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10 Books That Will Encourage & Inspire Every Woman

This is a list of 10 inspiring books, that will make women learn to love and except who they are. These books dive into the true beauty of women that goes beyond diets, eating disorders, skinny and fat shaming, and instead, they share stories of hope, beauty, and personal triumph, that inspire others to be the best woman they can be.

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1. Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year

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This woman got engaged. In the year leading up to her wedding, she decided not to look at herself in the mirror, by removing all mirrors that she did not essentially need. This book mixes humor, and will give you a "renewed focus on what truly matters, regardless of smeared makeup or messy hair." After conquering an eating disorder, Kjerstin learned to love herself, by not looking at her outer appearance, and focusing on her inner-self.

Author: Kjerstin Gruys

Price: $13.89

2. 20 Beautiful Women: 20 Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion, And Inspire Your Divine Purpose

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Ever wonder where the #20BeautifulWomen trend came from? Well you guessed it, this book. Telling the stories of 20 beautiful, average women, from different backgrounds and experiences, these 20 women open up their hearts to readers. When compiled together to make this book, their stories connected in that "they all had the strength to heal, found their purpose through their pain and now passionately help others in the areas of self-love, weight loss, career, spirituality, relationships, finances, and forgiveness." These stories will empower you as a woman, heal the broken parts of your life, grab your soul, and encourage you to find your passion and purpose in life.

Author: Saba Tekle

Price: $16.98

3. Bossypants

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This book by Tina Fey, tells the funny-woman's story, about how she turned what she thought was an impossible dream, into a possible success. One of the most successful and liked women on the planet, Fey's story teaches women that it isn't bad to be bossy. She takes you through her early years as a nerd in school, tells readers about her struggles with physical beauty, and talks about the joys of being a mother. In the end every women will learn, "you're no one until someone calls you bossy."

Author: Tina Fey

Price: $7.15

4. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

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Although this book is only available for pre-order, and will be released on April 14, 2015, I have got to preview this book. It tells the stories of 26 (the full alphabet!) American women, who have significantly redefined the power of being a woman in America. The book includes the inspiring stories of women like Angela Davis (A), who is an iconic political activist, sports superstar Billie Jean King (B), and the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor (S). Whether you get to preview it or not, this should definitely be on your pre-order list for a good summer book full of stories that will make you cry and inspire you to believe in yourself.

Author: Kate Schatz

Price: $11.88

5. Eat, Pray, Love

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This book (which was turned into movie starring Julia Roberts!) is one of the most beautifully written and heartfelt memoirs for a woman to read. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the cliches of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) to instead, find what she really, truly wanted in her life. So she went out for a year, exploring 3 different cultures, in order to search for everything ever wanted. This book will bring out the free-spirit in you, and teaches women to take their own path, as well as explore themselves and others, to find their own happiness.

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $9.52

6. The Woman I Wanted to Be

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Popular fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg tells her story about becoming the woman she had always wanted to be in life. She talks about how she went from being a jet-setting princess, to and independent and successful fashion designer. This book inspires women to become independent, and not to be afraid of going their own way, in order to be themselves and accomplish their own dreams, whatever they may be.

Author: Diane von Furstenberg

Price: $19.71

7. The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life

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This inspiring book encourages women to live out a powerful life code, that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. It teaches women that their wisdom comes from experiences and love, not material things. This book encourages women to be positive to one another, themselves, and to live out their dreams no matter what. It also touches on concepts such as:

· the true meaning of "having it all"

· how to take better care of their minds, bodies, and souls

· how to achieve professional excellence without compromising their values

· how to find lasting love and purpose in life beyond their accomplishments

· how to navigate the sisterhood of women, to build collaboration rather than competition

· how to heal from past hurts, rejection, and life's inevitable storms

· and much more

Author: Sophia A. Nelson

Price: $14.99

8. Everybody's Got Something

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Robin Roberts has overcame a lot in her time as an award-winning journalist. Here, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times. This book reminds woman constantly, that they are stronger, much stronger, than they think. The book reminds women that they are not alone in their pain and they can overcome event the toughest times.

Stating that, "Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. Everybody's got something."

Author: Robin Roberts

Price: $12.28

9. The Power of Being a Woman: Secrets to Getting the Life You Want and the Love You Need

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Embrace your femininity and faith through this book. This book will leave you inspired by your own talents if you are unsure of their value. It talks about the power of a women, and readers can truly embrace the precious value of being woman, as they inspire the world with their inner strength, intuition, sensitivity, and even sexuality. You will learn by reading, that no matter what society tells you, there is a hidden gift in femininity, and all women need to do, is use it.

Author: Michelle McKinney Hammond

Price: $11.29

10. The Heart of a Woman

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Filled with unforgettable famous characters that join Maya Angelou's eloquent story, she tells readers about her "fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son." Maya speaks with vulnerability that makes woman feel like they can share their story as well. This book touches the heart within all of us. OH, and it's one of Oprah's favorites!

Author: Maya Angelou

Price: $9.99 [Kindle Edition]

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