Top 10 Inspiring Books by Women That You Should Read

Happy National Read Across America Day!

In 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) created this day to help kids get excited about reading. 

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In honor of National Read Across America Day, we want to highlight ten inspiring books by women that all women should read. The books are not in any specific order. They all inspire women to be unapologetically themselves with different life lessons.  

Becoming by Michelle Obama 

As the first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama’s autobiography gives all women strength and determination.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The perfect blend of passion, perseverance, and talent, Angela Duckworth proves that grit can be taught and how it can change your life.

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth

Ever felt like you weren’t good enough? Elaine Welteroth shares her story and how you, too, can find purpose and inspiration for your mission in life.

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Want to change some old habits? Gretchen Rubin explains how habits are formed and how they can lead you to a happier and healthier life.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown

You matter! Brene Brown highlights the importance of being authentic and knowing your worth.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

What is beautiful and true to you? Glennon Doyle highlights these points in this book alongside more women empowerment and self-love messages. 

I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By by Hoda Kotb 

A quote for every day that you need! Hoda Kotb shares sayings and quotes alongside stories that will motivate and inspire you every day.

You Do You: How to Be Who You Are and Use What You've Got to Get What You Want by Sarah Knight

If you want to live life on your terms, this book is for you. Sarah Knight helps you with the confidence to reach your goals.

Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Are you afraid to try something new? Shonda Rhimes shares her story of stepping out of her comfort zone and making a real change.

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

Do you want more excitement in your life? Mindy Kaling shares her journey to find excitement and contentment in life through multiple experiences.

Every author on this list exhibits the true meaning of girl power. Join our newsletter below for more inspiration and resources.