What are really good – and even inspiring books that women can enjoy? You may be looking for a nice book for yourself or as a gift to a woman. In our recommended list we have included different types of books for women – and not just feel-good books. You will find books about inspiring and strong women, but also romantic books. Read on for our recommended list of the most beautiful, most compelling women’s books.

Discover the ten best books for women

We have made a handy overview of the top ten best books for women. We looked at thrillers, novels, drama and non-fiction, among other things. Take a look!

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books for Women of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Top 10 Best Books For WomenAuthor
How Should a Person Be?Sheila Heti
Bad Feminist: EssaysRoxane Gay
Yes PleaseAmy Poehler
BossypantsTina Fey
Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed
Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen
BecomingMichelle Obama
The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic NovelMargaret Atwood

The updated top 10 list: the best books for women

Where the Crawdads Sing 

The ‘Marsh Girl’, Kya Clark, is believed to have killed Chase Andrews, and although she is a strange girl having survived living in the marsh all by herself, she is really not what people think she is. Then she becomes a young woman who wants to feel loved, but an event changes everything fast.

The Secrets We Keep: A gripping emotional page turner

Rebecca welcomes Tessa into her life, even though Tessa prefers some peace and quiet with her children after escaping her normal life. When secrets are exposed, can everyone still enjoy summer, and more important, be safe until summer ends?


We recommend reading this book to every person who feels trapped in social expectations. The main question that is answered in this story is: Who were you before the world taught you who to be? You will find out what Glennon Doyle’s answer is and the route she took to get to the answer.

Then She Was Gone: A Novel

Ellie, a picture perfect girl, disappears unexpectedly one day. Her mother can’t deal with it, and her marriage ends. Ten years later, she is still wondering what happened to Ellie, but when she meets a father and his children, she is in for a big surprise.

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Virginia Hall was a Special Operations Executive and the most sought-after spy by the Gestapo. When her face can be seen on posters, she doesn’t stop to fight however. She saved many lives by leading this secret life.

The Hideaway

The Hideaway is a Bed and Breakfast in Sweet Bay, and Sara Jenkins ends up going there after her grandmother dies. But the B&B still has people in it, and Sara finds out that her grandmother’s last wish was for her to take over the B&B. Will she ever return to her life in New Orleans?

The Return

We love a good Nicholas Sparks’ book, and this one also centers around the things that truly matter in life. Discover what the connection is between Trevor, Natalie, and Callie, and if he will be able to find out who killed his grandfather.

The Silent Wife: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist that will take your breath away

Lara feels like a prisoner being married to Massimo. The secret she knows can never come out. Maggie, who is married to Massimo’s brother, discovers a letter in the house, and this letter reveals more than anyone knows. What will she do with the information in the letter?

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel

Cussy Mary is a librarian who brings books by horse to Troublesome Creek, which is a remote community in the Appalachian. Cussy is also has a special type of skin, and this makes everyone call her Blue. Blue are often blamed for bad things happening, and this makes Cassy’s task a lot harder.

House in the Cerulean Sea

Linus Baker is a loner who is in charge of checking the well-being of children who are in orphanages. Then Linus is asked for a special project, where he needs to discover if six children inside one of the orphanages are planning the end of the world as we know it.

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