Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
in ,

Women’s Book Club Made Awesome Thanks to These 28 Discussion-Worthy Books

The books that’ll be the talk of the group for weeks to come.

As anyone who reads there is nothing comparable to the exchanging of commentary between good friends about a particular piece of literature.

The whole dynamic allows for the sharing of hilarious takes, novel outlooks, and overall fun discussion of the material at hand. This can make for memorable get-togethers among members. Next time your book club assembles, bring up one of these discussion-worthy books to share with them.

Table of Contents show

#1 Young Power by Andrea Blythe Liebman

Young Power, a fantasy novel and the first installment of the Young Power Series, marries urban fantasy with contemporary characters while connecting history, art and adventure for a must-read romantic novel set in the modern-day world of the mythological gods. It’s perfect for those who have always enjoyed YA, but are looking for a more mature story line that remains light-hearted and a fun.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#2 Queen of the Flowers

Queen of the Flowers shares the story of author Delia Cerpa’s childhood and adolescence growing up on the island of Puerto Rico in 1950s. It’s a place where she is heavily shaped by her close-knit family relationships and the agrarian society in which she is raised. It also depicts how her widowed Mamá raises 10 children on her own. It’s a charming, coming-of-age story set on an island paradise full of rich culture, family values, and unique life experiences from a bygone era.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#3 Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is one of today’s foremost authors and thinkers and this femoir is a must-read for any women’s book club. Bad Feminist is a collection of political and feminist essays where she tries to understand herself, society and culture. She also talks about her evolution as a woman of colour. Taking us on a cultural journey of the last few years, Gay’s book is a funny and smart look at how the culture we consumer impacts us.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#4 The Queen of My Self: Stepping Into Sovereignty in Midlife

Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of the three stages of womanhood?

In The Queen of My Self, Donna Henes proposes a completely original paradigm that of the midlife Queen, a woman in her prime who has achieved wisdom, mastery, and self-esteem – that reflects more accurately the realities and needs of women today. Henes draws on history, mythology, and literature, her own life experience, as well as stories from women in many different societies, situations and stations to provide upbeat, practical, and ceremonial inspiration for all women who want to enjoy the fruits of an influential, passionate, and powerful maturity. She is the Midlife Midwife who offers inspiration and encouragement for affirmative aging — what she calls, Living with Meaning, Moxie and Majesty.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#5 Photographing Women: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion Photography

As a licensed Master Esthetician, certified lash artist, and someone who regularly works with gorgeous women (of all ages, ethnicities, and sizes), I understand that in this digital age, it’s vital that we not only embrace our “perceived flaws,” but know how to make them work to our advantage.

And whether this means taking a family portrait, corporate profile pic, putting our best face forward on Instagram, or gracing the cover of a local magazine, understanding the different facets of photographing women has been a huge benefit to me, both personally and professionally. It’s an extremely easy read, yet highly informative covering everything from identifying different face shapes, body types and utilizing lighting techniques. And the best part about it all – many of these professional techniques work whether you’re using a smartphone or high-end camera.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#6 Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted

This book not only serves as a motivational bible, but it encompasses all the ways one can move towards better habits leading to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Kimberly Friedmutter is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and life management expert., popular for her knowledge on finding success and self-awareness within while envisioning your ideal future. Kimberly has been motivating successful people to reach their true potentials for about a decade now, beginning her career prior to hypnotherapy as an actress and radio host. She has helped many celebrities and notable individuals from far and wide, working with them to live their best lives and find power within their subconscious.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#7 Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom

Jess is also the author of her upcoming book with Harper Collins Publishing, Chasing The Bright Side. Chasing The Bright Side will be hitting shelves on November 5th of this year and speaks about the importance of pursuing your passions and staying optimist through the inevitable failures and challenges that come along the way in life and on the journey to entrepreneurship. Chasing The Bright Side is an honest, hilarious, and vulnerable portrayal of Jess’ hard-earned success as a young, female entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#8 A Salary Cinderella Story by Laura C. Browne & Jill Ferguson.

A Salary Cinderella Story (Or How to Make More Money Without a Fairy Godmother) by Laura C. Browne and Jill L. Ferguson is a best-selling business parable, a modern-day retelling of Cinderella where El is a project manager who wants a raise and promotion at work and never seems to have enough money. er boyfriend, on the other hand, seems to skyrocket in his career endeavors, as does El’s entrepreneurial food truck king brother, Jack. After years of commiserating with her female friends, El meets PJ, Empowerer of Women, when they are seat mates on a flight to Florida and El’s life is forever changed–because she finds out how to change her circumstances.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#9 HOW TO WRITE YOUR BOOK: From an Idea to Your Published Story

Make writing your book FUN! Our Three Wise Guides: the Writer, Editor and Publisher, steer your way on this simulated road trip to a finished story. They map your trip and stay with you through every mile; guiding you with fun writing quips, a suitcase of helpful tools, and pit stops that review the best road to take to reach your writer’s dream.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#10 A Marriage of Equals by Catherine E. Aponte PsyD

A Marriage of Equals (5/28, She Writes Press), is a comprehensive guide for couples that offers advice and reasoning she learned from decades of experience. Aponte’s goal is to help couples achieve balance in a committed relationship, whether they aren’t yet married, or are soon celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary. With chapters covering topics from finance to fidelity, there is much to discuss among friends in a book club.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#11 We Never Told by Diana Altman

We Never Told tells the story of young Sonya as she uncovers and seeks meaning in her mother’s deepest secret: the real reason she took a multi-month mysterious hiatus from her childhood. When Sonya is no longer a child, but a grown-woman, her mother, Violet, passes away and leaves behind much for Sonya to go through, including a newly discovered half-brother with an unnerving resemblance to Sonya’s uncle. From family secrets to a foregone era when unmarried women were shamed and pressured into giving away their newborns, book club participants will resonate with the characters and may even need to extend their meeting to discuss all that unfolds.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#12 A Year of Living Kindly by Donna Cameron

At a time when incivility has reached epidemic proportions, many people are wondering if this is the new normal. It doesn’t have to be. In 2020, we’ll be facing another election season that promises to be rife with incivility and bad behavior. Regardless of political leanings, women can be a force for respect, cooperation, and civility-by choosing kindness. Kindness is the best antidote to incivility and it’s also a prescription for greater health, happiness, and success.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#13 The Overthinker’s Guide to Love by Kristen Ruth Smith

This book was written to get women talking, to make us question our definitions of intimacy, relationship, partnership, and love. This story of one millennial woman trying to ‘figure out’ where she fits in the evermore complex landscape of love is bold and frank, funny and heart-wrenching, and offers intimate experiences every woman can relate to even if she never dared speak about them herself. This book is an invitation to speak to them. It’s a requirement, in fact, since every chapter offers not only wit and wisdom, but practical practices for the reader to engage in herself. This book grants us permission to suspend our ideas of what love is supposed to look like and instead get playfully curious about who we truly are in love.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#14 Poet Iconic, Vol. 1: Selected Poems by Kelley Ann Hornyak

This book was written in a spirit of self-empowerment, and it’s my hope that other women will discover it and find their own empowerment within its pages. The excerpt on the back cover is from Skyscraper, a poem about the origins of creativity and the towering strength that we often forget to tap into. It ends with these words: What you see now that you couldn’t then: One of those sky-scraping redwoods is you.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#15 Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

This is a very uplifting, energetic, helpful and I’d say life changing book, it makes you feel like you can do anything!

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#16 Depression Hates a Moving Target

This inspiring memoir of a 49-year old, grief-stricken and chronically depressed woman who takes up running with her dog will entertain and motivate any reader who has ever fallen into deep despair. Sweeney finds a way through the darkness by pounding the roads with her canine companion. Whether or not readers want to follow in her footsteps, they will be enthralled with her journey.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#17 How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You, Forever; How to Make Someone Obsessed With You

I suggest this book because a lot of men use it to manipulate women into making them bend to their will, knowing love will disarm most women (this applies to men as well, however, most men purchase the book for this reason). Most women should read this book to protect themselves.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#18 Above All Else, Success in Life and Business

You can do pretty much anything you want in life, if you want it badly enough. Nancy grew her business from $2,000 to $200 million in assets under management all while a single parent with no other income. A memoir that will inspire you through hardship, loss and success. Grow, learn, laugh, hurt, and rejoice as you journey through the author’s professional and personal life.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#19 Adventures with Dad: A Father & Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class

This is my memoir about how I reinvented myself at the age of 60. Now in my 70s, I am an actress and author, and I also blog and lecture on Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement. Book Synopsis: Author, Lee Gale Gruen, had a 37-year career as a Probation Officer. After retiring at age 60, she mistakenly enrolled in an acting class for seniors just as a pastime.

A few weeks later her mother died, and she invited her grieving, 85-year-old father to come to class with her. This is the true story of their magical journey attending that class together for three years, bonding more than ever. The author wrote the comedy scenes they performed onstage twice a year in the acting class showcases, and all six scenes are included in the book. She eventually transitioned into the world of professional acting. As her fledgling, second career started going uphill, her dad’s health started going downhill. She would recount to him each of her new experiences while she sat beside his bed at the nursing home where he resided in his final years.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#20 Choosing to Be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Wonder of Spirit Communication

I’m suggesting this book because mediumship is a hot topic these days especially for women. The book is unique in that it suggests that we all have the capacity to learn to be mediums instead of it being a gift available to only a few. Choosing to be a Medium is informative about mediumship in general as well as instructive to anyone wishing to learn or already engaging in spirit communication.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#21 Moodtopia by Sara Chana Silverstein

This book was written after 26 years of working with women from ages newborn to 95. It is a book that allows women to understand why they were created moodier than men. I show the benefits of being moody. I also have solutions if a person feels hijacked by their moods. I discuss the historical use of herbs and the modern use of aromatherapy. The book is deep and thought-provoking. Got accolades from Deepak Chopra, Mayim Bialik & Christie Brinkley

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#22 All the Ugly & Wonderful Things

This book has made the NY times bestseller list as as well as USA today’ best seller list. It is an epic love story that deals with the harsh realities of human nature.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#23 Dangerous Liaisons: The Backstreet Boy and the Royal Heiress

Dangerous Liaisons: The Backstreet Boy and the Royal Heiress is an enthralling romantic suspense novel with numerous threads for the lady members to explore and discuss. These range from insider stories of the London West End theatre and the advantages/disadvantages of a celebrity lifestyle in the 21st century. A traitorous love affair of a Tudor queen recounted in her secret Book of Hours, and its influence on the modern female characters. And the morality of breaking the Catholic Church’s affinity law and whether it can be forgiven. The book is a Readers’ Favorite Award Winner.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#24 Making Sense of Mindfulness

This book has many practical exercises and opportunities for group discussions around how to take care of our mental health. The book offers up 5 steps towards integrating more balance and inner peace into our busy lives. This would be an ideal book for a book club, as not only can the book club have some deep discussions around the topic of mental health, they can also try out a few of the suggested practices together.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#25 TREE OF LIVES: My rocky path out of the Wildwoods

THIS IS THE PERFECT WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB BOOK! This epic true story follows a baby boomer named Ruth and her struggles with her deeply abusive upbringing, the nexus of the dysfunction being the secret tragedy that set the stage for the many obstacles she had to overcome. It includes dramatic, literal cliff hanger scenes, family secrets, narcissism and abuse, mixed races, genetics, mental health, single motherhood, the Other Side, religion, and inspiration through visualization. Thought provoking discussion questions are in the back pages. This book is currently being used by therapists for victims of abuse.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#26 Come Back Strong by Lori Ann King

Come Back Strong, Balanced Wellness after Surgical Menopause is a great conversation starter for anything from hormones, menopause, wellness, aging, exercise, nutrition, self-care, self-love, stress, sleep, communication, mindset, passion, purpose, empowering yourself… and more! Come Back Strong explains one woman’s journey of going into surgery expecting one result and being faced with an entirely different reality – one that has had a lasting impact on her life. You don’t have to go through surgical menopause to relate: what makes us human is that we’ve all faced challenges and setbacks. We’ve all struggled to regain our balance at some point in time.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#27 WOWsdom! The Girl’s Guide to the Positive & The Possible by Donna Orender

WOWsdom! The Girl’s Guide to the Positive and the Possible is jam-packed with letters, activities, and no-nonsense advice that celebrates the connection of the WOW of girls and the WISDOM of women. In their letters to themselves, women, men, and girls from all walks of life — artists, athletes, actors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, students, doctors, scientists, and humanitarians — share their hard-earned wisdom for girls who are seeking guidance and inspiration as they begin their personal and professional journeys. Using the power of authentic storytelling of personal stories from influencers, WOWsdom! provides the type of support and uplifting advice that women and girls need right now.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


#28 SheFactor: Present Power—Future Fierce by Heidi Ganahl

The SheFactor’s book outlines a roadmap for young women who are looking for some guidance, direction and motivation after college, to help them take that next step in their life, whether it be in their careers, love life, friendships, or beyond. Written by Heidi Ganahl, CEO and Founder of the million dollar brand, Camp Bow Wow, SheFactor’s mission is to inspire young women to live a life of purpose with greater authenticity, empowerment and fulfillment.

Prices across many e-commerce websites may vary, be sure to compare to get the best deal:


Contributors to this article
Andrea Blythe Liebman from AndreaBlytheLiebman

Michelle Gamble from 3L Publishing

Devanshi Jain from The Curious Reader

Sarah Reynolds from Monarch Press

Malin Singleton from Artosthetics

Kimberly Friedmutter from KimberlyFriedmutter

Lily Holden from Chasing The Bright Side

Jill L. Ferguson from Women’s Wellness Weekends

Francine Bray from Golden Quill Press

Madison Ostrander from Catherine Aponte, PsyD

Madison Ostrander from Diana Altman

Donna Cameron from A Year of Living Kindly

Kristen Ruth Smith from TheOverthinkersGuide

Kelley Ann Hornyak from Poet Iconic

Patricia Martin from Travel Fam Life

Amy Eisenbach from Amy E Ax

Scarlett Kennedy from themanipulativebitch

Nancy D. Butler from Above All Else, Success in Life and Business

Lee Gale Gruen from Adventures with Dad

Sharon Farber from SharonFarber

Sara Chana Silverstein from SaraChanaSilverstein

Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio

Sarah Stuart from Sarah Stuart – Romantic Suspense

Keith Macpherson from KeithMacpherson

Barbara Bose from Tree of Lives

Lori Ann King from LoriAnnKing

Audrey Aviles from WOWsdom

Lauren DeCordova from SheFactor

Comments

Leave a Reply

    One Ping

    1. Pingback:

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Loading…

    0

    Comments

    0 comments

    What do you think?

    Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

    Powerful Women Studied These 49 Books In Detail

    Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

    14 Inspiring Books That Single Women Enjoy Reading