Seven Brilliant Books to Inspire You to Your Soul
A book can mean so many things to so many people - maybe it's 'you' time or just to pass the time. It can help you out of a funk or open your eyes and mind. And it can give you that feeling, when you start buzzing a little bit because the pages just speak to you. And then you want to get up and finish your coffee and do something, even if it's just make another coffee and carry on reading because this is what it feels like to be inspired.
So I asked you, my Strong Women Squad,
what book has MADE you feel inspired, and why?
My book inspiration comes from Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. I find it relatable yet aspiring, and both funny and relaxing at the same time (perfect!). She had me from the opening introduction chapter, where she talks about how hard it feels to sit down and churn out an entire tome. And that made me think; so you feel the same about writing a book as I do… well maybe we can both do it together, then?
Like A Queen: The Ultimate Queen's Bible - Constance Hall
'Queens see Queens. They don’t see weight problems, they don’t see crazy bitches, they don’t see failures. Queens only see Queens.'
Take A Look At Me Now - Miranda Dickinson
'How far would you go to make a new start?'
The Cows - Dawn O'Porter
'A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.
Women don’t have to fall into a stereotype.'
The Power - Naomi Alderman
'All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain - even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control.
The Day of the Girls has arrived - but where will it end?'
A Spring Affair - Milly Johnson
'Clear your house and clear your mind. Don't let life's clutter dictate to you. Throw it away and take back the control!'
Testament of Youth - Vera Brittain
'Much of what we know and feel about the First World War we owe to Vera Brittain's elegiac yet unsparing book'
Nominated by Sarah, who is my mum :)