Bec in the library

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." — Jorge Luis Borges

Fierce Literary Females – Bec’s Top 20 October 29, 2017

Filed under: Book Lists — becinthelibrary @ 9:30 pm
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As part of Women’s Health Month at my school, I was asked to compile a list of books about women, for women, by women.
I created a bunch of book lists shareable by QR codes and wheeled in a trolley of great books along with my trust Destiny phone app. Whilst we all ate, drank, laughed and celebrated women, I also nerded out on pushing beloved titles into people’s hands. I managed a few “sales” so I was happy 🙂


People often ask me what and who I love in the literary world. My favourite female of all time is, and most likely, always will be, the mighty, MIGHTY Hermione.
She is all I aspired to be as a kid (despite not reading the series until I was in my late teens) and who I hope I am raising in my own mighty girl.

If you need some inspiration for fabulous females, check out my very favourite phenomenal authors and characters across a variety of genres.

These books are in no particular order of favouritism because that would be unfair – I love them all for such different reasons. The only thing they have in common is fierce female characters who have inspired and moved me profoundly.

Of course I will have missed SO MANY so go ahead and comment on this post to remind me of the fabulous women I have left off!

Ask me about any of them, PLEASE, I relish the chance to talk about them.

  1. Room by Emma Donoghue
  2. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  3. The Red Tent by Anita Diament
  4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  5. Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  6. Matilda by Road Dahl
  7. Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
  8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  9. Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  10. A Rose for the Anzac Boys by Jackie French
  11. People of the Book by Geraldine Brookes
  12. Anything by Marian Keyes (I simply cannot choose one. They are all brilliant.)
  13. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  14. The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan
  15. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  16. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (first one is the best though…)
  17. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
  18. Saving the World by Isabella Allende
  19. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  20. Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
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