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Mar 28, 2018

9 Empowering Books Every Woman Should Read

Now that the weather’s warming up, and spring travels are on the horizon, our list of books to read on the beach, plane, or lounging in our backyard is growing, and we’re reaching for page turners to inspire us. We’re not tossing our fiction novels anytime soon, but every now and then like to opt for something that offers a takeaway for our well being mind, body, and soul. Are you with us? If the answer is yes, than you should start here, with these 9 empowering books every woman should read, in our opinion!

1. You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

We started the year off strong with this book! If you’re looking to dig deep within you, tackle your fears, and motivate yourself to reach your greatest potential, this is a must read. Jen will help you figure out what’s holding you back and encourage you to go for gold in this inspiring page turner.

2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Empowering yourself often means taking control of your surroundings, and no other book will help you rid your life of things that don’t bring you joy than Marie Kondo’s famous Konmari method. In the art of tidying up she’ll help you clean up your space, but more importantly live a more simplistic life, less focused on the things we have and hold onto.

3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Our day is a series of habits. From morning to nighttime routines to the places we go and things we eat. This book will change your life by exposing you to the power of those habits, as well as help you form beneficial ones and break those that aren’t.

4. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov

OK, so this may not seem like your typical empowering novel but we beg to differ. It’s all about respecting yourself and being confident and secure in a new, serious, or lack-there-of relationship. Sherry defines ‘bitch’ as a “Babe in Total Control of Herself.” And we can get on board with that definition.

5. White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping it Real on Your Spiritual Path – from One Seeker to Another by Danielle LaPorte

It’s easy to get worked up over self-help (we get it, we’re here sharing our favorite books to empower ourselves), and talk down to ourselves when we aren’t quite where we want to be on the journey. Not to fear – Danielle LaPorte taps into that very feeling with a relatable account of self-help tales gone wrong, and very right that will induce both laughter and maybe tears.

6. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

The title and subtitle – Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living – instantly spoke to our minimalist hearts. In Present Over Perfect Shauna Niequist speaks to all burnt out or worn down women looking to set new priorities in their lives. 

Get excited! From the woman who brought you Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn is releasing her new book Work Party this August! The must-have book for millennial women who want to create & cultivate the career of their dreams. Find out how to turn distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and headache into hard work.

We can’t think of anyone better than Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, to inspire all women in the work force. Sandberg continues to break glass ceilings by going in depth about the recurring issues most women come across at some point or another in their daily work life. Written with humor and wisdom, this book is an ‘inspiring call to action’ for individuals everywhere.

In this little book, Annie shows us how to keep your fears from holding us back and face the day with more courage and confidence. With short daily snippets, she will help you realize your strengths and face the ups and downs of your life, job, and calling with total bravery.

What are your favorite books that leave you feeling empowered?  

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