From bawses to dealing with terrible bosses, these amazing books by and for women will help you kick off your 2018 with unshakeable confidence.
New Years resolutions are tough. And totally controversial. But books have neither of those downsides.
So if you’re looking to start 2018 with a new perspective, or switching things up a little bit, start with this list. We’ve chosen 5 of our favorite self-help books that can help you reframe your actions and your thinking for the new year.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo
Do you consider yourself “messy, but not dirty” and then still feel stressed when the piles start accumulating? Then this genius book is probably for you. In it, Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo brings tidying to a whole new level, by asking the question: Does this item “spark joy?” If not, throw it out or donate it, ideally.
Body Of Truth, Harriet Brown
This book by Harriet Brown asks an essential feminist question: “How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is ‘fat?’” In this book, the science journalist unpacks what we see as “truth” when it comes to weight and health.
In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
If you’re the kind of person who reads books in chunks and likes skipping around, this is the perfect new year’s pick for you. In this incredible book compiled by Grace Bonney, over 100 diverse women describe how they embraced creativity, overcame adversity, helped build a global movement around entrepreneurship.
Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace, Jessica Bennett
What was originally a monthly huddle in a friend’s apartment—where women shared sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them—is now your next favorite book.
Feminist Fight Club is built on personal stories and includes research, statistics, infographics, and expert advice in a no-nonsense, lighthearted way. If you need a boost up in your workplace, but like a more casual read, this is the book for you.
How To Be a Bawse: A Guide To Conquering Life by Lilly Singh
Youtube star Lilly Singh has published an ass-kicking manifesto on being a “bawse: a person who exudes confidence, hustles relentlessly, and smiles genuinely because he or she has fought through it all and made it out the other side.”
If you think this sounds a bit like a girlboss, you’re right. Our founder & CEO Sophia says “Lilly is a bona fide #girlboss” and that “her meteoric rise has come with so many incredible lessons that we are all lucky to have access to.”