My Intentional Book List

We read to know we’re not alone.
— William Nicholson, Shadowlands

I can truly say the one thing that has changed my life over the last year and a half is that I have actually read books! 

I think there is an invisible line when it comes to reading, you either love it, or you hate it! I was on the hate side, for pretty much my whole life. Even as a child, I could only read books if there was a horse involved.  I know it may sound silly to some, but I just did not enjoy reading.  

When I began my business as a Beachbody coach, they talk a lot about personal development (a phrase I was not familiar with), so I thought I would give it a shot. And let me tell you I am hooked! 

I still cannot sit for hours and finish a book, but I found that listening to them on my 2 hour round trip to work suited me just fine.  I have since decided to try a little harder at reading the actual books so I can highlight, scribble and come back to parts that I love. 

Which ever way you decide to receive these words, I have compiled a FANTASTIC list of books, most of which were written by fellow moms just like you and I. 

I hope you enjoy this list and leave a comment below with what you are reading, or if one of these books helped you in some way. 

Happy reading my friends. 


*Lose the Cape: Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive (Lose the Cape! Book 1)

By: Alexa Bigwarfe

Simple and Fun Goal Setting Strategies for Busy Moms!: Think like a CEO and Get More Done

By: Alexa Bigwarfe

Lose the Cape: Never Will I Ever (and then I had Kids!)

By: Mandy Waysman

The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families: How to Bring Out the Best in Your KIDS and Your SELF

By: Hal Elrod, Honoree Corder, Mike McCarthy, Lindsay McCarthy, Jim Sheils

Lose That Mommy Guilt: Tales and Tips From an Imperfect Mom

By: Cara Maksimow LCSW

"I Love You." "I Love Chicken Nuggets." & Other Tales of Motherhood

By: Mikli Feria Jorge

Navigating the Unknown: An Immediate Guide When Experiencing the Loss of Your Baby

By: Amie Lands

Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother

By: Alexa H Bigwarfe

Don't Panic! A Practical Guide to Twins, Triplets and More: A book for parents of multiples, by parents of multiples

By: Karen Bleakley


*Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro

By: Dana Malstaff

Created For This

By: Danielle Roberts



Dear Stress, I'm Breaking Up With You: The Woman's Guide To End Internal And External Pressures While On Her Way To Success (Dear Women Guide Book Series 1)

By: Ky-Lee Hanson

Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money

By: Pat Flynn

Let Go

By: Pat Flynn

Is Your Business Worth Saving?: A Step-by-Step Guide to Rescuing Your Business and Your Sanity

By: Stacy Tuschl

Yanking Bootstraps: Bootstrap your Business to Success

By: Tammy Hawk Bridges

Frazzled to Free

By: Kayla Berg

The Social Media Cookbook: Strategic Marketing Recipes for Small Business Success

By: Christina Kettman

Health and Wellness:

Stronger Than Sickness: Staying Empowered Through Illness

By: Rochelle Bohannon

Don't Diet, Just Eat: Trust Your Inner Wisdom, Even When It's Wrong  

By: Katie Nowikow


*Currently reading* 

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

By: Jon Gordon

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

By: Gerald Jampolsky


A guide to Developing Crucial Communication Skills

By: Ryan Carrie Sharpe


An Open Letter to…  

By: Kathryn Trudeau

For the Kids:

*The Intentional Bookshelf: Parent with Literature and Build Your Unique Child?s Perfect Little Library

By: Samantha Munoz

The Tiny Chef: Recipes Preschoolers Love to Cook and Eat

By: Dr. Kendall Becherer

Tiny Chef Kitchen: Getting Started Guide

By: Dr. Kendall Becherer


By: Mike Barber

Montessori Inspired Activities for Pre-Schoolers: Home projects for 2 - 6 year olds  

By: Jo Ebisujima

The Gallery & Museum Survival Guide For Parents: Turning Tantrum Throwers Into Mini Art Lovers

By: Jo Ebisujima

Let's Chat About Economics  

By: Michelle A. Balconi

The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges  

By: Jon Gordon

Careers for Little Sisters: A coloring book for inspiration (Volume 1)

by Melissa D. Schaffner

Vacation / Travel:

Disneyland On Any Budget: Money Saving Tips from The Happiest Blog on Earth  

By: Jessica Sanders

Costa Rica: The Bradt Travel Guide

By: Larissa Banting

Depression and Anxiety:

Living With Real Joy By Samantha McDonald


Long Lost (The Charlotte Hayes Series Book 1)

By: S.S. Lange

Written in the Stars: A Novel

By: Elizabeth Melillo, J.C. Schaffner


Sorted: Freedom through Structure

By Gillian Perkins

On my Bookshelf

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By: Simon Sinek

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

By: Brian Moran

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't

By: Simon Sinek

Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business

By: Romi Newstadt 

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

By: Jen Sincero


By: Sophia Amoruso

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 

By: Tony Robbins

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

By: Seth Godin

We Are All Weird: The Rise of Tribes and the End of Normal

By: Seth Godin 

Think and Grow Rich

By: Napoleon Hill

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear 

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

The Compound Effect 

By: Darren Hardy