7 Self-Love Books That Every Woman Should Read

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Today I want to share the Seven books that I feel that every woman should read. I've spent the last 10 years learning how to heal my wounds and grow as an individual, and these books helped me discover what it means to truly love myself and my life.

Books can act as personal guides to helping us become our best version. Books can teach us how to better communicate with difficult people, become happier, or better understand ourselves. I love the quote, "A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise one learns from the mistakes of others." When we read, we can learn from others. We can hear their stories, what worked for them and what did not.

How to make time to read more

I often get asked how I can read up to 60 books a year while chasing three kids and running multiple companies. My secret is that I listen to most of my non-fiction books. I have found that when I listen to my books, whatever activities I’m doing at the same time become more enjoyable.

Here is a list of my favorite times to listen to books

  1. Driving

  2. Folding laundry

  3. Cleaning

  4. Cooking

  5. While I'm getting ready

  6. Walking the dog

  7. Watching the kids play at the park

  8. Working out

  9. While I'm waiting to pick a kid up from an activity

I have grown myself and my companies from listening to books on marketing, leadership,

parenting, and relationships. When I listen to books, I learn about new ideas, apply what I can and keep what works.

FREE and affordable ways to read more books

Your local library is a vast resource. Many offer ebooks and audiobooks through an app called Libby. The only downfall is that you have to wait for popular books. This was hard for me initially, but once I realized that I could place 10 books on a waitlist. I enjoyed it when books would randomly become available. This actually took off the stress of having to choose what to read next.

I also have an Audible subscription, so I get one book for $14.99 a month, every month. Not every book I want is available at the library, so my audible subscription allows me to fill in the gaps.

Where I get my audiobooks

  1. Audible – I have had a monthly subscription to Audible for over 5 years and love that I can get best sellers for a low monthly cost. Try Audible for FREE

  2. Libby – A FREE library app that allows you to get access to audiobooks and ebooks. I started using this about 2 years ago, and it is now my primary source of getting tons of great books for free.

There are so many books that have helped me over the years. It was tough to only pick my favorite eight. If you like this article, make sure to click the heart if you would like more blogs like this one!

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

This book is Brene's journey to learning how to live a happier, more fulfilling life. For many, we think that to achieve success and happiness, we need to work long hours, keep pushing through, not letting go of shame and fear to protect ourselves. Brene conducted interviews with successful people and found that they lived by a different set of rules. Step by step, she walks her reader through what we need to let goof to live a happier life. She goes over powerful topics like love, gratitude, and self-compassion and teaches us how to apply her lessons to everyday life.

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