5 books princess bride Meghan Markle insists you read


5 books princess bride Meghan Markle insists you read

In her now-defunct blog, the former actress detailed her favourite page-turners

By DAISY MURRAY  May 11th, 2018

In a few days, Meghan Markle will make history by becoming the first person of colour to marry into the House of Windsor. But before she became an international household name as the bride of Prince Harry, she was a celebrated TV star with a hit show (Suits), outspokenly feminist leanings and a bookworm habit. 

The actress had started a blog called The Tig, which focused on fashion, beauty, health and served as a vehicle for her to publicise her charity work. She was forced to wrap it up in order to marry the prince (along with a bunch of other weird rules that you should know), and left a heartfelt note for her readers, which read, “After close to three beautiful years on this adventure with you, it’s time to say goodbye to The Tig. What began as a passion project (my little engine that could) evolved into an amazing community of inspiration, support, fun and frivolity. You’ve made my days brighter and filled this experience with so much joy. Keep finding those Tig moments of discovery, keep laughing and taking risks, and keep being “the change you wish to see in the world.”

One of the personal bits of advice she had shared on the channel was a list of five books that deeply impacted her. From great classics like Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince to Brendon Burchard’s The Motivation Manifesto, here’s every tome that shaped Meghan Markle’s life.               

5 books that Meghan Markle loves

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

'I have long been obsessed with this book, and specifically with The Little Fox,' Markle wrote. '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, fancy pants.'


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

'My mom gave me a copy of this book when I was 13 years old,' Markle wrote, 'and to this day, I constantly circle back to the Don Miguel Ruiz classic for the simplest ways to simplify your life.'


The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

'My mom gave me a copy of this book when I was 13 years old,' Markle wrote, 'and to this day, I constantly circle back to the Don Miguel Ruiz classic for the simplest ways to simplify your life.'


the Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Of The Tao of Pooh Markle wrote, 'Aspects of Taoism told through the characters of Winnie the Pooh– I mean, does it get better?'


Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D.'

'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,' she said. '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.'


From: ELLE USA