12 March 2017

#Girlboss

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso knows all about failure and moving past it. Sometimes you need a kick up the bum to get somewhere, which is exactly why she filled her debut #Girlboss with brazen wake-up calls and frank observations.

Use it to swat away all those buzzing naysayers who can’t wait for you to hit your face against the doorframe. Become your own role model.

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

A novel filled with strong female characters as well as some great men who can also teach us a thing or two. Effia and Esi’s lives couldn’t be more different: one marries a slave trader, the other is sold into slavery. Spanning several centuries by following the descendants of these two half-sisters across the globe, Homegoing shows you how to create a home on your terms.

We all have the right to be our own person, no matter where we come from. There’s no space for racism at the top.

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax has spent years in the spotlight, where both the outside world and her mind would bombard her with negative thoughts about who she was and what she could and couldn’t accomplish. Mindfulness became her weapon against all those voices telling her she would fail.

You too can forge a path through all the patronising sludge trying to slow you down by picking up the baton and deciding to be the mistress of your own mind.  

The Power

Naomi Alderman

What if all the girls in the world woke up with the power to electrocute men with a touch of their hands? In The Power, Naomi Alderman presents us with an alternative reality – or could it be the future? – that feels very real.

The novel is both a reminder of the power every girl carries within her, and a cautionary tale to not make the same mistakes twice. After all, a female dictator is just as bad as a male one.

Quiet and Quiet Power

Susan Cain

Introverts don’t have it easy. Some people flatten them like bulldozers, thinking that because they are quiet they have nothing to say. That’s why Susan Cain decided to write Quiet and Quiet Power, to show introverts all over the world how much strength they possess. She busts the myth that you have to be extroverted to be a good leader and proves that working alone can come with a huge benefits.

You can be quiet and strong. You can rule the world.

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