12 Ultra-Inspiring Nonfiction Reads Written By Women

A major goal for 2018 is to read more literature written by women authors; especially the ones that are already on my shelf that I've neglected for far too long.  Because nonfiction is my genre of choice, and my favorite way to learn about the world at large, I've compiled a list of twelve reads that I'm incorporating into my book list for this year. I'm 4/12 at the moment, you'll see the ones I've read, or am currently reading, with a quick synopsis below. xx Kate

What Made Maddy Run- Kate Fagan

WMMR is my favorite read of late. Kate Fagan is an incredible writer and storyteller; the only person that could tell Maddy's story the way it deserves to be told. Although terribly tragic, Maddy's legacy will leave a indelible, long-lasting impact on the reader. 

#GirlBoss- Sophia Amoruso

The entertaining, totally relatable journey of Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal, is a must-read for ladies are looking for inspiration to challenge themselves to step up their professional game, no matter the struggles faced in everyday life.

Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change- Ellen Pao

Ellen Pao's retelling of bravely, yet unintentionally, championing women's equality rights in the work place, is not only timely but also extraordinarily empowering. She proves that even when it's not easy, it's imperative to stand up for your rights. 

Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home- Emily Schuman

A fun, quick, visually-stimulating foray into the home tips, and mind, of one of social media's most sought-after and successful influencers. When you're not feeling up to a deep dive, this is the perfect pick-it-up whenever reading material. 

What's next on my list?

How to Murder Your Life- Cat Marnell 

The Opposite of Loneliness- Marina Keegan

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy- Sarah Lacy

Sweetbitter- Stephanie Danler

The Universe Has Your Back- Gabrielle Bernstein

Wild- Cheryl Strayed

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley- Emily Chang

The Last Black Unicorn- Tiffany Haddish