My 2018 Reading List

One of my goals this year is to read at least one book per month.

While I plan on reading a mixture of different books, the majority of books on my reading list are motivational or business-related reads. Books are a big deal these days so I figured I’d share my list with you in case you were interested in some new reads as well.

I hit up my Instagram audience and a few Facebook groups for suggestions, added in ones that were already on my radar, and here’s what made the cut so far.

reading list

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson

“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being stronger, happier people is to handle adversity better and stop trying to be ‘positive’ all the time.”

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Creativity is sacred and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all. We toil alone and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. The works wants to be made, and it wants to b made through you.”

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

“The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.”

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

“If you leave your growth to randomness, you’ll always live in the land of mediocrity.”

She Means Business  by Carrie Green

“Carrie started her first online business at the age of 20 – she knows what it’s like to be an ambitious and creative woman with big dream and huge determination ...but she also knows the challenges of starting and running a business, including the fears, overwhelm, confusion and blocks that entrepreneurs face. Based on her personal, tried and tested experience, she offers valuable guidance and powerful exercises to help you out.”

It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

“Here’s the nutrition book we’ve been waiting for. It Starts With Food helps you break through psychological barriers and uncover your own optimal diet, taking you through every step with plenty of practical advice and encouragement to keep you on track.”

Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes

“As a self-proclaimed introvert with three hit shows on television and three children at home, Shonda Rimes had plenty of reasons to say no. Then came Thanksgiving 2013 when Shonda’s sister Delorse muttered six little words at her: ‘You never say yes to anything’. Those six words became a wake-up call – and a challenge.”

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte

“A guide to creating goals with soul. Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent clarity you can have. Generating those feelings is the most powerful thing you can do with your life.”

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kauer

“This is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as I wept. Think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year. They will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom.”

Stripped  by Cara Alwill Leyba

“Stripped is a collection of poetry and inspired writings that celebrate the power vulnerability and the magic that occurs when we decide to live authentically, commit to our own personal evolution, and bare it all.”

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday

“Size 22. Supermodel. Feminist. Mom. Loud. Proud. Body activist. Beautiful. Businesswoman. Cat owner. Funny. Outspoken. Wife. Daughter. Lover. Fighter. Survivor.”

A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, & Power Really Look Like by Ashley Graham

“I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too. There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.”

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

“A proven plan for financial fitness.”

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

“In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-travelling coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercise, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.”

Have you read any of the books above yet? Comment below with a little review or drop in suggestions for other reads lady bosses might also enjoy.