The Empowered Woman’s Reading List

“If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”

― Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

The Empowered Woman's Reading List

A few years ago I went in search of a book for my friend’s daughter. She was graduating high school and I wanted to find something inspired, something that seemed to say it all, like, Oh! The Places You’ll Go, but better. I wanted something that specifically spoke to a young woman about to head off on an adventure.

I couldn’t really find anything.

I searched the internet for lists of books for women and book recommendations but nothing seemed right. So, below is my attempt to put together the list I was looking for, and although these books are by no means specific to women, I have selected these with the empowered woman in mind. Here are some suggestions for the empowered woman in your life.