Books by Boss Ladies We Love

See our picks from Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Simpson, Joanna Gaines and more.

By Taylor Stephan, Emily Spain 23 Apr, 2020 5:00 PMTags
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Knowledge is power, right? Well, there's no better time to pick up your next inspiring read than on World Book Day!

If you're wondering how to celebrate, we suggest picking up an inspirational book written by some of the most inspirational women in Hollywood. Whether it's Oprah Winfrey helping you find your life's purpose or Amy Schumer's humorous autobiography, you are bound to learn a thing or two about becoming the best version of yourself.

This spring, Flip or Flop's Christina Anstead is joining the ranks of celeb authors with her first book titled The Wellness Remodel.

"One of the biggest questions I always get asked is, ‘What do you eat in a day? What do you do to stay fit and healthy?' This is basically an answer. It's about bouncing back after babies and balancing acts and all my favorite recipes," Christina shared with E! News exclusively while attending Monster Jam with her two kids. "I'm really excited to partner up with one of my best friends Cara Clark who is a really good nutritionist...I recommend this book for anyone who eats."

Scroll below to check out all of the celeb books you need to level up as a #BossBabe!

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The Wellness Remodel by Christina Anstead

"Cara and I are on the same page when it comes to taking care of ourselves. We know just how crucial it is that we do it, but we also live in a world where it can be hard to make our well-being a priority." —Christina Anstead

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

"Sometimes we are all so afraid to be honest with ourselves because we know that honesty will lead to somewhere." —Jessica Simpson

Find Your Path by Carrie Underwood

"I keep a journal and it means a lot to me. It keeps me honest and accountable. I don't tell very many people about every detail of my life, but I tell my journal." —Carrie Underwood

The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

"When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility." —Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Becoming by Michelle Obama

"Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done." —Michelle Obama

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

"No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle." —Lena Dunham

Bossypants by Tina Fey

"Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it." —Tina Fey

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

"I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story — I will." —Amy Schumer 

Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years, and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax, and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" —Ellen Degeneres

Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me by Lily Collins

"I will never need anyone to complete me. I am enough on my own." —Lily Collins

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

"A woman who doesn't apologize for her very existence on Earth is rare, and that's what I wanted for myself." —Gabourey Sidibe

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

"If you allow yourself, you can become stronger in the very places that you've been broken." —Jane Fonda

Homebody by Joanna Gaines

"But I've learned that tending to the outside has a pretty profound effect on how we feel on the inside." —Joanna Gaines

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

"All my wins are lessons and all my failures are lessons that will one day become wins." —Tiffany Haddish

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rimes

"Badassery, I'm discovering, is a new level of confidence—in both yourself and those around you." —Shonda Rimes

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

"It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for. It takes years to find your voice and seize your real estate." —Amy Poehler

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

"Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched." —Mindy Kaling

The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You by Jessica Alba

"My theory is that if you look confident, you can pull off anything-even if you have no clue what you're doing." —Jessica Alba

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction & Purpose by Oprah Winfrey

"You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities." —Oprah Winfrey

Still looking for a great book? We found the top 20 books to read in 2020.

—Reporting by Mike Vulpo

—Originally published March 8, 2019 at 3:00 a.m. PST