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10 Inspirational Books for Women

Mar 10, 2021

Women's History Month is a celebration to women. Are you needing that extra boost from a brave/bold female? Need a little extra encouragement to get through the day? Do you want to celebrate womanhood and all that it entails? We have picked 10 inspirational books celebrating women just for you. Pick one to lift your soul and motivate the woman in you. There's never been a better time to look for inspirational books for women full of stories of women's bravery, grit, resilience, humor, and drive. Women can do anything!

Becoming / Michelle Obama

With honesty and lively wit, Michelle describes her triumphs and her disappointments, telling her story as she has lived it. Becoming is a personal reckoning of a woman who has steadily defied expectations and whose story inspires us to do the same. 

Why not me? / Mindy Kaling

Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. 

Year of yes / Shonda Rhimes

Rhimes faces a yearlong challenge from her sister to try to say yes to the unexpected opportunities that come her way. Leaving room for the unplanned, opening up beyond her comfort zone, and simply saying yes to what the world has to offer makes anything seem possible.

The gifts of imperfection: let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are / Brene Brown

Brene Brown is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. What transforms this book from words to effective daily practices are the 10 guideposts to whole hearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way. 

You are a badass: how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life / Jen Sincero

In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, to help you. 

Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed

Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. 

The Confidence Code: the Science and Art of Self-Assurance: What women should know / Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition, with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business, Kay and Shipman offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve. 

The Last Black Unicorn / Tiffany Haddish

The Last Black Unicorn is a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. 

Not That Kind of Girl: a young woman tells you what she's learned / Lena Dunham

A fearless and witty examination of millennial girlhood. Lena Dunham keeps things real and flawed and doesn't sugarcoat anything, instead celebrating life for the inexplicable mess it often is.

Lean In: women, work, and the will to lead / Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell

Humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages.