5 must-read books

Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?

This quote by Ray Kroc is one of the sayings I have pinned to my wall.

I love feeding my mind with knowledge and reading is one of my favourite ways to do this. My bookcase is filled with biographies, business and marketing books. I read almost every night before bed. I listen to audio-books while driving or just whenever I can.

I guess you could say learning and growth is one of my highest values. Just one look around my office will reveal some other quotes that show this:

  • It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

  • The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

Whether you’re an avid reader or looking for a book to kickstart your learning library, here are 5 books by powerful women I respect, admire and have learned a lot from that you might enjoy:

1: Thrive, Ariana Huffington

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.


2: Everything is Figureoutable, Marie Forleo

Whether you want to leave a dead-end job, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, or just find two free hours in your day, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more positively and help you break down any dream into manageable steps.


3: Daring Greatly, Brene Brown

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision in Daring Greatly, the #1 New York Times Bestseller and TED talk hit that encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly and courageously.


4: Girl Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis

In this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. I also recommend her book, Girl Stop Apologising


5: Get Rich Lucky B!tch, Denise Dufflied-Thomas

Karyn introduced me to this book and I loved it. It’s weird and frankly bewildering that the most talented women in the world are often the ones struggling to make fabulous money from their talents. In Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!, you’ll get the tools and inspiration you need to go to the next level of wealth – whether you’re starting from scratch or itching to break through the million-dollar mark.


Admittedly my library of books is packed in boxes because of a recent house move. I can’t wait to get them out and put them on display again. I will no doubt have more books to add to this list as I unpack the boxes and the learnings and lessons come flooding back.


Comment and let me know what books you have in your bookshelf, kindle or audio library.

Written by Megan Winter

Megan is an award-winning marketer and has worked with some of the fastest-growing eCommerce brands in the world.

Megan loves helping ethically-produced, heart-centred, soul-driven online store owners to make more income and achieve more impact. 

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About Karyn Parkinson

Karyn (“with a Y!”) is an eCommerce marketing specialist with a knack for high-converting Facebook ad funnels and website optimisation. Through her eCommerce marketing agency and on-the-pulse training programs, Karyn’s helped hundreds of eCommerce store owners across the globe boost profits, generate more revenue, and achieve an ad-spend ROI of their dreams.