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BEST Melody Beattie Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Is Melody Beattie?

Melody Beattie (Born July 2, 1948) is one of America’s most beloved self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced the world to the term “codependency” in 1986.

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The Best Melody Beattie Books of All Time

Why these best Melody Beattie books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Melody Beattie books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Melody Beattie that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Melody Beattie books of all time...

Best Melody Beattie Books: Journey to the Heart
1. Journey to the Heart - Melody Beattie
Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul
Published 1996 // 384 pages // Rated 4.5 over 1,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: The Language of Letting Go
2. The Language of Letting Go - Melody Beattie
Daily Meditations on Codependency
A restorative collection of daily meditations for those who struggle to let go of their codependent tendencies — by self-help author and codependent, addiction, and recovery expert Melody Beattie. This book provides rejuvenating inspiration and motivation that reminds us to own our responsibility of self-care — perhaps one of the most important components of breaking codependency.
Published 1990 // 408 pages // Rated 4.3 over 7,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: Beyond Codependency
3. Beyond Codependency - Melody Beattie
And Getting Better All the Time
The book to pick up after you’ve finished Codependent No More and are ready to learn how to master self-care and walk into self-sufficiency — by self-help author and codependent, addiction, and recovery expert Melody Beattie. This book takes her previous work one step further and provides practical ways to release old, self-defeating survival tactics so that you can step into life and live.
Published 1989 // 276 pages // Rated 4.2 over 3,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: Codependent No More
4. Codependent No More - Melody Beattie (FREE Summary)
How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
Codependent No More is the definitive book on codependency, clarifying what it is, why so many struggle with it, and most importantly, how to overcome it — by former codependent and beloved self-help author Melody Beattie.
Published 1986 // 276 pages // Rated 4.1 over 31,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps
5. Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps - Melody Beattie
New Stories
The New York Times Bestselling self-help book on how to find the right recovery program for you — because Alcoholics Anonymous is not the only program available to us. This book takes the famous 12 steps we’ve all heard of and specifically tweaks them for codependents to apply at home or in a group setting. — by self-help author and codependent, addiction, and recovery expert Melody Beattie, this is the book to turn to for practical, applicable ways to end the cycle.
Published 1990 // 224 pages // Rated 4.3 over 700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: More Language of Letting Go
6. More Language of Letting Go - Melody Beattie
366 New Daily Meditations
Published 2000 // 432 pages // Rated 4.5 over 400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: Finding Your Way Home
7. Finding Your Way Home - Melody Beattie
Soul Survival Kit - Tools For Discovering Your Emotional And Spiritual Power
Published 1998 // 176 pages // Rated 4.2 over 300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: Gratitude
8. Gratitude - Melody Beattie
Inspirations
Published 1992 // 112 pages // Rated 4.2 over 100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact
9. 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact - Melody Beattie
Meditations for Connecting with God, Self, and Others
Published 2003 // 280 pages // Rated 4.4 over 100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Melody Beattie Books: The Language of Letting Go
10. The Language of Letting Go - Melody Beattie
Hazelden Meditation Series
Published 2009 // 408 pages // Rated 4.6 over <100 reviews on Goodreads

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