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Book Club | Inspirational Women

Inspirational Women

It’s International Women’s Day, and we are appreciating the strength, beauty and diversity in us all. So, we’ve picked a selection of books from women who inspire us; perfect night time reads, or the idea companion to for travel, and all by women who inspire us.


Everything I know about love
Dolly Alderton

Sometimes we all just need to admit that self-sabotage can be (unfortunately) normal, you cannot rely on anybody but yourself and that the early phase of adulthood can seem impossible to get to grips with – Dolly Alderton takes all that seriousness and places a sharp witted, candid and heart-warming spin on it in the form of her memoir. A Sunday Times Top 5 best seller, Dolly’s relatable approach and wise words resonate with women everywhere, focusing on the highs and lows – so why don’t you grab a hot drink and let this book make you laugh and cry simultaneously.

Publisher: Fig tree


The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
Viv Groskop

A wry yet passionate take on Russian Literature, comedian Viv Groskop plunges us into a culture so different to ours and introduces us to famous authors and their work, yet strikes the perfect balance between biographical and humorous insight. From unrequited love, to self-acceptance, Viv takes universal feelings and connects them to classic literature, whilst dishing out top advice accompanied with humble anecdotes – make sure you read the prologue!

Publisher: Fig tree


Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want
Ruby Tandoh

Ever since her appearance on Great British Bake Off, we have loved Ruby (and definitely wanted to sample some of her baked treats!). In her latest book, Ruby focuses on the pleasure we find from food as it connects us all; we all love it, need it and ultimately bond over it. Advising us away from fad diets and calorie counting, our ‘star baker’ focuses on developing a healthy relationship with food and saying no to food-anxiety. Alongside a witty narrative, this book is packed full of delicious recipes too – which one will you be trying?

Publisher: Serpent’s Tail


I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

On 9th October 2012, Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban when she was on the bus home from school, with little hope of survival. Now at 16 years of age, Malala is the youngest recipient of The Nobel Peace Prize. This autobiographical account is deeply moving and depicts Malala as a beacon of hope for all oppressed women around the world, whilst also showing her bravery and courage to fight for her right to an education. Highly emotional yet simultaneously inspiring – this is an eye opening experience that needs to be taken in by all.

Publisher: Orion

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