ReadersMagnet features five inspirational books for every woman out there to read in the month of November.

Books provide readers a source of entertainment and escapism. This can be a source of empowerment and inspiration for some. Here are five books that will inspire readers, most especially women of all ages.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is not only known as the wife of the former

President, Barack Obama. She is an attorney, author, and the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is an iconic woman who established herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and the world. Becoming is a memoir of Michelle as the First Lady of the United States. This is a work that is a reflection and storytelling of her life that will inspire women and readers. This chronicles first-hand experiences that shaped her, from childhood to the present time. Life is filled with meaning and accomplishment. Michelle Obama is compelled to share such in her book. She describes her triumphs and disappointments in her life telling her full story of how she lived it. Michelle Obama’s story will inspire readers to do the same.

Patchwork by Carol Wilson-Mack

Patchwork is an enlightening novel that presents stories of the lives of women living in rural Bamber, South Carolina sometime in 1939-1959. Wilson-Mack’s book is a dedication of a fraternal grandmother. The novel follows God-centered women, from different generations, who created an atmosphere that helps participants and their families through quilting. This community group focuses on quilting an activity where they are given the opportunity to share challenging stories of their lives. The book, Patchwork, encourages women to find ways to bridge the generational gap through conversations and sharing of helpful information. Wilson-Mack expresses that both youth and elders must open themselves to a two-way conversation. And that being an elder does not imply that she has a monopoly on teaching considering that the youth can also have something to share.

Be Unapologetically You by Adeline Bird

Adeline Bird published this book in 2016 to express that you must learn to love yourself. She shares how self-love is underrated at this time. People nowadays find all sorts of reasons to hate what they see. Other times, they wait for another person to give them permission to love themselves. This book will enlighten readers to stop waiting and start doing since self-love won’t just happen. This explains how self-love is a creative process where a person must dig deep within to find one’s soul. You must let go of comparisons, see flaws as gifts, and celebrate yourself. Self-love is a journey that starts with forgiveness and acceptance. Bird will help you to discover that it takes courage and commitment to love one’s self.

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Published in 2019, The Moment of Lift shares a collection of stories of inspiring people met first-hand by Melinda Gates. People whom she met through her work all over the world. She shares lessons she learned from the amazing people that will uplift women no matter where they live. In addition, Gates tackles timely issues that need to be addressed. A book that is a timely and essential call to action for women empowerment. Gates has been on a mission to find solutions to the needs of people for the last twenty years. Through her work, she learned that to live up to society, women should not be kept down. Gates writes this book filled with emotion, candor, and grace introducing amazing women to readers.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network is one of the best-selling books from the promising author, Kate Quinn. Published in 2017, this novel follows a story of courage and redemption about two women who came together. Eve Gardiner is a female spy recruited in The Alice Network in France during World War I. Eve was recruited when she hoped to join the fight against Germany. And the other woman, Charlie St. Clair, is an American socialite in search of her beloved cousin, Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war. St. Clair is an American college girl who is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her family. When Charlie was banished to Europe by her parents, she headed to London with the determination to find out what happened to her dear cousin, Rose.