As much as some may claim, women are still fighting with issues unique to their gender. The good side of this is that today, there are some excellent books that motivate us to overcome anything that stands in the way.
We’ve got stories about relationships, career and personal development and more. But everything leads to one simple fact – women’s strength can get us far.
So pick up a book that speaks to you. Amongst this crowd of top books for women, you’re bound to find something (just read our quick descriptions if you’re unsure!).
True health is not simply the absence of disease. It is a state of being in which the miraculous physical and mental forces that make us human work together in proper balance. True health allows us to be ourselves and live every day at our own personal best. Achieving true health is a journey-unique to every individual.
Journey To Healing contains real-life stories of women suffering from headaches, shoulder and knee injuries, low back pain, hormonal issues and infertility who are helped with the natural procedures described in detail in this ground breaking book. You will learn more about how your body works than you ever thought possible. Become an intelligent consumer with the 2 most valuable commodities you possess-your mind & body.
The story of two women suffering abuse and how their paths crossed ultimately changing the future for both of them. For any women who has suffered from physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse, this is a story of hope for the future.
“With this in mind, I wrote a book specifically aimed at helping people gain strength and confidence in their voice: ‘Speak and Be Heard: 101 Vocal Exercises for Voice Actors, Public Speakers and Professionals’. It recently reached the #1 best seller ranking in the US!
My work acts as an excellent guide for both helping both novice and professional actors alike improve their ability to speak with confidence and fluency. It’s the perfect gift for anyone with a creative flair, professionals or just those who are shy of speaking in public!”
Birth rates are falling in almost every country around the world, and the World Health Organisation calls infertility a global public health issue. Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, cousin or friend, someone you know will be touched in some way by this generation’s big question: what are we all meant to do about it? Everything Egg Freezing answers questions not just for women wanting to find out more about freezing their eggs, but for everyone who wants to find out more about the big reproductive health issues that transcend the personal and touch on the social, political and economic.
Author The Life You Were Meant To Live unpacks the dense emotional impact that our first story (the one given to you) and second story (the one you tell yourself) have on our lives and empowers you with tools and inspirations to write a third story on your own terms.
Organization and productivity expert, and New York Times best-selling author Julie Morgenstern, brings her 30 years of experience to Time To Parent: Organizing Your Life To Bring Out The Best In Your Child And You with skills to time management for parents, designed to help them organize their time by bringing more balance and productivity to family life, work time and self-care.
Jillian Michaels, renowned life coach and eight-time New York Times bestselling author pens her latest book, THE 6 KEYS: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty, presenting her revolutionary program to reverse the effects of aging and maintain optimal health for life.
Authored by Nicole Magryta, a 20-year veteran of clinical nutrition, Nourish Your Tribe: Empowering Parents to Grow Strong, Smart, Successful Kids aims to change your family’s relationship with food. Using clear parenting techniques, illustrations, and the latest scientific nutritional recommendations, Nicole helps to maximize your family’s lifelong health and minimize illness in a society plagued by horrible eating habits.
Created by inspirational speaker and former Wall Street rainmaker James P. Owen (author of the bestselling favorites Cowboy Ethics, Cowboy Values and The Try), Just Move!: A New Approach to Fitness After 50 is a realistic fitness guide that puts the reader in charge as it inspires, empowers and informs without overwhelming, providing a flexible, step-by-step program readers can tailor to their own specific needs.
Experience what goes on inside the mind of a Harvard grad who broke the habits that were imprisoning her in this raw and candid memoir about overcoming food addictions. You too can discover how to finally fill the inner emptiness. How? By nourishing your uniquely beautiful soul. That brings the deepest and most lasting kind of pleasure.
This book was written to get women thinking about how we define intimacy, partnership, and love and open our eyes to the unconventional sources of all three that may exist in our lives. It’s the story of one thirty-something woman trying to ‘figure out’ where she fits in the evermore complex landscape of love by turning her world into a Love Lab. The real-life experiments in which she finds herself are heart-warming and heart-wrenching in turn, and her frank, funny, earnest analysis of the data is like sitting down for a chat with your most bold and honest girlfriend. Navigated with wit and wisdom, each earnest learning is translated into a practical take-home experiment for the reader, so we get to play along and become curiously engaged on this journey towards discovering who we truly are in love – a journey every woman should take at least once in her lifetime.
This book is very relatable, and readers might feel the issues that they have are a common thing. Many women are trying to lose weight and trying to change themselves because we focus on looks a lot. But we forget about the most important thing, inner beauty. I believe this book will help them to feel good about themselves.
This non-fiction book breaks down the various ways in which women have been conditioned to have low self-confidence. In a very engaging (non-boring!) way, it presents history and scientific research to show how we doubt ourselves more than men, and gives us the tools to change that. It teaches how to be just as confident, if not more, than men, and how to truly tap into our inner competence and innate abilities. This book was personally transformative for myself as well as friends that recommended it to me. From the first chapter, I left already feeling a greater understanding of myself and how I may more confidently walk through life.
If you are searching for a tool to help you sift through the noise and find your true purpose, this is your book. Let’s face it, life is hard, it is going to be unfair, and people simply don’t always play by the rules. Given that, it’s best to equip yourself, sooner rather than later, with a tool to help you manage through the challenges you will inevitably face in life so you can find and live your true purpose. This book will help you do just that. It lays out a roadmap on how you can look beyond challenges, expectations, and facades to be your true self. It was written with the idea that was as the reader can replace the challenges presented with your own, being able to see yourself while learning how to let go, work through conflict, obstacles, and difficulties and limiting negative self-talk, one step, action, moment and battle at a time. It speaks to how we are, at times distracted by false beliefs and faulty thinking. Shared are many stories, and approaches on letting go, how to live in the present, and have a full and more peaceful life. It’s engaging and relatable while including an honest selection of experiences readers of all ages will find as useful tools to help live a full life. “This book puts language around so many feelings I had. It also reminds me of a place of peace that must be maintained for me to avoid those pitfalls.” A book which motivational speaker Les Brown calls instructive, informative, and inspiring … a guide to live your life victoriously.”
“Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all — until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.
She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.
Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir — rich with hope and humor — inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.”
I read this book this year and it inspired me. Women have always found ways to work around the restrictions society puts on them in order to contribute. This story spanning the two world wars grabbed my imagination and gave me a deeper understanding of both of those conflicts. READ IT!
At 49 years of age, grief-stricken, chronically depressed Nita Sweeney takes up running with her dog in an attempt to find a way out of the darkness. Her memoir of pounding the roads with her canine companion will entertain and motivate any reader who has ever fallen into deep despair. Whether or not readers want to follow in her footsteps, they will enjoy reading about her journey.
“This fiction novel is a must read for all women who have ever had a relationship that didn’t last. In this book Marcus pressures a very young Cassandra for sex, Robert is an abusive and lying husband, George fails to mention that he is married, Chris falls for babysitter, and Aaron has commitment (and mental) problems.
This book provides heart and hope. In Cassandra’s case (as with other women) it both betrays her and makes her strong. The reader is left strong as well: empowered by the story of an ordinary woman struggling through ordinary (unfortunately quite ordinary for many) circumstances. And Cassandra’s strength is not tinged with bitterness. Hers is a sweet sort of strength, and womanly strength. Even her revenge is designed not to hurt too badly.
This novel is loosely based on my life and I am very proud of Cassandra and my first novel. I’m ready to make it a priority and release it to the public again in which I’m sure it will inspire other women. That’s a promise!”
“Every woman should read this book because it’s a great primer on investing. It discusses how to invest in a simple, easy way without paying excess fees. Solin is a well-renowned investing expert and explains basic concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Women statistically invest less than men and they need this information more because they’re also paid less and have more years of life to account for.
After reading this book, a woman will be able to make her own investment decisions without paying for an expensive financial planner or asking a family friend. Plus, this is a very short book so it won’t take you a lot of time to read it.”
If you want to understand how men think and why they do what they do, if you want to understand their language and create unified and fulfilling relationships with men then read Queens Code. As a professional, successful business woman, I have used the language of Queens Code personally and professionally with amazing ease and success. Queens Code teaches us how to hold ourselves with respect and dignity while working purposefully towards solutions. If you want to have meaningful relationships with men, then read this book. This book has changed my relationships with all male persons which has enhanced my life by allowing me to glide through brick walls and glass ceilings.
The book is about the widespread problem of date and acquaintance rapes, backed with statistics, studies and research. It also sheds light on the controversies and stigmas and tries to explain why the problem occurs and goes unreported. Why I am suggesting this book: It’s fascinating, mind-blowing and simply disturbing. Before reading this book, I had thought that most rapes were done by strangers. However, it turns out that women are more likely to be raped by someone they know than by a complete stranger. It’s frightening to learn why they didn’t report such cases and what happened after the rape. Would anyone trust them? How can they talk about it? How can they protect themselves?
Connect How To Love And Accept Yourself After Divorce takes readers on a journey, a behind the scenes of how 9 brave women divorced what no longer served their highest good, left their toxic relationships behind and gained the courage and strength to follow their dreams by giving themselves permission to work on their inner being. Today they are all thriving and they supply a fool proof plan for readers so they too can become strong women!
Very empowering read for young and older female readers. This book emphasizes to trust one’s instincts and inner strength to overcome personal and professional challenges. The author highlights the curve balls that females face when starting a new business and brand and how she skillfully addressed them while creating a respectable name for herself in the retail industry.
This book was written by intimacy and relationships expert Coltrane Lord as a sexy manual for women who are looking to shed the layers of shame associated with wanting to repair and heal a relationship after a betrayal. It looks at ways that couples can reconnect and create the spark that is needed in their relationship in a provocative and trashy, yet real world way.
This is one of the books that I underlined, starred and highlighted almost every single page, because Jen’s words spoke to me so strongly. I love that she emphasizes the important of loving yourself in order to achieve success in any aspect of your life. Now all my friends are reading it too!
So many woman feel there is something wrong with them or that they are doing something wrong, and they therefore can not have a satisfying sex life. This book teaches women crucial information about the way our bodies work regarding pleasure and desire. It is a very refreshing, scientific perspective that applies to all women’s bodies bringing new awareness to how to dial in your specific needs for getting turned on.
“This is a best selling, award-winning novel for a reason. The most brilliant book I have ever read, and I read a lot. This book focuses on improving the health of your mind so you can live a happy, enjoyable life. A lot of us are stuck in the past and question why certain things have happened to us. A lot of us stress about the future. If you stress often, which 99% of women do, this book teaches you how to live a happy fulfilled life by living in the present moment.
At this very second, is there anything wrong? You’re worried about what could happen instead of what is happening. Living in the present moment is something that most people do not do. This book makes you aware of that and gives you direction on how to be more present. It is a must-read for every woman. Especially a woman who finds herself lost or on an emotional roller coaster.”
What do we talk about when we talk about illness, grief and loss? Do we even talk about it? For the most part, we try to sweep our fears of losing loved ones or finding ourselves on the receiving end of life-shattering news under the rug. Not debut memoirist, Andrea Wilson Woods. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days (available 10/15), Woods explores the true meaning of living and dying with heart and humor, as she comes to reconcile her life in the face of the ultimate loss – her fifteen year old sister, Adrienne. Written like a journal, the book takes readers inside Andrea and her sister Adrienne’s journey, explaining how the author gained custody of Adrienne from their mother and how the sisters’ relationship evolved over time. Adrienne’s courageous spirit shines through as she squeezes more life into 147 days than most people do in a lifetime. From meeting Jay Leno to spending the day with Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, Adrienne makes every moment count. As she lay dying, Adrienne teaches Andrea how to live.
Through this classic journey of fiction, the universally frozen dilemma of-misjudge everything by allowing outside influences- has been discussed. Unlike many stories, this tale narrates the traits of independent women by the transition of its protagonist. The character of Elizbeth Bennet and her sisters portraying the aristocratic society of eighteenth-century London.
This writing of Kate Chopin becomes the torchbearer for the first wave of feminism. This novel unveiled the societal limitations on womanhood, which causes to raise claustrophobic sentiments among women. In the book, the rhythmical ballads of Edna are the songs of caged-birds representing confined women in society.
Alice Munro’s entire bibliography is worth reading. Each chapter of this book centers on different aspects of Rose, from her school days to getting hitched and having a relationship. It’s interesting to go back and explore the lives of the woman of 1970’s rural Canada.
This is an important book for survivors of rape or domestic violence and people who have loved ones struggling to heal after an assault. It’s also great insight into how trauma and abuse result in mental illness. Beautifully written, this is a classic that rivals Girl Interrupted.
Pockets: The problem With Society Is In Women’s Clothing by first-time author, Audrey N Glickman is a must-read for women. Glickman uses humor to not simply advocate for pockets in women’s clothing, but to elevate the status of the Unpocketed Majority and to point out yet another discrepancy between gendered clothing.
This best-seller is a guidebook of sorts helping women regain clarity, meaning and simplicity in their lives. Each chapter has a theme that the reader explores; simplicity, livelihood, wellbeing, comfort, soulfulness, consciousness, courage, sacredness, womanhood and sovereignty.
There are so many women who are feeling lost and without purpose. These women are all around us – some are mothers, young professionals or even teenagers trying to figure out who they are in the world. Women are often told how they should act, feel and think, and this has led to women lying to themselves about how they are not in control of their lives. This leads to very low confidence and self esteem. Girl, Wash Your Face completely demolishes these beliefs! Rachel’s book faces the lies head on, and provides tangible tools and wisdom to take control of your life so you can move forward with more purpose and confidence. It is a wake up call to any woman who is unsure of who she is and where she wants her life to go. I consider this book a must read for all women!
I read this book coming out of a year working in an unsatisfying cubicle job my first year out of college. I had just quit my work and was feeling extremely downtrodden on my lack of interest in my job or my inability to convey passion in the field. I read The Confidence Code as I was making a transition into a new career or teaching, and this book really dove into the limiting beliefs that women have in themselves, some of which I was victim too. It provided practical ways for women to put themselves out there and promote themselves in ways that feels genuine. This is a great book for women in any stage of their life and a nice reminder that women can still have a voice and put themselves first.
I just finished The Moment of Lift audiobook version, which is read by Melinda Gates herself. This is an extremely impactful book that gave great insight from a woman who has devoted a large part of her life to helping empower other women around the world and in the workplace. Melinda goes into personal accounts and details of her struggling with equality in her marriage, steps she took to find her voice in the workplace, as well as discusses the practical benefits of successful women in society.