Book Recommendations

Last updated • Sep 15, 2021

bistrip-reading-mushroomI love learning new things! So I read and implement a book a week (or more). Here are my top book recommendations for founders, overachievers, freedom seekers and freedompreneurs to liberate their genius, their brand, and their masterclass, through: courage, grace, truth, innocence and joy.

Grace  |  Self-Worth  |  Success​  |  Identity |  Purpose  |  FreedomPreneurship  |  
Creativity  |  Joy  |  Wealth​​​  |  Love  |  Health​​​  |  Memoirs

Top 10 • All Categories

By Caroline Myss

Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God

By Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

By Caroline Myss

Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice

By Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

By Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

By Greg McKeown

Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most

By Amoda Maa

Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

By David R. Hawkins

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

By Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Kristen Neff

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Top 10 • Surrender + Grace

By Greg McKeown

Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most

By Caroline Myss

Entering the Castle: Exploring Your Mystical Experience of God

By Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

By David R. Hawkins

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender

By Marianne Williamson

Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

By Kristen Neff

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

By Michael Singer

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection

By Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

By Tara Brach

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha

By Mirabai Starr

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics


By Maureen Murdock

The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness

By Glennon Doyle


By Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Women Who Run With the Wolves:  Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

By Susan Forward

Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters

By Regena Thomashauer

Pussy: A Reclamation
(From the School of Womanly Arts)

By Sue Monk Kidd

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine


By Marianne Williamson

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

By Marianne Williamson

A Woman's Worth

By HeatherAsh Amara

Warrior Goddess Training: Becoming the Women You Are Meant to Be

By Soraya Chemaly

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger


By Caroline Myss

Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential

By Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

By Caroline Myss

Advanced Energy Anatomy: The Science of Co-Creation and Your Power of Choice

By Amoda Maa Javen

Embodied Enlightenment: Living Your Awakening in Every Moment

By Caroline Myss

Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance, and Grace

By Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams

By Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

By Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)


By Barbara Sher

Refuse to Choose!: A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You Love

By Brené Brown

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

By Brené Brown

Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution

By Adam Grant

Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World

By Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

By Mary-Elaine Jacobsen  

The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius

By Paula Prober

Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth

By Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

By Brené Brown

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

By Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Perigee Book.)

TOP 10 • Purpose + STAMINA

By Simon Sinek

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By Angela Duckworth

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Shirzad Chamine

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential

By Jack Canfield

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

By James Clear

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

By Michael Newton

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

By Tim Ferris

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

By Viktor E. Frankl

Man's Search for Meaning

By Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

By Jeff Haden

The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win


By Daniel Priestly

Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You Kindle

By Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

By Paul Jarvis

Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business

By Denise Duffield ThomasX

Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

By Jean-Noël Kapferer, Vincent Bastien

The Luxury Strategy: Break the Rules of Marketing to Build Luxury Brands

By Simon Sinek

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

By Natalie Sisson

The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life

By Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

By Greg McKeown

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less


By Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

By Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

By Natalie Goldberg

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

By Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

By Lisa Cron

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First

By Mary Karr

The Art of Memoir

By Elizabeth Lesser

Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes


By Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

By Stuart Brown, Christopher Vaughan

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

By Alan Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

By Gabrielle Bernstein

May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness

By Brené Brown

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage

By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

By Amy Cuddy

Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges


By Amanda Frances 

Rich As F*ck: More Money Than You Know What to Do With


By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

By Marianne Williamson

The Law of Divine Compensation : On Work, Money, and Miracles

By Rachel Rodgers

We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power

By Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Kindle

By Bari Tessler

The Art of Money: A Life-Changing GUide to Financial Happiness

By Denise Duffield-Thomas

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life

By Barbara stanny

Overcoming Underearning(TM): Overcome Your Money Fears and Earn What You Deserve

By T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

By Lynne Twist

Unleashing the Soul of Money


By Amir Levine, Rachel Heller

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love

By David Deida

Dear Lover: A Woman's Guide To Men, Sex, And Love's Deepest Bliss

By Alison Armstrong

In Sync with the Opposite Sex

By Marianne Williamson

The Enchanted Love Workshop: Building the Inner Temple of the Sacred and the Romantic

By Katherine Woodward Thomas

Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life

By Alison Armstrong

Celebrating Partnership

By David Deida

The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

By Alison Armstrong

The Amazing Development of Men: Every Man's Journey from Knight to Prince to King

By Katherine Woodward Thomas

Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After


By Matthew Walker

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

By David Perlmutter

Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain for Life

By Peter Levine

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

By Judith Orloff

Thriving as an Empath: 365 Days of Self-Care for Sensitive People

By James Nester

Breathe: The New Science of a Lost Art​

By Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You

By David Deida

Enlightened Sex

By Arianna Huffington

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

By Andrew Holecek

Dream Yoga: The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming


By Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

By Amanda Palmer

The Art of Asking: How I learned to stop worrying and let people help

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

By Glennon Doyle Melton

Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

By Brian Jay Jones

Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

By Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

By Sue Monk Kidd

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions

By Michelle Obama