I don’t read as much as I’d like, but when I do it’s normally non-fiction. I like self-help type stuff; learning how to be a better mom, wife, person, etc. And sometimes I just wanna listen to a good story about a woman who attained success despite whatever challenges she encountered. They’re motivating, inspiring, and sometimes downright hilarious.
Here’s a list of my top 7 books for every mom. I hope you find one that makes you laugh or helps you fee good about yourself, or just transports you to a different world when you need a break from being a mom. (Note: Each title is a link and each link is an affiliate link so I’ll get a few pennies if you purchase through any of these links. Thanks for the support!)
This is the first self-help book I read and I still read it or listen to it a couple times a year. Sincero lays out her own personal stories which are both hilarious and heartwarming, and she frankly talks about where her life was before she took steps to improve it. She gives great advice and insight as to how you, too, can become a badass. If you think all self-help books are boring, academic types, this book will def change your mind.
I will openly admit that it took me FOREVER to get through this book. While a lot of people love Brown’s academic-ness and how she shares scientific studies to corroborate her points, it made it slow for me. However, this book was def life changing once I worked through it. It taught me to embrace my imperfection, that I didn’t have to strive to be perfect, and that the people around me WANTED me to be imperfect because it gave them permission to be that way, too.
I’ve never been a super huge Oprah fan, but this book was so good. I listened to the audio version and having Oprah telling me stories while I cleaned the house was such a comforting experience. She can def tell a story and through those stories she not only shares her life, but the lessons she’s learned along the way. She is an amazing woman and this was such an encouraging book.
Now that the kids are in school, are you wanting a solid morning routine for yourself that will help you stay motivated for the rest of the day? This is it. I’ve read a lot of books about getting up early and how to have a productive day, but this is the best. His SAVERS technique helps you get positive, get motivated, and be excited about the day and weeks ahead. Now that we’re finding our groove again, I’m going to start doing this routine again because I want as many days as possible to be good days.
Whether you’re a fan of Rhimes’ shows or not this book is worth reading. A busy mom, a working mom, and a mom who found herself in a bit of a rut, she decided to say YES to anything and everything for an entire year. Spoiler alert: It totally changed her life. I love this book because she’s a real person who did something really hard and tells all the good and bad parts about the experiment. Every page is beautiful and encouraging.
Even if you’re not a girl boss or entrepreneur, I still highly recommend this book. Each chapter talks about a different lesson she learned FROM HER MOM that helped her business grow. I not only learned lessons from Barbara’s mom, but it’s also super encouraging to see that what we as moms teach our kids will carry on into their adult life and maybe even help them become millionaires. It’s light, easy reading, and even more fun to read if you’re a Shark Tank fan.
No book list by yours truly would be complete without this book. I love Amy, I love Parks and Rec, and I did I mention I love Amy? This is your typical celebrity “How I got here” memoir, but she is funny and motivating and I just love her to pieces. If you love her, or Parks and Rec, you gotta read this.
I hope you found something you’re interested! I’d love to know what you’re reading!