What’s on your summer reading list?

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Summer is a great time for rest, renewal, recreation… and reading! (Would it surprise you to know that women generally read more than men?) Sure, a good mystery or romance will pass the time, but why not mix in a little thought-provoking prose? And with all the focus on the topics and issues surrounding women and leadership today, there is no shortage of options. Here are three that are on my list for the summer:

The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Just released in April of this year, this book, written by two veteran journalists, is subtitled, “The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know.” The authors have also created a website with a quiz where you can assess your own level of self-confidence.

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, by Valerie Young Dr. Young speaks on the topic of the imposter syndrome, to which women are particularly susceptible. Publishers Weekly calls it a “can’t-miss primer for businesswomen everywhere.”

I Am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai A remarkable story of a young woman’s fight for her rights, and a powerful reminder of the importance of education – that some people are willing to risk everything for.

p.s. For the movie buffs, here is a list of movies released this year directed, written by, or starring women.

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