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Diwan March book recommendations

March is all about female empowerment and what better way to celebrate it curled up with these quick reads chosen by Diwan Bookstore about powerful females by powerful writers.

1. Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

By Becca Anderson

Affirmations can be your superpower! These in-your-face affirmations for badass women take self-help to a whole new level. Filled with sass, smarts and singularly empowering sayings and advice, this book will have readers’ self-esteem skyrocketing to a happy, satisfying and successful life.

2. In the Eye of the Sun

By Ahdaf Soueif

Diwan March book recommendationsIn this voluminous and detail-heavy novel, Egyptian-born writer Ahdaf Soueif charts the life and loves of her heroine, Aysa Ulama, against a background of Egyptian and Middle East politics from 1967 to 1980.

3. The Cactus

By Sarah Haywood

Diwan March book recommendationsIn The Cactus, Susan Green doesn’t recall a time when she didn’t like things orderly and tightly controlled. And particularly after her rather tumultuous childhood, she revels in her pragmatic ways as an adult.

From her sensible job as an actuary to her long-time apartment and even her organized social life, Susan has created a routine that works well for her. But when she finds herself pregnant at the age of forty-five, having never considered motherhood before, her life slowly starts to unravel before her eyes as a cascade of unexpected events unfold.

4. Notes to Self

By Emilie Pine

Diwan March book recommendationsIn a boom era for both memoir and Irish writing, Dublin academic Emilie Pine’s winningly frank debut collection of essays lays bare all the aspects of her life that are hardest to talk about, from infertility to depression to menopause.

She writes, she says, “to unlock the code of silence that I kept for so many years… so that I can, at last, feel present in my own life.”

5. Stand Tall Like a Mountain

By Suzy Reading

Diwan March book recommendationsStand Tall Like a Mountain is specifically designed to help parents empower their children to learn tools for dealing with everyday emotions and express how they are feeling.

Children will learn about their bodies and minds in easy-to-read and understandable language, develop tools for nourishment and coping with challenges. The book also includes easy and fun yoga poses to promote positive feelings.

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