IWD: Our Favourite Female-Led Books

Following our International Women’s Day content, we want to continue sharing powerful women who have made a difference to society and gender equality, and those who just know what it’s like to be female.

Whether you want to know first-hand about the women who made a difference, or how you yourself can create change, then we have put together our top four books written by women, about women, and for women.

Keep reading to find out more. 

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Already listed as one of our top female icons, Michelle Obama’s book becoming is the no.1 international bestseller. Published in 2018, the book is a memoir of the former first lady and talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House. It’s inspiring and eye-opening and teaches the reader a lot about hard work and the journey to success from Michelle being a girl, to a young woman, a mother, and being the wife of one of the most inspirational men in America.

Everything I Know About Love
– Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton is an author, journalist and former podcast host of the ‘The High Low’. This book covers everything about Dolly’s twenties and how she survived them, but most of all love, the love she has for her female friends that helped her hold it together. A lot of laughter is to be had when reading this book as it resonates with many women who struggled as a 20-something-old, not knowing where their adult life was taking them. It’s a true pass-around-book which every girl should read.

The Genius of Women – Janice Kaplan

‘We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men?’ New York Times bestselling journalist and creator and host of the podcast The Gratitude Diaries Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system—and celebrates the women geniuses, past and present, who have triumphed anyway. This book is definitely one to up your knowledge on gender equality and powerful fellow females.

Mrs Hinch – This Is Me

We know Mrs Hinch as the cleaning queen but in her latest book she dives deeper into who she is, a wife, a mother, and the real person behind the social media star we all know and love. As the Sunday Times best seller in 2020, This Is Me is a 21st century autobiography which covers everything from social media trolling to mental health, two things which Sophie has to deal with now she’s in the eye of the public. To many, Mrs Hinch is a huge saviour so learning about the day-to-day life and struggles of Sophie Hinchliffe is something many resonate with.

We hope you’ve had an empowered week full of female icons, and have learned how you to can make a difference #choosetochallenge.