There are many wonderful novels that make for excellent reading, but biographies and books that highlight a person’s achievement always hit us differently, inspiring us to do better in life.
If you haven’t read a book that has transformed the way you think in a long time, you must check out this list of life-changing tomes. In fact, every woman should read them. Although some titles tend to resonate more strongly with women, we believe they will be eye-opening for men as well.
These books, meticulously hand-picked for you, cover a wide range of topics, including finances and female empowerment. They are, above all, written by women who are changing lives – one book at a time.
Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich by Dr. Lois P. Frankel
Dr. Lois P. Frankel, President of Corporate Coaching International, bestselling author, executive coach, and globally respected expert in the field of women’s leadership development, penned this book. She obtained her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California and provides pro bono counselling and workshops to nonprofit community groups.
Lois Frankel debunks the myths that impede women from achieving the wealth they deserve and provides helpful advice on how to take charge of our finances and our lives.
The values we learnt as girls, according to Lois Frankel, may be hindering us from becoming financially independent and fulfilling our own aspirations. This book will arm you with the financial knowledge you need to break bad habits, make wise financial decisions, and live the life you want.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is the author of numerous best-selling books, including The Happiness Project, and hosts the award-winning Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast. She wrote Better Than Before to deliver ideas, tales, and tips to encourage people understand themselves and live happier lives.
Gretchen Rubin explores the difficult topic of how humans change in this book. The answer can be found in one’s habits. It takes effort to acquire a habit, but once we do, we may use its energy to live happier, more productive lives.
Rubin provides a realistic, pragmatic framework that enables readers to better understand and change their behaviours. This book will encourage you in making responsible life changes, regardless of whether you want to sleep better, spend less time on your phone, or lose some weight.
The Woman Code by Sophia A. Nelson
Women’s Code is penned by Sophia A. Nelson, a journalist and award-winning novelist. She’s also a motivational speaker and corporate leadership trainer. Nelson is a frequent guest on CNN and other networks, where she provides political and social analysis.
In this powerful book, Sophia Nelson calls women to follow a meaningful life code that will lead them to fulfilling and successful lives. The code she describes is a way of living, navigating life’s challenges, and positively interacting with other women.
It reveals a timeless set of principles that will help women balance the increasing demands of work, family and friendship. Nelson not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, but also shows us how to do it gracefully.
Grit: The Power Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth, the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a charity whose aim is to enhance the research and practise of character development in children, has created a wonderful book. She has counselled the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL clubs, and Fortune 500 CEOs on non-IQ competencies.
Angela Duckworth reveals in this book that the secret to success isn’t only skill, but a combination of passion and perseverance known as “grit.” This is a book that will take your breath away and is for sure to bring a new change in life.
She takes us on a journey to meet cadets who are suffering in their first days at West Point, educators who work in some of the most difficult schools, and young National Spelling Bee finalists. Very importantly, she proves that grit is a skill that can be mastered by any woman!
Secrets Of Six Figure Women by Barbara Stanny
Barbara Stanny is a preeminent specialist on women, wealth, and power, having written six acclaimed financial books. She’s been on a quest to change women’s money relationships for over 20 years. Stanny is a successful author, coach, speaker, and workshop presenter who specialises in assisting women in achieving the money and lifestyle they desire.
After years of successful research and hundreds of interviews, Barbara Stanny analyses the seven fundamental techniques of female high earners in this book, which includes more than 150 women with yearly salaries ranging from $100,000 to $7 million.
Every woman can make the money she desires by following Stanny’s step-by-step strategy.
You could all use a little pick-me-up these days, no matter what you’re going through in life – a heartbreak, a career change, an identity crisis, or just simply the stress brought on by this pandemic. As 2021 is slowly coming to an end, let’s begin making these empowering novels mandatory reading for a fresh new beginning!
Each title will enthrall, fascinate and inspire you because there’s no better way to change up your life than by immersing yourself in someone else’s for a few hundred pages.