The Qveen's Booklist

The Qveen's Booklist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

What it's about: An inspiring tale of self-discovery and a light fictional vacation from all the hard core self-help books I read.
Fun fact: SO MANY people told me to read this book, people I would not expect to like a book like this lol.
 Summary: Boy travels through the desert in search of his destiny! A gentle storybook read that inspires inner confidence, patience, intuition, and all that good shit.


The Greatest Salesman in the World by OG Mandino

What it's about: This book teaches the philosophy of salesmanship and success, prompting you to recite wisdom from 10 scrolls for 30 days.
Fun fact: One of the first books I read when starting my own business years ago, I'm now re-reading.
Summary: A great rags-to-riches story with applicable wisdom for your own life, super inspiring.


The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 What it's about: Four simple ideas that will make your life smooth as butter.

Fun fact: Every fuckin problem can be eliminated by following these agreements! I'm shook.

Summary: Quick easy read. Write em down, put em on ya fridge.


The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

What it's about: Massive guide to getting your shit together and being a business-person.

Fun fact: Written in the 1920s, it still rings true today. This author also wrote “Think and Grow Rich” which is super famous. 

Summary: You will need 4 months to get through this as there are exercises and lots to digest. I worked through it slowly and could see myself re-reading again in the future.


The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

 What it's about: The act of doing small things every day compounds into great wealth in any area of your life.

 Fun fact: This is basically the method we used to build success for our first music group Karmin and now Qveen Herby.

Summary: Fascinating look at how our daily decisions and actions become big returns over time!  Puts the process into simple, achievable steps for you.


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

What it's about: The only way to change your reality is to change your habits. We have to consciously de-program the old ones and establish new ones.

Fun fact: It takes 66 days to establish a new habit.

Summary: Easy read showing how habits are formed. Motivates you to look at your circumstances, map out a plan, and execute!



Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

 What it's about: The crazy, weird, amazing reality of living a creative life.

 Fun fact: This book helped me establish a sustainable independent music career.

Summary: Author’s personality and perspective are refreshing, relatable, and fun. Re-ignited my respect for choosing a creative path and mentally navigating that in a world of 9-5 office jobs.


How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

What it's about: Fundamentals of being a likeable person.

Fun fact: Shit dropped in 1936 and the tea's still hot.

Summary: How to handle people, get people like you, win people to your way of thinking, and how to be a leader.


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

 What it's about: So fucking simple, will blow your mind.

Fun fact: Man on the verge of suicide passes out and wakes up enlightened.

 Summary: How to live in the present moment and eliminate anxiety/depression.



Chakra Handbook by Shalila Sharamon & Bodo J. Baginsky

 What it's about: Simplified textbook-level explanations of the body’s subtle energy systems, the chakras.  

 Fun fact: My favorite part is a chart of each year of human life, and the distinct lessons to focus on to develop your energy body.

Summary: They don’t teach this in school, kids! You will understand your body and the energy field NOBODY talks about. Tips for healing any imbalances/blockages. Super helpful and easy to reference anytime. 



Letting Go by David Hawkins

 What it's about: The 3-step process for removing old emotional baggage you’re storing in your body that’s preventing your best life.

 Fun fact: I’ve seen huge results from practicing this technique. It’s so simple you might not even believe it’s working at first.

Summary: 1) Think of something that causes a negative feeling for you 2) Locate it in your body 3) Sit with it until it dissipates. Over time, you become lighter and remove blockages for a happier, more successful life.



Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss 

What it's about: Reincarnation, bitch! Non-spiritual doctor stumbles upon past lives while hypnotizing a tricky patient.

Fun fact: Book was sent to my fan mail address, thanks Henry :)

Summary: Changed my perspective on life, death, and the eternal soul. Soulmates, phobias, and purpose on a higher level.


Journey of Souls by Michael Newton

 What it's about: Doctor transcripts of 30+ patients in hypnosis describing exactly what happens when we die, in the after life, and rebirth into a new body.

Fun fact: Gave me a new outlook on life and deep compassion for every living being. Alleviates the fear of death.

Summary: We all come here with a distinct purpose and mission, to learn important lessons and work out our karma! The details will astound you.


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  • Qveen, finding your music was a saving grace. To find out you were making a podcast helped me stay accountable for the lessons you rap about. To find out I can actively be apart of a healthy, spiritual, creative community?!?! Damn… I’m just happy to be apart of the Qveendom😭🥳🥂✨✨✨✨ I’ll always share your gospel! Here’s to raising the earth’s vibration bitch!

    Bethany Bordelon on
  • Just started listening to the podcast while on road trips and haven’t had time to write any books down! Thanks for the list!

    Najja on
  • Love this list! I can’t wait to dive in!! Thanks for being an inspiration!!

    Aly Dehner on
  • Great recommendations Qveen! I’ll be reading and (re-reading a few)! Thx for being an inspiration on all levels! 💥💜🤟

    Catherine on
  • These are definitely books that I must check outBecause I amTrying to find waysTo jumpstart my own Artist business while trying to better myself in the process so thank you so much for these recommendations QVEEN 💯

    Tanisha Middleton on

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