Strong Females

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By Travel on the Reg


Danzy Senna

$16.00 $14.72

This powerful book follows two sisters and Civil Rights movement activists born to a white mother and Black father.

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life

Sheila Heti

$18.00 $16.56

It may seem like something out of the self-help genre, but this is a fictional account of a struggling artist looking to find the beauty within.

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Ann Dowsett Johnston


Part memoir, this one examines the messy relationship many women have with alcohol.

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay

$17.00 $15.64

Roxane Gay examines what it means to be a feminist and a woman of color through humorous essays that are spot-on in her analysis of the movement today.


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$16.95 $15.59

This is an expansive story of big themes - racism and immigration among them - on the backdrop of love and hope.


Tina Fey

$17.99 $16.55

I wanted to include this one in the humor section, but you know what? Tina Fey is also a badass. See why.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

$17.00 $15.64

This is non-fiction, but it reads like fiction in the most unbelievable way. Learn about Henrietta Lacks and the contributions she made to science, ethics and the intersections of race in medicine.

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

$17.99 $16.55

This heart-wrenching book about two sisters during World War II introduced me to Kristin Hannah, and I'm so thankful for that.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai

$17.99 $16.55

Does it get more inspiring than Malala? This is her story.

The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Kim Barker


This memoir details the life of foreign correspondent Kim Barker, and the absurdities and tragedies of life in a war zone.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

$26.00 $23.92

If you haven't picked this one up yet, what are you waiting for? It's part mystery novel and part travelogue on the marshes of the Carolinas.


Michelle Obama

$32.50 $29.90

Obviously Michelle Obama is making this list. OBVIOUSLY.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Marjane Satrapi

$15.95 $14.67

A memoir and graphic novel, this story of growing up in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution has been banned by some school districts for graphic language. Have they ever been in a middle school?

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Ann Patchett

$15.99 $14.71

This is the true story of Ann Patchett's friendly with Lucy Grealey, whose own story of living with Ewing's sarcoma is worth a read, too.

The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

$17.00 $15.64

This novel from Sue Monk Kidd tells the beginnings of abolitionist Sarah Grimke.

City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

$28.00 $25.76

Elizabeth Gilbert is more about eating, praying and loving with this love story set in 1940s New York City.

Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover

$28.00 $25.76

You'll have a hard time believing Tara Westover's memoir about growing up in a family of survivalists is real. But it is, and it's gripping.

Lilac Girls

Martha Hall Kelly

$17.00 $15.64

The first in a series, Lilac Girls is inspired by a real World War II heroine.


Candice Carty-Williams

$16.00 $14.72

This is the story of Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, struggling with identity.

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story

Bess Kalb

$25.95 $23.87

If you love Bess Kalb on Twitter, you'll love this personal look at her family's secrets and history.