"The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self-activity." - Thomas CarlyleMany people think that only "serious" and "difficult" books can and should have a life-altering impact. No. Explore topics that you are curious about, and read the books that you want to read. Read anything. Read a "cheesy" self-help book if that is what you want to read. And read another self-help book if you want more cheesy advice. Just read.