21 Female Empowerment Books Every Woman Should Read

Women’s Equality Day is Sunday, August 26, and the holiday commemorates women being granted the right to vote. And that got us thinking about all the great female empowerment books out there. We know what it’s like to hit a point in life where you just need a spark of motivation—and thankfully these female-penned books will give you just that. (Everyone needs a little prompting sometimes.)

So we went on to find seven books that will inspire you in every area of your life, plus 14 extra inspirational books for women to add to your list. The authors range from journalists to social scientists to doctors and even a Nobel Peace Prize winner (#goals). Follow along with us as we introduce you to the top women’s empowerment books that deserve a place on your bookshelf. Cancel your plans—you won’t be able to put them down.