If you want some quality reading material for the next opportunity you have to take some “Me Time,” here are my top 5 books you can curl up with; because even though you are already wise and experienced – you’re also smart enough to know you can always discover something new.
“Sexy Forever – How to Fight Fat After 40” written by Suzanne Somers
You can’t deny the fact that Suzanne Somers (actress and model) has aged so well, the Three’s Company and Step by Step star is also a major proponent of natural health and beauty, and has written a numerous amount of books on the subject. In this number, Somers examines the challenges women face with weight as they age. She calls out the toxins found in food that may contribute to weight issues. She also writes about battling your personal “food demons,” and shows readers how they can still eat the food they love without packing on the pounds.
“Smart Women” written by Judy Blume
If you grew up with Judy Blume’s books – you’ll love reading the books she’s written for adults. Smart Women tells the tale of two divorced women and their teenage daughters. The title was inspired by a line from the book, “How come smart women like us keep falling in love with schmucks?” Laughs and tears are a sure bet! Blume has also dealt with divorce so her story will be honest and relevant.
“Summer Sisters” also written by Judy Blume
As a woman over 40, you’ve no doubt had some amazing female friends in your life. Perhaps some of them have been there with you since you were just a kid. This nostalgic story looks at the relationship between two friends from their pre-teens in the 1970s into adulthood. It reminds us that our friendships are often more important than our love affairs.
“I Feel Bad About My Neck” written by Nora Ephron
The late Nora Ephron was the creative mind who brought us stories like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and Julie and Julia. Besides being a successful writer/director in the movie world, Ephron was also an accomplished playwright and columnist. In the book of essays I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, Nora Ephron uses her dry sense of humor to paint a picture of the roller coaster ride women go through as they age. It’s full of personal stories from Ephron’s colorful life.
“The Mona Lisa Stratagem” written by Harriet Rubin
Harriet Rubin writes about how time seems to be a woman’s worst enemy because we feel it steals away our youth, beauty and confidence. However, Rubin says the opposite is true. She uses stories of iconic women to explain valuable life lessons, which you can use as tactics to discover the power and pleasure of female maturity.