Back in the spring I was working on a project about women’s empowerment through music, and it got me thinking about all of the fabulous females out there who had to fight for many of the privileges we enjoy today. Hey, decades ago there were practically no women authors, and even fewer books featuring female heroines.
Even today women have to fight gender stereotypes as authors, and have to defend their female characters as well.
So this season my reading list is (mostly) by women, presumably for women, featuring women and miraculously all have a woman’s name in the title. (It’s also the first time I’ve included two books by the same author on my reading list!)
Here are some of the diverse ladies with whom I’ll be spending my summer:
- Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout
- Elizabeth and After by Matt Cohen
- My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
- Always Alys by Harriet Lane
I love to read and I love sharing my favourite books with you. (For more reading inspiration, click here.) These lists are totally my own creation and I was not paid or perked to share my opinions with you by any author or publishing company. Full disclosure: I do receive a small commission from Amazon when you choose to buy a book from my site. It keeps this blog running and food in my dog’s bowl, but rest assured I’d never suggest you buy something I wouldn’t buy for myself. Enjoy!