6 Books Every Girl Boss Should Read

For those of us with businesses and side hustles, we love learning and consuming new information from blog posts, to courses or books, am I right? Plus, books are an absolute gold mine of information because they’re affordable, filled with helpful knowledge, and you can take them with you on the go. If you’re dying for a new book to give you all the girl boss feels, here are 6 great options to get you started. So, grab a coffee and let’s get started.

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

This is a great choice to start with because the basis of this book is all about improving your mindset, which is the foundation for everything in life. If you are the type of person with quotes everywhere, you’ll find so many great nuggets in this book.

Great Quotes:

“Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.”

“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.”

GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of this one. Sophia Amoruso is the queen of the term #GirlBoss and her book is full of examples and stories of how she started out with nothing and created the company, Nasty Gal. It’s motivating, inspiring, and also offers practical lessons and advice.

Great Quotes:

“No matter where you are in life, you’ll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be.”

“Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.”

In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Unlike any book that you’ve probably ever read, this one is a coffee table style book that you’ll want to re-read and show off for years to come. With beautiful photography, you’ll find interviews with some of the most amazing business owners and creators around the world. You’ll find yourself with a chance to peek behind the curtain of how these women grow their businesses, solve problems, and balance it all with a personal life as well.

Great Quotes:

“Success occurs when preparation meets opportunity.”

“In moments of self-doubt or adversity, how do you build yourself back up? Self-care, which for me means taking walks alone, journaling, and doing yoga.”

Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

If you don’t know Marie Forleo, she’s a superstar entrepreneur and founder of the business program called, B School. She’s also a big believer in the idea that “everything is figureoutable” in life and in business. With her Jersey roots and big personality, Marie never shies away from telling it like it is, and offers advice that is relatable and easy to digest.

Great Quotes:

“The most powerful words in the universe are the words you say to yourself.”

“In order to change ourselves, we must first believe we can.”

Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar

Lisa Sugar is the founder of the website most of us know and love called, POPSUGAR. If you’re looking for a book that will help you figure out your life and create a job that you love, then this book will give you the foundation you need. Lisa wants us all to create our dream lives both at work and home and to live interesting lives.

Great Quotes:

“You have to balance your passions, not your time.”

“Do what you love.”

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Every girl boss needs a dose of creativity and inspiration because while we often think of business as a science it’s also equal parts art. For the moments when you’re feeling stuck or uninspired, this book will give you the creative boost that you need.

Great Quotes:

“You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”

“So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?

Now, what are you waiting for? Pick one of these, start reading and be the GirlBoss that you are.