Happy Galentine’s Day to all my lovely ladies out there. For those of you who don’t know what Galentine’s is, it’s pretty much just what it sounds like, a day to celebrate your gals! So, in honor of today I’ve created a list of five girl boss books to read today or any other day of the year.
#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
In the book that coined the term “Girl Boss,” Sophia Amoruso tells the story of how she founded her company, Nasty Gal. With some girl boss tips along the way, Amoruso shows that your journey doesn’t have to be perfect. To her, success is more about “trusting your instincts and following your gut.”
Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen
Get a brief history lesson on 100 bad ass ladies who challenged the status quo! I love this book because the illustrations are beautiful, and it’s a fun book to just flip through every now and then. From Sojourner Truth to Joan Jett this book includes a variety of “bad girls.”
Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
Bad Feminist “a collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism.” Roxanne Gay begins by addressing that the feminist movement is far from perfect and her essays continue to cover everything from the “Sweet Valley High” series to the state of feminism today.
I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai
I Am Malala is the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education who was shot in the head while riding the bus home from school. The book covers the “remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.”
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
In the Company of Women covers over 100 creative and entrepreneurial women “from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries.” All the interviews include inspirational advice from daily rituals, to keys to success, and more! If you’re looking for boss lady inspiration, this is the book for you.
So there you have it, you can start off your Galentine’s day with a good book to get you in the spirit! Also, if you’re looking for more girl power books, Bustle created a list of “books every badass woman should read.” Happy Galentine’s day to all the girl bosses out there, and I hope you’ve found at least one new book to check out.