7 Books Every Successful Woman Has Read

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Successful women gather inspiration from all over the world, whether they’re inspired by a story in the news or a film, they have their very own go-to media to keep them on the right track and help them stay inspired. With that in mind, I thought I’d do a little research to find out which books successful women recommend on their journey’s to success. These are great, you’ll love them all!

 

1. Amy Poehler: I Like You

I love a book that makes me laugh, and this book will keep you laughing till the end. Amy Poehler loves it for the same reason, claiming that Sedaris’ relatable read is ‘hilarious and beautifully designed.’ It explores the life of a hostess in the ’60s who takes us through how best to entertain our guests and shows us some flamboyant recipes along the way. Buy it here.


2. Lena Dunham: Bad Feminist

Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” Is this woman a feminist? In this inspiring book, Roxane Gay takes us through her journey and evolution as a woman, letting us know we are not alone in our plights. This book is a serious page turner, each essay more relatable than the last! Buy it here.


3. J. K Rowling: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors

You know you’re onto a winner when J.K Rowling recommends your book. This book follows a woman who has come out of a difficult, violent relationship and has a drinking problem. J.K says she has never come across such a relatable, believable female character who was written and created by a man. Buy it here.


4. Emma Watson: Just Kids

Emma loves this book because it pushes boundaries, calling it ‘honest and brave’. This book tells the story of two artists that would support, and carry each other to unexpected international success. Telling a great tale through faith in friendship and a journey into fame, Patti tells her story of the late sixties and early seventies in America, and the politics and revolutionary backgrounds of women. Buy it here.


5. Beyoncé: We Should All Be Feminists

The Queen of female empowerment, Beyoncé recommends this read and claims it to be one of her greatest influences. The chilling beginning speech featured in her track ‘Flawless’ is by Chimamanda, so it is no shock we should pick up the book! Perfect for encouraging women, and building them up. Buy it here.


6. Arianna Huffington: Mindfulness

Arianna believes in finding mindfulness in a fast-paced world. This book is on plenty of successful women’s reading lists because it helps you find zen in the world of stress. This book will help you relieve anxiety and stress, whether you’re brushing your teeth or drinking your morning coffee, you can practice mindfulness wherever you are. Buy it here.


7. Chloe Macintosh: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Chloe is the co-founder of Made.com and creative advisor to Soho House. So she knows the pressure of building a business. She says this book gave her motivation and contains a brutally honest perspective on the difficulties and setbacks that come when you’re running a business. Buy it here.

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Successful women gather inspiration from all over the world, whether they’re inspired by a story in the news or a film, they have their very own go-to media to keep them on the right track and help them stay inspired. With that in mind, I thought I’d do a little research to find out which books successful women recommend on their journey’s to success. These are great, you’ll love them all!

 

1. Amy Poehler: I Like You by Amy Sedaris

I love a book that makes me laugh, and this book will keep you laughing till the end. Amy Poehler loves it for the same reason, claiming that Sedaris’ relatable read is ‘hilarious and beautifully designed.’ It explores the life of a hostess in the ’60s who takes us through how best to entertain our guests and shows us some flamboyant recipes along the way. Buy it here.


2. Lena Dunham: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” Is this woman a feminist? In this inspiring book, Roxane Gay takes us through her journey and evolution as a woman, letting us know we are not alone in our plights. This book is a serious page turner, each essay more relatable than the last! Buy it here.


3. J. K Rowling: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

You know you’re onto a winner when J.K Rowling recommends your book. This book follows a woman who has come out of a difficult, violent relationship and has a drinking problem. J.K says she has never come across such a relatable, believable female character who was written and created by a man. Buy it here.


4. Emma Watson: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Emma loves this book because it pushes boundaries, calling it ‘honest and brave’. This book tells the story of two artists that would support, and carry each other to unexpected international success. Telling a great tale through faith in friendship and a journey into fame, Patti tells her story of the late sixties and early seventies in America, and the politics and revolutionary backgrounds of women. Buy it here.


5. Beyoncé: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Queen of female empowerment, Beyoncé recommends this read and claims it to be one of her greatest influences. The chilling beginning speech featured in her track ‘Flawless’ is by Chimamanda, so it is no shock we should pick up the book! Perfect for encouraging women, and building them up. Buy it here.


6. Arianna Huffington: Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Arianna believes in finding mindfulness in a fast-paced world. This book is on plenty of successful women’s reading lists because it helps you find zen in the world of stress. This book will help you relieve anxiety and stress, whether you’re brushing your teeth or drinking your morning coffee, you can practice mindfulness wherever you are. Buy it here.


7. Chloe Macintosh: The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Chloe is the co-founder of Made.com and creative advisor to Soho House. So she knows the pressure of building a business. She says this book gave her motivation and contains a brutally honest perspective on the difficulties and setbacks that come when you’re running a business. Buy it here.

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  • Meg

    Mindfulness is a great read and easily applied through a regular practice of kindness, self trust, loving kindness and compassion…I recommend highly. I actually prefer “How to Meditate” by Pema Chodren, or would recommend as a follow up to Mindfulness. Great stuff.

  • I always love seeing what other successful women read and who they admire… We forget that success comes with a lot more in the background that we don’t see. There are a few picks that I’ll read at some point!

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  • These look so good!
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  • I honestly loved bad feminist. It was such an interesting read. I’ll definitely have to read the other ones on here!

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  • Very interesting books. Titles sound very empowering
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  • Janna

    Love this list, will definitely check them out!

    Janna | skylinesoul.com

  • Maritazia Katsimigkou

    Definately 1) “The Mafia Manager,by “V”” copyright 1991 by Curti L.Johnson,St.Martin Griffin ,N.York ,U.S.A , A guide to manage your businness like a mafioso!!!!!!!,
    2) Sun Tzu, The art of war, thus life is an endless war both in business as in love. And in love and in war everything can be permitted!!!!!!!!
    3)

    Good
    Girls Go to Heaven, Bad Girls Go Everywhere: How to Break the Rules and
    Get What You Want from Your Job, Your Family, and Your RelationshipMar 1997

    by Jana U. Ehrhardt and Eve Ehrhardt,

    4)20 ways to become a “cheeky woman”by Jana U. Ehrhardt and Eve Ehrhardt,

    5) “Every day and more meen girl ” by Jana U. Ehrhardt and Eve Ehrhardt, all theese three books is a trilogy of Erhardt that guides us step by step how firstly to love ourselves, and think and act like men in order to succeed in men’s world!!!!!!!!