Women are capable of doing anything. If we take a trip back in time, there hasn't been much hue and cry about women having accomplished the unachievable. However, today, the literary world is spoiled for choice, and there can never be a better time to look for women's inspirational books.
Sometimes all you need is the right kick from bold and confident women figures who have very rightfully pushed the margins of our society and made their way to the spotlight today. Today, grab yourself a cup of warm coffee. Let’s breathe. Let’s learn, as this list of women empowerment books can do wonders for your confidence and self-esteem.
After all, what could be more empowering than reading inspiring stories of women’s bravery, resilience and drive as they turned things around even when times were hard for them?
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Life-Changing Women's Inspirational Books
These women's life-changing books are worth a read. You will not be disappointed.
1. Becoming- by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, the Former First Lady of the United States, records her entire journey in her book, ‘Becoming’, where she talks about how she became one of the most prominent figures in the nation to advocate for women’s rights and their inclusion.
This awe-inspiring memoir never fails to hook its readers as Michelle takes them on her journey of painful struggles where she had to fight for her rights in order to be heard as a woman of colour in America. Her book is a constant reminder to be resilient especially to those people who are going through a hard time in life.
2. Bad Feminist- by Roxane Gay
In this book, Gay shares her personal experiences as a woman of colour. She encourages her readers to consider looking at feminism from a critical point of view. Unleashing a perfect blend of sarcasm and wit, ‘the bad feminist’ urges people to break the typical stereotypes that people have about feminism. She says people can have pink as their favourite colour and still call themselves feminists, thus making this book a must-read for everybody.
3. Pride and Prejudice- by Jane Austen
Who has not heard of this timeless classic by Jane Austen? Pride and Prejudice is a masterpiece that highlights the story of the Bennett sisters. The only reason why people never get over this book is because of Elizabeth Bennet, who is one of the strongest characters ever written. Her character is described as witty and fierce who is not bothered by society, and she does what she wants.
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This book was written sometime in the 1800s when society was extremely unjust towards women. Even though the book might seem a little traditional, especially if you look at it from 2022’s point of view, Elizabeth’s character still stands as one of the most empowering characters anyone has ever read about.
4. Why Not Me?- by Mindy Kaling
The Office. The Mindy Project. These are some of the famous shows that Mindy Kaling has written for. Her bitingly funny collection of essays “why not me?”, shares her days and times as an outsider in the Hollywood industry. She also talks about how women of colour are always looked down upon and ill-treated in an industry that is super unfriendly to women.
However, every page of this book gets you cracked up while you ask yourselves the same question- ‘why not me?’
5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up- by Marie Kondo
You are definitely living under a rock if you have not heard of Marie Kondo. Doesn’t matter if you have got a heap of junk at your place or you need to dump the obnoxious thoughts in your head; this book illuminates the significance of not only simplifying the physical space in life but also the headspace.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is one of the best women’s life-changing books that enables women to focus on what matters to them the most.
6. Year Of Yes- by Shonda Rhimes
This book guides its readers through the year-long experiments Rhimes undergoes as each chapter deals with a personal roadblock she had to face in life. She takes her readers deep inside her brain, where she very carefully lays out all her fears in a way that would make you feel like you two are catching up over a Sunday brunch.
7. Girl, wash your face: stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be by Rachel Hollis
Well, there is a bit of truth in the fact that we hardly see women urging women to GO FOR IT. In this book, Rachel very firmly yet lovingly tells her readers to not let a tail wag the dog. This is one of the most empowering women’s books where Rachel asks every woman out there who is burdened by the shackles of their society to get on with their life and do what they want.
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8. Educated- by Tara Westover
To say the very least, Tara Westover had a different upbringing which was unlike the traditional families around her. She spent most of her childhood in isolation, where she was prevented from going to school till the age of 17. However, nothing could stop her from quenching her thirst for knowledge.
Her book ‘Educated’ talks about how she overcame her struggles and paved her own path to success. This is one of the most empowering women’s books, which shows how determination can help women succeed in life. As you go through the inspiring stories of these women, you are bound to undergo a mix of emotions where you feel motivated and entrepreneurially ambitious.
These, according to us, are some of the best women's inspirational books. It is always a great idea to read books that are both fiction and non-fiction. Anybody looking for some hint of inspiration can give a read to these women empowerment books.