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International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day and I wanted to share some books that empowered fellow females in the Bookstagram community. I invited anyone to share books that they felt empowered them or they thought were great female works.

Here's what she said...

Life Honestly - Recommended by Jesy (@servinglooksreadingbooks)

I actually picked this book up for myself based on how brilliantly Jesy spoke about this book. She has this natural ability to make you fall in love with a book before you have even seen the cover! Here's what she said about Life Honestly;

"I mean, this book is legit my holy grail. I think (actually, know) I would die for it. The women in this book are out of this world cool and honest af with their experiences and oh god, I just feel like anyone who hasn't read this has a sad life. It's totes dope. IT'S REAL LIFE AND I LOVE IT."

Beauty Sick - Recommended by Gabby (@humph_reads)

Oh wow, if you aren't following Gabby already you are truly missing out. Not only is she hysterical but she is real and upfront. Again, someone who heavily influences my TBR - I'm always happy when I see her pop up on my feed. I knew she would be perfect for recommending some feminist works and I'm surprised she managed to choose just one! Her recommendation was Beauty Sick by Renee Engeln, PHD. Here's what she had to say;

"Engeln explores how the modern day society encourages self-objectification, how existing tactics may fail to prevent these pressures and how future successes may look. This is non-fiction but is ~ a 50:50 split between nf and interviews from different women, meaning it's very chatty and personal."

We Should All Be Feminists - Recommended by Crimson (@crimsonfitzgerald)

Crimson's account is flawless first of all, her posts are so aesthetically pleasing with meaningful and insightful captions to show her thoughts on what she's reading. She's been someone I've followed since near enough day one and I can't get enough of her feed.

Her recommendation was We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which is also one on my TBR! Here's her experience with this book;

"This is such an eloquent and meaningful essay. Like Adichie, I have always been a staunch feminist even before I knew what a feminist was. Her work had me nodding my head and frequently shouting 'Yes, yes, exactly!' as I read through. She so beautifully, and articulately reiterated my thoughts and beliefs about society and gender. Every male, female, and non-binary person should read this essay. It provides so much insight into what feminism is and what feminists are truly passionate about."

Daring Greatly - Recommended by Abi (@a_wilding_library)

Abi has a beautiful feed and also talks brilliantly about books! I love seeing her posts in my feed as her creativity flows through every post. Her recommended book was Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Here's why she recommends it;

"So, Daring Greatly by Brené Brown is all about overcoming shame and embracing vulnerability in order to live more wholeheartedly (which includes specific examples for leadership at work and parenting). It's one of those books that I keep going back to when I'm feeling anxious or I have an interview or work appraisal, it's full of amazing mantras and it's incredibly relatable. For the interested folk out there, it also includes methodology and info on the decade of shame research that lead to the book as well which is really cool!".

There you have 4 incredible book suggestions by some wonderful book babes over on Bookstagram. I highly recommend giving all of them a follow because they are all creative, inspiring and intelligent women who will refresh your feed.

What are you reading for International Women's Day? Let me know over on my Instagram!


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