GB Recommends: 10 Books You Can’t Miss

Happy National Author’s Day! Celebrating the people who tell us stories, inspire us, teach us, and delight us – we are honoring those who have written some of our favorite books. Are you readers like us? We invite you to our GB Book Club  to follow what we’re reading and join in on the discussion. So far we have read Shrill by Lindy West and A New Model by Ashley Graham, and you can check out the recaps linked. Check out our list of top ten recommendations below and happy reading!

  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler –
    “Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy, Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories, lists, poetry, photographs, mantras and advice… Honest, personal, real, and righteous, Yes Please is full of words to live by.”
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
    “Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.”
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
    Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better, coming from one of our most interesting and important cultural critics.”
  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg –
    “Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home. Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential. “
  • Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker
    “Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.”
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
    “In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.”
  • I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
    “With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.”
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    “Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom–Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.”
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    “Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.”
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 
    Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.”

Did we miss your favorite? Comment below and let us know what you’re reading – we love a recommendation!

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