Sometimes the right book at the right time makes all the difference.
This is our library of recommended books to read if you're navigating your health, body, pregnancy, or the early days of parenting. In addition, I've got a round-up of my favorite books on business, entrepreneurship, marketing and leadership. Over the past decade, I've read hundreds of books and some of them are stand-out winners for business and parenting support. Good books, crafted with love and effort by authors who take years to pour wisdom into their pages, can be life-changing. Take a look through our recommendations by category, below!
THE FEMINIST READING LIST
Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD
This is a massive book that weighs 2.55 pounds in the paperback version and clocks in at 960 pages. First published in 1994, Dr. Christiane Northrup is a board-certified OB/GYN and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association who is known for pioneering new ways of thinking about medicine, women’s bodies, and integrative approaches between conventional medicine and functional medicine practices. I have not read the entire book, but rather focused on the chapters around preconception, menstruation, pregnancy and fertility. Today it still sits on my bookshelf along with dozens of other books by women, about women, and my baby laughs hysterically as he tries to pull it off the shelf because it’s so heavy and makes a loud thud each time it comes out. I also appreciated the detailed list of supplementation requirements and the ways in which women can become adrenally fatigued and out of whack energetically due to the ways we overlook women’s bodies and needs.