These Are the 5 Books on Meghan Markle's 'Badass Reading List'

We know what makeup products Meghan Markle uses and which designers she prefers. But what about the books she keeps on her bookshelf? Lucky for us, back in March 2016, Markle opened up on her website The Tig about five books she says have "fed [her] soul throughout the years." Check out her picks below, then add them all to your cart immediately. 

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the motivation manifesto
cover: hay house inc.; background: unsplash

the Motivation Manifesto By Brendon Burchard

Markle says: "Annoyed by your self-doubt and distractions? The noise that keeps you from reaching your potential? Okay, so yeah. Me too. Even on my most Sasha Fierce days there’s a mean little voice in there going, “Hmmm…I’m not sure if you can, or should, or if you’re good enough to.” Time to tell that little thief of joy to get outta your head. This book is a must-have for waking up your inner badass, and being the very best version of yourself." 

the four agreements
cover: Amber-Allen Publishing; background: unsplash

the Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz

Markle says: "My mom gave me a copy of this book when I was 13 years old, and to this day, I constantly circle back to the Don Miguel Ruiz classic for the simplest ways to simplify your life. Don’t Make Assumptions gets me every time." 

the little prince
cover: HMH Books for Young Readers; background: unsplash

the Little Prince By Antoine De Saint-exupery

Markle says: "I have long been obsessed with this book, and specifically with The Little Fox. Even if I don’t revisit the entire existential text (masked as a children’s book), the chapter of The Little Fox unearths a truth in me that is always worth the check-in." 

who moved my cheese spencer johnson
cover: G. P. Putnam's Sons; background: unsplash

who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson

Markle says: "A professor at Northwestern University had this book on our list of required reading for an Industrial Engineering class I took my junior year of college. It was a seemingly odd choice, but at the end of the day, the takeaway was a self-empowerment and motivational bent that I apply to decision making in my life to this very day. It’s an invaluable quick read."

the tao of pooh
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the Tao Of Pooh By Benjamin Hoff

Markle says: "Aspects of Taoism told through the characters of Winnie the Pooh – I mean, does it get better? This is a speed read that you can easily whip through in a day, but trust me when I say that you will revisit it time and time again for its refreshing perspective on how to move in the world." 

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Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...