The pen has always been mightier than the sword. The impact a book can make in one’s life has been proven time and time again. No separate introduction is needed for the ripples that real-life stories create in everyone’s life. In such a moment lies the power of non-fiction books. On International Women’s Day, such non-fiction books written by a group of inspiring women are worth reading.
We have a carefully curated list of inspiring non-fiction books by renowned women to read this International Women’s Day 2022.
#1 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The first volume in the seven-part series of autobiographies by civil rights activist and author Maya Angelou is a phenomenal text. It’s a coming-of-age story about racism and trauma that strikes a chord with its readers with its powerful feminist writing. Other works by African-American author, Maya, are also part of inspirational non-fiction books.
#2 Becoming by Michelle Obama
The former first lady shares an insightful and impactful memoir, worth reading. It is a revelation that inspires readers. Michelle’s roots, personal experiences, campaigns, motherhood and successful journey to becoming the First Lady are described at length. Rest assured, this book is remarkable.
#3 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This book is the diary of the Jewish victim, Anne Frank, during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. This diary contains very vivid personal details and the injustices that she, her family and her community as a whole have suffered. Stuck in the attic, Anne Frank unknowingly delivered one of the harrowing and harrowing autobiographies of all time. A play based on the book won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955.
#4 How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
Nothing less than a miracle can be expected from Superwoman, Lilly Singh. The book, as it says on the cover, is a guide to conquering life. It is a very dynamic and fun book with quotes and exercises. His quirky, confident, funny, vulnerable and exuberant self is reflected in the autobiography. His next book, Be a Triangle: How I Went from Being Lost to Getting My Life into Shape, will be released in April 2022.
#5 Mrs. Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
A humorous book that is very relatable is written by film actress, Twinkle Khanna. His take on Indian families made everyone laugh. It’s impressive that people have started quoting his lines. It is surely a page-turner.
#6 Unfinished: A memoir by Priyanka Chopra
Unfinished is a “collection of personal essays, stories and observations”, by global icon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She shares her journey from a small-town girl to a superstar who continues to shatter all glass ceilings to exist. This book gives a terrific insight into the Indian film industry, so anyone looking for Bollywood gossip can find something here. But this memoir is much more than that. It’s an inspiring story of hard work and success.
#7 Follow Every Rainbow by Rashmi Bansal
It is the collection of stories of twenty-five enterprising women. They balance all aspects of life and never give up. A must read for International Women’s Day. Despite all the obstacles, they are still on their A-game. What sets this book apart is that it redefines the meaning of success.
#8 I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I am Malala: The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, won many accolades but most importantly gave a voice to the unknown part of Pakistani society. This autobiography leaves us speechless. Real life horrors will haunt you for days. But it deserves recognition and awareness.
Which of these inspiring books written by women have you covered before?