An archived article from Meghan Markle's old lifestyle site The Tig is sure to excite every book-lover who is currently obsessed with the Royal Wedding. Back in March 2016, the soon-to-be America princess posted a "badass reading list" with five recommendations for books that make her feel like a "badass" — or, in her words, someone who is "strong of spirit, brave and fearless, self-aware yet selfless, and always striving to be the best version of themselves."
Back in April, Prince Harry's fiancé Meghan Markle shut down her lifestyle website, The Tig, which had been her little corner of the internet since 2014. At the time, Markle told People that the decision to close up shop had nothing to do with her upcoming marriage to Prince Harry, but her more recent departure from all social media — a move she made to fall in line with royal tradition — casts a bit of doubt on the reason for the site's closure. But of course, everyone has the right to be or not be on the internet to whatever extent they wish, and if someone decides to leave the web as the result of their healthy, mutual affection for another person, that's totally cool. Though, personally, I will miss Meghan Markle's recommendations on everything from dating to fitness.
These are the five "badass" books Meghan Markle recommended back, in case you want to get a jumpstart on your Royal Wedding reading: