length: 10 hours and 15 minutes

Why I like The Happiness Project:

I discovered Gretchen Rubin through her podcast Happier. In the happiness project, Gretchen Rubin shares her findings from this 12-month journey to find happiness. She goes from scientific studies to experts practices and explains what will make you happier!

If you want to improve your life and become happier, this one is definitely for you!

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The Miracle Morning

Authors: Hal Elrod
Listening Length: 4 hours and 57 minutes

Why I like The Miracle Morning:

This book was a recommendation from a very good friend of mine (Hi Marika!). The Miracle Morning will help you work on the changes you want to make in your life! It will motivate you to wake up earlier (it doesn’t have to be at 5 am) to take actions!

If you want to change your life, this book is for you!

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Furiously Happy

Authors: Jenny Lawson
Listening Length: 8 hours and 20 minutes

Why I like Furiously Happy:

I discovered Jenny Lawson with her amazing coloring and therapeutic book You Are Here.

In Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson shares her struggles with depression and anxiety with a touch of humor.  You will relate to her stories and it will make you feel less alone.

This book is for you if you are struggling with mental illness or know someone who is.

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It Starts with Food

Authors: Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
Listening Length: 8 hours and 57 minutes

Why I like It Starts with Food:

It Starts with Food is the foundation of the Whole30. The reason why I started to listen to this book, is that I was looking for some scientific explanations about why I should eat one thing over another.

This book is really good at explaining the effect of the food on your body and its chain of reactions based on actual studies.

If you want to learn how to make healthier eating decisions, this book is for you!

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Nutrition Made Clear

Authors: The Teaching Company, LLC
Listening Length: 18 hours and 39 minutes

Why I like Nutrition Made Clear:

Nutrition Made Clear is a complete course about the science of food on your body. It has 36 lectures to help you calculate your own dietary needs!

Each lesson focuses on a specific topic and explains how to apply results from studies into your everyday life.

If you want to dive deep into nutrition and create a plan adapted to your own needs, I recommend this book!

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The Joy of Less

Authors: Francine Jay
Listening Length: 5 hours and 59 minutes

Why I like The Joy of Less:

I’ve already talked about The Joy of Less in this book review.

The Joy of Less is an awesome guide to help you declutter your home. It will first show you the principle of decluttering and how to let go of things. Then you listen to a step by step guide to declutter every room in your house!

This book is for you if you want to declutter your home and don’t know where to start!

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Authors: Marie Kondo
Listening Length: 4 hours and 50 minutes

Why I like The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up will show you how to organize your home so it looks less cluttered!

You will learn tricks for each room in your home!

This book is for you if you need help to organize your home!

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Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Authors: Ryan Nicodemus & Joshua Fields Millburn
Listening Length: 2 hours and 39 minutes

Why I like Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

You know I love the minimalists! They have an amazing podcast and their minimalism documentary really inspired me to change my life.

In this book, you will learn more about the minimalist lifestyle and how they both changed their life to live more intentionally.

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The Little Book of Hygge

Authors: Meik Wiking
Listening Length: 3 hours and 13 minutes

Why I like The Little Book of Hygge

Hygge is all about comfort, togetherness, and well-being. In this book, Meik Wiking who the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen shares tips to be comfortable at home and happier with your life!

This book is for you if you want to create comfort in you home and improve your relationship with people.

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The Five Love Languages

Authors: Gary Chapman
Listening Length: 4 hours and 46 minutes

Why I like The Five Love Languages:

I read The Five Love Languages a few years ago and learned so much from it.

This book will show you how people express their feelings. You will be more open-minded and realize that your partner often has good attention that you didn’t see before.

If you want to improve your communication to express your feelings, you should listen to this book!

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I will update this list every time I find a new book available on Audible!


Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Daniella

    September 25, 2017 at 8:54 am Reply

    Great list! My favorite would have to be Big Magic, it was so inspiring! Feel free to visit my blog to see my thoughts on it… 🙂

  • Jonathan

    October 31, 2018 at 10:13 am Reply

    Hi Julie,

    Thanks very much for sharing this list! It’s good to see ‘The Power of Habit’ on here as it’s an audiobook that I’d 100% recommend. The theory that it’s built the book is built on is hugely inspiring and motivational – that you can achieve anything you want as long as you develop the right habits.

    Thanks again,


  • S. Pattanaik

    August 9, 2023 at 10:20 am Reply

    Great LIst, Here is a list of interesting self-help books- 20 Best Self-Help Audiobooks on Audible: Create the Life You Deserve, If You are Ready for a Fresh Start! Would you like to visit to have a look at mine. Thanks a lot

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