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48 Best Inspirational and Motivational Books for Women in 2024

48 Best Inspirational and Motivational Books for Women in 2024. such as The Handmaid's Tale, Becoming, A Thousand Splendid Suns etc
Hi, lovely people welcome back to my blog. We're gonna talk about the 48 best inspirational and motivational books for women to read in 2024. 

These powerful books for women that inspired me and that I just loved reading made me daydream and think about who I want to be and what I want to be. 

The self-improvement books for women are not always what we see on the pages of magazines and newspapers. 

It is more inner strength and determination to succeed, to achieve the impossible, and to overcome anything that comes your way. 

Personal development books and personal growth books are there to give you some encouragement, inspire you, and give you some direction. 

Motivational books for women are also there to give you some ideas that will help you get through the tough times in your life. 

A woman sitting on a rock reading an inspirational and motivational book in a grassy field.

48 Best Inspirational and Motivational Books for Women in 2024

The best inspirational and motivational books for women in the world are novels, but it is also a great idea to read a lot of non-fiction books. 

The best motivational books for females would be business and personal development books, as well as fiction and non-fiction books about life. 

Uplifting books for women about spirituality and religion are also a great source of inspiration for women. 

I talk about some of the books for successful women that I find are super inspiring and super empowering for women. Of course, not only women don't have to read these books. 

I think everyone should read these inspiring books for women. They are such powerful and empowering women's stories that I really want to share with you guys.

Here, the editor of recommends the 48 best inspirational and motivational books for women that can improve women, hoping to help you


1. The Handmaid's Tale

The first book that is on this list is The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood this is a dystopian fiction novel that is set in a world after civilization has kind of broken apart in the United States and a kind of religious cult has taken over the united states and in this world, women are stripped of like almost all their basic rights. 

so the right to education the right to work just a lot of their freedom is stripped from them and it is quite a scary and horrific world for women the reason why I think that this book is really important and very very powerful is that. 

It teaches us just how bad society can get when it is based on inequality and it also teaches us why it's really important for every human being everyone, not just men and women but different races, everyone why everyone needs to have equal rights and I think it has one of the most powerful messages that are in an unfair unequal society everyone loses. 

this book is honestly one of the most gripping heart heart-wrenching one of the most impactful books that I have ever read so I highly recommend it to everyone who should read The Handmaid's Tale.

2. Becoming 

The next book on my list is Becoming by Michelle Obama this is, of course, Michelle Obama's memoir and it's the story of her entire life this woman is just so inspiring honestly 

This is one of the most inspiring memoirs that I have ever read what I loved about this book and the kind of like the lessons that I learned. 

This book is one of the importance of education in anyone's life especially when it comes to women's education. I find it so sad that even in today's society there are so many young girls and so many women all over the world who are still denied education just based on their gender and it could be because their families is too poor to kind of educate their daughters as well as their son so they choose the sons

because the sons will probably get jobs and be able to provide for the family but the daughters are just left without anything and that's just so sad to me this book really puts the value of being educated and the value of being learned in today's world because that is so so important 

The last thing that I found really inspiring about Michelle Obama's memoir was how she kind of described every single role that she had to play whether it was daughter wife mother the First Lady of the United States and how she played all these roles beautifully 

I think the best lesson that you can get from that aspect of her book is that you don't need to sacrifice one aspect of your life to get the other you can be an amazing mother but you can also be an amazing leader and have like leadership roles in whatever work that you're doing you can be an amazing wife as well as an amazing daughter you don't have to choose one above the other and honestly you can have it all and for everyone who tells you that you can't tell them to suck it.

3. A Thousand Splendid Suns 

The next book that is on my list is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini now this is a story of two extraordinary women and it is set in Afghanistan. 

What I loved about this book is how the story of these women is interwoven with the political turmoil that takes place in Afghanistan and how Khalid Hassani has beautifully interlinked these two stories the thing that stood out to me. 

This book is that it really captured the resilience courage and sheer strength that women have and they have put in extremely dire situations like the will to fight against injustices and the will to just get out of those really bad situations that women were put into just that was so so powerful so so inspiring to read and honestly. 

This story will move you to tears like the two characters who are there in this book Lela and Maryam. I mean I said this in the vlog that I did while reading this book you can check it out over here. if you want to check out my entire vlog those two characters have stayed in my heart they are just amazing women and their story is so inspiring even though it's fiction even though this book is a work of fiction. 

I can only imagine that real women in Afghanistan went through exactly what these characters have gone through and they probably reacted and acted in the same way as these two characters. so it just feels so real and so amazing to read. 

The lesson that I learned from this book is the importance of fighting against injustices if it is if there is any injustice that you face in your life even if it's very small compared to the atrocious injustices that these two women face even with a small injustice but you're facing because of your gender race or anything that is not within your control, if you face those injustices then definitely don't be afraid to stand up to it and definitely don't be afraid to fight for it because you don't deserve for things to be taken away from you just based on your gender raised sexuality.

4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel 

The next book that I want to talk about is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reed this is one of my new all-time favorite books and it's basically the story of Evelyn Hugo who was a fictional actress um in the 1950s.

If I'm not mistaken basically it's the story of her life and it's a story of how she comes about to have seven husbands and it's a story of love, it's a story of this one woman's sacrifice to gain fame and also in some ways, it's a story of the price she had to pay to get that fame the thing that. 

What I loved about this book is that while there are a lot of inspiring female characters in books, who are very clean, they're very humble. 

they have like you know the hero aspect to them Evelyn Hugo's character is extremely flawed and she has a lot of faults but the thing that makes her character extremely powerful and impactful is that she is unapologetic. 

She's unapologetic about the things that she has to do to reach where she wanted to reach and she owns her mistakes and her regrets I was just so moved to read about that because you always read about heroes who do the right thing and who are you know like the typical heroes that we see in movies and stuff but here is an extremely flawed, extremely strong-headed, extremely unlikable character but you can't help but feel mesmerized by her and also gain some amount of inspiration from her. 

5. Pride and Prejudice  

The next book that I want to talk about is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. this book is a classic book everyone knows, everyone has heard of this book and it's the story of the Bennett sisters, the Bennett family basically there are five Bennett sisters, and their mother wants to get them all married off and she's very obsessed with getting her daughters married off to some rich guy who can basically save them from their impoverished life. 

This book honestly the only reason you need to read this is for the main character Elizabeth Bennett who is one of the best female characters ever written in my opinion she's witty, she's fierce, and does not care about what society thinks of her. she's a little bit nerdy and she goes after what she wants and she goes after what her heart wants plus she does all this. 

In the 1800s English society was extremely patriarchal and extremely unfair towards women and she is such a breath of fresh air she's just an amazing character to read about I absolutely loved her character and loved the way her story was written and actually read all of Jane Austen books because jane Austen really had the knack to write some amazing female characters amazing strong female characters for that time period. 

Of course, if you look at it from like a 2021 point of view some of the things some of the actions seem a little bit traditional and still patriarchal but from an 1800s English society point of view, these characters were groundbreaking and just absolutely amazing so definitely check out pride and prejudice if you haven't already and read all of Jane Austen books. Detail Book Reviews

6. The Poet X 

The next book that I want to talk about is The Poem X by Elizabeth Acevedo. This book I think I've written about this a couple of times on my blog but I absolutely loved it. 

this is the book of a young Dominican-American girl who lives in New York City and she is just like a boisterous loud emotional girl she's going through puberty in her teenage years and she's just trying to figure everything out a really good thing. 

This book is that it's written in the form of poems so the life of this girl and the coming-of-age story of this girl are written through short poems which are so emotional and so powerful and just so so amazing to read. 

What I loved about this book is that while you have like you know a lot of young female characters who are demure and ladylike, especially in a society where women are told that they have to be ladylike they have to sit in a certain way they have to act in a certain way because that is what is proper in society here we have this young teenage girl who is just like I said loud boisterous emotional she's not afraid to explore her sexuality and she just goes after what she believes in and she questions many things that society has kind of set up for herself especially in terms of religion because her mother is extremely religious in this book. 

It's just so amazing to read because the poems are written in such an emotional and such a powerful way like you really feel the emotions of this girl and it's just a fantastic book so if you're into young adult fiction and you're into like coming of age stories then I highly recommend the port x because it was just absolutely fabulous.

7. Year of Yes 

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes 

When it comes to the name Sanda Rhimes, some people may not be familiar with it, but when it comes to the American drama "Grey Intern", many people know it, even if they haven't watched it, at least they have heard of it. Sanda Lemes is the screenwriter and producer of "Grey Intern". Lemes's works include "Private Clinic", "Scandal", "Immunity", etc., and can be regarded as a successful person in Hollywood.

Shonda Rhimes is the queen of television. Still, those six life-altering words were used to describe her which also appealed to me. Her debilitating social anxiety is also mine. In my case, my unhappiness with my weight caused me to say no 'and also to many amazing opportunities outside of my comfort zone.

Enter the 'Year of Yes, her first book details how her entire life changed when she committed to saying yes to everything for one year. Rhimes tells you that money, power, and honor do not equal self-love and acceptance. Her reason behind saying no to things that scared her is what makes her witty, human, and relatable. We sometimes simply didn't know we were worthy of yes especially when were brought up instilled in making small of ourselves and being humble.

One of the most influential factors for my unhappiness is being obese and even it's no exaggeration! Seriously! What I learned from Rhimes is that whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or stay the same, say yes to loving your body and commit to giving it the best you can, because you deserve it. In my case, it is really about getting started to work out, lift some weight, do some squats, and stand on that treadmill...

As I said I am not a fan of 'chicken soup' books, so I can not say I like this book very much. So I go through it really fast and the most important thing about this book is cliché all over again which is when you understand that you deserve good things, saying no to the bad things becomes so much easier.

There are 15 chapters in this book, which are rich in content and very interesting to read. Originally, Lemes was a natural master of story writing, and writing his own stories is also lively, interesting, and fascinating. Moreover, the author's growth process is also enlightening, which can inspire people to challenge themselves. Therefore, this book can also be regarded as an inspirational book. It is not only suitable for girls to read but also for men who want to be successful. 

8. The Gifts of Imperfection 

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown 

The major reason I read this book is because of a TED talk given by the author of this book. I was really touched by one of her talks: The Power of Vulnerability, and that talk really drove me to think about myself and my life. 

I am a person with all kinds of fears: fear that I am not good enough, fear that I will achieve nothing in the end, fear that I will be rejected (although it always happens), fear that people will look down on me, and fear that I am not a good fit for the society. Anyway, many fears. These fears, on the one hand, to a certain degree, stimulate me to improve myself all the time (even writing this article, it's that I want to improve my writing). 

On the other hand, however, it deprives many joys and an adventurous spirit of life. Let me give you an example of doing research. I oftentimes find myself afraid of taking any new directions and always worrying about doing something new (even if I have to). Why? Because of my vulnerability where I feel I have a great chance to fail, or what I think is a piece of shit. I know these fears stop me from wholehearted living and a better me.

These fears originate from the feeling of shame, according to Brené Brown. I feel shame when I am told I can do better, I feel shame when I am rejected, I feel ashamed when people look down on me, and I feel shame if I am not fit for society. Shame is like a really bad desire that sucks away all of my worthiness, and I want to do my best to fulfill it. What do I gain? It will grow bigger, and I lose myself even more. So on and so forth.

"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It's going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging."

Some people may find this type of book boring because it's all about “what to do” if you briefly read it. For me, it is more like a self-awakening experience. It's like writing about my own feelings and values toward myself, life, and the world. I feel the “opposite of wholehearted living” is so like me. But, the first step to change is to realize what we actually think and then do something to change, right?

Actually, I really like the practices the author does when she feels bad (let me put it this way). They taught me how to calm down and get refueled in a better way.

So, I would recommend this book to people who are raised in this culture but somehow feel doubted if that's really the value of life we should establish. 

9. Wild 

Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition): From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed 

If you are only interested in a girl’s hiking experience, not for the Oscar nomination for best actress or the halo of the famous director, or to appreciate the well-maintained face of the former "American Sweetheart", don't look at it. The movie is out. It's better to read a novel. The novel is frank, humorous, inspirational, and easy to understand, and there is not so much jerky vocabulary. 

The novel is not only an exhaustive travel narrative but also a record of the spiritual growth of the author Cheryl. She has divorced her parents since she was a child, and she remembers the violence of her father and the hardships of life. Fortunately, her mother is strong and optimistic. She has been in a close relationship with her since she was a child, and her mother is like her spiritual support. 

When she was 22 years old, her mother suddenly died of cancer. She felt abandoned by the whole world. From then on, she was devastated. She did not finish college, was promiscuous, had drug abuse, abortion, and divorce, and was sinking deeper and deeper into the whirlpool of self-destruction. In the summer of 1995, at the age of 26, she trekked on PCT for 94 days alone, covering a total of more than 1,700 kilometers. 

In fact, she didn't know why she had to do this (perhaps for drug addiction, or sex addiction) before she set off. The process of walking was shocking and risky, and she wasn't immediately reborn after walking. The impact of this hike on her was a little bit that she experienced in the next seventeen years.

She was 43 years old when this novel was published. She accepted the harm that no father brought to her and got rid of the shock of her mother's death. She accepted that the world could only rely on herself, and believed that she could control her own life. 

It took her seventeen years instead of three months to grow from a little girl waiting to be loved to an independent mature adult. This hike is just a turning point, a beginning, and a shell. 

Because pilgrimage-like trekking is very similar to the growth process of a person’s soul: a person in the wilderness, carrying a 60-pound bag, has no experience, no help, no retreat, only various unknown difficulties and the destination on the map.

Can a walk from point A to point B really change my life? Maybe it just makes people stronger, as strong as the verse of Emily Dickinson that Cheryl likes: "If your courage rejects you, surpass your courage." 

10. The Happiness Project 

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin 

The best-selling list of books this year. The author is a happy wife who lives in the Upper East Side of New York. She has a handsome husband and two cute little girls. She has a stable income, harmonious in-laws, and a happy family. Such a background... Frankly speaking, it is usually difficult to produce superb writing.

The same New Yorker also uses the time scale of the year as the theme, The author borrowed a year to implement a set of life guidelines every month to enhance the connotation of a happy life. The content of these happy life proposals is not yet vague and incorporates many classic masters’ elegant words and research statistics (or statistical myths). 

It regards happiness as a specific behavior that requires repeated practice, which is planned, recorded, evaluated, and revised. Less lasting spiritual inspiration purely shows the determination of the writer to implement the happy course of action.

The atmosphere of the whole book is like a life statement version of a lesson plan from an enterprise research institute. The gist of the book is the repeated practice of the happy life principle. Its readability is rich in interest due to the multiplication of the author’s life case and the response of blog fans. Many proposals seem trivial, but they are not unreasonable. Most of them contain elements of self-restraint or relaxation.

The author of this book uses 12 methods such as health, marriage, occupation, parenting, making friends, consumption, gratitude, and thinking patterns to formulate his own plan for happiness- happiness, which can be learned. We are fully capable of making ourselves feel happy.

For me, real happiness can only be achieved through comprehension and gradually strengthening the whole me from the inside out. But my dear friend, if you have difficulty gaining comfort and happiness by comprehending life, you might as well read this book. 

Learn to change external behaviors to improve internal balance; be happy through practice and make yourself happy. Although I personally feel that this book was written deliberately, citing many famous quotes deliberately, and deliberately citing too many statistics, it is still a good happy reference book.

11. Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert 

The "creative life" mentioned in this book does not specifically refer to a life of art as a career or a life devoted to art. It actually refers to a life driven by curiosity rather than fear. 

Based on her writing career, combined with what she has read and seen, the author shares her practical experience and insights on creative life: stay curious, keep self-discipline, and persevere.

The first characteristic of this book is that it subverts people's previous understanding of the creative process. In fact, creativity does not belong to us, it has its own life and free will, and it can choose whether to cooperate with us or not. 

The second feature of this book is that it is a solid methodology, not a novel of magical realism, nor is it a slogan-style success study. With a pragmatic attitude and witty language, the author shows us how to face our inner fears and walk out of our own creative path. Get a glimpse into the creative lives of creative workers or artists.

The most important idea of the book

1. If you can't learn to travel with your fear, you'll never get to any interesting places or try any interesting things. Creativity is indeed a path for the brave, but it is not the path of the fearless, and it is important to understand the difference. To be brave means to do things that are frightening, and to be fearless means not even understanding the meaning of the word fearful.

2. I think accepting frustration is a core part of the job, maybe even the most core part, no matter what field of artist you want to be. Frustration is not a stumbling block in the creative process, it is the creative process itself. How you manage yourself when things aren't going your way is the yardstick of how heartfelt you are about your career.

3. People will put all kinds of cages on you. They'll label you a genius, a liar, a dilettante, a fake, a passerby, a gambler, a rising star, or the king of the cottage. They may flatter you, or they may sneer at you. Either way, never fool yourself into believing that you need someone else's blessing (or even understanding) to be able to create your own. Always remember that what others judge of you has nothing to do with yourself.

12. You Are a Badass

To be honest, I never believed in the law of attraction, "As long as you desire from the bottom of your heart, the whole universe will help you."

But...with a strong internal motivation, there will be matching external behaviors. If you behave properly and add some luck, your wishes may still come true.

Well, with ulterior motives, I actually just picked a thin and simple book to review the English, and excerpted some golden sentences:
You are a victim of the rules you live by. —Jenny Holzer
Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else's beliefs.

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Our conscious mind thinks it's in control, but it isn't. Our subconscious mind doesn't think about anything but is in control.

When we're happy and all in love with ourselves, we can't be bothered with the bullshit (our own or other people's).

Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.

Give it hot sex, luxurious baths, and massages. Move it, stretch it, nourish it, hydrate it, pay attention to it—The better our bodies feel, the happier and more productive we are.

Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. —André Gide

How you do one thing is how you do everything.

We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, so why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until it's over?

Decide that you live an awesome, relaxed life full of interesting projects that you love doing and communicate that to the world and yourself. And then go out and merrily do it.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.

Keep moving, keep growing, keep pushing through obstacles, and keep evolving. You break through at one level, arrive at the next, and take another step up. Each time you grow, you get to learn something new, which basically means you have to get uncomfortable again.

13. Untamed

This book is an autobiography of author Glennon Doyle, which records her overcoming bulimia and alcoholism as a teenager, starting a family with her husband Craig, having three children, meeting true love at the age of 40, retiring women's football player Abby, and finally The story of deciding to divorce and start a same-sex family with Abby. 

Before meeting Abby, Glennon had gone through emotional distress and became a good wife and mother, but Craig betrayed her and kept cheating. 

Glennon once thought about saving the marriage for the sake of her children, but she couldn't ignore her inner disgust and anger toward her husband. 

After meeting Abby, Glennon falls in love for the first time, and she finally decides to follow her heart, divorce Craig, and marry Abby. 

In the process, she found that although her children could not accept this great change at first, under the equal and friendly teaching of Glennon, Abby, and Glennon, they grew up to be independent and strong people. 

Through teaching her daughter and responding to letters from readers, Glennon encourages women to recognize the shackles of religion and traditional social culture on women, how to trust their bodies and inner voices, and release their truest and wildest instincts.

The first half of the author Glennon's life can be described as ups and downs. Although same-sex marriage is not uncommon in the United States, after having three children, deciding to divorce and start a same-sex family still raises eyebrows. 

As a Christian, Glennon's decision can be said to be outrageous. But Glennon recognizes that religion and society set countless expectations about the roles of women, wives, and mothers and that these barriers are often created to meet the needs of patriarchal societies. 

Under these dogmas, women tell themselves that they need to maintain their beauty and figure and that they need to be gentle and housekeeping to please their husbands and respect their elders. 

Glennon finally decided to break through these prejudices and pursue her true love. She found that a complete family does not depend on its form, but on whether the family members can grow in it. 

The author's writing is full of strength and warmth, which makes me empathize with the plight of women and strengthens some of my life choices. I recommend it to girls, especially those who are confused and struggling.

14. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

When you buy this book, you will find that the classification on the back cover of the last page is psychological inspiration rather than life tips. 

It can be said that the leading idea of the whole book is to purify the living environment and influence and change a life.

I became attached to this book because of a recommendation from a friend, but at the beginning, I didn’t believe in such a gimmick that tidying up can affect one’s life. 

After reading every single word, I nodded and said yes frequently. Every few pages, there would be a few words of a special agreement. 

After reading it, I was completely convinced by the author. Tidying up optimizes our lives and leads us to a wiser, better life.

Here, I record the words that moved me in the book, the one hand to give myself an explanation, and to facilitate friends who have not read the book to sort out their thoughts.

15. Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The author, Brene Brown, is a Ph.D. in social work and a shame and empathy researcher. Her TED talk "The Power of Vulnerability" is one of the TOP5 most watched in the world (with the same name book), and there are links and introductions to her works, podcasts, and blogs on her personal website (, and you can also find some corresponding manifesto text resources in the book. 

The title of the book Daring greatly comes from a famous speech. I think this sentence expresses a brave spirit of fighting hard even in the face of uncertain failures and injuries. 

On the cover of the book Without Fear, there is a small line written in the middle: subvert your inner fragility, and for me, the author really did it after reading this book. 

Before that equated vulnerability with weakness and cowardice had an unfriendly view of vulnerability and didn't welcome it. 

When I felt vulnerable, my inner gremlin judged me relentlessly, and it was the opening paragraph of this book that quickly changed my mind:
  • What is vulnerability?
  • Vulnerability is insisting on oneself
  • Vulnerability is asking for help
  • Vulnerability was my first date since divorce
  • Vulnerability is writing something or making a work of art
  • Vulnerability is trying new things
  • Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage are not always comfortable, but they are never weak.
Maybe that's one of the things that drew me in because it taught me that feeling vulnerable isn't something to be ashamed of, on the contrary, it's something I experience when I'm doing it. 

Feelings when making a list - Courage. The list is on page 33 of the book, and I hope more people can read it. I think the reason why "vulnerability" is called this is that it is a state of accepting being hit or hurt, which itself requires a lot of courage to support. 

When we face these situations, we can also choose to use many ways to escape (see Chapter 4: Common Methods of Defense and Vulnerability) and use armor to protect ourselves from harm. 

What is the situation? If you add a no to every sentence on your What's Vulnerable list, you'll understand: don't assert yourself / don't ask for help / refuse to date again after divorce / don't write don't make art / don't try new things...  

I see myself in this list with armor, of course, sometimes I do those vulnerable things, but when I'm in deep fear of being judged by others I will pull out my armor and Get through the day.

16. #Girlboss

Sophia Amoruso is the owner of NASTY GAL, an American e-commerce clothing brand. During her free time as a doorman at a vocational school, the 22-year-old opened an eBay store and the first item she sold was a stolen book. At the age of 19, she is a shoplifter, listening to anarchist rock. 

At the age of 18, she ran away from home, hitchhiking on the highway, and was almost raped by a Russian. At the age of 17, his parents divorced. At the age of 16, she was diagnosed with a mental illness and has since left school to study at home. 

This book is not her autobiography, and she also refuses to label her own book as entrepreneurial inspiration. "#GIRLBOSS" is an internet blog-style collage-style shopping essay. She is the author, and she is the protagonist, so only she can reveal the secret of NASTY GAL's success. The success of NASTY GAL is closely related to her.

"Abandon the lifestyle and habits that keep you stuck. Opportunities are created by yourself." In this way, she cut off her unbearable absurd life, and her life has passed a turning point.

Like many successful people, she is a doer and she will never abandon details. She is both the CEO and creative director. Her eBay store stands out because only the product thumbnails can tell the style of the clothes in the unenlarged image. If a certain piece of clothing cannot be sold, let's change the description. The combination of various things creates unlimited possibilities.

The same is true for people. Attributable to the opportunities for parents to fall in love, the birth environment, and the growth story, each person is only one part of a trillion. Wilde said: "Don't be another person. Other people have already become others." This is a customs clearance story that challenges the setting of "If it doesn't happen, no one proves it is possible." She is not lucky, she relies on strength.

In addition to success studies, another aspect of this book is feminine consciousness. This does not need to accuse the oppression of patriarchy. Success like a normal person is the success of women.

In addition to the protagonist’s entrepreneurial experience, each chapter is accompanied by essays from different female leaders in the U.S. Internet industry. They are all #GIRLBOSS-trendy, Internet, young, independent, and open up their own fields. The legendary story of the author and protagonist makes this book interesting.

17. The Comeback by Cheryl Casone

Every year, thousands of women suspend promising jobs because of childbirth. How to return to the workplace and how to deal with prejudice are the challenges every mother faces.

Financial writer and journalist Cheryl Casone has interviewed hundreds of working mothers for her practical advice for getting back into the workforce. A good exit plan, a stable strategy during the exit... This book provides the necessary guidance for women restarting their careers.

18. Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

In the workplace, are you always troubled by interpersonal relationships, and it is difficult to grasp the boundaries of communication with others?

The author of this book, Tawab, has 14 years of experience as a psychotherapist. In the book, she provides a set of concise methods to help you judge whether you have boundary problems and teaches you to set and implement your own boundaries step by step. , Clarify the relationship with others, and have the courage to start healthy interpersonal communication.

19. Becoming Beauvoir: A Life by Kate Kirkpatrick

Simone de Beauvoir wrote: "One is not born a woman, one becomes a woman." The woman became an icon of philosopher, novelist, existentialist, and feminist.

Drawing from newly revealed letters and diaries, this biography tells the story of Beauvoir who stepped out of Sartre's shadow and put her in the spotlight of her own.

A must-see biography for anyone interested in Beauvoir's philosophy.

20. A Woman Makes a Plan by Maye Musk

She came from a wealthy background, became a model at the age of 15, appeared in New York Fashion Week at the age of 67, and became the spokesperson of the beauty brand at the age of 69; Can't afford the rent...She is Mayer Musk.

Although there are many difficulties in life, there are still ways to follow for a successful transformation. 

In the book, Mayer sincerely shares her experience and advice on life issues such as beauty, the workplace, family, education, and health. We may not be able to avoid encountering similar dilemmas, but we can deal with them positively like her.

21. The World According to Karl by Jean-Christophe Napias and Sandrine Gulbenkian

This book summarizes the quotations and views on the life of Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary designer of Chanel and Fendi.

The book brings together Carl's thoughts and views on life, luxury goods, fashion, design, etc. From obscurity to standing at the top, this book also records Carl's mental journey over the years.

22. Breasts: The Owner's Manual by Kristi Funk

In recent years, the incidence of breast cancer has been increasing year by year, and it has become one of the three major cancers that threaten women's lives.

The author of t his book, Christy Funk, is not only the doctor who performed the mastectomy for the movie star Angelina Jolie but also an expert who has studied breast cancer for more than 20 years.

In the book, Funk introduces the common sense and treatment methods of many women's breast self-management, from healthy eating habits to the latest diagnosis methods, so that more women can find the most suitable breast cancer screening methods for them, actively face and overcome Fear, improve health, save lives.

23. The Gaslighting Effect by Robin Stern

What is the "gaslighting effect"? It is a form of emotional abuse and manipulation that is difficult to identify, and even difficult to get rid of. It is manifested in emotional abuse, emotional manipulation, and PUA... The first heavyweight classic psychological work that completely analyzes "gaslighting manipulation". 

Comprehensively interpret the spiritual manipulation of marriage, workplace, and family, and teach you to quickly identify and get rid of toxic relationships.

24. What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey

When women experience trauma, they often question themselves "What went wrong", in fact, if you want to get healing, you need to look back at "what you went through".

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey and child psychiatrist and neuroscientist Bruce D. Perry, in this book, use brain neuroscience to explain psychological problems in the form of ten private conversations + real cases The causes and healing methods help us rebuild our destinies and regain control over our lives

25. Marriage, a History by Stephanie Coontz 

What is marriage? What does it have to do with love? How did it become what it is today, and where will it go in the future? 

Historian Stephanie Koontz takes us on a journey of discovery about marriage. From the marriage conspiracy in ancient Babylon to the sexual distress of lovers in the Victorian era, the author shatters many myths about married life with real and rich marriage stories. 

Only by understanding marriage and love can we better invest in this relationship.

26. City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert 

In 1940, Vivian, a 19-year-old rich girl, dropped out of Vassar College to join her aunt Peg who ran the Lily Theater in New York. Here, Vivian met a group of women who influenced her life, and through them, experienced liberation from the body to mind. 

Throughout her life, Vivienne has never become the "lady" that that era expected her to be, but there is a real Vivienne Morris in this world. She spent her life following the flame in her heart. 

27. The Push: A Novel by Ashley Audrain 

Why do kindergarteners avoid their daughters? How did the playground accident happen? Why does a child who looks like an angel in the eyes of others only makes Bryce, a mother, feel evil? 

This novel Confessions of a Mother writes out all the horrors of being a Mother, with the restlessness of refined suspense and the captivating pace of a thriller. 

28. The Wisdom of Menopause by Christian Northrup 

The author introduces various problems that women will encounter during menopause and gives detailed prescriptions for protecting bones, strengthening the heart, guarding against breast cancer, and preventing depression and dementia. Give professional guidance. 

This book affirms the value of women and believes that women should pay more attention to their hearts, return to themselves, and pay attention to inner needs in this period of change, so as to achieve dual health of body and mind. 

29. Jane Doe January by Emily Winslow 

In 1992, Emily Winslow, who was still in college in Pittsburgh, was raped by a strange man. 

In 2013, when she had established her new life in the UK, was married with two sons, and started to write professionally, the person who assaulted her was suddenly arrested after being confirmed by the police. 

Furiously curious and determined to keep digging, she embarks on a personal investigation using her experience as a crime writer. 

A memoir was written by a woman who is constantly chased by the trauma she once suffered. 

In it, Winslow vividly describes her long-standing desire for the truth to be brought to light, which sets the stage for her candid account of how, 20 years later, justice will emerge in unexpected ways. 

30. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover 

The book tells the author's own story and mental journey. She is a veritable university bully: Harvard University, Cambridge University, Master of Philosophy, Doctor of History... It's admirable, but who knows, she was 17 years old. 

Didn't even go to school before? Her childhood was actually spent in a garbage dump of scrap copper and rotten iron, how to break up her original family, how to get out of the mountains, how to change her life... 

This book is about education, the original family, women, and about self-seeking. The author's experience and growth seem to be different from ours, but there are many similarities. 

Education can endow a person with endless possibilities, let a person make his own voice, and find his own value.

31. Olga: A Novel by Bernhard Schlink

At the end of the nineteenth century, Olga was born in Polish territory. When she was young, she fell in love with the factory owner's son Herbert, but she knew that the other family would not agree to the marriage because of the difference in class. 

After several happy years with Herbert, the two had to separate. Olga went to teach in a village school. Herbert chose to join the army. He likes to travel around the world and has a moving heart. 

After the Nazis seized power, Olga lost her hearing due to illness and wandered around the world. At this time, no one knew what kind of secret she was carrying...

The author of this book is Bernhard Schlink, who has a masterpiece - "The Reader". This time, the story he wrote starts from the side of love, showing the profile of an era. 

When the heroine was young, she had to separate from her beloved boyfriend because of her class differences. Later, she struggled to get an education. 

The story of the two people still continues... In that complicated and heavy age, a woman struggled with life and finally found herself.

32. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Pastor Price brought his wife and four daughters from the United States to the Belgian Congo and brought seeds, cake flour, and Bibles into the jungle full of poisonous trees. 

In the pastor's eyes, this is a wild land full of souls who need to be redeemed. However, instead of saving those "ignorant" natives, he dragged the family into a turbulent life full of crises. 

A tragedy came quietly. How long will they struggle in the jungle of life before they can move on and step into the light?

"Poisonwood Bible" uses five women with different personalities as narrators, interweaving the torrent of history and the subtleties of human nature, like a gorgeous and mysterious forest, beautiful and sad, and shocking.

33. Stories of the Sahara by Sanmao

In the depths of Sanmao's heart, the Sahara Desert is the lover in her dreams, which cannot be explained. It belongs to the nostalgia-like memories of her previous life. 

Inexplicably, she gave herself to that strange land without reservation. Even if you know how to cherish every pebble in the sand, you can’t bear to forget every sunrise and sunset, not to mention, how can these vivid faces be erased in memory.

"The Story of the Sahara" is Sanmao's most popular prose work. After adapting to the boring and monotonous life in the Sahara Desert, she started writing again, recording the happy married life with José, the exotic culture of the Saharan people, and the turbulent situation in the desert... more than a dozen simple essays, filled with exuberant vitality, has captivated readers all over the world.

34. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"There are no men in this woman's world, but it creates more room for us to think."

This book is a feminist work written by Gilman in 1915. The book depicts a utopia composed only of women. In this utopia, women reproduce through parthenogenesis. Her country has a stable society, no wars, and disputes, and no ruling and being ruled.

Through the continuous interaction between the three men who mistakenly entered Utopia and her countrywoman, those social norms and ideologies that we are accustomed to and turn a blind eye to in the patriarchal society are gradually questioned, subverted, and finally completely disintegrated.

35. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

"If a woman wants to write a novel, she must have money and a room of her own."

This book is a short book by the famous female writer Woolf, but it is a classic that cannot be ignored. She fully expresses the author's thoughts on women and her overall thinking on women, which can be regarded as the awakening and declaration of independence of modern women.

The author's writing style is delicate, funny, and full of wisdom. It is suitable for all friends who like to write, especially female readers. 

With the self-awareness of the new generation of women in becoming stronger and more independent in terms of economy and life, this book will surely gain more "resonators".

36. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams

"We love breasts, but we don't take them seriously, we're just embarrassed."

Starting from a story of breastfeeding a child, Florence, a novice mother, accidentally discovered that breast milk contains many environmental toxins in addition to all kinds of beautiful ingredients. Why did these industrial chemicals that should not have appeared in my breasts and milk?

As a popular science reporter, Florence began to explore after being astonished. She went to major cancer research centers in the United States, the Environmental Policy Research Institute, and the Breast Research Laboratory in New Zealand to communicate with many scientists and humanities scholars. 

Interpret breasts from the perspectives of anthropology, biology, medicine, and environmental history, and care about how modern life changes our breasts and our health.

37. Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

"Over the past 50 years, more girls have been killed worldwide than men were killed in all wars in the entire 20th century. Just because of their gender."

Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Christopher and Shirley Dunn, a married couple with extensive joint reporting experience, we see sexism, sexism, and Sexual violence, misogynistic values, domestic violence, virginity complex, and other phenomena that make women feel like they are still in the purgatory of the 18th and 19th centuries. 

We also see how the women there have fought so hard, and how a little help can change their lives.

Through these stories, the author shows us the plight of women's survival, the attitude of the whole world to this plight, and the power of self-awakening in women. They turned despair into hope and bravely fought for the dignity of life.

38. The Women's Room: A Novel by Marilyn French

"We're not just someone else's other half, we're ourselves."

This book is a novel that reflects the living conditions of a whole generation of American women and makes every ordinary woman feel sympathetic, tearful, or passionate. 

Since its publication, the global sales volume has exceeded 20 million, and it has been published in 22 languages. It can be called "the novel version of "The Second Sex", and even indirectly promoted the second feminist movement.

Countless women believe that this book has written their inner world that has been suppressed all the time, and even changed their lives.

39. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

A person is not born a woman, she becomes a woman.

"The Second Sex I: Facts and Myths": The author analyzes the reasons why women become "others" from the views of biology, psychoanalysis, and historical materialism on women; 

Finally, the book takes Monterrand, Lawrence, Claudel, Breton, and Stendhal as examples to analyze the "female myth" created by men. Analyze and explore the image of women in the eyes of men and the thoughts it embodies.

"Second Sex II: Practical Experience": Starting from the philosophical theory of existentialism, it conducts positive investigations on different periods of a woman's life (childhood, adolescence, sexual enlightenment, after marriage, motherhood, and after getting old). 

She judges and evaluates the experiences she may encounter in her life (homosexuality, being an intellectual, a star, a prostitute, or a courtesan, etc.), which deeply reveals the situation and nature of women.

40. Kick Some Glass by Jennifer Martineau

The future will usher in an era of more female power, but various physical barriers to women's success in society still exist. Women have to work harder than men if they don't follow the rules set by others and take their chances at success. 

While preparing for a road full of thorns, they must constantly explore their potential and improve various soft powers in order to stand out in social competition! 

In this book, the author provides 10 successful practical rules to help women find a more suitable career development path and realize their best selves.

For example:

  • Learn to maintain original intentions, know trade-offs, and make conscious choices to take control of your own life.
  • Take control of your own power. Unleashing your initiative and having enough power is the ultimate way to live the life you want and have the career you want.
  • Find your own path to success. The definition and path of success are not fixed, the key is to suit yourself.
  • Build a social network. The real heart of the web is if it gives you different sources of information and different opportunities.

41. Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

In this book, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and one of the female leaders of Microsoft, Mrs. Bill Gates, writes about the grief and resistance of unknown women in the world, saw gender bias, and reshaped the female self. 

Mrs. Bill Gates uses her personal experience to speak about the power of women. Even for her, being a woman is not easy. 

The book puts a lot of emphasis on courage and conviction, but what she's looking for is less about structural change in society and more about individual efforts to change culture—but that's actually a basic premise that there's a relatively fair legal framework to Supporting individuals to stand up for their rights, a premise that women in many places are at worst lacking. 

After all, she was a philanthropist, not a reformer. In addition, her constant emphasis on the empowerment of women by equality mirrors the specifics of A Brief History of Inequality. 

In the past, when developed countries mentioned inequality, they tended to focus on reducing poverty, but as she herself discovered, the reality can be more complicated.

42. Le Syndrome d'imposture by Elisabeth Cadoche

This is an illustrated book for women's spiritual growth. If you want to understand the complex and wonderful inner world of women, perhaps there is no better perspective than psychology.

What are the social and cultural implications of the changing economic status of women? 

What emotions, conflicts, self-doubts, and obstacles do women have when they play different roles such as student, employee, girlfriend, girlfriend, mother, and daughter? 

How do characters, experiences, emotions, concepts, judgments, others, and circumstances influence women to make key life choices? 

  • What are the ways and psychological characteristics of women? 
  • What are the limitations and weaknesses of women? and 
  • what are their qualities and abilities beyond men?

From the perspective of social development, social and cultural background, and existential philosophy, this book deeply analyzes the choices and challenges that women will face in the critical period of life and reveals the truth about women's situation and inner growth in modern society.

In fact, true equality between men and women can only be achieved when women stop asserting that they are women and fundamentally change their consciousness. Psychological research shows that men generally overestimate their abilities and performance, while women generally underestimate themselves.

In this era when women have more choices in career, marriage, body, and life, what is the inner world of women, emotions, conflicts, self-doubt, and obstacles, as well as qualities and abilities beyond men?

43. Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani

This is a female growth training manual. As women, the education we have received since childhood is to be careful, gentle, and safe first. 

Attentive parents and teachers teach us to be graceful, quiet, and polite, and ask us to be careful about everything, and would rather not do it than take a risk. But at the same time, they encourage boys to be bold and fearless. 

It can be seen that we teach boys to be brave, but we teach girls to be perfect, which will cause many women to be afraid of failure, force themselves to be perfect, when we worry that we are not good, not perfect when we worry that we will make mistakes, hold back, we will suppress ourselves, Limit yourself, can't live your true self. The best education for a girl is to be brave.

44. Positioning by Al Ries, Jack Trout

"Positioning" talks about the bottom-level logic of business. Whether you are engaged in marketing, public relations, sales, etc., as long as you have commercial activities, you should read them. 

Although many cases in the book are from decades ago, the most basic laws remain the same. This book is more like a history lesson in the business society. Only by learning from history can you be qualified to talk about innovation and entrepreneurship. If you are not willing to be mediocre, Be sure to read it over and over again.

In life, if you don't position yourself, you will be positioned by others. Self-righteous worth is not important, it is important that others think you are valuable. Fortunately, everyone still has six horses to choose from before the goal of success. 

The first horse is your company, the second horse is your boss, the third horse is your team, the fourth horse is your confidence, the fifth horse is your family, and the sixth horse is yourself.

In the positioning era, the only important marketing decision you can make is what to name your product.

Prejudice is a common disease of human beings. If you try to fit everyone, you end up being nothing. It's better to concentrate your expertise on a certain point and establish yourself as a unique expert in a certain field, rather than a generalist who knows everything.

45. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

"Principles" is the life experience of Ray Dalio, the Wall Street investment god and founder of hedge fund company Bridgewater. Babies who study finance must be familiar with him.

Compared with boring business books, "Principles" is obviously a bit more interesting. Half is an autobiography, the author's entrepreneurial history; half is an inspiration to readers. 

In addition to investing, he will also guide you on how to live and work rationally. It is very practical, no wonder Bill Gates, Pan Shiyi, and many other foreign business giants have endorsed it.

Everyone has weaknesses. The types of mistakes people make often reveal where their weaknesses lie. The first step to success is knowing where your weaknesses are, and seeing and addressing them.

46. Circling the Sun: A Novel by Paula McLain 

"Paula McLean's new masterpiece, a three-dimensional presentation of the wild and rough African colonial era and high society luxury in the 20th century."

Compose a trilogy together with "Night Flight Westward" and "Out of Africa", and affectionately record the life of Beryl Markham, a woman highly praised by Hemingway. Burrell is undoubtedly a legendary woman. She is the daughter of free-range Africans. 

She shoots arrows, hunts, trains horses, grows up unruly, and escapes from the mouth of lions. She loves horse racing and got a horse racing trainer's license at the age of 18; she loves flying and became a professional pilot at the age of 29. 

She was the first woman in Africa to step into these two fields, and she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from East to West in 1936. First-person.

We may not be able to concoct a life as gorgeous and dazzling as Burrell's, but at least we can resonate with her bravery future is a fog, which is daunting, but we might as well go on and see what fate has prepared for us.

47. Adversity Quotient by Paul G. Stoltz

"A guidebook that enables individuals and teams to see hope in the face of adversity and to be able to pursue it."

Most of a person's life is spent in adversity. When we encounter various difficulties, failures, and setbacks, the level of adversity quotient will play a decisive role.

The adversity quotient is an indicator of frustration tolerance, which reflects people's psychological state and resilience in the face of adversity and setbacks.

People with a high adversity quotient can actively face various difficulties and obstacles, have firm perseverance and the spirit of hard work, and can better handle the relationships between people.

48. Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

"After "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", Janet Winterson, a talented contemporary British female writer, is another amazing work!"

The language is rich in poetry and philosophy, and the beauty is like mercury. Janet Winterson's multi-voiced, story-through-story narrative, where time swirls with the flow of emotional awareness, is a film that blends magical realism, lyric poetry, and gothic sentiments in "Keeping the Lighthouse." Works of various styles such as fairy tales and fables.

Why women must read motivational books?

Inspirational is a science, no matter how powerful this knowledge is, people can’t understand it, and they can’t learn it well, and then form an independent discipline "success study". 

The following are the must-read inspirational books for women brought to you by the editor, I hope they will be helpful to you.

In this busy world, the anxiety of life, the pressure of work, and the worries of the family often make women feel distressed and bored. 

Transform your confidence, motivation, and personal growth by reading inspirational books! These motivational books for women can change your mindset and overall well-being for the better. 

When you make reading the best personal growth books for women a habit, you will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Increase Confidence and Self-Esteem: Reading about strong, successful women will remind you of your own strengths and abilities, boosting your self-esteem and helping you see yourself in a positive light.
  • Discover Motivation and Encouragement: Inspirational books will inspire you to chase your dreams and goals, giving you the push you need to take action.
  • Conquer Challenges and Obstacles: Overcome life's challenges with the help of inspirational books, which provide you with the tools and strategies to face adversity with confidence.
  • Develop a Positive Outlook: Reading inspirational books will shift your focus to the positives, improving your relationships, work, and overall happiness.
  • Find Inspiring Role Models: Meet amazing women who have achieved their goals and made a positive impact on the world, serving as role models and mentors for you.
  • Expand Your Horizons: Read books on various topics to gain new perspectives, knowledge, and skills, expanding your horizons and helping you grow.
  • Enhance Personal Development: Identify areas for growth and make positive changes in your life with the help of inspirational books, which provide you with the tools and strategies to enhance your personal development.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on inspirational and motivational books and start reaping the benefits today! Your mind, body, and soul will thank you.

Conclusion of The 48 Best Inspirational and Motivational Books for Women to Read in 2024 

Finally, to get the most out of women's inspirational and motivational books, it's important to set aside dedicated reading time, actively implement the strategies and techniques discussed in the book, and seek out additional support when needed. 

By doing so, you can make significant progress on your journey toward self-improvement and lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life. 

So that was my article for today. I hope you guys enjoyed it. If you share this article with your friends, family, and coworkers then they will find some of the most inspiring, impactful, and amazing books on this list.

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