Our Top 10 Empowering Reads of 2019

November 29, 2019

Taylor Shearer


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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean your reading list should come to an end!

We’ve rounded up some great books that, if you haven’t already, need to be added to your girl boss tool kit asap. These books are all written by hardworking and powerful women! Perfect for your dose of inspiration as we head into colder, darker days.

So grab one of these and cozy up on the couch or by the fire with your favourite cup of tea!


You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero $13.85 

How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness And Start Living An Awesome Life

Expect hilarity, curse words, and manifestation. Jen Sincero shares some personal stories and the power of positive thinking to help you overcome your fears and start being a real badass!


Power You Happy – Lisa Sugar $14.15

Work Hard, Play Nice & Build Your Dream Life

Lisa Sugar appears to have curated her perfect life. Now, she wants to share her advice to help every woman do just that. Through personal and business stories of hers, she shares how she found her dream job and didn’t let her doubts hold her back.

I Am That Girl – Alexis Jones $20.60

How To speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #BeThatGirl

See this as your guide to becoming the best version of YOURSELF. Jones ensures the reader they do not need to change who they are but rather to embrace yourself and to stop listening to negative voices in your head. Jones asks the reader to think about what their real passions and purposes are as a means to success.


#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso $29.95

The book that started a movement! Amoruso tells the story of her 180 degrees success story.

“Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules.” —Vanity Fair


Leave Your Mark – Alexis Licht $19.05

Land Your Dream Job. Kill It In Your Career. Rock Social Media.

Upfront, funny, and sassy. Sharing her story as a social media and fashion industry superstar, Licht opens up like you’re meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee. With advice for those new to their career and those with years of experience, this book has a wide audience and tips and advice for everyone trying to build a successful life!


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Settle For More – Megyn Kelly $7.95

With a career in journalism and politics, this woman has some experience to share. Kelly gracefully retells her own story of growing up in a high achieving family and challenges that faced her throughout her career like sexual harassment and gender biases. Her “settle for more” attitude shines through the pages and will leave you feeling motivated to persevere and kick your butt into gear!


Girl Code – Cara Alwill Leyba $19.80

Unlocking the Secrets to Success, and Happiness For The Female Entrepreneur

Don’t expect a get-rich-quick guide here. Rather, let’s all come together to be better people. Quite the jealousy & bullsh!t and let us, as women, start supporting and celebrating each other! Do expect a community mentality and encouragement to share wisdom & fears and get real with each other!


She Means Business – Carrie Green $15.85

Turn Your Ideas Into Reality And Become A Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

With experience starting her first online business in her 20s, this book is relatable. A guidebook based on Green’s successful experience. Throughout the book, you will find honest retellings and advice to help you condition your life for success!


Lean In – Cherly Sandberg $28.15

Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

Empowering women and encouraging ambition. A powerfully written look at gender representation in successful companies and government. Named as one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women In Business, Sandberg shares her stories as Facebook COO and what we can do to make small changes with big impacts.


Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis $21.50

Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be

Honest, gritty and witty. Hollis is all about uncovering the lies we’ve been brought to believe for so long about what success and happiness look like. A little in your face, and a no bullsh!t attitude, Hollis shares her personal stories and exposes her messy, happy self and how even though she may not be like all the other moms out there, that’s okay!


Grab a copy of any of these books on Amazon or hit up your local bookstore. If you’ve read some already, let us know your thoughts and share in the comments! Do you have some of your own recommendations?

BTW – if you haven’t checked out our 2019 Gift Guide yet, you’re missing out on so much goodness. Go check it out, babe! #spoilyourselfseason

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  1. Jenn Summers says:

    Oh, I love this list. I have to pin it! I really want to start reading a bit more again… Would really love try out some of these empowering books.
    Thanks for the amazing list!

  2. Rachel says:

    Ohhh good list! I definitely need to add these to my reading list! Thank you!

  3. Janet says:

    Awesome list for the new year!!

  4. Heather says:

    These are my favorite types of books to read! I love the suggestions! Some of them I already own and the rest I will definitely be adding to my list of books that I would like to read. Do you have a favorite out of the bunch? Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Madi Rowan says:

    Great list! I read Girl, Wash Your Face earlier this year but would love to read some others on this list! Thanks for the suggestions!

    -Madi xo


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