We all have those days when all you want is to curl up and disappear into a good book, and while sometimes it’s great to disappear into the life of a well written protagonist, what should you read when you need some inspiration for your own life? It can be impossible to find good books with inspiring and easy to read content when you’re looking for life improvement. Luckily we’ve scoured the shelves and made a list of our five fave non-fiction books that are beautiful, motivational and easy to read!
‘#Girlboss’ by Sophia Amoruso
We’ve been raving about #Girlboss a lot recently, you’ve probably noticed. From our badly hidden girl crush on Sophia to our incredible #Girlboss Giveaway, so we couldn’t make this list without mentioning it! #Girlboss is Sophia Amoruso’s story, it features a glimpse into her past and how she built her company up from the bottom plus all the advice she’d give to career girls. Sophia’s voice is funny, charming and authoritative and #Girlboss should be on the shelf of any entrepreneurial young woman!
‘It’s Not How Good You Are It’s How Good You Want To Be’ by Paul Arden
This cute little book is marketed as ‘A handbook of how to succeed in life by an advertising guru’, it features expertly designed pages, advice that is unlike any you’ve ever heard before and Paul’s own experiences thrown in for good measure. It’s not a lengthy book by any means, but with advice like ‘If you want to be interesting, be interested’ and ‘The person who doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything,’ this might just be the book you need to put a smile on the face of failure and get working towards your goals harder than ever.
‘Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion’ by Sali Hughes
As well as being beautiful on the outside, this book is beautiful inside too. Every beauty geek should put this book on their shelf and prepare to read Sali Hughes’s breezy editorial writing style deconstructing beauty myths and telling us what we desperately need to hear. Funny, charming and without all the usual fluff of beauty writing, ‘Pretty Honest’ does exactly what it says on the cover and is perfect for any girl who enjoys wit, whimsy and finding out what beauty products work on real girls!
‘The Goddess Experience’ by Gisele Scanlon
This beautiful book is the second in Gisele Scanlon’s Goddess series, it has over 1000 tips inside and some glorious anecdotes from Gisele’s own life, including when she met Vivienne Westwood. Words don’t really do this book justice, it’s a comprehensive guide to living the good life from food and fashion to city guides and inspirational people, all in a beautiful layout with Gisele’s own handdrawn illustrations.
‘Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits of Our Everyday Lives’ (released 17th March) by Gretchen Rubin
Although this book isn’t due to be released in the UK until the 17th March, you should definitely add this one to your wishlists girls! Gretchen Rubin attempts to find out why we find it so difficult to master our lives by answering questions such as ‘Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do?’ and ‘Why can I make time for everyone else, but can’t make time for myself?’ in an easy-to read book that mixes thorough research with humour. Described as ‘truly transformational’ (Prima Magazine) and with a stack of gleaming reviews on Amazon, this book could help any career girl stuck in a rut change her habits and master her life.
So there you have it, our five fabulous non-fiction reads! Let us know if you’ve read any of the books on our list, or if you have any recommendations of your own, and don’t forget to enter our two amazing giveaways (we spoil you!) of Chanel+ Kenzo and follow us on Twitter and Bloglovin!
Cover image from Beauty Minded