There truly is no better way to get inspired, get angry, get educated, than by cracking open a book. Recently, I’ve started reading more and more books written by female authors about the ever-growing pains we must endure as teenagers, and these books have really helped me work on myself and expand my knowledge. So, if you’re on the path to self-love and are looking to learn more about yourself, these 5 books are definitely for you.
- Bad Feminist, Roxanne Gay
In her witty and inspiring essays, Roxanne Gay takes on the journey of her evolution as a woman but also takes readers on a ride talking about culture throughout the years. She definitely manages to show you the excellence of her brain and the depths of her soul with this book, by humanizing the theoretical and intellectualizing the mundane.
- The Princess Saves Herself in This One, Amanda Lovelace
With many people thinking that women need men to save them, Amanda Lovelace takes on the responsibility of showing people that the truth is quite different while emphasizing feminism, self-love, and healing.
- The Sun and Her Flowers, Rupi Kaur
In the sequel of Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur expands on topics such as self-love, heartbreak, race, feminism, racism, and healing. Going through the 5 chapters that make up this book: wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming, you can see how overcoming obstacles and flourishing as she discovers the path to self-love.
- We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shines a light on blatant discrimination and on the many institutional behaviors that marginalize women. She helps readers from all walks of life better understand why gender divide is harmful not only for women but also for men.
- The Abramson Effect, Debora Spar
This book raises important questions about the many challenges women have to face at the workplace and the prejudices that still surround those who made it to the top. Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson is one of the many women who was fired publicly after being hired to run large corporations. Debora Spar’s book explores how far women have come, but also how far we have left to go.