Books have long been recognized as a powerful force for positive change in societies. The impact of books on individuals, communities, and cultures is undeniable. Women’s empowerment through reading has been particularly effective in changing how women view themselves, their opportunities, and their roles in society.
Below is a list of 10 books that I've enjoyed over the years...
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
One of my favorite quotes came from this book, “there’s a sunrise and a sunset every day. Put yourself in the way of beauty.” The story is all about one woman's journey of self-discovery after she decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Ultimately, Wild is a touching story of redemption, courage and an exploration of one's inner strength during turbulent times.
The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey
This book features Oprah's conversations with some of the world's most influential thought leaders. It's a great read for women over 50 who are looking for guidance and inspiration on their journey.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney
This book is packed with interviews and advice from over 100 successful women across a variety of industries. It's a great read for women over 50 who are looking to start their own businesses or pursue their creative passions.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
This book is all about living a creative life and following your dreams. It's a great read for women over 50 who are looking to tap into their creativity and live their best lives.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
This book is all about becoming the best version of yourself and living an awesome life. It's a great read for women over 50 who are ready to make some positive changes in their lives.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
In this book, author Michael A. Singer explores what it means to live an authentic, fulfilling life. He offers readers practical advice for freeing themselves from the negative thoughts and emotions that hold them back from achieving their potential. This book is perfect for anyone who is seeking personal growth and greater self-awareness.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
Brené Brown's book is all about the power of vulnerability. She argues that when we dare to be vulnerable, we open ourselves up to true connection and intimacy. This is an empowering read for women over 50 who are seeking to create deeper relationships with themselves and others.
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
In this follow-up to her bestseller Daring Greatly, Brené Brown shows us how to pick ourselves up after we fall down. She argues that failure is not something to be avoided, but rather an opportunity for growth and transformation. This is an empowering read for women over 50 who are seeking to create a life that is resilient and full of possibility.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
This poetry collection is all about growth, love, and loss. It's a beautiful exploration of what it means to be a woman, and how to find your place in the world. These poems will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever felt lost or alone
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
This is a book written by Byron Katie that helps the reader to question their thoughts and beliefs about the world. It guides readers through four steps of inquiry that can help them to realize and accept the truth of any situation.