I just finished reading Little Fires Everywhere, and while it may not fall into my list of books for every female entrepreneur, it was an amazing book (if you haven’t read it yet click here to order it ASAP). One of my resolutions for 2018 was to read every single day, and I am proud to say that I have kept that habit and it’s May. I love reading fiction, but recently I’ve been getting into memoirs and wellness books to keep me motivated as I dive deeper into creating my own business.
Whether you are in need of some inspiration or guidance or just want a good read, I challenge you to add these books to your list.
Wild: I read this book a while ago, but just recently reread it. I think it is one of the few powerful stories that really empowers women to go it alone. Whether you are embarking on a new solo adventure, starting your own business, or moving to a new city, it is important to know you can do it yourself (even though you might not have to).
Not That Kind of Girl: I love a good laugh and hearing Lena Dunham’s memories about falling in love, to feeling overweight, to trying to make it in NYC made me feel like life doesn’t have to be taken quite so seriously all the time. This book has faced some backlash, but I still encourage you to read it and read all about what Dunham has “learned”.
You Are a Badass: Need I say more? Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and this is definitely one of those cases. Jen Sincero shares how she became a renowned life coach and author and gives you the tools to achieve your own goals.
Jane Eyre: Because we all need a classic with a strong female lead.
Talking as Fast as I Can: If you don’t watch Gilmore Girls, you need to right now. Lauren Graham is one of my all-time favorite actresses, so when her memoir came out I couldn’t wait to read it. She walks you through her path to fame and success and all the windy roads it took to get there.
Presence: I am only halfway through this book, but Amy Cuddy offers research and strategies to be brave and have presence wherever you go. This book is extremely important if you aren’t quite comfortable with who you are (aka every 20 year old).
Delivering Happiness: I read this for the first time in high school and this book continues to inspire me to seek work that is fulfilling and work that does good. The fact that 7 years later I still remember this book should be reason enough for you to download it today.
If you have other recommendations I would love to hear them! Drop a comment below with your favorite book.