Today, we invite you to explore remarkable stories penned by women, showcasing powerful, resilient, and well-crafted female characters. Blending classics and contemporary works, these stories have captured the hearts of many and are poised to captivate yours as well.
Today, the literary world is thriving with female authors. In this article, we present five outstanding books, each featuring women as protagonists and written by talented female authors.
- Little Women
Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, “Little Women,” defied societal norms of its era. Set during the Civil War, it follows the lives of the March family’s four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. These independent and creative women challenged the status quo, with Jo, the protagonist, epitomizing non-conformity. The novel explores themes of family, independence, and the power of women united.
- The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” envisions a society devoid of gender equality, where women are relegated to reproductive roles. Protagonist June Osborn fights for her rights in a bleak world. Atwood’s novel serves as a poignant commentary on gender roles and the importance of collective action.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2017 novel takes readers on a journey through the life of Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo. Through a series of interviews, readers discover her seven marriages, but it’s her relationship with Celia St. James that stands out. This book showcases the power of friendship, love, and resilience.
- Everything I Know About Love
Dolly Alderton’s memoir is a relatable exploration of the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It touches on first loves, heartbreak, and the value of friendship. Alderton’s personal accounts create a strong connection with readers, making it an enriching and comforting read.
- I Am Malala
Written by Malala Yousafzai, this inspiring autobiography recounts her journey from a Pakistani girl passionate about education to a global advocate for girls’ rights. Malala’s resilience and determination, despite facing a violent attack by the Taliban, serve as a beacon of hope.
For those inclined toward audiovisual experiences, some of these books have been adapted for the screen. “Little Women” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” are available as films and series, while “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” awaits its adaptation. “I Am Malala” has a compelling documentary detailing Malala’s remarkable story.
Re-reported from the article originally published in Her Campus