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