Are you in the mood for some nonfiction, female-fueled, fierce life inspiration from the publishing world’s most powerful voices? Here are the eight memoirs you simply must include on your fall reading list this season.
Andrea Jarrell and her mother share an unusual bond, especially given the fact they were both on the run from the same violent man – except, the abuse didn’t end with him. For any fierce female who has found herself in an abusive situation, this one hits home.
We’re willing to bet that Glennon Doyle’s riveting bestselling memoir has already impacted your life – hence why the paperback release is something to be celebrated. A gorgeous exploration of self and how the obstacles in life are only opportunities to build character, Love Warrior will leave you swooning (again).
A glowing insight into the 1950’s when the nursing profession took a stark transition from a mere helper, to the physicians, to an applauded independent career, Nightingale Tales is the most spectacular portrayal of the nursing field in years.
When mothers enter the last decade of their lives, the relationship between their daughters often take an irreversible change – but the mothering never really stops. A touching and enlightening read for every mother-daughter duo, this one is best enjoyed alongside an ample amount of tissues.
This brave exploration details one woman’s battle with cavernous angiomas (and the routine surgeries and emotional struggles that resulted from it). A rare glimpse into combatting, understanding, and recovering from a neurological struggle, But My Brain Had Other Ideas will leave every reader in awe of the author’s courage.
Have you ever discovered an emotional reaction often fueled the fire of the problem itself? Quiet the Rage is for the person who wants to transform the part of themselves that prevents them from spreading peace, love, and positivity – and if not for you, then perhaps for your MIL or co-worker.
Motherhood rarely ever goes as planned, but author Sarah Kowalski learned that earlier than most: during conception, pregnancy, and taking on the path of being a single mom. A gorgeous story of the unconditional love that blossoms for a child – in even less-than-conventional situations – Motherhood Reimagined will leave every mama touched.
Being yourself isn’t an easy task, but being yourself as a lesbian in a fundamentalist Christian household in 1960’s America is a pure nightmare. Author Carol Anderson divulges her stunning journey as she discovers personal power, feminism, and the compelling love that gave her courage: love for herself.
Laraine Burrell barely makes it back to England to see her father before he passes away – but the haunting grief and guilt that follows nearly consumes her. The remedy? Tell the story of his exceptional life so he’s never forgotten. For anyone who has ever reeled from the gnawing pain of loss, this reading experience will be your gain.
If you’re looking for a heart-wrenching and dark portrayal of love gone completely off the rails, Lost in the Reflecting Pool by Diane Pomerantz will have you riveted and shocked. Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with a brilliant psychiatrist, Charles, and the two are immediately confronted with the painstaking process of managing infertility and adoption. They forge a path through this difficult time and ultimately create a family, but infertility was just the beginning of a painful and twisted road. Charles reveals himself to be cruel and controlling and at Diane’s most critical time of need, an emotional abuser and narcissist. This memoir will tear at your heart and ultimately teach you the strength women possess in the face of unimaginable circumstances.