I love to read in general.  But one of my favorite genres is to read about amazing, brave and inspiring women.  Here are some of my favorites!

Women of the Four Winds by Elizabeth Fagg Olds.  This is an account of four of America’s first women explorers who tackled challenges in South America, Africa, Russia and Greenland.

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout is the memoir of a journalist who saw the world before her imprisonment in Somalia.

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Infidel and The Caged VirginAn Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  Both fascinating books about an amazing woman and her journey from Somalia to the Netherlands.

All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein a young victim of the Holocaust.

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Iran Awakening:  A Memoir of Revolution and Hope by Shirin Ebadi is a story of the Iranian revolution and the impact on a single life.

Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen which gives the experiences of a Kiwi woman in the 70s who married a local Jordanian Bedouin.


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