I like a good memoir or a non-fiction book by a strong women who has opinions and experiences that the rest of us can learn from. These women are like on-the-page mentors and have taught me a lot of things while at the same time making me laugh or cry or both as I read their stories.
"How to Be a Woman" by Caitlin Moran
"Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady" by Florence King
"Mystics, Mavericks and Merrymakers" by Stephanie Levine
"The Mitford Girls" by Mary S. Lovell
"Female Chauvinist Pigs - Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture" by Ariel Levy
"Mennonnite In A Little Black Dress" by Rhoda Janzen