Combe Grove’s 5 must read books – International Women’s Day Edition
International women day is for celebrating women’s achievements in the social, political, economical and cultural spheres. With that being said, here are some inspirational books for women (and everyone else), by women, as recommended by the Combe Grove Team.
Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change by Mary Portas
This is an empowering book of ‘how’ to work like a woman, in a non-hierarchical space, and positive vibes. This is a non-fiction book which bridges the gap between a self-help guide and a memoir to show how any business can become less “alpha” driven and more woman friendly. In turn creating a more happy and productive work space. Packed with ideas and advice this is a must read for everyone, not just women.
More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran
A vivid prose following on from her best seller ‘How to Be a Woman’ , Caitlin explores, in her new book, the questions she is tackling in her middle age and as a mum. This is a manifesto of change.
‘This book is a hilarious memoir, a passionate polemic, and a moving manifesto on how to be a decent person and try, in the face of countless stresses, to live a full open-hearted, joyous life.’ The Sunday Times
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Award winning non-fiction book of the year, ‘Becoming’ is an empowering memoir by Michelle Obama. It is reflective, emotive, looking at both her private and public life.
“Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same.” – Toppings
Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
Considering the modern voice of women, Mary Beard looks at the ancient and the modern comparing and contrasting the two in how history has treated powerful women. Focusing on cultural misogyny and relationships, this is a really interesting read, which will leave you asking lots of questions about your daily life.
Enlightening… explains how misogyny works and why it is so resilient — Elif Shafak, Guardian
The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende
A look behind what it is to be a woman. This is a book for grandmothers to give to mothers and mothers to give to daughters. Encompassing the beauty of love and power within women, this book showcases the best of embracing your sexuality.