Winter season calls for snuggling up in bed with a good read in hand. Building up a reading habit never goes to waste, and it’s actually the other way around. It’s even better if the book is an inspirational novel. Books have the ultimate power to sweep you off your feet and take you to different worlds. Inspirational books talk about people who managed to fight back even in their darkest hours and refused to accept defeat. Such narratives, particularly when taken out of reality, fills you with empowering thoughts and changes your perspectives towards our own battles. Are you looking for some motivational books to read? Here are some of the best inspirational books for women, covering a whole range of subjects and speaking volumes on female empowerment.

8 Inspirational Books For Women

1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, popularly known as RBG, served as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in the UC. However, she is a celebrated today as a shinning feminist, who has been out there smashing the patriarchy. Her biography serves as one of the best inspirational books that entails Ruth’s journey from experiencing the holocaust to securing such a powerful position in the Supreme Court. Enjoy unfolding the pioneering life and outstanding professional achievements of this inspiring personality.

2. Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, the world-renowned author, who penned the Harry Potter series, shared some words of wisdom about embracing failure and turning her life around. Rowling’s real-life story serves as one of the most recommended motivational books to read. This highly uplifting inspirational book guides you to pave your own path in the journey of life, crossing all the obstacles. It will change your entire perspective towards the struggles of life. 

3. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The true story of Helen Keller highlights her victory over her physical ailments. The pages speak of her undying jest and courage, how she learnt to read, write, and speak despite being blind and deaf. Helen pens down her struggles and victories. She also talks about how we take things for granted and fail to appreciate the precious things we are bestowed with. Helen’s unique life experiences and how she made her way to become a world-famous author and political activist is narrated in this book.  

4. Bossypants by Tina Fey

If you have watched 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live then you already know who Tina Fey is. However, if you are still to meet this all-rounder personality then give this book a try. This successful comedian, producer, actress, and playwright talks about growing up, breaking the shackles of physical beauty, pursuing a career in an unlikely field as comedy, being the boss lady, and balancing it all at the end of the day.

5. Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

This book is meant to be a crown jewel in your bookshelf. It’s the collection of 40 biographical profiles of extraordinary women around the globe. The engaging real-life tales emphasize the power of perseverance and being a rebel. This is one of the best inspirational books that talks about a bunch of revolutionary women personalities right from Hatshepsut, the female king who ruled Egypt, to Malayalam Yousafzai, Ann Bancroft and more.

6. The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser

Shannon Kaiser has battled with mental disorders for a very long time. She overcame depression, addiction, and an eating disorder. In this awe-inspiring book, she talks about her real-life struggles and also about the importance of doing away with negativity and fear to overcome any hurdle in life. Shannon shares her own personal experiment that helps you to remove anxiety provoking and fearful thoughts, and how changing your daily habits can have a huge impact on your overall life. This book will make you introspect and push you to take the road to self-love.

7. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin decided to be just happy for an entire year. This entertaining book documents her experiences and provides excellent guidelines that will make you revisit your priorities and set goals for the year. It’s that book which helps you in tackling your daily life issues, accepting your imperfections, and teaches you how to create your own happiness.

8. Palace Of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

When it comes to best inspirational books for women, this award-winning inspirational novel does not fail to secure a place on the list. The plot unfolds the Hindu mythological epic Mahabharata, however, from the perspective of Draupadi. The protagonist here is Draupadi. This magical book walks us through her difficult journey. From her days in exile to war, and finally, the quest to reclaim her husbands’ kingdom. As you dive deeper into the pages, you start forming vivid imagery of the tale and unravel the various shades of Draupadi’s character.

It’s never too late to barge into your nearest bookstore and grab one of these inspirational books. Such self-motivation books and inspirational novels possess the power to transform lives and help you find meaning in things when you least expect it.

Anurekha Chakraborty
Anurekha Chakraborty

Anurekha Chakraborty holds a degree in Psychology and experience in digital content management. A creative content writer and editor, she enjoys penning articles about lifestyle, psychology, beauty, health & wellness, fashion, entertainment and similar creative niches.

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