March 8th is International Women’s Day, a celebration of women across the world. So for this month’s book club we asked our team to share books they’ve read recently with strong female voices that have left them feeling inspired.
“Manifesto is both a warming and moving memoir and a brilliant rally-cry of positive thinking, perseverance and following your dreams.
I loved discovering more about Bernardine and am taking her kindness + you-can-do-it + always-be-yourself approach into my everyday.”
“I love dipping in and out of short stories, and these are so good. Easy to read while giving you nuggets to think about too. It features 30 stories of 30 women that look at different scenarios at women in different moments of their life, in a mix of relatable and provoking ways. Positive, life affirming and charming.”
“As it’s the Queen’s jubilee year, this felt like a fitting book. It’s a wonderful look at the Queen’s wardrobe through the years. Breaking them into colour sections and giving insights into what she wears and why.
Not swayed by fashion trends, the Queen has carved out her own distinct – and instantly recognisable – fashion identity that is utterly unique to her. That is the mark of a true style icon.”
“One of the best memoirs I’ve read. This is a coming-of-age story about how Tara’s very unconventional childhood made her the person she is. Her father brought his children up preparing for the end of days and didn’t send them to school.
Educated raises interesting questions on the whole nature/nurture debate, as Tara went on to achieve higher education accolades that people with a lifetime of education might struggle to get. She takes the phrase ‘self-taught’ to new levels. Both humbling and inspiring, this is a must-read.”
“This heart-warming, epic family story that looks at the way women’s live are often taken out of their hands and what they do raise their family and live their best life.
Eleanor is forced to flee her childhood island home, and the truth about why is revealed to her children after she has died.
Funny, poignant and all told through a special family recipe. I felt enriched and warm after reading.”
From a range of genres - these are the books you won’t be able to put down this summer.