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These Books Are Our Favorite Reads for Women Over 40

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We’ve always said that your 40s and beyond is the “half-time” – in other words, it’s the best part of this show called life.

But sometimes reminders are required. What better way to remind yourself that your 40s can be a time of joy, happiness, fulfillment, abundance and health than with the power of a book?

These 3 books are perfect examples that you can do whatever you set your mind to in your 40s.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Julia Roberts made this book famous in the film adaptation, but this tale of the author realizing happiness means leaving behind her career, husband and the home she loves.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This novel follows eight generations of a family from modern times all the way back to Ghana. While the story engulfs you in its haunted description of slavery, the journey from the present day back to the eighteenth century is a homecoming that reminds you to find home within yourself.

The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Described as a heartwarming tale, three best friends relive what they considered the best year of their lives – when they turned forty – and reflect on whether or not they’d change anything. The answers may surprise you.

Truth is, studies show that your 40s are your most successful years. You’re most likely to succeed in entrepreneurship, receive a Nobel Prize and find yourself feeling the most confident. Literature is a way to remind yourself that no matter where you are, you can do whatever you want.


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