When it comes to women in the spotlight, writers and comics are getting all the love. Because there isn't enough time to review all the hot new releases du jour before Christmas, we've rounded up nine gems we think the best females in your life would appreciate. From life advice to career inspiration to tales of real, honest, hardships, these nine must-reads are some of the best books that have come out of recent years.
Rising Strong by Brené© Brown
This Ted Talk darling/shame and vulnerability researcher/Oprah’s homegirl has a way of making topics that have the power to hurl you into a self loathing spiral seem accessible and manageable. This book is all about the power of owning your story and trusting your struggle.