My favorite inspirational books I’ve read in 2019
If there is anything I love it’s being able to curl up in comfy clothes with some nice inspirational books.
While I am open to reading any kind of book, my favorite types of books are non-fiction or self-help books.
I have always been so interested in hearing creative women’s success stories, and taking their advice and incorporating it into my own life. Some of the biggest sayings or mantras I live by come from some of the incredible women authors who have written the books that I’ve read.
I wanted to share some of my favorite books that I have read, and I hope you take into consideration reading them too, I truly think you will enjoy them!
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Tales From The Back Row by Amy Odell
If you’re looking to be a part of the fashion industry, or if you ever even wondered what goes on in the industry “Tales From The Back Row: An Outsider’s View From Inside The Fashion Industry” by Amy Odell is a great read. Amy Odell, former Editor of Cosmopolitan.com, puts into words the hardcore industry of fashion, while putting her own humor into it. Amy tells about what it was like to start from the bottom (or in this case the back row) of the fashion industry and work her way to the top. This story is no doubt inspiring for any girl boss, whether you’re looking to work in the fashion industry or elsewhere. Everyone loves a nice inspirational anecdote. Purchase Tales From The Back Row HERE.
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Sometimes we all need a reminder, or perhaps a kick in the ass, to encourage us to get out there and grab life by the horns. Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life is a great place to get that motivational boost. This how-to-guide is no doubt entertaining and full of inspirational anecdotes and great advice from life-coach and bestselling author Jen Sincero. And don’t worry, this isn’t another dry self-help book, Sincero puts a hilarious, entertaining spin on things that will keep you wanting to read more. These 27 chapters make it their mission to help you identify and cease the self-sabotaging behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back from living your utmost life. Purchase You Are A Badass HERE.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
One of her number of amazing books (which I am making it my mission to read them all), Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals is a must-read. Just the title alone drew me to this book, because I am so guilty of putting others’ approval above my own needs. Sometimes we all just have to realize that we don’t have to apologize for things that don’t need apologizing for. Are you choosing to start a business over working a 9-5? Don’t apologize for that. Are you choosing to work a 9-5 rather than start your own business? Don’t apologize for that either. These things affect no one but yourself. Rachel speaks in this book about six essential behaviors that helped her to discover what it was she was passionate about and how she used those behaviors to wildly succeed. Purchase Girl, Stop Apologizing HERE.
Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It In Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht is the perfect read for any woman who aspires to kill it every single day. Twitter-phenomenon and ‘DKNY PR girl’ Aliza Licht speaks of her climb to the top, and how she took chances and tried new things to get there. Drawing lessons from her journey (like trying out Twitter to market a brand while Twitter wasn’t commonly used for marketing), Aliza mentors her readers to achieve success in a professional manner while not being afraid to take chances. Purchase Leave Your Mark HERE.
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
I’m sure it is no surprise that this book is on the list. One of my favorite books of all time, and my favorite businesswoman to draw inspiration from, Sophia Amoruso is the epitome of a Girlboss. #Girlboss, the book, tells the story of Sophia’s claim to fame — which all started with an eBay shop that she started from scratch. The Nasty Gal founder has a story that no doubt inspires, and now she dedicates herself to helping other women achieve success. This read is a must! Purchase #Girlboss HERE.
Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar
Working in the media industry, and blogging as a side hustle, it is no surprise that when I came across a book from the founder of the huge conglomerate Popsugar I immediately bought it. I love stories from inspiring ladies, especially those who work in such amazing, demanding industries. Lisa Sugar shares her story, both business and personal, and gives advice about all kinds of different topics when it comes to creating your dream job. Purchase Power Your Happy HERE.
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Lastly, another gem from Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass At Making Money helps to give advice for those who are hitting roadblocks financially. This book reminds you that financial success is not beyond your reach and helps you to uncover what it is that is holding you back. If you need some motivation to help you become as wealthy as you want to be, this book is a great resource. Purchase You Are A Badass At Making Money HERE.
I am always looking for new books to check out, so if you have any recommendations please leave them for me!