To you, it may feel like just another Monday. But we’re happy to tell you that this Monday is worth celebrating. It’s World Book Day, and we’ve listed our top 7 favorite books for you to dive into. From spirituality and emotional healing to entrepreneurship and female empowerment, these authors touch on a range of important themes relevant to living a happy, healthy life.
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, By Jen Sincero
If it isn’t already, this how-to guide should be at the top of your reading list! Written by bestselling author and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero, this hilarious and inspiring book will take you on a spiritual journey to change self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors and move you closer to building a life that you love -- with the occasional refreshing swear word.
- Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, By Tara Brach
A novel that Tim Ferriss recommends everyone read, this book leads readers toward a path of inner peace and emotional healing. Covering topics including fear, unworthiness, and perfectionism, Tara Brach has helped many to hold their experiences with compassion, utilizing her experience as a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation to assist readers in developing an embodied presence and cultivating a forgiving heart.
- #GIRLBOSS, By Sophia Amoruso
From hitchhiking and dumpster diving, to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world, Sophia Amoruso shares her unconventional journey to the top as well as words of wisdom for the fearless, badass, go getters like herself. From encouraging readers to trust their instincts to sharing money-saving tips, this rebel #girlboss inspires a generation of females to push the envelope and pursue their dreams in this clever and witty novel.
- The Gifts of Imperfection, By Brené Brown
A New York Times best seller, this book redefines what it means to experience vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Written by research professor and thought leader Brené Brown, the novel explores common themes in human behavior from her research including scarcity, comparison, and self-doubt, in order to put readers on a path toward what Brown refers to as “wholehearted” living.
- Judgement Detox, By Gabrielle Bernstein
A six-step process for removing judgement from our lives, this novel was written by life coach and “spirit junkie” Gabrielle Bernstein in order to give readers the permission and freedom to live their lives more authentically, forgivingly, and lovingly. From guiding readers to explore sources of judgement in their lives to providing them with ways to cut ties with these sources, Bernstein uses a combination of spiritual principles, yoga, meditation, EFT, and metaphysical teachings to interact with readers and help them to remove common energy drainers and life blocks.
- Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, By Cara Alwill Leyba
For all the female entrepreneurs, professional women, side hustlers, and anyone in between out there who also enjoy a glass of champagne every once in a while, this book is for you. In this book, Master Life Coach and champagne enthusiast Alwill Leyba Cara Alwill Leyba shares her secrets of success in addition to interviewing other women who have had success in creating their “champagne lives.” Rather than tackling the operational side of starting a business, this book teaches readers to build their self-confidence, eradicate jealousy, and learn the power of connection -- three building blocks she claims to be crucial to her life and business.
- Bad Feminist, By Roxane Gay
Through an inspiring collection of essays about feminism, cultural critic and professor Roxane Gay explores what it means today to be a feminist or, as someone “not trying to be perfect,” a bad feminist. Utilizing a diverse range of perspectives and stories, she tries to make a complex term simple, uncovering what it means to be a feminist and how, being human, it is possible to be feminist while holding ideas or values contradictory to the traditional term.
We hope you enjoyed our top 7 picks! Comment below if you’ve read any of these yourself, or if there are other books you would recommend adding to the list. We’d love to hear what favorites are floating around the Fred and Far community!
Otherwise, take the time today to #treatyoself to and old book you’ve put down or a new book you’ve been meaning to pick up! Happy reading!