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11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

Thousands of books are published every year. You enter a bookstore and you can surely get lost in all this variety. If you love to read, I bet you always face this problem of too little time and too many books. You constantly confront the challenge of picking the next piece of work to read among hundreds of new novels, memoirs, sequels, professional books, short stories, etc.

The lists of books can be endless as writers all over the world are super active now. We have numerous lists of books for students, for kids, for businessmen, science books, marketing books, etc. I decided to make a list of recent books that are perfect for a woman of any age to read. Of course, every woman has her own taste and reading preferences, but we all are united by the love for emotional, thought-provoking, heart-warming, life-changing, captivating and inspiring books. Those were my criteria while making this list. It is fair to notice that it is only a drop in the sea of great books available now, but it is a great drop to start with. Enjoy!

The Goldfinch written by Donna Tartt

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    Donna Tartt spent more than 10 years writing this novel. The main character is a 13-year old boy, who saw his mother die in the blast in a museum. The book got many positive reviews and the author received the Pulitzer Prize for it in 2014. Her writing was compared to Dickenson and Bradbury and Steven King said that he could barely name 5 good books that were as good as this one in the last 10 years. They say there is going to be a movie, so hurry up and read it before.

    Bad Feminist written by Roxane Gay

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      It is a great collection of witty, funny and sincere essays revealing many different questions, clichés, problems and facts about feminism. Roxane Gay explains why she is a “bad feminist”, what feminism looks like these days and how it can and should look.

      Until I Say Goodbye written by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter

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        This is an inspiring autobiographical story of fighting. Susan finds out that she has a deadly disease and starts to live her life to make it worth. Her intention now is to prove that every day is better if it is filled with joy and no one can fill your days with joy but you. This book is truly inspiring; it makes you think about your life and how many great things you can do now.

        Everything I Never Told You written by Celeste Ng

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          Family tragedies happen every day all over the world. Celeste Ng decided to write about one of the most terrible ones – death of a kid. It is hard to believe that this is the first novel written by Celeste, as her descriptions are so live and believable that you feel like you are a reading a book of a very experienced writer.  The book touches many serious social and personal questions and definitely will not leave anyone indifferent.

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          Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy written by Helen fielding

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            Bridget Jones is a famous character known and loved all over the world. We’ve already read two books and seen two movies with this charming and hilarious girl. Now she is older, she is a widow and has two kids. But she still manages to get into silly situations and desperately look for the ways out. Everyone who has missed this lovable character has to read this book!

            Me Before You written by Jojo Moyes

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              We all enjoy a good and emotional novel, right? “Me before you” is a bestselling book that would be perfect for every woman to read. It is a story about an active businessman who has to be in a wheelchair after an accident and a simple woman who enters his world and changes it drastically. The novel strikes with its sincerity and touching nature and reminds everyone that all people have the right and the choice to keep their dignity no matter what the situation is.

              The Lifeboat written by Charlotte Rogan

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                This is a 2012 novel that became a bestseller right away. The story is extraordinary and captivating making you want to read it all at once. A big ship is wrecked and a group of people is stuck on a lifeboat searching for a rescue. The plot will keep you strained and make you feel like you are there, on that lifeboat trying to survive among the people you can barely trust.

                Wild written by Cheryl Strayed

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                  If you want to read something inspiring, this is it. This is an actual story that touches you deeply. It is the story of a woman who hit the bottom, losing her mother, cheating on her husband and using drugs.  Her way out of this mess is truly inspiring: she decides to solo hike and chooses an incredibly difficult 1,100 mile trail. On her way she overcomes physical and mental troubles, takes a deep look at her life and thinks about the solutions. It is truly an amazing book for every woman to read.

                  Secret Garden written by Johanna Basford

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                    This is not an actual book as we know it. But it is a great way to relax and to say goodbye to stress. Johanna Basford created this unique coloring craze for adults that has been incredibly successful all over the world. It awakes your creative side and allows you to spend some time in peace and quiet creating something beautiful.

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                    Room written by Emma Donoghue

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                      This is a heartbreaking story about a five year old boy who has been living his whole life in one room and his mother who has been kidnapped by a cruel maniac and kept in a soundproofed shed by his house. The story is described by the boy who has no idea that there is the whole world out there. The book is unique and sometimes quite hard to read, but it is definitely a worthy story to be told.

                      Act like a lady, think like a man written by Steve Harvey

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                        Surely, the times when women saw their main purpose in pleasing their men are long gone. However, I bet that every woman wants to know men, their way of thinking, their reasons, etc. better. Famous comedian Steve Harvey decided to cast some light on these questions for women in a very witty and clever way. It is not a book on how to get a man and please a man; it is a book on how to understand them and see the difference between men’s and women’s perception of the world.

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                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                        Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                        It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                        It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                        Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                        Quotes for self-assurance

                        1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                          2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                            3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                              4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                  6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                    Quotes about positivity

                                    7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                      8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                        9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                          10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                            11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                              12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                  Quotes for work and success

                                                  14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                    15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                      16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                        17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                          18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                            19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                              20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                  22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                    23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                      24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                        25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                          26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                            27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                              28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                  30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                    31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                      32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                        33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                          34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                            35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                              36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                  38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                    39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                      40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                        41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                          42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                            43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                              44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                                  46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                    47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                      48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                        49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                          50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                            51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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