Winter weather has us in the mood for little more than a great book, a cozy nook and a hot cup of tea. Since January is the time for resolutions and self-improvement, we’ve got several inspirational stories on our must-read list (plus a few just for fun!). Here are the eight books—all written by women—that we can’t wait to dive into this month. Reading one of these suggestions? Engrossed in any page-turners we should check out come February? Share by using the hashtag #GGBookClub
1) “Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home,” Nina Stibbe: A collection of letters, the book chronicles the adventures of a nanny looking after two boys in London.
2) “I Am Malala,” Malala Yousafzai: Malala’s remarkable memoir is certain to inspire.
3) “You Are a Badass,” Jen Sincero: Brimming with brutally honest but totally relatable life advice, this book promises to teach you “how to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life.”
4) “Devil in the Details,” Jennifer Traig: As hilarious as she is honest, Traig shares personal stories of her adolescent struggle with OCD.
5) “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel,” Karen Karbo: Karbo goes beyond a simple retrospective of Coco Chanel’s life, seamlessly weaving in life lessons that modern women are sure to appreciate.
6) “Leaving Time,” Jodi Picoult: We’ve been longtime fans of Jodi Picoult, so we can’t wait to read her latest mystery novel!
7) “Some Nerve,” Patty Chang Anker: Anker aims to inspire us to overcome fear so that we can live to our fullest potential. A positive, go-get-’em attitude is just what we need in 2015!
8) “Unbroken,” Laura Hillenbrand: An almost unbelievable but incredibly powerful story of survival during World War II, this New York Times best-seller is not to be missed—regardless of whether or not you’ve already seen the movie!
Written by Jessica Padula of Bubbly Design Co.