You know those days when you just feel like losing it? In the midst of breaking down, what you really need most is just some alone time with a good book. Maybe a good book is not all you need, but a book that will remind you of how strong you really are will offer some positivity and perspective.
Here we bring you seven books that are bound to make you feel stronger and recharged!
1. Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brene Brown
We have all been through it before. Walking into our own stories of hurt and going through the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle. It is times like this where our courage and values are tested. It’s all about the sometimes painful process that teaches us the most about who we are.
2. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It has the ability to open our eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated worlds within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal.
3. The Flamethrowers: A Novel by Rachel Kushner
An intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, and the terrorist. Thrilling and fearless, this is a must-read American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination.
4. Push: A Novel by Sapphire
Extremely inspirational, though graphic, Push is certain to haunt a generation of readers. The story revolves around Precious Jones, a 16 year old pregnant by her father for the second time, who meets a determined and kind teacher that leads her on a journey of transformation and redemption.
5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Anderson’s powerful novel reflects the life of a vulnerable heroine who is struggling with a painful secret. She authentically speaks for many young people who have had to suffer from the hands of an abuser, while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.
6. Rise Of The Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt
Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of women, known as “human computers,” who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we’ve been, and the far reaches of space to which we’re heading.
7. Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton
Melton encourages us to believe in ourselves, to be brave and kind, and to let go of the unrealistic and damaging idea of perfection. A truly inspiring read for any and everyone!
Lets us know what you think of these 7 picks and feel free to share with us your personal selection of books that help you feel pumped up and motivated!
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