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It’s International Women’s Day! It’s a great time to celebrate the women in your life. Support their work, encourage them, and tell them how much you appreciate them!
One of my 2019 goals is to read more and if you follow me on Goodreads (you totally should do that), you’ll see that I’m kicking some serious ass on my reading goals this year and I’m pretty excited. I tend to lean towards trashy young adult fiction or personal growth-related books, so I have quite the variety in my reading list. I’ve even got some memoirs on that list!
Some books on this list are written by some badass females, feature strong female characters, or are geared towards empowering women and that’s what I’m sharing here today! Many of them I have read myself (recently or in the past) or are on my “Want to Read” list.
Without further ado, here are 10 books (in no particular order) by women, for women, and empowering women to keep celebrating this day all year long!
Anything by Rachel Hollis – Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be or Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – I won’t lie, but this is probably one of my favorite books of all time. Alcott’s family was extremely progressive for their time and I love the history and story behind all of her writing as well. So much so that I even went to her home in Concord, Massachusetts!
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero –She’s actually written a few books under this “badass” name – add “making money” or “every day” to the title and you’ll see what I mean. Great truth nuggets in short chapters. Her no-nonsense approach is like a breath of fresh air in the touchy-feely self-help world.
White Hot Grief Parade by Alexandra Silber – This one is still on my reading list as well, but if it’s by Alexandra Silber, I have no doubt that it’s worth it. There isn’t much this woman can’t do – sing, act, teach, write, tell great stories on Instagram, etc. I can always support that.
Bare by Susan Hyatt – This one is BRAND NEW, so I haven’t read it yet myself. However, if you follow her on social media/email list, you’ll know what you’re getting into! She’s unabashedly herself and I love it! Plus, did you know that she’s also a fellow Hoosier! The more you know!
The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins – Have you seen this woman’s TEDTalks or her YouTube channel? She’s also got a couple of brand new Audible-only books that are high on my reading/listening list as well!
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte – Perfect for anyone who doesn’t know what goals to set next.
So, there you have it – 10 Books for International Women’s Day! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any or have more related books that I should check out!