One of the smartest moves you can make as a female entrepreneur is to build your business intelligence by curating the knowledge of other women who have built businesses before you. Learning which mistakes to avoid and which shortcuts to take allows you to build a thriving business In a shorter period of time, while avoiding costly pitfalls at the same time.

Reading books specifically for women entrepreneurs helps you arm yourself with vital knowledge, while building your mental resources of tips and tricks you cm use as you grow your company. If you want help deciding which books to read, following are five phenomenal finds you can consider adding to your entrepreneurial bookshelf.

Girl Boss — Sophia Amoruso

[Girl Boss](http://amazon.com/GIRLBOSS-Sophia-Amoruso/d No 39916927X) by Sophia Amoruso is a must-read for female entrepreneurs looking for inspiration. Earning rave reviews from both the New York limes and the Washington Post, this Inspirational book is packed with life lessons from the founder of Nasty Gal. Targeted at women and girls who don’t fit sodets, s terms of ‘normal’, this engaging read will help females who feel like outsiders realize the potential of following their dreams. After reading this book, you’ll feel inspired and ready to pursue your passions, no matter how far fetched or out-of-reach they might seen.

Another great book — In the Company of Women: inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs- Grace Bonney