Real Stories About Real Women to Motivate You
Women’s voices are important now, more than ever, and these new books shine a light on some of the most influential female writers of the century. Whether you’re struggling to get past a new hurdle, searching for the courage to find a new beginning or just need a little inspiration to accomplish your goals, these true stories and the strong female voices behind them will give you the push you’ve been looking for. Grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, and settle in for a relaxing read!
Rudy’s Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe by Mary K. Jensen
This new memoir takes readers on a trip as they join Mary and Rudy on their worldwide adventure. Rudy, a World War II vet, has certain rules for travel which come in handy as the married couple run into more than a few sticky situations during their daring honeymoon. A story about one fearless man and his comfort-seeking wife, Rudy’s Rules for Travel is an inspiring adventure about love and trying things that scare you.
BRAVE by Rose McGowan
In Rose McGowan’s first book, the actress and advocate puts it all on the table when it comes to the subject of Hollywood and their methods of exploiting her in order to build her career for their own gain.. As the glitz of stardom slowly became a dark reality for the actress, she decided to use her voice to stand up for herself instead of stay complacent, disrupting the industry as a whole. This painfully honest debut tells the inspiring story of a brave woman who refused to settle for anything less than she deserved.
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Swing Time comes a new collection of essays about our current social climate and Smith’s personal life. Covering compelling topics of social media, art and the issues facing our modern world, Feel Free is an engaging read that combines real-life experience and thought-provoking arguments to inspire readers to get involved in matters that are important to them and bring about change.
Shunned: How I Lost My Religion and Found Myself by Linda Curtis
Linda Curtis has never known anything but her strict religious faith in being a Jehovah’s Witness but after one encounter with a friendly face, her faith and way of life will be permanently shaken. Leaving her religion, husband and community behind, Linda will be forced to find her way in the world without anyone’s help. Shunned is a story of courage and strength, perfect for anyone feeling trapped in a life they hadn’t expected.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
For Tara Westover, childhood in the remote mountains of Idaho was a constant routine of chores, mastering survival skills and physical abuse. After hearing about her brother’s successes in college, Tara makes the choice to leave home and seek out an education, setting off on a journey that will take around the world. A true story of self-invention and family, Educated is the memoir to help motivate your biggest dreams.
Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew
For any young woman who is feeling lost in the world, Am I There Yet? is the guide to help you on your path to growing up conquering the world. Mari Andrew knows that finding your path in life is never easy and using her own life experience as a road map, this new release features the encouraging voice of a woman who chose the road less traveled and found her true self at the end of it.
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
Kate Bowler thought she had her life completely figured out until an alarming diagnosis came to threaten both her life and faith. Clouded by religious ideas that positive thoughts can heal all, Bowler comes to terms with her cancer diagnosis and the fact that she couldn’t do anything to prevent it in this memoir.Everything Happens for a Reason questions what it means to really live when your days are suddenly numbered, encouraging readers to not take a single minute for granted.
This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins
Young writer Morgan Jenkins tackles what it’s really like to be a black woman today in this debut series of linked essays. Feeling marginalized by both her gender and race, Jenkins details her place in influential events like the feminist movement as well as her daily struggles with things like body image and dating men who claim to not “see color.” One of the most anticipated books of 2018, This Will Be My Undoing brings an important insight into what it takes to reach true equality in our country—an essential read for all Americans.