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5 Weekend Reads For International Women’s Day

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day calls for equality. "An equal world is an enabled world." Being enabled, being empowered, and being allowed to take up space is one of the many challenges experienced by women today. It’s also the central theme of the five books we’re going to recommend. Celebrate your unique stories! Curl up for some weekend reading and light your favorite Embla Home candle and celebrate the stories we need to hear.

1. The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont
This is book is a great way of getting to know a little more those household names you know and love, like Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart Michelle Obama, as well as names you should know like WWII lieutenant and scientist Grace Hopper.

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2. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
If you love your true crime and unsolved murders podcasts, you’re going to love this book. We all know of the most famous serial killer in British history, Jack the Ripper, but what of his victims? This book gives Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Mary-Jane their names and their stories back, showing that there is more to their lives than just how they died.

3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Interest in this classic has renewed because of the movie, and we are all for it. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy were all strong, creative, and motivated in their own unique ways, and International Women’s Day is a great way to celebrate everyone’s pursuit of passion.

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4. Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
Show yourself some self-love and self-appreciation with this coming-of-age novel as Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Bigbones, tackles her relationship with her food, her family, her body, and herself.

5. Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer
This one’s for your gal pals! Celebrate those female friendships and make some new ones along the way! This book affirms how and why women, now more than ever, need to support other women.

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What kind of Embla Home candle do you light when you're reading? Whether it's a Pentagon Candle in Eucalyptus & Spearmint for focus or a Hexagon Candle in Honeysuckle & Jasmine for relaxation, find the scent and the story for you this International Women's Day. Share this blog entry with a friend too so you can bond over books the next time you hang out!

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