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24 Valuable Books For Women To Read

The best books that only women could understand

Here we have an extra long list of books that could be of big value for women especially. They’re perfect gifts for someone you know, or a great way to sit back, relax and relate, with a wide range of stories, with at least some that will catch your eye.

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#1 A Whole New Life: Discover the Power of Positive Transformation by Lucia Giovannini

A Whole New Life: Discover the Power of Positive Transformation by Lucia Giovannini Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Transformation is a tough job, whether you are faced with changed circumstances or training to willingly bring change into your life. Woman of all ages would find comfort in this deeply reflective book by former Italian supermodel Lucia Giovannini. This book is both: a source of emotional support at times of uncertainty and a practical how-to for women who are ready to push for a change and do it in a thoughtful way, taking charge of the process every step of the way.

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#2 Blue Girl Turned Gold by Myesha Monique Collins

Blue Girl Turned Gold by Myesha Monique Collins Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This 3 part Anthology was her own power in healing. This project has allowed and continues to allow others to heal and share. Through healing and sharing these books have offered new lives, new mindsets, and new opportunities for Greatness! This work, Blue Girl Turned Gold Volume 1 Experiences shape who you are but they do not dictate who you become, has been a blueprint for those experiencing life.

The resources included provide a clear path to healing and ultimately greatness and success! Experiences shared in this book are relatable to those who are aware of the healing on a personal level that is required in order for them to move forward in a positive self fulfilling manner. Blue Girl Turned Gold is a must read, referred by a reader as, needed for the soul.

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#3 Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters by Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh

Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters by Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntoshGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is a resource to help moms and/or daughters become better connected. It takes work to create a good relationship and this book shows how you can do address things between you, how to take only responsibility for your emotions and actions, and the results you gain when you can better address your thoughts and feelings through words and actions that bring connection rather than separation.

It gives dozens of conversation starters, insights to understand each other and what you can do when you’re uncertain of how to interact with your mother or daughter. The book has practical applications of putting into practice ways to manage your own personal care for your heart and mind.

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#4 Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni WeschlerGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

I believe every woman, trying to conceive or not, should read this book to learn more about her menstrual cycle. This is the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) bible. No, I am not talking about the Rhythm Method. FAM is based on your individual body and menstrual cycle. Ms. Weschler explains how to use basal body temperature (your oral temperature upon waking), cervical mucus, and cervical position to determine when you are fertile and when you are not (this will be handy after you have your baby as birth control!).

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#5 Beyond The Egg Timer by Sharon Fisher and Emma Williams

Beyond The Egg Timer by Sharon Fisher and Emma WilliamsGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is for any woman who is considering having a baby. Are you in your twenties and worried it’s ‘now or never’? Are you in your thirties and newly married but not quite ready to parent? Maybe you are single and 40 and considering single motherhood. We offer 12 narratives from real women who had babies over 35 couples with the best coping advice, social science research, clear explanation of fertility facts, and Pregtiquette (the etiquette of trying to conceive and pregnancy).

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#6 Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear by Elizabeth GilbertGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

I think the title says it all! This is a delightful read about harnessing your inner wealth of creativity. Spoiler alert: it’s not about being an artist and we are all innovative beings!

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#7 Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane GayGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The author shows how the messages in mainstream media today discriminate against women. The culture we consume can become the main part of who we are. She explains how easy it is to get caught up and accept the societal norms of the way women are represented but we can and should do better. Readers will love and relate to the author’s brutal honesty and sense of humor.

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#8 The Last Cotillion by Thadeus Parkland

The Last Cotillion by Thadeus ParklandGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

A novel telling the story of two amazing women who move beyond the cruel lives thrust upon them by fate and family. Untold truths are revealed; information hidden from family and friends for fear of shame and public humiliation. A grandmother on her deathbed revealing her son was a stolen baby. The loss of the child pushed another woman to move forward into a life of service she would have never imagined. Both woman victims of sexual assault, both women touching other lives in ways they would have never dreamed of. Both ultimately healing; one on her deathbed — the other through compassion and forgiveness.

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#9 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

After you’ve read Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow, you’re going to change the way you think. He takes us through the two systems that drive the way we think and shape our judgments – and he clearly states how thinking slow sometimes can be a smarter choice in opposition to thinking fast. It’s a book filled with practical insights into how humans make decisions both business-wise and in our personal lives.

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#10 I Gave Up Men For Lent by Kacie Main

I Gave Up Men For Lent by Kacie Main Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In I Gave Up Men for Lent, Kacie tells her own story of self-reflection, but really she is telling the story of every girl who is trying to balance pursuing love with defining her own self-worth; every child trying to build healthy adult relationships with their family members; every young professional trying to understand the intersection of motivation and contribution.

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#11 Saved, Sober & Sitting Pretty by Ebony K. English

Saved, Sober & Sitting Pretty by Ebony K. EnglishGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In Saved, Sober & Sitting Pretty readers will be captivated by Ebony’s story of triumph and reminded of how God is able to turn our pain into purpose. Ebony accounts her life growing up without her biological father, which lead to her insecurities and feelings of resentment and unworthiness. She speaks honestly and boldly on her darkest moments of suffering in silence and her twelve year battle with substance abuse. Broken and desperate for growth, Ebony has allowed God to heal her from the inside out and has made peace with her pieces!

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#12 You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Jen makes it a point to emphasize that anything you want to achieve in your life is absolutely possible through positive reinforcement and changing your limited beliefs. You have to stick to your goals and follow your plan of achieving such goals no matter what! One of the most critical aspects of your life should be to love yourself! Only by loving yourself, you will believe in your ability to achieve extraordinary results! The author suggests the steps to take to make this change happen in your life.

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#13 Brave Little Firsts by Tiffany Trotter

Brave Little Firsts by Tiffany Trotter Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Brave Little Firsts is a nonfiction children’s biography that shares the remarkable firsts of women from around the world. From the first female doctor to the first woman to fly an airplane. In this book of firsts, readers will discover trailblazers and barrier breakers who made history.

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#14 The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner

The F*ck It Diet by Caroline DoonerGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Fuck It Diet takes a hilarious look at a serious issue- diet culture. Do you find yourself always looking for the next diet that promises to remove those pounds for good? Do you blame yourself when they don’t work? With 80-95% of people gaining back the weight they lost with dieting, it’s not your fault, it’s diet cultures fault.

Written by an ex-dieter, the author understands how scary leaving this weight-obsessed world can be. She offers scientifically sound guidance to stop dieting, enjoy eating and feel good about yourself. It is an empowering must-read for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight or body shape.

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#15 Surviving a Cyberstalker by Alexis Moore

Surviving a Cyberstalker by Alexis Moore Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Cyberstalking and stalking impacts millions of women every year around the world and predators continue to outpace law enforcement and resources. This book is vital to every woman in the cyberage!

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#16 The Healing Power of Girlfriends by Deborah A. Olson

The Healing Power of Girlfriends by Deborah A. Olson Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This self-help book is a culmination of nearly two decades of working with female clients in my clinical practice, my years working as an RN in OB/GYN, my own original research and robust research that has recently been conducted on this topic by experts in friendship.

In addition, I share personal stories of treasured friendships that bring insight, depth, and richness to this topic on the many benefits of female friendships. The research continues to underscore that we live our happiest, healthiest, and longest lives when we stay closely connected to our girlfriends!

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#17 Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Leadership expert Tara Mohr’s book is one of the most powerful, profound, and paradigm-shifting books I’ve ever read. It’s packed with piercing truths about the internal limits that hold women back from stepping out as the leaders we’re meant to be—including our inner critics, fear of playing big, being hooked by criticism, and hiding behind the feeling that I’m not ready. I want to give a copy to every woman I know!

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#18 The Gift of Crisis by Bridgitte Jackson Buckley

The Gift of Crisis by Bridgitte Jackson Buckley Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

For women who are feeling discouraged or dispirited and are sincerely interested in personal growth, yet find it difficult to make “mental room” to dedicate to such growth due to personal distractions, The Gift of Crisis is a raw and real read that offers authentic inspiration, hope, and wisdom to find your way back to the joy of life. This real life story of awakening reveals how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, and reminds us that we sometimes have to go through the fire to find the gold – “It’s not a crisis, it’s a crossroads!”

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#19 Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

Health at Every Size by Linda BaconGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Every woman who has ever struggled in anyway related to their weight (either weight loss/weight gain) should read this book. HAES is full of evidence based reasons why focusing on our weight as an indication of health only feeds the feeling of not being good enough. Women are more than their bodies, and this book is a great jumping off point to start a new conversation around what health actually is.

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#20 How I Learned To Smile From The Inside by Seth E Santoro

How I Learned To Smile From The Inside by Seth E SantoroGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is for anyone who has lost their smile, for any reason. It reminds us that you can heal from anything. While the author shares with us 5 harrowing stories and the similar process in which he found himself for each situation, he also shares tips and tricks and the reality of each stage of “grief” or as he refers to it, “healing.” Be ready for an incredible journey filled of love, laughter and the mysterious gifts and learnings enveloped in the healing process.

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#21 The Politics of Promotion by Bonnie Marcus

The Politics of Promotion by Bonnie Marcus Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The Politics of Promotion, Bonnie Marcus offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate the realities of their organization, emphasizing the need to understand office politics to get the promotions and recognition they deserve.

Readers will learn why excellence and achievement aren’t propulsion enough to get ahead, and how networking with power and intention can make all the difference in perception, reputation, and promotion. Far beyond the typical advice of be assertive and embrace ambition, this book provides a unique and proven method for becoming a bigger player in the workplace and avoiding unexpected trip-ups that can add years to the climb—or end it for good.

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#22 The Early Years: A Memoir by Rachel G. Carrington

The Early Years: A Memoir by Rachel G. CarringtonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This memoir chronicles the author’s journey pursuing the man she loves and uniting their family. When she was a young woman growing up in a small town in Kentucky in the 1940’s, she was given the opportunity to attend college on a scholarship that would help her achieve her dreams of becoming a teacher.

However, life took her down a different path when she fell in love with a returned World War II veteran neglected by his wife and distanced from his children. Carrington knew in her heart that with him is where she belonged and, with working alongside him, they successfully brought together their families and went on to create countless memories along the way.

In this memoir, she describes her life experiences that showcase the successes, obstacles and touching moments that paint the portrait of an all-American family. Readers will be moved not only by her vivid memories of her early life, but of her clear devotion towards her family.

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#23 How Dare You! Insidious Ways Women Are (Mis)Treated by Lucy Papillon Ph.D.

How Dare You! Insidious Ways Women Are (Mis)Treated by Lucy Papillon Ph.D. Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book discusses Dr. Papillon’s own experiences with sexual assault as well as case studies from her clinical practice experience to explore rape culture and its effects on women. She blends personal narratives with practical tools to invoke awareness in both genders of how systemic and pervasive the problem has become while gently suggesting helpful methods to break through barriers to effect positive change and inspire those suffering from abuse to reclaim their power.

How Dare You! shares compelling stories and useful tools to paint a poignant portrait of present-day culture and empower women and those suffering from abuse to participate in their own journey toward awareness and recovery.

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#24 The Girl from Copenhagen by Glenn Peterson

The Girl from Copenhagen by Glenn PetersonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This memoir that tells the story of the author’s mother, Inge Buus, life and the remarkable life experiences that shaped her into an incredible wife and mother. Growing up on a family farm on the island of Falster in Denmark, Buus didn’t identify with being a farm girl and instead was determined to focus on her studies. Graduating at the top of her high school class, she moved to Copenhagen to pursue a career in nursing.

Becoming a bookkeeper after being unable to move forward with nursing, life changed with the Nazi invasion of Denmark. The frequent bombings and shooting within the city became her new normal. She finds romance with a GI from America and soon leaves behind her world in Denmark for a new adventure with him in New York City.

Her incredible life story is detailed by her loving son just before her death in January 2018. Readers who long to learn more about the unique individuals living during this turbulent time in history will connect with Inge’s story and her life living with love, dreams and a sense of adventure.

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Contributors to this article
Natasha Zolotareva from NatashaZolotareva

Myesha Collins from Blue Girls Turned Gold

Blythe Daniel from OurMendedHearts

Sharon Fisher from Nurtured Well, LLC

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Thadeus Parkland from P1Press

Jakob Staudal from Ultradapt

Kacie Main from Kacie Main LLC

Ebony English from Ebony K. English

Alina Trigub from SAMO Financial

Tiffany Trotter from Brave Little Firsts

Emma Townsin from Foodi Nutrition

Alexis Moore from MooreThanALawyer

Deborah Olson from Galleria Counseling & Consulting

Carole Ann Penney from Penney Leadership, LLC

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley from BridgitteJackson-Buckley

Alisha Carlson from Alisha Carlson LLC

Seth Eliot Santoro from Iamsetheliot

Sierra Hernandez from Weaving Influence

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