No matter how optimistic you are in life, there will always be those days when nothing seems to motivate you at all—even if you watch a funny K-drama, listen to your favorite K-pop song, or look at the 99+ oppas in your phone's gallery. And that's totally okay! But in case you want to try something new to make you feel better, reading self-help Korean books is guaranteed to comfort you.
From loving yourself to finding love in the smallest things, these healing page-turners are like your best friend: They'll make you laugh out of nowhere, and bring you close to tears with their realistic yet comforting advice. Aside from that, they also have pretty illustrations and it's as if you're transported into a ~*different world*~ every time you look at them. And if you're someone who likes *smelling* the pages just like me, you'll love the good quality paper it comes with, too!
We listed five Korean bestsellers from Apop books that will remind you of better days ahead:
1. I Decided To Live As Me by Kim Soo Hyun
Isn't it true when they say that loving yourself is harder than loving somebody else? In I Decided To Live As Me, Kim Soo Hyun (not the actor!) tells us to love ourselves—flaws and all. If you're *trying* to adult in life, this book recommended by BTS' Jungkook will come in handy.
2. Being Comfortable Without Effort by Kim Soo Hyun
The sequel to I Decided To Live As Me revolves around the concept that we are all special in our own little way, and that's enough to be proud of our small wins. Being Comfortable Without Effort also tackles the relationships we form with others and how we set boundaries with them.
3. Love Is by Puuung
Remember the book that appeared in the fantasy K-drama, W: Two Worlds? You can now have a copy of it! Love Is portrays how endearment is found anywhere, even if it's as simple as washing the dishes together. Its pages are filled with colorful illustrations, and it's a heart-fluttering piece that will make you feel warm and cozy.
4. 1cm by Kim Eun Ju
A fun and exciting book with interactive activities,1cm is your go-to guide when you need a different perspective in life. With its unique insights and colorful sketches, it's no surprise that this page-turner is well-loved worldwide, with over one million copies sold!
5. You Can Wind Down From Time To Time by Kim Dan
Here's another book reco from a K-pop idol: EXO's Chanyeol gifted a copy of You Can Wind Down From Time To Time to his friend, Zico, last year! This self-help read will let you *meet* fairytale characters, and the illustrated essays will show you that no struggle can last forever.
You can purchase copies of these Korean bestsellers via Apop Books' website.
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