Happy international woman’s day!

Last Friday, the 8th of March, was international woman’s day (Happy international woman’s day!) and I felt like I wanted to write something about that. I’m extremely proud to be a woman and I think it’s so important to support female authors as well as male authors who do a good job. Because after all ‘How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?’ That’s a quote from Emma Watson speaking at an event for HeForShe campaign, United Nations Headquarters. I’ll link the speech at the bottom on this blog post because my god it’s something special.

So I thought it would be a good idea to pick 3 or 4 books for a mini TBR, I love inspirational books and I’m always looking for more to read. I won’t be focusing on fiction or non-fiction, I just want books that help inspire with interesting female lead stories or amazing female leads.

Becoming

Michelle Obama.

So what’s it about?

Becoming is the memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

And why I wanna read it.

I love Michelle Obama, I always feel like she was just as important and memorable as her husband and I’m so excited to be able to get a glimpse into the life of a woman like that. I got this book for Christmas and I’m so excited to read it! I also think it’s really important that a woman we hold so high talks about things like motherhood. I feel like there’s still this feeling that woman can’t have amazing careers and still raise kids. Michelle Obama is proof that this can be done.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

So what’s it about?

In this book the husband-and-wife duo tell the stories of woman around the world. From the struggles of childbirth without the aid of modern medicine, to the challenges of getting clean water every day, to the experiences of women working in the sex industry, this is not only stories of struggle but also stories of triumph and the strength of woman.

And why I wanna read it.

This kind of things really interests me, it allows us the chance to look into how other people live. It also shows you how small things that you may feel are insignificant can change someone’s life in another country. It sounds like an amazing book and I can’t wait to read it!

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

Gail Collins

So what’s it about?

In Collins books we look at major transformative events throughout history. It’s the last 50+ years of history as told through the eyes of a woman. The woman who changed the world.

And why I wanna read it.

I love to hear about inspirational women doing inspirational things. I feel like history has a tendency to forget about the things women did but in this books it’s highlighted and celebrated.

Love Letters of Great Women

Ursula Doyle

So what’s it about?

This book serves as a timeless collection of women’s most romantic letters, including the private words of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson.

And why I wanna read it.

I am a hopeless romantic so the chance to read some beautiful letters from really inspirational woman is something I’m looking forward to reading. I think it’ll make me feel nice and warm.  

Check out my last post here!

Sorces:

https://www.babble.com/entertainment/inspiring-female-books/

http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/emma-watson-gender-equality-is-your-issue-too

https://www.bustle.com/articles/146403-15-books-to-read-this-international-womens-day

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