A Novel Idea: 10 Inspirational Books To Read This Women's Day

International Women's Day is a beautiful day to celebrate the power of women. We’re all for sisterhood, and this March 8, we’re in the mood to celebrate with stories of leadership, love, power, and so much more. Check out these 10 books that are inspirational to women all over the world. 

Becoming by Michelle Obama

In this autobiography Michelle Obama takes us through the challenges and opportunities that presented themselves to her, and how she made them work in her favour. We love that she talks about her vulnerable moments and also the times when she slayed it like a boss. Totally need this in our library for daily dose of motivation.

Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

Before Sophia wrote this, she was broke and homeless. Her book sheds light on all her struggles and we love how she keeps it real and relatable. This one’s for all those who feel they aren’t leaders just because they don’t have a title proving this.

Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

This one takes you through Janet’s life as a she struggled as a person of colour, and dealt with being misunderstood and discriminated against because of being transgender. She talks about fear and overcoming it, and is super inspirational as she makes us really believe in ourselves as we read her journey.

Bad Feminist - Essays by Roxane Gay

If you’re looking for humour and inspiration together, this one’s going to be quite a treat. Through hilarious essays, Roxane highlights the discrimination against women and how we’re conditioned to believe certain things because of our culture. We love how honest she is, makes it so easy to relate to her.

How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh

It’s lovely to see the way Lilly gently takes us through each page, while reminding us to be happy with who we are. The book talks about finding your strength by believing in yourself, and helps with subtle time management and productivity tips too. There’s something magical about this book as you realise there’s a girl boss within you that’s waiting to be unleashed!

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Read to know how a teenager started a global movement. Read to know how this girl from a small village in Pakistan went on to become the youngest nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize. This book is about her standing up for a right to education, surviving a gunshot wound in the head, and speaking to the United Nations in New York. Read to know how one small voice can change the world.

Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou writes to the entire sisterhood all over the world, sharing vulnerable moments from her childhood and parenthood. We love the power  that lies in these stories, the gusto with which she talks about compassion, courage, and meaningful living.

Thrive by Arianna Huffington

We’ve loved the updates she’s shared on her social media till date, and we love this book even more! She talks about women in business, the importance of ambition, the pursuit of money and power as women. We love how she focusses on a field that was considered to be a man’s job up until now. Plus she combines well-being, compassion, wonder, kindness, and laughter into this book so smoothly, that all we can say is that we’re big fans!

Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake by Anna Quindlen

This is a book that every woman needs in her life. This book talks about every stage of a woman’s life, and we love how candid and real all of it is! Anna takes us through girlfriends, marriage, parenting, self-love, and even focuses on emotional and physical health. There’s a lot to connect with here.