The days have gotten shorter and the weather colder so dig out your fluffiest clothing, pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up under a blanket and find yourself a page-turner to enjoy!
We’ve put together a list of books that you will love, whether it’s tales of golfing triumphs, stories that will leave you feeling empowered or inspirational memoirs from iconic women. Check them out…
‘Women in Sport’ by Rachel Ignotofsky covers the stories of a variety of successful sportswomen. Each page contains a fact, statistic or mini biography about each of them. Some of the sportswomen are well-known all over the world for their achievements, but there are also equally incredible women whose stories or sports you may not have heard about. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout and it should prove an inspirational read to any woman hoping to pursue her dreams, whether that’s in sport or something completely different.
“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”
This book by Rachel Hollis encourages women to start fulfilling their untapped potential with real girl power vibes! Hollis is very relatable and talks candidly about the insecurities and self-doubt that many women face. The overall feeling of the book is motivational and uplifting and is written to help you overcome the common excuses and fears that are stopping you from taking on your biggest challenges – a must for the self-saboteurs amongst us!
The story of John Richardson, a regular high handicap golfer, who sets out to break par at his local golf course within one year. Despite being a light-hearted read, there is a truly inspirational story at the heart of this book, showing what you can achieve when you work hard and are truly determined. A great choice of book for any aspiring golfer, regardless of whether you have been playing your whole life or have only just picked up your first club.
A look into the world of Michelle Obama as she tells her own story with real honesty and insightfulness. She might no longer be serving in the White House, but she remains one of the most admired and respected women in the world and her memoirs make for a captivating read about how this intelligent and determined woman reluctantly had to step into the spotlight. For anyone that looks up to or views Michelle Obama as a role model, this book will only further your admiration for her.
An oldie, but a goodie. This book was written by the late actor Leslie Nielson and humorist Henry Beard, and as the title suggests, is a small and silly book about golf. This is a hilarious parody ‘how-to’ book and perfect for anyone that doesn’t like to take their game of golf too seriously.
“Always hold the club at the thin end where that length of rubber stuff is, and not the end that has that curvy metal or wooden thing with the number on it.”
Often credited for making the term ‘mansplaining’ mainstream, this book by Rebecca Solnit is beautifully written and covers several important topics. Despite the serious nature of the areas covered within this book, Solnit portrays everything with whit and brutal honesty. Outspoken and well-argued, without being ‘man-bashing’, this book is incredibly thought-provoking and an absorbing read.
Uplifting, inspirational and motivational, this book by Sam Lacey is full of miniature biographies from incredible women and spreads nothing but positivity. If you’re looking for a boost to your self-confidence, then this book is for you. Modern and eye-catching, every page has an amazing quote or illustrations and serves as a reminder (as if you needed one!) of how amazing, strong and brave women are!