Top 10 Books Every Woman should Read for Inspiration

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“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”

Melinda Gates, (an American philanthropist, former general manager at Microsoft)

Women play an important role in advancing society. They have to take many responsibilities. Therefore, it is very important to have courage in them. If they fulfill their responsibilities properly then society itself will continue to move forward.
There are good books for women here that are capable of encouraging any woman. Not only women, but every man should also read these books for understanding them well.

So, we start our list of top 10 books that every woman should read for inspiration.

Let’s start.

List of Top 10 Books for Woman to read

  1. The Bluest Eye
  2. Breath, Eyes, Memory
  3. Neapolitan Novels
  4. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  5. Secrets of Six-Figure Women
  6. More Than Enough
  7. The House of the Spirits
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  9. The Woman Code
  10. One Writer’s Beginnings

1.The Bluest Eye

AuthorToni Morrison
Rating4.7 out of 5

It is beautifully written by the famous novelist Toni Morrison. She was also an American essayist, college professor, and book editor. Some of her famous books are- Beloved; Song of Solomon; Jazz; Home; Paradise etc.

This book shows a decent view of the different and totally original world. It gives a deep insight into American racism, incest, child molestation, etc. ‘How the people of America, especially females rose from racism?’ It is the key point of this book. 

It is one of the most popular books that’s why I put it in the first position in the list of “top 10 books every woman should read.”

2.Breath, Eyes, Memory

AuthorEdwidge Danticat
Rating4.4 out of 5

Edwidge Danticat is an American author, novelist, short-story writer. She was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award, Barnard College in 1995.

It was the first novel by the author which was published in 1994 and its genre is domestic Fiction. This book is a very insightful, captivating story and engaging directly with the author’s mindset.

It defines a decent overview of the relationship between mothers and daughters and how we are rooted in these relations. The author tells these feelings are not for limited spaces but it is universal.

It helps in understanding international culture, also it is very informative, easy to understand language. We highly recommend those women or girls who want to change in themselves and want to do something different. I agree with the fact that it is a must-read book for women.

3. Neapolitan Novels

AuthorElena Ferrante
Rating4.7 out of 5

Elena Ferrante is the author of this outstanding book. She is an Italian novelist. Her Neapolitan Novels are her best-known works. This novel is a series of four books ie.  

  1. My Brilliant Friend (2012) 
  2. The Story of a New Name (2013)  
  3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (2014) 
  4. The Story of the Lost Child (2015) 

These novels are a series of 4 individual books by Italian novelist Elena Ferrante. In an interview, Elena stated that she examined the four books to be a single novel.

It is the story of two intelligent girls who fought bravely against social evils. They had to tolerate many problems which are discussed in this novel comprehensively.  

4. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

AuthorAngela Duckworth
Rating4.6 out of 5

Angela Duckworth is an American psychologist and popular science author. Key to Success: How to Be Successful and the Habits of Successful People is another famous book.  

If you know a little bit about psychology then this book will be amazing for you. The author takes many kinds of research and included it in her book.

The book emphasizes self-improvement. The writing of it is easy to understand language and has an insightful view. This book is all about success in sports, business, academics so it is interesting to all readers.

The author tells the practical inspiration for achievement. The story of it is so inspirational that has made it a highly recommended book for women by many authors.

5.Secrets of Six-Figure Women

AuthorBarbara Stanny
Rating4.7 out of 5

Barbara Stanny, an American author, motivational speaker, former journalist, financial educator, and career counselor is the author of this beautiful book.

It has a deep insight into money and helps to start a new way with money. This book consists of many interviews, many quotations from real women who have struggled with their life and became successful.

Empowering women is the key point of this book. The author defined properly how can we empower women as well as the backward class of society. You will better understand when you read it.

6.More Than Enough

AuthorElaine Welteroth
Rating4.8 out of 5

Elaine Welteroth, American editor, journalist, and best-selling author of the New York Times is the author of this excellent book.

It is well written, well-structured, very insightful as well as inspiring book of all time. Elaine expressed her struggle with race which she faced during her childhood to adolescence.

It is a powerful book that made anyone realize and understand their potential. Elaine’s book is so interesting and motivating that anyone who reads her book will feel that they had directly engaged with her and also her story.

If you are looking for motivational books for women then it will not disappoint you. When you will read it you feel that it doesn’t only motivate you but also inspire you in pushing towards your goal.

7.The House of the Spirits  

AuthorIsabel Allende 
Rating4.5 out of 5

Isabel Allende is the author of this book. She is a Chilean writer, author, novelist. She was awarded National Prize for Literature and American Book Award.

The genres of it are novel, magical realism, domestic fiction. It is the beautiful, compassionate, and magical writing of the author. This book showed the interesting site of South America’s social development and improvised history.

The book traces the history of three generations of family members whose fortune rises and falls with the rise and fall of the government. It showed how the wrong decision of the government affected the normal family, how they face these problems.

8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

AuthorMaya Angelou
Rating4.8 out of 5

Maya Angelou was an American memoirist, poet, and civil rights activist, and talented artist. And Still, I Rise; On the Pulse of Morning; Letter to My Daughter; Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women; The Heart of a Woman, etc. are some books of the author.

The story of this book is so inspiring and motivating that every woman who wants to change in herself must read this book. This is filled with many quotations, many survivor women’s personal views on life.

This book is provoking our thoughts, honesty is seen in it, and many other qualities are contained in this book. It shows how a black woman rose against society, fought for her rights, and then became a successful woman and example for others.

9.The Woman Code  

AuthorSophia A. Nelson
Rating4.7 out of 5

Sophia A. Nelson is the author of this book. She is an American journalist and author. Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama is another famous book.

If we talk about its genre then it is basically a self-help book in Christian literature. The advice and structure of this book are unique. It has the capability to change anybody’s outlook on life, relationships, behavior.

After reading this book you will feel a surprising change in your attitude. It is about being a real woman and leading yourself in this vast world.

The author made it very practical and filled it with real-time examples. Surely it is one of the best books to read for women.

10. One Writer’s Beginnings

AuthorEudora Welty 
Rating3.2 out of 5

Eudora Welty was the author of this beautiful book. She was an American novelist, photographer, and also short story writer. Some of her famous books are- The Optimist’s Daughter; A Curtain of Green; A Worn Path; Delta Wedding etc. 

It is the last book on the list “Top 10 Books Every Woman Should Read.” This book is a collection of autobiographical essays. In this book, the author explains the unavoidable bonding between her childhood and her later life as a writer.

She shared her childhood memory and her relationship with her parents. The author also shared how her parents helped her in their struggle. 

Eudora Welty defined almost all odds situations in her life and how she fought with these situations with her courage. That makes it a very inspirational book for every woman.


These are the top 10 books that every woman should read. I hope you will read this article by heart and will eager to read these top books for women. Go to read it and become a responsible woman.

Mention in the comment section which book you are going to read and which books have attracted you most.

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  1. I’ve not known about these books, so thank you for sharing about them. I’ll definitely add some of them in my tbr. Keep up the good work.

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