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These are the books you need to read, according to female TED speakers

We may have a to-read list as long as our arms (just call us tsundoku), but we’re always on the hunt for new book recommendations.

So when we saw this list of 50 books recommended by TED speakers in 2017 we knew resistance was futile.

In case you’re not familiar with the concept, TED (which stands for Technology, Education and Design) is a nonprofit movement dedicated to spreading ideas through conferences, talks and events both live and streamed through its wildly popular YouTube channel, which has a not-so-casual seven million subscribers.

With talks from the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Shonda Rhimes and Amy Cuddy, and covering topics from body language to the power of saying yes, the talks are always informative, fascinating and empowering.

Here, Stylist.co.uk whittles down 12 of the best book recommendations made by women speaking at TED events in 2017 so far, from tennis ace Serena Williams to Still Alice author Lisa Genova, featuring fiction and non-fiction works that we can’t wait to get stuck into.

Simply scroll through to get started.

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