Hey everyone, this article is going to be one of the best and most important book recommendation articles on my blog.
In this article, I am going to talk about some of the books that I find super inspiring and super empowering for women
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Also, I have divided this into 2 different parts. In part 1, I will review 3 books, and in part 2, I will review the remaining inspiring books.
Of course, only women don’t have to read these books. But they are such powerful and empowering women’s stories that I really want to share with you guys, so yeah, without further ado, let’s just get started.
Most Inspiring Books For Women
1) The Handmaid’s Tale Paperback
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 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.
It also teaches us why it’s really important for every human being, not just men and women, but of different races, to have equal rights.
In my opinion, it has one of the most powerful messages that in an unfair, unequal society, everyone loses.
This book is honestly one of the most gripping, heart-wrenching, most impactful books that I have ever read, so I highly recommend it to everyone. Everyone should read The Handmaid’s Tale.
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 lessons that I learned from it is 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 on the basis of their gender, and it could be because their family is too poor to educate their daughters as well as their sons.
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. So this book really 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, or 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 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. For everyone who tells you that, you can’t tell them to suck it.
3) A Thousand Splendid Suns
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 in this book is that it really captured the resilience, courage, and sheer strength that women have when they are 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 these women were put into, it was just so so powerful and so inspiring to read.
Truthfully, this story will move you to tears like the two characters who are in this book. Lela and Maryam, I mean, 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 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, if you face those injustices because of your gender, race, or anything that is not within your control, 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 things to be taken away from you just on the basis of your gender, raised sexuality, whatever.