3 Books All Millennial Women Should Read
1. Everything I Know About Love | By Dolly Alderton
A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller and shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of The Year 2018, Everything I Know About Love is absolutely brimming with life. Although it has a series of mixed reviews on Amazon, ranging from ‘boring’ and ‘gone straight to the charity shop’ to ‘genius’ I can’t help but feel that this book was exactly what I expected it to be, exactly what it is sold as. The account of one girls’ life and the ups and downs of love and friendships and jobs.
Alderton speaks so honestly about every topic, even those that are embarrassing, letting us into her mind and heart – it feels like you know her, like she’s sitting right next to you as you read it. It is both hilarious and moving, just as life is, beautifully written with sentences strung together like poetry. It is jam packed with insight and wit and true reflections on the way the world works, that it isn’t always perfect. The book is jam packed with truth, self – awareness and humour, demonstrating the true power of female friendships, in all of their great and complicated ways.
Letting you into the travails of her very human heart, Alderton makes her readers care, and that is rare in a book.
2. #GIRLBOSS | By Sophia Amoruso
A New York Times bestseller that follows the life of Sophia Amoruso, who goes from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal. Amoruso has written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her, who want to carve out their own path to success. Nasty Gal is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world, starting as a small Ebay shop, now with customers in over 60 countries.
Amoruso has filled the book with wake-up calls, frank observations and many behind the scenes stories from Nasty Gals rise. #GIRLBOSS proves that success doesn’t come from how much you’ve got, but rather about trusting your instincts and following your gut – knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
I find the book inspiring and empowering. Amoruso is encouraging women everywhere that if they work hard doing something they love; they can reach their full potential. Filled with motivational quotes and filled with passion, Amoruso demonstrates that it’s ok to dream big, as long as you’re are willing to put in the work!
3. What A Time To Be Alone | By Chiddera Eggerue
A beautifully written and thought out book. Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower, is the unstoppable force behind this book, throughout which, she becomes your life guru, confidante and best friend. She purposes the idea that, not only is it to be alone, it’s actually one of the best things that can happen to you. This book is empowering, intimate and full of so much heart.
Eggerue is also the spearhead for the ground-breaking movement #SAGGYBOOBSMATTER. She wants to empower young women to be ok in themselves – it’s time to take charge of our lives. The book is filled with insightful Igbo proverbs from Eggerue’s Nigerian mother and is full of her own original artwork. In a world that looks to constantly push people down, Chidera shows us how we can navigate the difficulties and decide our own fates. She outlines a three-part approach (delivered with charm and just a little bit of sass) about learning how to celebrate YOU, stop worrying about Them and finally building healthy relationships with US.
This book is warm and heartfelt, encouraging you to own your story and create your own narrative.
So go and give these excellent books a read and let me know what you think!!
Stay Perfect, Messy People