When women support women magic happens. Sharing things we love is one way we can support each other and help create a world where more women feel empowered to share their stories and voices. Below you’ll find all my favourite books sorted into handy lists for quick reference, plus all sorts of other things I love such as business tools, courses, podcasts etc. Some of them use affiliate links, which mean I earn a tiny amount if you go on and purchase, but I never share anything that I don’t genuinely love.

I’ll be updating this page regularly so don’t forget to check back soon.

Jo xox


Best Writing Books

Favourite Business Books

Books Every Woman Should Read

Favourite Historical Fiction

Pure Enjoyment

Favourite Autobiographies & Memoirs

Classics for Every Bookshelf


Making time to listen to inspiring women is a great way to stay motivated and keep learning. Here are some of my favourites:

The Writing Coach Podcast with Rebecca L. Weber

The Secret Library Podcast with Caroline Donahue

You’re Booked with Daisy Buchanan

The Melissa Ambrosini Show

Fit n’ Chips Chats with Amanda Thebe

How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

Tranquility Du Jour with Kimberly Wilson

If I Can Do It with Bryony Gordon

Courses & Mentors

My favourite business mentor is the fabulous Gemma Went.

If you’re looking to pitch articles to magazines then take a look at Rebecca L. Weber’s Freelance Writer Bootcamp.

Favourite Business Tools

My favourite newsletter service is MailChimp.

I use Squarespace for my website.

Acuity Scheduling helps me keep my coaching & editing calls organised (and allows people to book in online easily to speak to me)

My Well-thy Life

As a writer, editor and coach I can easily spend way too much time sitting on my backside so it’s important for me to take care of my health as much as possible. Here are the things I love most for both physical and emotional wellbeing (other than walking on the beach, playing with my dog and spending time with my family).

Breville Blender - I spent ages trying to decide which blender to buy and I’m so glad I got this one. It’s affordable, easy to use and clean and doesn’t take up too much space. I can whizz up a healthy fruit smoothie easily and no longer find I’ve made too much or not enough, plus as a family we can all make the smoothies we want.

Yoga with Adriene - my favourite way to start the day. She’s the best.

Yoga mat - this is the yoga mat I use and love

Spotify - I have several different playlists that help me start my day with energy, chill out in the evening or dance it out when I’m home alone. Music always makes me feel better.