March doesn’t get better than this, as it features 2 of my favourite days; World Book Day (Thursday 5th March 2020) and International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th March 2020). So what better way to celebrate, well other than throwing a party, but to recognise some wonderful women writers.
I’m part of the Assist Women’s Book Club, and in this group, we focus on inspirational/motivational books. Books that will help us personally or in our businesses. We read all kinds of books by both male and female authors, but with this post, I thought it would be a great idea to recognise my 2 favourite days by bringing together some of my favourite inspirational women authors. This list is not exhaustive, but if you’ve not read the books on topvpn.fun, I recommend that you do so. Each one gives a powerful message. After reading (or listening) to each of these books I felt so inspired and motivated.
Remember, if you don’t have time to read (many of us struggle with work, kids and life …) audible is a great way to get through some books. You can listen whenever and wherever! Many of us from our book club listen to books rather than reading.
If you’d like to join the Assist Book Club, we have recently set-up a Facebook group. So, maybe don’t have the time to join our meetings (we only meet every 3 months but we understand how life can throw a spanner in the works), or you don’t live in the North East of England, we welcome ladies from anywhere and everywhere! You can join our Facebook group and become involved. We’d love for you to be inspired and join us virtually if you can’t join us physically.
Let’s see what some of my favourite books by inspirational women are:
1. The Secret by Rhona Byrne
If you’ve not read ‘The Secret’ by Rhona Byrne, I recommend you go out there and do so! This was the first book I read about the ‘Law of Attraction’.
This book did actually change my life. It sounds corny, but it actually did, because it helped me to recognise thought patterns that were unhealthy. Rhona helps us understand how our thoughts create our world. If you’ve not heard of the Law of Attraction, again, read this book.
The Law of Attraction, in basic terms, is what we believe to be true, is the truth. Our life is simply the universe reflecting back to us our thoughts. So if we have negative thoughts, we will have a negative life, and if we have positive thoughts we will have a positive life. Sounds far too simple? It is actually simple, however, there are certain exercises that will help you along the way. This book is a must-read to help you align with the Universe.
Once you start recognising your thought patterns, you will see the adjustment in your mood, in your behaviour and this will soon be reflected in your life. This book and Rhonda’s other books are fascinating. Since I started on this journey, I qualified as a Law of Attraction Practitioner and focus my blog on such teachings.
Purchase The Secret and Rhonda’s Other Books
2. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch – Denise Duffield-Thomas
This has been one of those books that kept popping up in my life, urging me to read it, but admittedly, I was uncomfortable with the word ‘Bitch’! But, how pleased I am, that I got over myself, and listened to this book.
I loved listening to Denise talk about her initial fears of being called a ‘Bitch’, to having the word ‘Bitch’ in her company name. After listening to her book, I couldn’t think of a better name!
Denise has a way of communicating to all women. I felt like she could have been a friend who had popped in for a coffee. She explains about past beliefs and blocks that may be stopping you from reaching your potential.
I also love that Denise admits she is lazy and wants an easy life. Who doesn’t? Who wouldn’t love to spend every day doing what you love … and getting paid for it? Denise puts this in terms that will make you know it is possible for you. Definitely put this on your reading list, no matter what stage in your business or life you’re at.
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3. The Calling – Rha Goddess
How can you not be drawn to a book that is titled ‘The Calling’ authored by a woman with the name Goddess? Love it! I downloaded and listened to this book after seeing a recommendation from Gabrielle Bernstein (who actually has written the foreword).
This a new book, only released in January. I’m so pleased I found it. It starts straight in with an explanation from Rha about her past and experiences and that we all have ‘a calling’, this had me hooked, as I truly believe we do all have ‘a calling’. We all have different passions, some of us fulfil these passions, others just dream about them.
But Rha encourages throughout this book to seek out your calling … unputdownable … stories, tips, advice and exercises along the way.
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4. The Universe Has Your Back – Gabrielle Bernstein
I’ve read many of Gabby Bernstein books, but this was the first book I read of hers and it resonated with me so profoundly that I became hooked on her work.
This title of this book says it all. The Universe wants to help us and the Universe will deliver to us if we align our thoughts.
It was after reading this book that Gabby’s tour dates popped into my inbox … and imagine my excitement when I checked the dates to see she was speaking in London. It didn’t take me long to book a ticket.
This book, like most others on this post will give you the confidence to know if you ask, you will receive because ‘The Universe Has Your Back’. I recommend all of Gabby’s books, she explains how easy it is to attract what you want.
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5. The Courage to be Creative – Doreen Virtue
For any creative souls out there, this is the book for you! It was definitely the writer in me that was drawn to this book. Being the spiritualist that I am, I’ve read many of Doreen Virtue’s books, but this one was definitely my favourite.
It explains how our passion (or ‘our calling as Rha Goddess puts it) is our reason for being. We have been giving these urges to create because that’s what we are meant to do, not just for ourselves, but for others too. This book definitely encouraged me to follow my writing passions. If you feel like you’re having a creative block, or you are not following your creative dreams, this is definitely the book for you.
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6. She Means Business – Carrie Green
Carrie Green’s name was recommended by one of our lovely ladies from the Assist Book Club. I’d heard of Carrie before, but had not really seen her work. Well, what can I say, a huge thank you to Cara, from our book club for recommending Carrie.
Her down-to-earth, girlfriend approach, will make you realise we all have the potential to reach our dreams.
The thing I love about Carrie is her realism. She gives lots of advice about moving yourself forward, that yes, the Law of Attraction works, but so should you. She gives lots of examples from other successful women, which in turn will give you the motivation you need to take steps forward.
She also doesn’t sugarcoat the difficulties. She makes it real about the ups and downs of owning a business.
I will most definitely be following Carrie’s work now, I most definitely recommend you do too!
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7. You are a Badass – Jen Sincero
Again, another recommended by Cara, from our Assist Book Club. Thank you Cara.
I love finding new inspiring women and Jen is most definitely someone I relate to. She has a no-BS approach to her writing and I absolutely love that. Plus, she’s very funny. You don’t usually get comedy with inspirational books, I’m not saying they are not out there, but few and far between.
So I definitely recommend this book to not only help you feel inspired but will also make you smile … win-win!
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8. What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey
Who would not want to know, what Oprah Winfrey knows? I know I did! Oprah is one of the many inspirational women who has had to overcome so much adversity.
In this book, Oprah opens up about her childhood and different experiences that have made her the woman she is today. She shows how gratitude is one of the ultimate things that can change your life around. Being thankful is so powerful, the Universe will continue to give when you are grateful for what you have.
She talks about real-life experiences and this gives a true insight into how she has become the strong miraculous woman she is today. This is a powerful book that will definitely get you thinking.
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9. The Warrior Goddess Training Programme – HeatherAsh Amara
HeatherAsh unapologetically explains how we should LOVE ourselves. I LOVE this! I couldn’t stop listening to this book.
She gives examples of how we can love ourselves and why we should love ourselves. Too many women shy away from their wonderfulness.
They are embarrassed if someone compliments them … this book will show you how to embrace you .. and no, before you ask, not in a ‘cocky – check me out’ kind of way, but in a loving wonderful way that will only spread to others.
Her spiritual approach was something I could relate to. If you are struggling with loving yourself this is the book for you! Become the powerful goddess that you are.
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10. Your 3 Best Superpowers – Sonia Choquette
When I came across Sonia Choquette, I listened to her books so quickly. I loved everything she stood for.
She blends the Law of Attraction with Spirituality effortlessly. She shows us how interlinked the 2 things are, without us even realising.
She gives us sound advice on using our own abilities to live a life of happiness.
I would recommend Sonia’s other books, but I just chose this one, because I love the title. It’s very powerful.
She has a soft but confident approach, and it had me hooked.
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11. Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice – Brene Brown
Brene Brown was someone I came across a few years ago and was hooked with her ‘no-nonsense’ approach.
Brene has spent over 20 years researching courage, shame, vulnerability and empathy. I’ve read other books from Brene, however, this is my favourite, because it’s about spirituality!
Brene shares real-life stories, experiences and examples of how we believe and perceive ourselves, and often how we perceive others. This book looks at loving ourselves and connecting to something powerful within.
If you have issues with feeling guilty, shameful and vulnerable, Brene Brown is your lady … she is your go-to … she will lift you up so you are ‘rising strong’.
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12. The Ultimate Marianne Williamson Library
I was introduced to Marianne Williamson’s work many years ago by a friend, who I met when we were studying our MA’s in Creative Writing. My friend loved Marianne’s work and she would tell me, ‘One day I will meet her’ … now, if you read even one of these books, you’ll know what is coming next … ‘Yes, she met her!’ Better than that … she flew to the USA, stayed in Marianne Williamson’s house with a few other selected ladies, and completed a 2-day course!
Crazy! Or What?
Not really! It’s really NOT that CRAZY!
Once you read these books and once you become aligned every single day, you’ll realise, it’s not crazy. My friend set an intention, the Universe listened and made it happen. It sounds simple, I know, but it is actually THAT simple!
But, by the by, I loved listening to Marianne Williamson. I listened to this book, while on the ‘cross trainer’ in the gym and it was one of those books I wanted to shout out, ‘Hell Yeah!’.
This book had so many tips, advice, examples, experiences, you name it, Marianne Williamson gave it all in this book. If it made me want to shout out, in a crowded place, not that I did might I add, then how could I not recommend it? Give yourself a relax and take in Marianne Williamson’s amazing wisdom, she really is a true inspiration.
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13. Becoming – Michelle Obama
I loved this book … yes, this is a bit different from the other books I’ve recommended, because it’s a memoir. But Michelle Obama is extremely inspirational.
The book starts with her childhood and takes us on a journey. I absolutely loved Michelle’s determination and commitment to staying true to herself. Even when she became First Lady, her own desires were just as important as ‘The President’s’.
She speaks truthfully on marriage, motherhood, work, the White House … the pressure of the rules and regulations Michelle had to follow when actually, I believe, she’s a bit of a free spirit … and, I love a free spirit.
Personally, I fell in love with Michelle when she appeared on iCarly, on Nickelodeon, a few years back. Both my girls were watching the programme and I just loved her from then. It can be hard trying to balance work, children and trying to understand our inner-guidance … and Michelle, who was watched from every angle of the world pulled it off amazingly. I think you’ll agree, if you haven’t read this book, you must!
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14. Beautiful – Katie Piper
OMG! What a book! Katie Piper is amazing … and as I started this post, I did say that these books are not in order! I’ve simply put the 2 memoirs together. I cannot express how much my emotions were all over the place with this book. Sadness, frustration, anger, elation, happiness … yet, another book, I wanted to shout-out! ‘Go Katie!’
What an absolutely amazing woman.
Katie is a true inspiration. She admits how her looks were so important to her, how she didn’t want to live when those looks were gone, to coming out the other side … her journey is incredible. As soon as I finished this, I downloaded her next book, which I’m yet to read, but I’m sure it will be just as amazing.
Katie is a wonderful inspiration to all women and girls. Katie’s inside beauty has without a doubt resonated on the outside. She has been through so much, I didn’t realise how much until I read her book. The acid not only burnt her face but also inside her body; it burnt her insides! Yes, read that again! IT BURNT HER INSIDES! But she is still one of the most gorgeous women in the world, inside and out! A truly inspirational lady!
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15. Women Who Run With Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
As I mentioned earlier, (several times), these books are in no order of my favourites, so please don’t think because Clarissa is placed at the bottom it’s my least favourite … far from it!
I actually read about this book in one of my spiritual magazines, it was an ‘interviewee’s’ favourite book. Well, when someone says, ‘favourite book’, I’m there researching. Although I know we all have different tastes, I like to see if it’s something I would devour. It seems with this book I would have devoured for my starter, main and dessert! (And snacks actually!)
This book is much more historical, statistical and, dare I say, maybe more serious, than any of the others I recommended, but for intuitive women out there, this is definitely a read for you! Someone made a review on Amazon that says it all, ‘If a wise grandmother became a book this would be it’.
This is such a powerful book that will make you realise why sometimes your soul is calling out to you, and your life is not reflective of this. For women who have a fight, a passion, an urge, a longing, a want, a need … this book describes historical beliefs and how society has moved forward (or not!). But Clarissa helps us move forward, take steps to change these beliefs. Once we grasp them, once we understand them, once we realise they are there, then we can change them.
If you’ve got this far, thank you! All these women have powerful messages to share, messages that will no doubt help you on your journey. Often we feel alone in this world, as if we are the only ones feeling this incompleteness, but by connecting to these women and other women, you’ll know your feelings are your passion, urging you to move forward. Clarissa gives us an idea of why and how we have these feelings. I recommend you read her book, first, second or last … whichever, it is a must-read.
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