Six Books That Will Make You Believe You Can Achieve Anything


Sometimes you just need a motivational speaker standing over you, shouting loud and proud. Telling you that yes you can do another squat, you can get your dream job, you can pass your exam. And we know times get tough, but you need that inspiration, that motivation, that dedication to continue! Whenever you’re lacking and you need something to remind you that you can achieve anything – these six books will sort you out. They always help me when I need a little kick in the butt!

1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In By Sheryl Sandberg available here.

Facebook’s operating officer reminds us of all the hardships women before us have faced. Sandberg highlights how privileged the modern woman can be if she takes control of her business opportunities, and doesn’t let any man stand in her way during these sexist times. As an inspiring woman who stood up against the prejudiced corporate world, Sandberg will make you believe you can do the same, and never let a man put you in your place. Buy it here.

2. The Ultimate Blog Plan by Career Girl Daily

The Ultimate Blog Plan available here.

You know we had to put this in. The Ultimate Blog Plan is perfect for getting you started on your blog, and inspiring you to go for your career goals! With interactive tasks and a structure to help you build your perfect blog, this book is a must have for any motivated girl, and will leave you feeling confident, and ready to take on any business situation! Buy it here.

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre available here.

When it comes to a group of girls way beyond their time, the Bronte sisters take the gold, writing classics at an age most of us were still fighting with our parents about curfews. Charlotte’s Jane Eyre is the original woman making it on her own in a man’s world. Jane represents the intelligent, quick witted, career orientated woman in a society where girls futures were decided by men – talk about a role model. After this classic, you can’t help but feel inspired to go out and achieve your goals. Buy it here.

4. Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh

Girls Think Of Everything available here.

Want a reminder that girls run the world? This book is filled with reminders that women have created the most amazing things in just their kitchens, living rooms, garages, labs, and basements. You don’t hear about it but our achievements are massive. From windshield wipers to chocolate chip cookies, this will give you a HUGE boost of motivation. Buy it here.

5. Women In Science by Rachel Ignotofsky 

Women In Science available here.

This is another great book if you need to be reminded of the incredible things that women can accomplish! This New York Times bestseller highlights the contributions of women to the field of science, it’s beautifully illustrated and will teach you everything you never knew about the feats of women! Buy it here.

6. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

How To Be A Woman available here.

Caitlin is the champion woman. This life-manual cum autobiography will tell you everything you need to know about being a woman and give you a kick of badass motivation to get sh*t done! Caitlin talks about every hiccup she’s had along the way, from childhood to now, and makes celebrating womanhood so much easier! I fell in love with this book years ago and read it again whenever I need a motivational kick! Buy it here.

Written by Hope Turner.



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  • Ramona

    These books sound amazing! Definitely gotta read them,.

  • Jessica Tonge

    Love this list, books like these definitely make me feel motivated. Added to my never ending list of books to read!

  • Tracie

    Lots of new books to check out! I’d add Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I devoured that book, and it made my believe in my creativity again.

  • dreamofadventures

    I loved reading lean in!! Such a great book!

  • Natalie Redman

    Great selection!

  • Priyanka Prakash

    Love the book suggestions here. Another book I would add to the list is “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”.

  • The Red House

    Ha, I’ve read the first in your list. Now I feel like I need to make my way through the list, I’m loving inspirational books at the moment! Xx

  • Meg

    Years ago I read “Diane: A Signature Life” by Diane Von Furstenberg and has been my go-to ever since for inspiration. Another great one, “Always Pack A Party Dress” by Amanda Brooks is stunning. Such a treat, and I reference it all that time.