News & Insights 14 December 2023

West Hill Holiday Book Recommendations 2023

In tribute to the Center for Women & Enterprise and in the spirit of lifting up others, the West Hill Team has curated a list of books that focus on the empowerment of women and girls.

Please enjoy reading yourself or gifting to friends and family during the holiday season and through the New Year. The list is broken into five categories as follows: Adult Non-Fiction, Adult Fiction, Young Adult/Older Reader, Young Reader, and Young Children. For a Goodreads review and description of each book, please click on the covers below. Or you can download a full list of the book titles and authors here.

Adult Non- Fiction

  • A Woman of No Importance, The Untold Story of a Woman Who Helped Win World War II, Sonia Purnell
  • Untamed, Glennon Doyle
  • The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou
  • Wild, Cheryl Strayed
  • Women Mean Business: Over 500 Insights from Extraordinary Leaders to Spark your Success, Edie Fraser, Robyn Freeman Spizman, and Andi Simon, PhD
  • Finding Me, Viola Davis
  • You Are Only Just Beginning, Morgan Harper Nichols
  • Bossypants, Tina Fey

Adult Fiction

  • Circe, Madeline Miller
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  • Ahabs Wife or Stargazer, Sena Jeter Naslund

Young Adult/Older Reader

  • Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics , Jason Porath
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
  • Matilda, Road Dahl
  • I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai Young Readers Edition
  • Amal Unbound, Aisha Saeed
  • Guts, Raina Telgemeier
  • Ms. Marvel No Normal, Wolson Alphona
  • We Ride upon Sticks, Quan Barry

Young Readers

  • Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Young Readers Edition
  • El Deafo, Cece Bell
  • Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World – A Graphic Collection by Kazoo, Kazoo Magazine
  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Young Children

  • Rosie Revere Engineer, Andrea Beaty
  • Girls Like Me, Valerie Thompkins
  • Think Big Little One, Vashti Harrison
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