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If you haven’t been watching Queer Eye, you are missing out on one of Netflix’s best original shows (shout-out to Nailed It!, another favourite). In the process of watching the Fab Five impart their wisdom, you’ll laugh, cry, and learn how to dig deeper into who you are as a person.

While we can’t all be on Queer Eye and get a Fab Five makeover, we can make some changes on our own. Here’s a booklist inspired by the men to help you become even more fierce. Yas, Queen.

If you’re looking for books similar to Karamo’s motivational speeches:  

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey 

Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock

These design tips will make Bobby proud:

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A Well-Crafted Home by Janet Crowther 

Simple Decorating by Melissa Michaels

The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams

If your confidence is lacking, Jonathan’s words will come to mind:

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Unfu*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop 

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West 

Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-Esteem by Kimeron Hardin

To up your fashion game and get Tan’s nod of approval:

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Classic Style by Kate Schelter 

The Perfectly Dressed Gentleman by Robert O’Byrne

How to Win at Shopping by David Zyla and Eila Mell

These will help you get to Antoni-level recipe slaying:  

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Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

In My Kitchen by Ted Allen 

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Dive into these books before your next Netflix binge, or read them in-between episodes. They don't have the Fab Five's seal of approval, but we think they'd agree with our choices. In the meantime, we'll be in the kitchen making guacamole (one of Antoni's go-to snacks) before the next episode begins, and waiting for their upcoming lifestyle book, Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. Pre-order it here

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