We know with many of you being busy ladies there isn’t much time to fit all the latest best-sellers into your schedule. You’re likely lucky if you can get a look the morning paper let alone through a full novel in a week. So, if you only pick up 5 books this year, we recommend you add these picks to your bedside reading list for great laughs, inspiration, motivation, enlightenment and self discovery. What are your favourite reads? Let us know by commenting below. Happy reading!

Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead – by Sheryl Sandberg

There’s a reason this was one of the most talked about books of 2013. It addresses the realities we face as women in the workplace today, shining an inquisitive light on whether or not women are intentionally holding themselves back in their careers. The issue of modern female inequality is explored in an enlightening and empowering way, leaving you feeling completely ready to take on the world.

A Place of Yes – 10 Rules for Getting Everything you want out of Life – by Bethenny Frankel

She’s the Skinnygirl mogul with big business success under her belt and a no-nonsense personality. Yet, she didn’t always have it all and this story reveals Bethenny Frankel’s challenges and difficult childhood leading her to be the person is today. It’s a motivating story revealing how she got to the level of success she has now with 10 rules to follow for bettering your own life. Frankel’s characteristically quick witted personality make for an entertaining and authentic read.

A New Earth – by Eckhart Tolle

For a little enlightenment and a shift in perspective, “A New Earth” is a must-read.The book is backed up by a plethora of ancient truths that bring merit to every assumption and observation. It’s more of a journey than a novel as it brings forth a sense of peace through Tolle’s brilliantly profound look at life. The book causes you to take a step back and observe your life from a whole new place, raising awareness and learning how to implement a new outlook into your day.

Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me – by Mindy Kaling

The hilarious Mindy Kaling of The Office fame is the endearing new best friend you will want to have after reading this book. Behind-the-scenes stories and quips on her rise to fame are more than enough entertainment to satisfy the funny bone. The relatable and thought provoking anecdotes make for perfect evening-in reading material with your go-to glass of wine!

20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction – by Christine Hassler

Ever feel overwhelmed by the pressure of figuring it all out and having it all now? The quarter-life crisis is real and your 20’s can be a very confusing and frustrating time. Hey, maybe that’s the fun of it – but if you’re looking for a little direction and a way to rediscover yourself, this is it! This book will help you figure it all out not to mention leaving you with a better sleep at night. We highly recommend it.