BoldBody's 2019 Picks For Summer Reading & Listening

Picture this: You wake up on a Saturday morning to bright blue skies and a warm, golden sun. Your schedule is empty (finally), and your phone is on silent. You slip into your favorite pair of Bold Body leggings and head outside to lounge on your comfiest chair with a good book and no agenda.

 Now that’s the kind of summer day we dig, and it’s exactly where you can find us on lazy, warm weekends. Care to join?

Here’s what we’ll be reading (and listening to!) in 2019.

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Who it’s for: The Undercover Bold Babe

Why we love it: Brené dives deep into the topic of vulnerability, and how a simple change in perspective can shift our entire lives. If instead of looking at vulnerability as a weakness, we think of it as a measure of courage, we’re more able to attack the things that really matter: positive relationships, body confidence, being bold, and loving every minute of it.

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein

Who it’s for: The Busy Bee

Why we love it: This book is all about turning your fear into faith and going for it! Whatever “it” is for you. Through candid storytelling and real-life examples, Gabrielle helps readers learn to go with the flow and find peace in the moment—something we all could use a little more of.


When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

Who it’s for: The Big City Dreamer

Why we love it: Ever wonder what it’s like to work alongside superstars and represent the biggest names in Hollywood? Unfortunately, for Emily (the main character), it’s not all glitz and glamour. Read as she tries to pick up her career after it all dramatically falls apart. One-part drama, one-part girl power—we dig it.


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Who it’s for: The Romantic

Why we love it: From the same author as the astoundingly brilliant book Eat, Pray, Love, comes this honest look at love, female promiscuity, and regret. Told from the point-of-view of an 89-year-old looking back on her younger days, comes a powerful message about following your heart and learning from your mistakes. Settle in and grab some snacks—you won’t be putting this one down. 


Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Who it’s for: The Foodie

Why we love it: Family, food, drama, and love—need we say more? The perfect read for beach days or road trips, this book will have you running to your kitchen with recipes in tow and dreaming of foodie days in San Francisco. Eat prior to reading—you’ve been warned.


Others we love:

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

You Do You by Sarah Knight

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir by Noelle Hancock

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls


If podcasts are more your thing, we’ve got your ears covered too. Plug into one of our favorites while sipping an ice-cold beverage for a relaxing afternoon. 

How I Built This

Who it’s for: The Entrepreneur

Why we love it: Full of stories from some of the best-known companies, How I Built This is like a business-coach in your ears. Weaving a narrative around entrepreneurship, innovators, and risk-takers, this entertaining and informative podcast will inspire you to follow your calling and build your dream life.


Crime Junkie

Who it’s for: The Self-Proclaimed Detective

Why we love it: Who doesn’t love a good true crime story? Told by a duo of two bad-ass women, these real-life stories will have you saying, “What the fudge?” and sleeping with the lights on. But really—carve out an entire weekend—you’ll binge the whole thing.


Girl Boss

Who it’s for: The Girl Boss (obviously!)

Why we love it: Every episode is made up of hilarious, honest, and useful conversations with trailblazing women taking their lives into their own hands. A real, fresh take on what it means to be a Girl Boss (and Bold Babe!) in today’s world. 


RISE Together

Who it’s for: Love Birds

Why we love it: Relationships are hard! Like, really really hard. It’s nice to hear tangible advice and answers to tough questions that you might be afraid to ask. Hosted by a husband and wife duo, RISE Together takes an honest look at the toughest parts of love—and how you can build something that lasts.


Hey, girl

Who it’s for: All Women

Why we love it: Women are stronger together—and this podcast brings a bunch of inspirational babes together to talk candidly and intimately about their lives. From mental health to fitness to running a business, Hey, girl covers it all.   


Others we love:

2 Dope Queens

Call Your Girlfriend



Women Rule


So whether you’re flipping pages or plugging in, we’ve got you covered with all the best content for summer 2019. Need a new pair of “reading leggings”? Check out our brand new summer line and look fab all season long.

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