Empowering Books Every Woman Should Read This Summer

posted: 06/07/17
by: Kristine Boyd

It's almost summer and we are telling you to take some time for yourself and read a good book! We all need to read some thought provoking, inspirational words every now and again. These books will leave you feeling strong, empowered and ready to conquer the world.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth, psychologist, takes us through the days of cadets, teachers and National Spelling Bee finalists to show the most hard working individuals. She talks about what it takes to be passionate, hardworking and have, what she likes to call, "grit". This is the kind of book that is going to make you want to get up in the morning and tackle your day. You will find yourself being the most productive person you know and getting more goals accomplished than you ever imagined.


The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

In today's society women are becoming more independent and achieving more professional success than ever before. Regardless of these achievements, many women continue to have an obsession with their appearance. We are constantly surrounded by pictures of seemingly perfect people in seemingly perfect worlds. Naomi Wolf says it's time to stop beating yourself up over not achieving perfection and start rewriting these definitions of beauty.


Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey tells all in her autobiography Bossypants. She shares stories from being the young, awkward girl with a dream of being a comedian on TV. Fey writes about how she got to where she is now and the many doubts and struggles along the way. Mixing in humor, Fey is able to write a touching story in a way that is relatable to many women. This is an inspiring true story about a young girl chasing her dreams and finally watching those dreams come true.


Mastering Your Mean Girl by Melissa Ambrosini

We have all dealt with a mean girl. The one who constantly is telling you that you're not good enough. Melissa Ambrosini is here to tell us that this mean girl is living inside each and every one of us. We all have the voice in our head constantly thinking the worst of ourselves. Ambrosini gives us her guide to tackling this inner mean girl and start creating a healthier mind for a more positive life. This book tells you how to start appreciating your flaws and love who you truly are.


Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

We know Mindy Kaling as a talented, funny actress on some of our favorite shows and movies. What we don't know is that she has had many internal struggles throughout her career. She tells all about what she has had to face due to being in the public eye. She has compiled a collection of essays about relatable, personal stories that will make you laugh and cry. Not only will Kaling inspire you, you will feel like she completely understands you.

These are some of the best reads for the summer and sure to make you feel like a rock star! Check out more empowering books for women here!