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Gratitude: 5 female empowerment books we love rn

We all need a little reminder of our worth every now and then, so these are our top 5 books that we’re grateful for when we need reminding just how powerful we are.

Written by High Life North
Published 17.07.2020

Women don’t owe you pretty

Every woman should have a copy of this book to hand at all times. Designed to remind women of their power and instil confidence, boundaries and intelligence. Beautifully illustrated by Given herself, this book will become your go-to for every issue you might be facing.

The Big Life 

Full of tips on how to challenge yourself, figure out what you want, and to build the life that you dream of, this is the ultimate guide on how to have it all by former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine, Ann Shoket.

What a Time to Be Alone 

Written by the mastermind behind #saggyboobsmatter, What a Time to Be Alone covers everything from avoiding toxicity in relationships, finding security in solitude and how to find your sense of self-worth. A must-read for every modern-day woman.

This Will Only Hurt a Little

You don’t need to be a huge Busy Philipps fan to appreciate the power of her autobiography. She speaks openly and honestly about some of the toughest things a woman can go through and offers a kind of solidarity that’s often hard to come by from a celebrity’s autobiography.


Following the story of a young woman trying to navigate life in modern London, Queenie expertly tackles everything from racism to relationships in this novel which is equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious.

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