Brené Brown

30 Brené Brown Recommended Books

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston who has gained global recognition through her bestselling books, TED Talks, and Netflix specials. She is a leading expert on shame, vulnerability, and courage and works to empower people to build resilience and courage to "show up" in their lives. Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and she has received numerous prestigious recognitions.

30 Books recommended by Brené Brown

Why Won't You Apologize?

Why Won't You Apologize?

Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts

Author :Harriet Lerner

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"Turns out that most of us are pretty terrible apologizers—this really changed me." - Brené Brown [Source]

Becoming

Becoming

Author :Michelle Obama

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"Good for my heart, my head, and my soul." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

How Empowering Women Changes the World

Author :Melinda Gates

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"An urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world." - Brené Brown [Source]

Lead Yourself First

Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

Author :Raymond M. Kethledge

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Brené Brown mentioned this book in the "Tools of Titans" book. [Source]

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Author :Dr. Kristin Neff

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"[The author]'s powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read." - Brené Brown [Source]

Culture Renovation

Culture Renovation

18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company

Author :Kevin Oakes

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"One of the most comprehensive playbooks for culture change in companies I have ever seen." - Brené Brown [Source]

Black Magic

Black Magic

What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

Author :Chad Sanders

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"Daring, urgent, and transformative." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage

Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World

Author :Alan Downs

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"Such an important book." - Brené Brown [Source]

Imperfect Courage

Imperfect Courage

Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

Author :Jessica Honegger

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"Both an invitation and a challenge to bravely show up for ourselves, for the people we love, and for the strangers that we will one day call family. I say, ‘Amen!’" - Brené Brown [Source]

I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Author :Austin Channing Brown

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"This book shifted my soul!" - Brené Brown [Source]

The Book of Qualities

The Book of Qualities

Author :J. Ruth Gendler

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"I’m so glad I found this book. It was published 25 years ago and it’s magical." - Brené Brown [Source]

Stretch

Stretch

Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Author :Scott Sonenshein

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Brené Brown mentioned this book in the "Tools of Titans" book. [Source]

Thirst

Thirst

A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

Author :Scott Harrison

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"About what matters most. Love." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Ride of a Lifetime

The Ride of a Lifetime

Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Author :Robert Iger

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"Leadership gold—you won’t forget the stories or the lessons." - Brené Brown [Source]

Everything Is Figureoutable

Everything Is Figureoutable

Author :Marie Forleo

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"Smart, funny, and as brilliant as it is straightforward. LOVED it!" - Brené Brown [Source]

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Author :Paulo Coelho

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"There's a great quote in [this book]: When you're on the right path the universe conspires to help you!" - Brené Brown [Source]

Love, Henri

Love, Henri

Letters on the Spiritual Life

Author :Henri J. M. Nouwen

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"[The author's] timeless words and loving spirit are quiet prayers that will forever live in my heart." - Brené Brown [Source]

Marriage Rules

Marriage Rules

A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up

Author :Harriet Lerner

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"This is the marriage book we’ve been waiting for!" - Brené Brown [Source]

The Soul of Money

The Soul of Money

Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

Author :Lynne Twist

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"A life-changing read. With warmth, honesty, and storytelling, [the author] turns everything we think we know about money upside down…It's the book we all need right now." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Dance of Anger

The Dance of Anger

A Woman's Guide To Changing The Patterns Of Intimate Relationships

Author :Harriet Lerner

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"Helpful for couples in that 'I’m screaming and he’s/she’s shutting down' cycle." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Lightmaker's Manifesto

The Lightmaker's Manifesto

How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy

Author :Karen Walrond

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"The right book for the right time, written by someone who is the embodiment of light and joy." - Brené Brown [Source]

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

A Guide for New Leaders

Author :William A. Gentry

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"It’s clear that [the author] has a deep understanding of what it takes to develop strong leaders. This has become required reading in my organization." - Brené Brown [Source]

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

The Power of Starting Something Stupid

Author :Richie Norton

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"Already getting me in a heap of trouble. As I was reading it, I made notes to Steve (my husband). When I was done I handed it to him and said, 'This could change the way we live.'" - Brené Brown [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What kind of books does Brené Brown recommend?

Brené Brown recommends a variety of books, from modern fiction to social science classics. Some of her favorite books include "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by Brené Brown, "Grit" by Angela Duckworth, and "Life's Great Questions: Wisdom from Around the Globe on the Biggest Questions of the Human Condition" by Ken Blanchard.

Brené Brown recommends a wide range of books, but there is no exact number of books she has recommended. She has mentioned many titles during her talks, interviews, and social media posts.

Yes, Brené Brown has recommended some books that are suitable for children, such as "Ordinary Sparks: Finding Wonder in the Everyday" by Rachelle Chase, "The House That Jane Built" by Tanya Lee Stone, and "One Wonderful Night: A Nativity Story" by Patrice Karst.

You can find out which books Brené Brown has recommended by searching for her name on social media channels, watching her interviews and talks, and researching her website for details.

Yes, Brené Brown has recommended several books that are not related to vulnerability, such as "Life's Great Questions: Wisdom from Around the Globe on the Biggest Questions of the Human Condition" by Ken Blanchard, "The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life" by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, and "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are" by Brené Brown.