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10 motivating reads

Do yourself a favour this winter, put down your phone and pick up a new book.

There is nothing quite like snuggling up with a cup of tea and your new favourite read.

We’ve put together a list of our top ten motivating books to inspire you to live your best life, follow your dreams and make the most of the cooler months.

1.THE LITTLE BOOK OF LYKKE

An uplifting read all about the Danish search for the world’s happiest people, The Little Book of Lykke is bound to put a smile on your face.

Written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik takes you on a journey around the world, highlighting the keys to happiness and finding fulfilment from across the globe.

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2.GIRL BOSS

If you’re looking for an empowering read this winter, look no further then Sophia Amoruso’s book Girl Boss.

A rags-to-riches story following the life of Sophia Amoruso, Executive Chairman of retailer Nasty Gal. See how she went from a high-school drop out to founding one of the fastest retailers in the world. Take an insiders look at the self-proclaimed girl boss’ life while receiving tips from Sophia herself on how you can become a #GIRLBOSS. 

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3.THE ART OF WELLBEING

A stunning book both in appearance and the words written, The Art of Wellbeing encourages readers to blossom and live a life they love.

Packed with a collection of plant-based recipes, meditations and self-care tips this gorgeous read, by Meredith Gaston will inspire you to live mindfully.

 

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4. NOT JUST LUCKY

This captivating read written by media star Jamila Rizvi explores various barriers holding women back in their career success and how these obstacles can be overcome.

A book to help you realise that the success in your life is not just luck! Not Just Lucky is an essential read for all millennial women.

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5. GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER

This book will help you stop whining and to start winning. Get Your Sh*t Together by author Sarah Knight is the perfect push to help you kick-start your dreams and commit.

Sarah shares her tried-and-tested methods, and how you can apply these to your life and literally get your sh*t together!

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6. SECRETS OF A BEAUTY QUEEN

Winter is the perfect time to focus on pampering yourself. Secrets of a Beauty Queen contains expert beauty techniques, must-haves and skin care methods for all skin types.

Written by one of Australia’s most well-renowned beauty journalists Stephanie Darling, gives readers an insider look at the beauty industry. Yes, please.

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 7. BUT FIRST WE MAKE THE BEAST BEAUTIFUL 

This beautiful and uplifting book sheds a light on misconceptions about mental illness. Author Sarah Wilson, who has suffered from anxiety her whole life, attempts to re-frame the illness as a spiritual quest.

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8. IT

This charming book is a must-have for all who love fashion and a short-ish read. 

IT is a collection of stories, photographs and doodles from writer, model, fashion designer Alexa Chung. A visually appealing read combining stories of Alexa’s early life, tales of heartbreak and the challenges of taking a good selfie.

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9. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK

A self-help guide to a happier and richer life, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a frank and humorous read is a much-needed, real-talk book that helps readers to know their limitations and accept them. We live in a society where it is so easy to assume just because you want something means you should get it, but this book will tell you that no matter how hard you wish you don’t get everything you want!

Written by popular online blogger Mark Manson, this book is perfect for bettering yourself this winter and learning the art of acceptance in the most humorous way!

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10. GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS

Written in the style of a children’s fairy-tale, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls is packed with astonishing stories of the lives of 100 inspiring women both past and present.

This beautifully illustrated book is perfect to be shared between adults and children as an inspiration for all women and girls.

 

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Written by Danielle Hatch.

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