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Must-Read Books by Female Authors: Girl Boss Edition

GIRL BOSS EDITION
With January already coming to an end, you are probably wondering when you are actually going to start executing your New Year’s resolutions. Let’s be honest, when we look at things like resolutions from a forced and fad-like perspective, it’s unlikely that they will help us in the long run. One of the best ways to better ourselves is to focus on the inside first.

Anyone can easily jump-start his or her true potential in life with an inspiring book. Not by finally fitting in those high school jeans. Not by reaching 5,000 followers on Instagram. But with a real life, hold-in-your-hands, throw-in-your-bag book.

All the little details about real books are fascinating. From the font that is chosen, to the illustrations or photos (if any), the smell of the pages, the texture of the cover and of course, the cover art. They’re even great for decorating with at home!

If you are looking to channel your inner girl boss this year, here are a few reads by strong females with real stories to get you going!

KellyCutroneIf You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
By: Kelly Cutrone with Meredith Bryan

Kelly Cutrone is the founder of fashion PR firm People’s Revolution, a television personality, author, and a goddess. Kelly covers everything in this book, from careers in a cutthroat industry to awakening your own religious identity. She evokes a mother wolf vibe that you can’t help but want to emanate yourself. This is a MUST READ for anyone looking to go into public relations… or honestly, any job in general. It is an amazing, tell-it-like-it-is guide to life, and I am now 97% sure that Kelly Cutrone is also my fairy godmother.

MalalaI Am Malala
By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Malala Yousafzai is a young woman from Pakistan, and is the definition of a female activist. As the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, she shines as a beacon of hope and proves how one voice can be heard around the world. At the age of 15, she was viciously attacked by the Taliban while on a school bus, and throughout her incredible recovery, she continued to fight for female education amid a terror-stricken communities that rippled into a movement around the world. This book elaborates on her journey.

SophiaAmoruso#GirlBoss By: Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso, founder and owner at the fashion empire Nasty Gal, is a huge inspiration to the everyday badass chick. Her story hits close to home for many young people, especially those who feel just a little bit out of place and maybe even misunderstood. From being a dumpster diving, hitch-hiking, sandwich maker to becoming one of the most famous and influential business women in America, she is the epitome of an entrepreneur. This story tells of the struggle and the hustle in trying to make a name for yourself and not taking crap from anyone who tries to change it.

YearofYesThe Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person
By: Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes pretty much rules television. She is an executive producer, writer, and creator of mega TV hits like Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal! Surprisingly introverted, Shonda would often suffer from panic attacks and thought it better to stay at home than step into the [much deserved] spotlight. In realizing that she never said “yes” to anything, she decided decides to start saying “yes” to all of the things that scared her! This hilarious memoir explores the many years before her Year of Yes, and shows the reader that you, too, can become your own version of awesome!

We hope these women inspire you as much as they inspire us. Be sure to share your favorite female authors below or tag us in your favorites on social media!