5 Books On Body Positivity To Add To Your Must-Read List

Or to put on your Christmas wishlist.

Over the past few years, there’s been a whole lot of talk about body positivity and why it’s so important. Although, while we scroll on social media and watch tv we can sometimes be inundated with the same body types, sizes and shapes constantly, so it can be easy to get sucked in and almost forget to love your body for how it is.

These five books are all about body positivity from different angles, but with the key message of the importance of loving your own body and taking care of it. Get adding these to your must-read list!

Fat Chance by Louise McSharry

Broadcaster and beauty columnist Louise McSharry brought out ‘Fat Chance’ in 2016, a book about everything from her childhood, her weight, her experience with cancer, her career, family, feminism and everything else in between.

Our Editor Megan is a big fan of ‘Fat Chance’, saying “It made me think more about the way I talk about my weight, and compliment or comment on someone’s body changing, most importantly my own body, and it’s been pretty liberating.” Read more about it right here.


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Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe

‘Body Positive Power’ is basically what it says on the tin, all about how to love yourself for who you are and your body for what it is. The author, Megan, talks about how our bodies are not the problem, but that the problem lies with how we are thought to see our bodies.

Megan talks about her own issues with body image, battling anorexia, losing and gaining weight, and how she eventually learned that everyone is perfect the way they are. Read more on ‘Body Positive Power’ here.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker

Jes Baker’s ‘Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls’ focuses on embracing body positivity, changing perceptions about weight and making mental wellness a priority, rather than people focusing only on what their body looks like.

All about loving your body for how it is, as well as how it’s possible to love your body how it is right now, how to train your brain to play nice, and that cheesecake isn’t a ‘bad’ food. Check out even more about ‘Things No On Will Tell Fat Girls’ right here.

Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders

Snippets of self-care and self-love, ‘Love Your Body’ is the empowering book that everyone needs to read. It’s short, informative, snappy and beautifully illustrated.

Although it’s aimed at a younger age group, it’s something that every teen and adult should pick up to read at least once in their lives. It’s easy to get sucked into the online world, especially Instagram, so ‘Love Your Body’ is the perfect book to pick up again and again to give you gentle reminders. Check it out here.


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Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson

Lastly, we have ‘Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay’ from Phoebe Robinson. Phoebe’s book is a collection of essays, that look at everything from feminism and beauty standards to toxic masculinity.

It’s packed with humour, honesty and is an all-round great read. Phoebe also wrote the hit book You Can’t Touch My Hair, so if you liked that, you’re gonna love this. Check out more here.


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