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Our favorite bio reads for women by women

Christine Bryant is a freelance writer based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She writes for SheKnows, as well as several other publications that include newspapers and magazines. She writes on topics such ...

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Have you checked every book off your reading list and are looking for something new? Here are some of our favorite bio reads for women, written by women.

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What do musicians, World War II workers and the wives of astronauts all have in common? They have amazing stories. These books, based on the lives of women around the world, will leave you inspired and moved by their touching tales.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

We've all heard the story of America's Mercury Seven astronauts — their death-defying missions inspiring millions as they orbited earth.

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story, written by Lily Koppel, tells the story of the women behind the men.

Overnight, the wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts were thrust into the national spotlight, becoming stars themselves as they had tea with Jackie Kennedy and appeared on the cover of magazines and newspapers.

Now friends for more than 50 years, the women recount their stories in this book, sharing how they stood by some of the most famous men in U.S. history and the struggles they endured themselves.

The Astronaut wives club

Girls Like Us

If you enjoy the music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon, this is a must-read. Girls Like Us, written by Sheila Weller, charts the lives of these women artists as they became musical superstars.

Coming of age in the late 1960s, these women became icons for their symbolic songs during a time when feminist movements were gaining steam, yet women still found themselves with limited choices.

This book captures their character, while sharing the impact their music had on rock and folk music, as well as women's rights.

Girls like us

The Girls of Atomic City

This untold story of the women who helped win World War II is an eye-opening moment in U.S. history that many didn't know existed. The Girls of Atomic City, written by Denise Kiernan, tells the story of a group of women who were recruited to Oak Ridge, Tenn., a secret city in the Appalachian Mountains that was kept dark from the rest of the nation.

While most of us recognize the Manhattan Project name, few know the people responsible for the uranium in the bomb were a group of women, who the author tracked down and interviewed.

This book shares the stories behind one of the most important moments in U.S. history — and the women behind one of the most well-kept secrets.

The Girls of the Atomic City


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

A fun read to lighten any mood, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by actress and writer Mindy Kaling invites readers on a tour of her life — and an entertaining life it is.

The actress, best known for her work on The Office, shares her witty observations on romance, friendship and Hollywood, and her thoughts on body image and growing up the daughter of immigrant parents.

If you're looking for a poignant read, this Emmy-nominated writer's book is for you.

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