Here is what she came up with:
Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change by Linda Babcock
Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era by Boston Women's Health Collective
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
How She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success by Margaret Heffernan
If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear by Melinda Henneberger
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof
In the Name of Honor: A Memoir by Mukhtar Mai
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff by Fred Pearce
Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?: Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--The Science Behind Sex, Love, & Attraction by Jena Pincott
Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen by Thomas Stanley
On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber
A History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom
I am pleased with the above selections, most of which I haven't read previously and was happy to see Men are from Mars not on the list. Prior to receiving this list, I had read a review of:
- Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives on Celia's Goodread's account where she wrote:
I don't think Men from Mars, etc, should be included in anyone's must-read book list (at least, not someone whom I want to take book recommendations from).I was also pleased to see Eat, Pray, Love (Gilbert lost me with all the crying) and Nickel and Dimed (I still haven't forgiven Ehrenreich for Bait and Switch) were not on the list. Plus, it was interesting to see On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl's Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thak was recommended instead of Suse Orman's Women and Money. One book that needs to be added to the list is:
Natalie Angier’s Woman: An Intimate Geography Eva at A Striped Armchair writes this is the one book every single woman should read.
So, this is my project for 2010; I am going to read all of the books on the above list, plus the books I’ve selected to read for the Women Unbound Challenge with the intention of coming up with a final list of non-fiction books every woman should read at the end of the year.
Do you have any non-fiction suggestions I should consider for my list? If so, please write them in the comments.
Also, it you have a list of non-fiction books on your site you would like to share, I'd be happy to include the link below:
Other non-fiction book lists to consider:
The Business Women's Social Club: 20 Business Books They Expect You Have Read
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