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Most of us have a go-to genre when choosing what to read. Whether you stock up on self-help books, devour summer beach reads year-round, or follow celebrity book club picks, books have the ability to teach us lessons and transport us to different places. No matter if it's a memoir or women's fiction; all kinds of stories can help us better ourselves. Inspirational books are often overlooked, but they are an essential tool in helping us delve deeper into ourselves. From biographies and short stories to collected poems and memoirs, we've compiled 50 of the best inspirational books for women. Reading these motivational books can help you to create meaningful change in your life.
Inspiration can be garnered from different areas of your life — a friend, family member, a colleague. But sometimes, the best inspiration comes when we spend quality time with ourselves, deep in thought, wrapped up in a good book. In order to pick the most inspiring book for you to start with, you'll want to think about what motivates you. Do you like hearing about life from a celebrity's point of view? Do you get inspiration from past historical events? Or does reading short bursts of invigorating content help spark your imagination? You'll find all this and more in this list of 50 inspirational books all women should read in their lifetime.
Ysolt Usigan is a lifestyle writer and editor with 15+ years of experience working in digital media. She has created share-worthy content for publishers Shape, What To Expect, Cafe Mom, TODAY, CBS News, HuffPo, The Bump, Health, Ask Men, and Best Gifts. A working mom of two, her editorial expertise in parenting, shopping, and home are rooted in her everyday life.
Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based freelancer with over 15 years of experience writing for online publications. Her work can be seen in Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day, where she covers everything from gift guides to personal essays. She holds a B.A. in English from Chapman University and is working toward her Early Childhood Education teaching credentials.
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