Books sure to inspire, empower, and entertain...
It’s a noteworthy month for women in books, with no shortage of female voices to inspire, empower and entertain. We love a good mantra so we’ll start with our Woman #INCHARGE Cleo Wade's uplifting compilation of poetry, affirmations and mantras. Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom For a Better Life is smart, warm, and full of insight. Basically, it's the new best friend you didn't even know you needed.
By contrast, there's Sally Kohn’s The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity in which the writer, political commentator, and former community organizer tackles hate head on. She examines not only the moment we are in, but how we got here and what we can do to move forward.
Next up, a timely debut: Tara Westover’s harrowing memoir, Educated, recounts her journey from a mountain top in Idaho where she is raised by survivalist parents to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League with all the page-turning suspense of the most propulsive novel. Westover’s journey is beyond inspiring and the reader can’t help but feel they are holding her triumph in their hands.
In fiction, the ever clear-eyed Meg Wolitzer takes on the questions of the moment with her new novel The Female Persuasion. Female power and the mentor relationship come into focus in a tale that is as timely as it is compulsively readable.
Finally, to lighten things up a bit, there’s Sloane Crosley’s Look Alive Out There, a collection of humorous essays that covers everything from climbing a volcano to freezing your eggs. Endlessly witty and charming, Crosley first won her way into our hearts with her poignant debut I Was Told There’d Be Cake. This latest collection secures her place there.