Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in General Women's Health. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls (Celebrate You, 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

A body-positive guide to help girls ages 8 to 12 navigate the changes of puberty Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it’s natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body is a reassuring entry into puberty books for girls that encourages girls to face puberty with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this age-appropriate sex education book has the answers you’re looking for―in a way you can relate to. Covering everything from bras to braces, this body-positive top choice in books about puberty for girls offers friendly guidance and support when you need it most. In addition to tips on managing intense feelings, making friends, and more, you’ll get advice on what to eat and how to exercise so your body is healthy, happy, and ready for the changes ahead. Puberty explained ―Discover what happens, when it happens, and why your body (and mind) is amazing in every way. Social skills ―Learn how to stand up to peer pressure, stay safe on social media, and keep the right kind of friends. Self-care tips ―Choose the right foods, exercises, and sleep schedule to keep your changing body at its best with advice you won’t find in other puberty books for girls. This inclusive option in puberty books for girls is the ultimate guide to facing puberty with confidence.

  • Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 29, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1641521666
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches

                 

2. Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

The twentieth anniversary edition of a transformative blueprint for ancestral healing—featuring new material and gateways, from the renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and healer of women’s bodies and souls “This book was one of the first that helped me start practices as a young woman that focused on my body and spirit as one.”—Jada Pinkett Smith Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world.

  • Author: Queen Afua
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group; 9/30/01 edition (October 30, 2001)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0345434869
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches

                 

3. Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know (The ParentData Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

“Emily Oster is the non-judgmental girlfriend holding our hand and guiding us through pregnancy and motherhood. She has done the work to get us the hard facts in a soft, understandable way.” —Amy Schumer *Fully Revised and Updated for 2021* What to Expect When You're Expecting meets Freakonomics : an award-winning economist disproves standard recommendations about pregnancy to empower women while they're expecting. From the author of Cribsheet , a data-driven decision making guide to the early years of parenting Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most pro­found, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. Pregnant women are told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee without ever being told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are similarly unexplained. Moms-to-be desperately want a resource that empowers them to make their own right choices. When award-winning economist Emily Oster was a mom-to-be herself, she evaluated the data behind the accepted rules of pregnancy, and discovered that most are often misguided and some are just flat-out wrong. Debunking myths and explaining everything from the real effects of caffeine to the surprising dangers of gardening, Expecting Better is the book for every pregnant woman who wants to enjoy a healthy and relaxed pregnancy—and the occasional glass of wine.

  • Author: Emily Oster
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group; 1st edition (June 24, 2014)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-0143125709
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.44 inches

                 

4. Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are , featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life. For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart. That is, until Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are , which used groundbreaking science and research to prove that the most important factor in creating and sustaining a sex life filled with confidence and joy is not what the parts are or how they’re organized but how you feel about them. In the years since the book’s initial publication, countless women have learned through Nagoski’s accessible and informative guide that things like stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it—and that even if you don’t always feel like it, you are already sexually whole by just being yourself. This revised and updated edition continues that mission with new information and advanced research, demystifying and decoding the science of sex so that everyone can create a better sex life and discover more pleasure than you ever thought possible.

  • Author: Emily Nagoski Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Revised, Updated edition (March 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-1982165314
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

                 

5. A Radical Awakening: Turn Pain into Power, Embrace Your Truth, Live Free


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

The  New York Times  best-selling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled. A Radical Awakening  lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.

  • Author: Shefali Tsabary
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Applied Psychology

                 



6. Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

New York Times Best Seller “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.” (Brené Brown, PhD, author of the number one New York Times best seller Dare to Lead ) This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men - and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things - and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has 10 diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent and aren’t recognized for it? How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish? Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Instead of asking us to ignore the very real obstacles and societal pressures that stand between women and well-being, they explain with compassion and optimism what we’re up against - and show us how to fight back.  In this audiobook, you’ll learn: What you can do to complete the biological stress cycle - and return your body to a state of relaxation How to manage the “monitor” in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration How the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies - and how to defend yourself against it Why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are keys to recovering and preventing burnout  With the help of eye-opening science, prescriptive advice, and helpful exercises, all women will find something transformative in this audiobook - and will be empowered to create positive change. Emily and Amelia aren’t here to preach the broad platitudes of expensive self-care or insist that we strive for the impossible goal of “having it all”. Instead, they tell us that we are enough, just as we are - and that wellness, true wellness, is within our reach.  Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Book Riot   "Burnout is the gold standard of self-help books, delivering cutting-edge science with energy, empathy, and wit. The authors know exactly what’s going on inside your frazzled brain and body, and exactly what you can do to fix it. Truly life-changing." (Sarah Knight, New York Times best-selling author of Calm the F--k Down )  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Emily Nagoski
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health, General

                 

7. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal: Monthly Checklists, Activities, & Journal Prompts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

Capture the joy of pregnancy with your own keepsake journal Your first pregnancy is an exciting time filled with moments and milestones you’ll want to remember forever. The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal will help you record every precious memory as you prepare for the arrival of your little one. From finding out you’re pregnant to the moment you hold your newborn for the first time, this pregnancy journal for first-time moms guides you in chronicling and celebrating your pregnancy journey through: Inspiring quotes and supportive journaling prompts Trimester-by-trimester checklists Space to plan your nursery and brainstorm baby names Scrapbook pages for sonograms, belly photos, and more Appointment tracker and organization tools Plus, you’ll find prenatal size charts along with tips and suggestions for managing your symptoms throughout this pregnancy journal. Start telling your pregnancy story today and create a baby journal you’ll always treasure with The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Journal .

  • Author: Aubrey Grossen
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (July 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-1641524506
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.46 x 9 inches

                 

8. The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

An Instant New York Times , Washington Post , USA Today , San Francisco Chronicle , and Publishers Weekly Bestseller! #1 Canadian Bestseller   Just as she did in her groundbreaking bestseller The Vagina Bible , Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet’s most fearless advocate for women’s health, brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard facts, real science, fascinating historical perspective, and expert advice. "I feel more equipped to care for my patients, challenge the patriarchy, and empower & educate thanks to her work and advocacy.” —Dr. Danielle Jones (Mama Doctor Jones)   “An exhilarating read and a comprehensive review of all things menopause.” —North American Menopause Society   “Gynecologist Gunter ( The Vagina Bible ) helps women navigate the ins and outs of menopause in this delightfully conversational and strongly feminist guide. Readers looking to separate menopausal fact from fiction should take note.” — Publishers Weekly   “Gunter mixes sound medical information with a bit of humor and a lot of candor…this frank and expert guide provides an informative and reassuring look at a long, often baffling and infuriating phase of life.” — Booklist The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women’s bodies, and it’s no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond. Menopause is not a disease—it’s a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what’s to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring. Frank and funny, Dr. Jen debunks misogynistic attitudes and challenges the over-mystification of menopause to reveal everything you really need to know about:   *Perimenopause * Hot flashes * Sleep disruption * Sex and libido * Depression and mood changes * Skin and hair issues * Outdated therapies * Breast health * Weight and muscle mass * Health maintenance screening * And much more!   Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause—including how their lives can be even better for it!   “Read this book immediately.” — New York Times bestseller Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day and Love & Treasure “This is the new ‘it’ book for women who want to prepare for or understand what menopause is (and isn't).” —Dr. Jennifer Lincoln

  • Author: Dr. Jen Gunter
  • Publisher: Citadel (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0806540665
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.96 x 9 inches

                 

9. Ladyparts: A Memoir


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

A frank, witty, and dazzlingly written memoir of one woman trying to keep it together while her body falls apart—from the “brilliant mind” (Michaela Coel, creator of I May Destroy You ) behind Shutterbabe   “The most laugh-out-loud story of resilience you’ll ever read and an essential road map for the importance of narrative as a tool of healing.”—Lori Gottlieb, bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone I’m crawling around on the bathroom floor, picking up pieces of myself. These pieces are not a metaphor. They are actual pieces.   Twenty years after her iconic memoir Shutterbabe, Deborah Copaken is at her darkly comedic nadir: battered, broke, divorcing, dissected, and dying—literally—on sexism’s battlefield as she scoops up what she believes to be her internal organs into a glass container before heading off to the hospital . . . in an UberPool. Ladyparts is her irreverent inventory of both the female body and the body politic of womanhood in America, the story of one woman brought to her knees by the one-two-twelve punch of divorce, solo motherhood, healthcare Frogger, unaffordable childcare, shady landlords, her father’s death, college tuitions, sexual harassment, corporate indifference, ageism, sexism, and plain old bad luck. Plus seven serious illnesses, one atop the other, which provide the book’s narrative skeleton: vagina, uterus, breast, heart, cervix, brain, and lungs. She bounces back from each bum body part, finds workarounds for every setback—she transforms her home into a commune to pay rent; sells her soul for health insurance; turns FBI informant when her sexual harasser is nominated to the White House—but in her slippery struggle to survive a steep plunge off the middle-class ladder, she is suddenly awoken to what it means to have no safety net. Side-splittingly funny one minute, a freak horror show the next, quintessentially American, Ladyparts is an era-defining memoir for our time.

  • Author: Deborah Copaken
  • Publisher: Random House (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Women's Health
  • ISBN: 978-1984855473
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.19 x 9.6 inches

                 

10. Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Women's Health - August 2021

You were made for more than a love/hate relationship with your body. It's one thing to know in your head that you were created in the image of God. Yet it's quite another to experience this belief in your body, against the cultural ideals of a woman's worth. And between the two lies a world of frustration, disappointment, and the shame of somehow feeling both too much and never enough in your body. Jess Connolly is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and trusted Bible teacher who knows this inner conflict all too well, and this book details her journey--and yours--of setting out to discover how to break free from the broken beliefs we all hold about our bodies that hold us back from our fullest life. The truest thing about you is that you are made and loved by God. And the truest thing about Him is that He cannot make bad things. This book will help you believe it with your whole self, as Jess guides you through an eye-opening, empowering process of: Renaming what the world has labeled as less-than Resting in God's workmanship Experiencing restoration where there has been injury And becoming a change agent in partnering with God to bring revival to a generation of women  Far from a superficial issue, self-image is a spiritual issue, because God has named your body good from the beginning. Whether your struggle is with eating and exercise habits, stress or trauma, infertility or injury, this book makes space for you to experience God meeting you in this tender place, and ring His freedom bell over your body in a whole new way.

  • Author: Jess Connolly
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 22, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0310352464
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.35 inches