Lisa Kleypas once said that, “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” Adding these books to your reading list will uplift you, inspire you, and make you an even more “dangerous creature”.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- Before Leslie Knope and SNL, Amy Poehler was just a girl from Massachusetts with big dreams and a crazy sense of humor. Amy Poehler’s first book is everything. It is filled with memories, stories, pictures, and poetry that will leave you inspired and rolling on the floor with laughter. Yes Please is raw and honest. She shares everything from her days at SNL to the play-by-play of the births of her children. This book is comforting to any woman who has gone through struggles in her love and professional life.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
- When Cheryl Strayed turned twenty-two she had felt like the world was slipping through her fingers. Everything from her mothers death to the crumbling of her marriage drove Cheryl into a dark place. This dark place was filled with addiction and the yearning to escape. Four years after her mother’s death, Cheryl spontaneously decided to drop everything and hike the Pacific Crest Trail without any proper training. The trail is more than a thousand miles long starting in California and ending in Oregon. Her journey, thoughts, and experiences are heart breaking and inspiring.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
- Who doesn’t love Tina Fey? She is witty, intelligent, and shamelessly hilarious. Bossypants follows her story from her early Pennsylvania days working at the YMCA to her golden years at SNL. Her feminism is refreshing and inspiring. In their autobiographies, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler give readers a peak into the close knit group of comedians that grace America’s television screens weekly.
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
- Kisses from Katie follows an eighteen year old who gave up everything to take care of orphans in Uganda. Katie was just a normal teenager from Tennessee looking to go to college. When she went on a service project to Uganda, she knew her life would never be the same. Katie shows that any girl, no matter how young, can be used to change the world for good.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Every woman of any age should read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. This classic is the story of four sisters and a mother living everyday life while their father is away during the American Civil War. This book is filled with life lessons and wisdom. It is a story of love, loss, struggle, and triumphs. Every reader can find a little bit of themselves in the four sisters in Little Women.
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems
- Caroline Kennedy bring together some of the greatest pieces of poetry in She Walks in Beauty. This book walks through every aspect of womanhood using poetry. The eloquent words of poets like Robert Burns and Vincent Millay describe the experiences of falling in love, breaking up, and motherhood .