Happy Women’s History Month!
In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m only reading books by female authors and focusing on empowering female stories, both fictional and historical. For this post, I’ve compiled a list of books that I feel are particularly empowering for women to read – whether it’s poetry, a memoir, or a work of fiction, these books are ones that hold a place in my heart or are on my must-read list.
My friends and I have recently been discussing how we seem to gravitate towards women writers when choosing the books we read. It started off as an unconscious decision, but now it’s becoming a more active choice. I still have plenty of favorite male authors, but the stories by women about women just hit differently. It’s also especially great to buy books that support current female writers during this month!
Here are some of my top picks and ones I’m looking forward to reading:
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle
- What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer
- Homebody by Rupi Kaur
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Rising Strong by Brene Brown
- Voices of Powerful Women: Words of Wisdom from 40 of the World’s Most Inspiring Women by Zoe Sallis
- She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox
- The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel by Marie Benedict
- Women & Power : A Manifesto by Mary Beard
I hope this list inspires you to support women authors and immerse yourself in the creative world of female literature!