Listen up, ladies! Whether you’re single or not, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in this post. We’ve broken down the five books every single woman should read (or woman in general, for that matter) in 2015 and why. Finally, a reason to break out that Kindle you bought ages ago but haven’t used in months or to trek to your local bookstore to enjoy a few chapters along with a coffee. Ready, set, go!
1. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
There’s a reason this book is probably the most Instagrammed book of all time and its writer is the founder, CEO and Creative Director of a $100 million online fashion retailer. Sophia Amoruso, founder of NastyGal clothing, shares her outsider’s view on success. Having gone through rebellious teenage years and years at dead-end jobs, Amoruso finally decided to start something for herself and has learned a lot worth sharing along the way. Learn how to take success into your own hands, make the most out of your career and life, and when you should simply break all the rules.
2. Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness by Diane Mapes
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is it possible to be single and be happy?” this book is one for you. Written by an impressive roster of single and formerly single women, this book touches on topics including: sex and the single girl, cohabitation, single women in the media, buying a house on your own and others. It’s a must-read to get to know voices aside from those presented on TV and in teen fiction novels. You’ll feel empowered, have a greater level of confidence and will be ready to take the world by storm.
3. Bossypants by Tina Fey
With over one million copies sold and having sat at the top of the National Bestseller list, this book’s worth the buy. Tina Fey, comedian and writer, is well-known for her part in bringing comedy gold to the big and small screens. But, after reading this book, you’ll also appreciate her as not only an author but as a modern day, successful woman with a lot of hard work under her belt.
4. He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt
You probably saw the movie, but did you read the book? He’s Just Not That Into You puts it all on the table and shows women that, sometimes, a guy just isn’t into you – and that’s OK. Learn to stop making excuses for your love life and how to pick up and move onto something new when something old fizzles. You’ll laugh, you might cry and you’ll definitely learn a lot.
5. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This book is a great read for anyone seeking personal change – professional or otherwise. If you’re single and want to devote some time to becoming a better “you” and excelling in all aspects of your life, pick up a copy of this much acclaimed book on how to transform your life using the seven habits that all effective people maintain. Maybe you don’t find love straight away in 2015, but you might just land that mega promotion you’ve been dreaming of!
And, if all else fails, reading a couple dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books always does the trick.