Who said only diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Books are too! And to top it all, if you’re a girl who was basically born with bookworms running through her veins, kudos to you. And to all young ladies out there, here’s a list of the books you must read before you turn 17:
The Princess Trilogy – Jean Sasson:
While most of us girls are privileged enough, there are tonnes of young girls and women out there in the world that don’t have even a couple of the privileges we so love to boast about and enjoy. The Princess Trilogy delves into the life of real-life Saudi Princess who belongs to the Al’Saud royal family. She’s a rebel and not one who would shut her mouth at any injustice in front of her eyes. There’s a lot to learn from this series, and I’m sure you would end up feeling blessed and grateful for the life, family and friends you have.
Becoming – Michelle Obama:
This book from the former First Lady of the United States, who doesn’t really require any introduction, is one that is proving to be a source of inspiration for young girls and women all over the world. The way Michelle Obama has narrated her story is compelling and makes you pause and reflect. She has beautifully captured her journey from her childhood to becoming the First Lady and life after that with a keen narrative. She also focuses on what it takes to be a mother. A must-read, I’d recommend you read this book at various stages in your life, to draw the inspiration and courage you need during the tough phases in your life.
Lean In – Sheryl Sandburg:
The world out there will ask you to tone down, not ask questions, compromise with your rights and will ask you to do a tonne of things which would not agree by you. At all such times, all you have to do is stick to your values and ethics and stand up for your beliefs – that’s what Sheryl Sandburg’s Lean In tells you. In the hardcore corporate world, Sheryl has carved her niche to become the COO at Facebook – and no, she didn’t have it easy in her journey to the top. This book is pure motivation and a guiding force for all the young ladies out there.