Your Recommendations: Summer Reading List


“What are you reading?”

This is one of our favorite questions to ask women entrepreneurs in our Women Who Own It blog series, because a) it tends to reveal a lot about a person and b) we get some excellent book ideas!

Many successful business owners are avid readers, and for good reason -- reading can help stimulate creativity, relieve stress, expand your vocabulary, improve your memory and focus, and even improve your ability to problem-solve. If nothing else, reading can be a fantastic, temporary escape from the real world -- which, let's face it, we all need once in a while.

This summer, we asked attendees at the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair and readers of Women Owned Wednesday, our email newsletter, to share their favorite books of the summer. Here are their recommendations.

Recommendations from National Conference Attendees

by Michelle Obama

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
by Hal Elrod

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead 
by Tara Mohr

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americ
by Richard Rothstein

Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose 
by Marshawn Evans Daniels

She’s Come Undone
by Wally Lamb

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business 
by Gino Wickman

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
by Michael Singer

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life 
by Jen Sincero

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
by Shawn Achor

The Immortalists 
by Chloe Benjamin

The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential 
John C. Maxwell

Recommendations from Women Owned Wednesday Readers (subscribe!)

50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership
by Kathey Porter & Andrea Hoffman

Recommended by Dr. Carmen Thomas, Transformation GEMS Women’s Entrepreneur Empowerment Accelerator

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Recommended by Melody Gratic, XcelMil, LLC

Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World
by Erica Keswin

Recommended by Shannan Boyer, Scooter Media

The Truths We Hold
by Kamala Harris

Recommended by Jackie Jagielski, public school teacher

What are you reading right now? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!


Posted on August 5, 2019 and filed under Monday Motivation.