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December 11, 20235 min read

We're always on the look out for a new book, or an old book we've not yet discovered, because is there much better than sitting down with a good book? Not that we feel we ever get time! But we're prioritising time away from the screens and into our souls this coming year. A real paper book, so that we have no choice but to focus on the words, the empowerment and inspiration without distraction, without trying to be in two places at once!

We scoured our book shelves and asked our amazing Womanifest Community for their favourites, must haves and recommendations and collated them all right here, for you to add to your basket and wishlists!

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Fix the System not the Women

Fix the System, not the Women by Laura Bates

In this powerful and eye-opening book, Laura Bates debunks the myths and misconceptions surrounding gender inequality. She delves into the systemic issues that perpetuate gender discrimination and offers compelling insights into how we can work toward true equality. Through her research and personal experiences, Bates sheds light on the pervasive biases that hinder progress and provides a call to action for effecting meaningful change.

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Everything is Figureoutable

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

With a can-do spirit and unwavering optimism, Marie Forleo presents a transformative approach to life in "Everything is Figureoutable." Drawing from her own journey and the experiences of others, Forleo empowers readers to embrace the belief that they possess the innate ability to overcome any challenge. Through practical wisdom and actionable advice, she encourages readers to tap into their creativity and resourcefulness to tackle obstacles and manifest their dreams.

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To the Women, Words to live by by Donna Ashworth

To the women, Words to live by, by Donna Ashworth

Donna Ashworth's collection of poignant and uplifting affirmations, poetry, and prose is a testament to the strength and resilience of women. With beautifully crafted words, Ashworth celebrates the extraordinary qualities that define womanhood and offers a source of solace and inspiration for women navigating life's complexities. "To the Women" is a heartfelt tribute to the power and grace of femininity.

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How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran fearlessly explores the nuances of womanhood in this witty and unapologetically candid memoir. Moran's sharp humour and wit infuse each page as she fearlessly tackles topics such as body image, sexuality, and feminism. With unfiltered honesty and uproarious anecdotes, Moran champions the freedom of women to be their authentic selves while dissecting the societal expectations placed upon them.

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More than a woman by caitlin moran

More than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Continuing her unapologetic and incisive commentary on womanhood, Caitlin Moran offers an insightful exploration of the challenges and triumphs of navigating modern femininity. As she delves into the complexities of marriage, motherhood, and the pursuit of self-fulfillment, Moran's keen observations and infectious humor resonate with readers on a profound level. "More than a Woman" is a refreshing and relatable testament to the multifaceted nature of women's lives.

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Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield Thomas

Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Denise Duffield-Thomas introduces a refreshing and liberating approach to entrepreneurship in "Chillpreneur." Rejecting the traditional notions of hustle and burnout, Duffield-Thomas advocates for a mindset of ease, flow, and abundance. Through practical strategies and mindset shifts, she empowers women to build successful businesses on their own terms while prioritizing their well-being and joy.

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A girls guide to being fearless

A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless by Suzie Lavington & Andy Cope

This empowering guide for young women is a beacon of courage and resilience. With an emphasis on fostering fearlessness and embracing authenticity, Suzie Lavington and Andy Cope provide insightful strategies and uplifting anecdotes to embolden girls in their journey toward self-discovery and self-empowerment through practical tools and heartfelt encouragement.

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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

"Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead" by Brene Brown

Brene Brown explores the concept of vulnerability and its impact on various aspects of our lives. This powerful book delves into the idea that embracing vulnerability is the key to living wholeheartedly and fostering meaningful connections.

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Woman Up by Jodie Salt

Woman Up: The 21st century woman's guide to owning your space, knowing what you want and desire, shamelessly declaring it to the world and making it... by Jodie Salt

Jodie Salt's empowering book offers guidance to women seeking to own their space, know their desires, and fearlessly declare their ambitions to the world. It's a guide for women striving for self-confidence and asserting their place in the world.

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the Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition: Features a New Foreword and Brand-New Tools by Brene Brown

In this 10th-anniversary edition, Brene Brown offers valuable tools and insights for cultivating a life of authenticity and wholehearted living by embracing imperfection and letting go of unrealistic standards.

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: How to Live a Creative Life, and Let Go of Your Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert's book invites readers to embrace their creativity and let go of the fear that holds them back. Offering inspiration and practical guidance, this book encourages readers to live a more creative and fulfilling life.

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These books offer a offer a wealth of knowledge and guidance and a diverse range of perspectives and insights, each contributing to the essential conversation surrounding women's empowerment. Whether you're seeking wisdom, inspiration, or practical guidance, these captivating reads are certain to enrich your perspective and empower you to embrace your full potential. I highly encourage you to explore these transformative works and share them with the incredible women in your life. Together, let's continue to uplift, celebrate, and empower women everywhere.

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