So, I have a little obsession with books. Besides clothes and shoes, I seem to have this fascination with collecting books. While I love reading about art and social studies, it's the books about women telling their story that interest me the most.
Nothing is more inspiring than reading about boss babes who are just like you. These ladies are inspiring, relatable and down-to-earth with their honest advice about how you have every opportunity to get where you want to be. From bawse to awkward to building a business from the ground up, it's women like these and ones you don't hear that shape the world. And I am proud to be surrounded by quite a few of bad ass women.
How to Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, tells us how she conquers life in this funny, witty and insightful guide to life. Her funny anecdotes gets her through some tough relationships and career choices. Available on pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Release Date: March 28, 2017
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
Another YouTube sensation, Issa Rae takes her online series and turns it into a hilarious book about two things: being awkward and black hence awkward black girl. If you haven't watched her series please do, as this book just takes it to a new level. It is relatable to any one who has felt awkward in adult situations. Side note also check out her HBO hit, Insecure.
Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch---Naturally by Miko Branch with Titi Branch
Curly girl Miko Branch and co-founder of Miss Jessie's shares the story of how her and her late sister Titi Branch become household names and are a force to be reckoned with in the natural hair movement. Being a curly myself it's hard not to have heard of Miss Jessie's, but this book talks about more than just hair it delves into the ups and downs the business had before it is what you see today.
#GirlBoss By Sophia Amoruso
Ultimate girl boss Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, talks about how she went from selling a stolen book online to becoming one of the most successful online stores. She went left when most went right and has created a bomb business from the most of unlikely circumstances.
Normal Gets You Nowhere by Kelly Cutrone
Cut throat PR maven Kelly Cutrone doesn't take any mess as we saw on The Hills and the original ANTM. A native to my hometown, she has made her name known in the fashion industry and this book tells why she is so cut throat because if you are normal, it gets you nowhere.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
What's more inspiring than gaining advice from over 100 women, all successful in their own right? These remarkable women are the makers, artists and entrepreneurs who are shaping and inspiring our world. It's more than a coffee table book, but a must read for your inner boss babe.
Who Run The World. Girls. Did your favorites make this list?