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14th Dec 2019

5 ‘badass’ books Meghan Markle says everyone should read in their lifetime

Before Meghan Markle was a member of the royal family, she ran a lifestyle website called The Tig.

It gave fans insight into her life  from her city guides to favourite playlists; relationship advice to her day-to-day life.

And while the website was shut down last year (just as speculation about her relationship with Prince Harry heated up), an archived version of the “badass reading list” still exists.

In the post, the now-Duchess of Sussex goes through the five books that make her feel like a “badass”.

Or, at least, someone who is “strong of spirit, brave and fearless, self-aware yet selfless and always striving to be the best version of themselves.”

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

“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.'”

You can get it here

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

“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.”

You can get it here

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“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.

“And if my vouching for it doesn’t give it the badass quality you’re looking for, the film remake is due to be released soon with a star-studded cast. So there ya go.”

You can get it here

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

“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.”

You can get it here

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

“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.”

You can get it here

A good book can do just about anything; from taking you on a wild and fantastical adventure to making you feel like an all-knowing super sleuth (if you figure out the killer twist).

Every week at #Bookmarked, we will be taking you through some of our all-time favourite books – as well as the newest novels hitting shelves in Ireland.