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5 Books to Read For International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

If like me, you’re inspired by all the powerful messages being shared online today, you may be interested in getting that inspiration going by reading some books by or about some fierce ladies as well.

Here are my recommendations for International Women’s Day:

  • Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid This is the latest release from TJR who is, by far, my favourite female author. We’ve read stories about the men in rock music, and there’s some of that in this book too, but what really stood out for me where the female characters, Daisy, Karen, Simone, and Camilla. This is a must read for 2019.
  • This Will Only Hurt a Little – Busy Phillips This book had me crying 100 pages in. I have huge appreciation for Busy’s realness and badass way of creating her life and overcoming obstacles.
  • I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai I’m sure we all know Malala’s story by now but if you haven’t read this yet, you need to. Just an incredible story of an amazing young activist who nearly lost her life in her fight for education.
  • Brave – Rose McGowan This book. As women we need to stand up for other women. We will never have women leaders if we as women don’t support them. We will never live in a world free from misogyny if we continue to support the men who get away with treating women poorly. Rose shows us the importance of standing up, speaking out and being brave.
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama I have yet to read this one, but you just know that it’s going to be all kinds of inspiring.

For the little ladies in your life:

  • The Little People, Big Dreams book series by Isabel Sanchez Vergara – this series discovers the lives of inspiring females in history, such as Freda Kahlo, Simone de Beauvoir, Marie Currie and more.
  • The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch – a classic
  • 5 Minute Stories For Fearless Girls – Sarah Howden
  • Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls – Elena Favili
  • Ordinary People Change the World series – Brad Meltzer – This series features more amazing men and women from history, such as Jane Goodall, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks and more.

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