Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read For Empowerment

This collection of top 10 books every woman should read will inspire you to start living life to your highest potential.

When was the last time you read a book? Reading is a workout for your mind and it’s just as important as physical exercise.

Reading books comes with so many benefits, the most important being to acquire knowledge. As we all know, “Knowledge is power” and the more knowledge you have the more equipped you are to tackle your everyday challenges.

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Each inspirational book you read will contribute to your growth and development. With the endless amount of prospective of life you can read about, books can give you an opportunity to have experiences you haven’t had before.

Also, you can learn different life skills that are important in your day-to-day life. Reading is the seed of inspiration. Words plant ideas in your head, which will then flourish into great things.

The knowledge you gain from reading will also help you hold conversations with people from different backgrounds. It will make you an interesting person and help you make connections easily.

Reading inspirational books offers you a safe, healthy, and productive replacement for negative thinking. It also boosts your inner peace and reduces stress and anxiety.

Besides, reading gives your mind a place to rest until you regain the strength to tackle your obstacles and keep pushing towards your goals and dreams.

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Below is our collection of exciting inspirational books every woman should read that you can choose from.

Happy reading Friend!

Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read For Inspiration

1.) He’s Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccillo

Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read For Inspiration

He’s Just Not That Into You will give you candid, brutal, and honest answers you need to know about men. You will read about all the signs and excuses that guys give when they don’t like you enough or at all.

This book is fun, hilarious and playful but it has great advice on how and when to walk away from a man who doesn’t deserve you.

You will be encouraged to move from that toxic, meaningless and heartbreaking relationship you have been holding to hoping he will change or it will get better.

2.) The Path Made Clear, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is back with The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose. She hopes to help you find your purpose in life and start living for that purpose as soon as you discover it.

In this book Oprah writes “ there’s no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling.” she shares a guide on how to follow your self-discovery path, discover your inner self,  live a successful and significant life filled with character.

3.) Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker

After losing her mom to cancer at a tender age, Lisa felt she never wanted to have kids. However, she got them but she wasn’t prepared as she was still struggling with her journey to womanhood.

In this book, she tells us about the joy, happiness and unconditional love that comes with motherhood. it’s a book for a struggling mum, a mum who feels defeated and all women who feel they can’t deal with kids.

This book offers encouragement, healing, and acceptance to all women who fear and feel motherhood is not for them.

4.) The Long Awakening: A Memoir, Lindsey O’Connor

The long awakening is an honest and poignant story by Lindsey O’Connor. She talks about her experience after 47 days coma while giving birth.

When she wakes she can tell where she is, who she is but not the events that had happened before that. She talks about her journey on rebuilding her life, the challenges, her faith, and family.

This life-changing story will encourage, help you fight your fears and struggles, give you hope and rebuild your faith. The authors’ honesty and storytelling skills will make you cry, laugh and crave for more as you read and learn.

Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read For Encouragement

5.) I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai

Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read For Encouragement

This book will teach all about courage and standing for what you want and love. Malala is an education, peace and political activist whose campaign’s main purpose is to make sure everyone in each corner of the world gets an education.

At the age of 15, Malala was shot in the head when she demanded that girls should get an education too. Thereafter, due to her bravely she won The Nobel Peace Prize and she has continued with her campaigns through the years.

6.) Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

In her 30s, Elizabeth Gilbert had all that a woman her age would desire, a beautiful home, a successful career, and a husband. However, she was unhappy about her life and after a bitter divorce, she embarks on a self-search journey.

She travels to Italy, Indonesia, and India in search of true happiness. She will inspire you to leave things that don’t make you happy and go for what you truly want.


7.) Successful Women Think Differently, Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton in Successful Women Think Differently, will give you tips on how to handle different life challenges for you to be happier, healthier and resilient. Isn’t that what we all women need?

Valorie uses Biblical principles that will teach you how to do things differently so as to achieve what she calls a victorious life. Regardless of your faith, this book will give you guidelines to achieve that life you clave for. 

8.) Fear Of Flying, Erica Jong

This book is a timeless classic. Although fear of flying was first published in 1973, it’s still worth reading today. The author tells a story about female empowerment, freedom, and self-discovery.

It will help you break from all things that don’t make you happy and go for what you want.




9.) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

 With her unique ability to create some of the most beautiful and inspiring words, Maya Angelou will give you hope and strength through her autobiography – I know why the caged bird sings.

In this book, she talks about her poverty-stricken childhood in the 1930s when she lived with her grandmother and how she overcome the hard times. She also talks about how the strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

10.) Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay

In a series of funny, insightful and spot-on essays, Roxane Gay talks about feminism, politics, cultures, criticism and why we need to be better.

Also in a funny way, she talks about her journey to womanhood as a woman of color. In these essays, she laments violence against women and the LGBT community and the depressing persistence of rape culture and racism.

Her casual, intellectual, and engaging manner will hold your attention while challenging your perspective on different things.

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11.) The Woman Code, Sophia A. Nelson

In this book, Sophia will show and arm you with 20 powerful keys to unlock your life. She will encourage and challenged you throughout this book to get you motivated for success.

The codes will help you point out the mistakes you have been making and how to overcome them for you to achieve your desired lifestyle.

It’s an inspirational book you should read at least once in your lifetime.

12.) Becoming, Michelle Obama

In this memoir, Michelle Obama lets you know her in-depth. With her straightforward writing. The former first lady of the United States of America will give you life-changing ideas.

She opens up about her childhood struggles, her education journey. Her love life with the former president of the U.S.A, being a mom and everything she has learned throughout this journey.

This book is really interesting and inspirational which makes it a must-read.

What Other Books Should We Add To Our Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read?

Everyone should make a habit of reading regularly, and the above books are a great starting point. Hopefully, they will entertain, educate and arm you with the skills to face your everyday challenges and achieve your dreams.

Do you know of any other top 10 books every woman should read? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.


  1. Anything Oprah writes and does, I so like. I also had the opportunity to read “Successful Women Think Differently.” I could clearly relate to her biblical perspective and how it allows us to persevere as women and as children of God. Great choice of books.

  2. This is a great list! Some of them I would like to read someday. First I need to practice fitting reading into my day, it’s been a long time since I finished a book!


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