Recommended Reading List: Womanpreneur Wednesday Special Edition

What better recommended reading list than one curated by the fabulous womanpreneurs I’ve interviewed over time.  There is a smattering of nonfiction, fiction, and even (my favorite) children’s book!

Click on the book titles to learn more about them and to purchase if you’d like!

Womanpreneur Recommended Reading List!


I confess with two toddlers and a full-time job running my shop, I don’t have much time to read. But I have been reading a French book called La Grande Histoire du Monde by François Reynaert, which translates to The Grand History of the World. I love history, so it is very interesting to read such an epic overview of past events. As the saying goes “If we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it.”


A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.


The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein


Do Big Small Things


How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie. Hands down!


The Power of Your Subconscious Mind


Any book on baking and cake artistry I can find!


I can’t choose! Becoming by Michelle Obama is my most recent favorite.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith


The Celestine Prophecy


Go Love Yourself 🙂 I recently read & loved WorkParty by Jaclyn Johnson, founder of Create & Cultivate. It’s super helpful for any woman launching a business, brand, and/or product.


My favorite book is The Alchemist!


Good question. Not sure, but the last book I read was Tyler Henry’s book Between Two Worlds and was fascinated.


I can’t tell you the last time I actually read a book other than The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Good Night Moon. But when I can actually get to it, I love autobiographies and especially ones from strong, funny women who push boundaries.


I have soooooo many that have both inspired and moved me beyond belief, but I think for me the most amazing thing I’ve ever read was Daughter of Destiny– the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto. If there’s ever a woman that sacrificed everything for what she believed in, it’s her. She was the first female prime minister of Pakistan and the sacrifices she made for her country has her imprisoned, exiled, and eventually assassinated. She lost everything, including her family, fighting for what she believed in.


Tuesday’s With Morrie by Mitch Albom. It always reminds me of the time I fell in love with writing and my time volunteering at a nursing home. It taught me compassion.


The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.


You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero (a favorite of mine as well!)


I have a million favorites! Right now I am reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. My all time favorite book is Secret Garden from when I was a kid. And the I Choose Joy journal by Danelle Delgado has changed my life

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What titles would you add to this list?  


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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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41 thoughts on “Recommended Reading List: Womanpreneur Wednesday Special Edition”

  1. The autobiography of Benazir Bhutto is a must read for all women! I’m glad to see it included.

  2. I actually have three of these books sitting on my “to read” shelf. I can’t wait to open them up!

  3. What an amazing and comprehensive reading list. Thank you. I LOVE the Giving Tree! I read it to
    My kiddos often

    1. It is my favorite!!! I also love Five Little Monkeys. It was the first book that my little one memorized and used to “read” to me 🙂

  4. I’m excited to see that I’ve already read a few of these books on this list. I will have to check the others out for sure.

  5. I actually just finished reading a book and I am looking for a new read now, thank you so much for the awesome list. Will check these out.

  6. Reading is so important and we shall set a goal to at least read two books in a month. You have compiled some interesting books to read and I have to go check them out.

  7. These books are right up my alley. I’m going to be getting the ,You are a Badass!

  8. Kelly Martin

    What a great list of books! I’ll definitely be putting a few of these on my reading list.

  9. thanks for these recommendations, i have been looking for a good book to read for a while

  10. Nigar Rahman

    I am a book-worm!I love to read any kind of book.I put all of these on my reading list.

  11. I’m always looking for new things to read and you gave me a lot of ideas…thanks! Now if only I had the time haha. That’s a common excuse though!

  12. This is a great womanpreneur reading list! I am looking up The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera right now. Thank you and I cannot wait to get reading on it.

  13. I am not familiar with these books, and I would love to check out some of them. Sounds like a great list of books!

    1. Marysa, thank you for checking out this list. I’d love to know which one(s) you liked best!

  14. I’ve been making more and more time to read recently, so gonna bookmark your site for when I need new lists. I also love The Alchemist so would love to read that again.

  15. Oh wow thanks for such an awesome list! I’ll definitely have to read a few more of these! Looks like a great selection.

  16. Jasmine M

    Do Big Small Things, Becoming by Michelle Obama, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind have been on my “To Read” list for awhile. A few from this list I am going to have to add to my list now. Lol I’ve read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and I absolutely love it.

  17. I just bought Goodnight Moon for my son who has a baby due in March. It was one of his most favorite books when he was little.

  18. Elicitfolio

    I can’t wait to add some of these to my reading list for the fall! Great list of books!

  19. very nice selection of reads. I’d have to get the audio version if possible, because I’m always on the go.

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