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Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Diane Hoffmaster
Summer is upon us! The kids are home from school, family schedules slow down and more people take a few days off to rest and relax. Diving into a few inspirational books for women as you lounge poolside is a great way to pass a lazy, summer day. Or, maybe you’re heading to the beach and want a light read with a moving message. Beach reads aren’t always known for being great literary works, but do you really want to be reading “War and Peace” while you soak up the sun?
Here are some of the best inspirational books to read
1. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple
This is a humorous drama about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch. It’s an easy read and a touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s role in an absurd world.
2. “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman’s Life,” by Anna Quindlen
In this memoir, Anna Quindlen writes about a woman’s life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age. She uses the events of her life to illuminate others’. This candid, funny, and moving story is a great choice if you’re looking for inspirational books for women.
3. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” by Judy Blume
If you’re seeking a blast from the past, consider re-reading this famous coming-of-age novel. In this book, Margaret just wants to fit in with her new friends but struggles with issues like religion, puberty, and adolescent angst. It’s a classic and practically a rite of passage for preteen girls!
4. “The Chance,” by Karen Kingsbury
This is a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long-ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. It’s a moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only a forever kind of love can heal.
More books you must read
Summer is the perfect time to explore a few inspirational books for women. But what if you want some lighter reading? Goodreads is a great play to start. Want to know what books I have read and enjoyed? Try a few of these:
- Love Great Science Fiction Novels? Read Micro: A Novel By Michael Crichton :
- Want a truly moving story? read If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
- Even a great cookbook can be entertaining! 50 Shades of Chicken Cookbook Lets You Dominate Dinner in Style!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.