It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite books with you guys! I get this question ALL the time about what I’m reading or recommendations I have for books.  So, I curated a list of my top nine books that you must-read this year! These books are my go-to business books, life books, or guilty pleasures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


1. Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord.

If you’re a business owner this is a must-read. Patty talks about the ins and outs of creating a great culture in the workplace and shares her experience of developing talent at Netflix. 

2. Becoming by Michelle Obama

This is such an amazing book. Regardless of what your political views are this is truly a story of inspiration. Learn how Michelle Obama grew from the Southside of Chicago into a powerhouse woman and First Lady. 

3. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell

I love John Maxwell so much (if you ever have the chance to hear him speak you MUST do it) and this is truly powerful information about growing yourself so you can grow your business

4. Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results by Jack Mitchell  

Back in LA I had my whole team read this book. I think this book is SO great for business owners to really learn the importance of having great relationships with your customers and being in a service mindset.

5. The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

This book is all about how to push yourself! We all have the power to reach for more and Mel writes about how these “push moments” will help propel you in all areas of your life.   

6. Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever by Kelly LeVeque  

Kelly has helped me with my own health goals! This book is such an amazing read about all things food, health, and fitness. Be sure to listen to my podcast with Kelly to get even more tips on how to live a balanced life. 

7. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

A major GUILTY pleasure read for me! If you like reading about history and romance then this one is for you! (And bonus: this book has become a TV series on Starz now!)

8. Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott

If you are a leader in any area of your life (or hoping to become one) then this book is for you. Kim draws on her experiences to help teach her readers how to be a more thoughtful and kick-butt leader. I think this is an incredible book for anyone who is hoping to create better relationships in the workplace. Whether you manage 1 person or an entire company, this is for YOU.

9. Girl, Stop Apologizing 

I wrote this book as the next step for everyone who read Girl, Wash Your Face. It’s about taking ownership of your hopes and dreams then drowning out the noise of other people’s opinions.  Girl, Stop Apologizing holds the most tangible advice on how to achieve your goals and the steps you need to take to get there. At the end of the day, I really wrote this book to inspire women to live unapologetically as yourself. To learn more about WHY I wrote Girl, Stop Apologizing check out the video below!