16 books every woman should read. Following are the best books that every woman should read to get all the motivation and inspiration they need to get out there and start leading the life they want to live.
These books are written by the successful and driven women that can do wonders for your self-esteem.
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1. The Universe Has Your Back –By Gabrielle Bernstein
Quote “The Universe sends us exactly what we are ready for at the exact time we need it in our lives.”
In The Universe Has Your Back, New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson in the book guides readers to release the blocks to what they most long for: happiness, security and clear direction. The lessons help readers relinquish the need to control so they can relax into a sense of certainty and freedom. Readers will learn to stop chasing life and truly live.
Making the shift from fear to faith will give readers a sense of power in a world that all too often makes them feel utterly powerless. When the tragedies of the world seem overwhelming, this book will help guide them back to their true power.
2. Girl, wash your face –By Rachel Hollis
Quote “Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.”
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie. In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be. Because you really can live with passion and hustle – and give yourself grace without giving up.
3. Girl Code –By Cara Alwill Leyba
Quote “Because building her up feels so much better than tearing her down.”
Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professionals and ‘side hustlers’. Blending personal stories and mantras with practical workbook sections, Girl Code will teach you how to build confidence, reconnect with your ‘why’, eradicate jealousy and use the power of connection.
Master life coach and motivational speaker Cara Alwill Leyba lays down the rules for building a stellar career and extraordinary life. She champions the importance of honesty, vulnerability and positivity and illustrates how women can work together to ensure success. Girl Code is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking and transform her life.
4. Yes Please –By Amy Poehler
Quote “Watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.”
Amy Poehler, one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read. Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry, photographs, mantras and advice.
Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh. Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.
5. Rise Sister Rise –By Rebecca Campbell
Quote “Rise for you. Rise for me. When you rise first. You rise for She.”
Rise Sister Rise is a transmission that calls the innate feminine wisdom to rise. It is about healing the insecurities, the fears, and the inherited patterns that stop women trusting the Shakti (power) and wisdom (intuition) that effortlessly flows through them. It’s about recognizing all of the ways we have been keeping ourselves contained and restrained in effort to fit into a certain archetype of woman. It’s about co-creating a whole new archetype of woman – a woman who does not keep herself small in order to make others feel more comfortable.
6. Like She Owns The Place –By Cara Alwill Leyba
Quote “You have the power to reprogram your mind. Make it work for you rather than against you.”
Imagine if you stopped putting your happiness in the hands of others. Imagine you stopped waiting for validation from external forces and learnt how to be intimate with failure, cellulite, success, wrinkles, imperfection, mistakes, vulnerability. Imagine what life would be like if you just decided to feel good now.
In Like She Owns the Place, teaches you that confidence is all about knowing yourself. Leyba lays down the foundations to help you build confidence from the ground up which include ditching the idea of winning, editing toxic people and habits from your life and embracing the achievements of other women.
Follow Cara’s advice and you’ll be walking into every room like you own the place.
7. How to Be an Overnight Success –By Maria Hatzistefanis
Quote “You are not born an entrepreneur. It’s a skill that you learn along the way.”
When the skincare company Rodial launched its cult “snake” serum, the press quickly called the business an “overnight success.” However, Rodial’s founder Maria Hatzistefanis had been toiling for 18 years, building the company from scratch in her bedroom. Now, the beauty boss sets out to demonstrate how her success stemmed from sheer hard work, tireless efforts and a lot of patience. She did it by worked hard, surrounded herself with the best, created buzz, and built her own personal brand, now a favorite with high-profile models and media personalities. She believes anyone can do this and her book shows how.
8. A Tribe Called Bliss –By Lori Harder
Quote “In order to see things differently, sometimes you need to see different things.”
In A Tribe Called Bliss Lori Harder bridges the gap between inspiration and action, providing a lasting resource for positive change and a guidebook for establishing a support tribe. With crucial and fascinating lessons and contextual self-work exercises, this is the ultimate guidebook to discover the key to a lifetime of blissful happiness.
9. Leave Your Mark –By Aliza Licht
Quote “If change doesn’t hurt a little, it’s not change. You have to go beyond where you’re comfortable, or you’re not progressing.”
Licht draws invaluable lessons from her experience, so there’s advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real talk in LEAVE YOUR MARK. It’s personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers and for people who are well on their way. With a particular emphasis on communicating and building your personal brand, something she knows a thing or two about, Aliza is your sassy, knowledgeable guide to the contemporary working world, where personal and professional lines are blurred and the most important thing you can have is a strong sense of self.
10. The Working Woman’s Handbook –By Phoebe Lovatt
Quote “Dream big. Work hard. Make it happen.”
Want to have an exciting, custom-built career? The Working Woman’s Handbook can help you create it. It’s the ultimate guide to job satisfaction, filled with practical advice on developing and driving a working life you love. Bursting with actionable tips, this book outlines an agenda for making and managing money, setting goals, and establishing success-oriented routines, with worksheets, exercises, and fool-proof “how-to” sections to help chart your course. From the lowdown on launching your own venture to a bullet-point checklist for an essential self-care regime, it will teach you to manage any dilemmas that crop up, and take the stress out of setting a budget.
11. Nice girls still don’t get the corner office –By Lois P. Frankel
Quote “Separate being liked and getting what you deserve- they are mutually exclusive.”
Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviours–over 130 in all–that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotages them as adults.
She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. Stop making “nice girl” errors that can become career pitfalls
12. Work Party –By Jaclyn Johnson
In the Work Party, Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work- and how you can too.
13. Women Who Launch –By Marlene Wagman Geller
Quote “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”
Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.
Readers will find:
- The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them.
- empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down.
- motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.
14. Things are what you make of them –By Adam J. Kurtz
Quote “You are on your own journey, but you are not alone. Each of us is fighting to be heard in a chorus of overlapping and intersecting voices. Support each other’s work, words, projects and products. We all win when we help each other succeed.”
From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.
As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-colour book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative–even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.
15. Get Your SHIT Together –By Sarah Knight
Quote “It’s never too late to get your shit together.”
In The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, “anti-guru” Sarah Knight introduced readers to the joys of mental decluttering . This book takes you one step further — organizing the f*cks you want and need to give, and cutting through the bullsh*t cycle of self-sabotage to get happy and stay that way. You’ll discover:
The Power of Negative Thinking Three simple tools for getting your sh*t together How to spend less and save more Ways to manage anxiety, avoid avoidance, and conquer your fear of failure And tons of other awesome sh*ts!
16. Girl, Stop Apologizing –By Rachel Hollis
Quote “Other people don’t get to tell you what you can have! Someone else doesn’t get to tell you who you can be! The world doesn’t get to decide what you can try. You are the only one who can make that decision.”
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
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