Happy International Women’s Day! There are so many amazing women who inspire me, this post is all about inspiring authors and their books! Last year, I did a blog post ranting and educating about the inequalities women face. So this year, I wanted to embrace the women who stand out despite society’s standards.
Noughts and Crosses By Malorie Blackman
This series tackles racism as well as the inequalities women face. I read this as a young girl who wasn’t too proud of the skin she came in. However these books truly inspired me. Malorie Blackman has created a world where blacks are superior to whites, this series is brave and it has even been turned into a BBC TV series! I definitely recommend everyone to read this
Six Of Crows By Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo had to be on my list for inspiring authors. Her female characters are so strong and inspiring, I loved how in her books Bardugo dares to be different with characters you wouldn’t normally see in YA Fantasy.
Starfish By Akemi Dawn Bowman
This book gave me such an emotional rollercoaster whilst reading it. The daily struggles of being a woman and of colour was expressed so beautifully in this book. What I love the most is the character development and how Akemi Dawn Bowman takes readers on a journey of self love too.
The Infernal Devices By Cassandra Clare
These books are set in Victorian London and of course standards for women were completely different! Cassandra Clare creates characters who have flaws and despite what people say to them, are so resilient! I admire them so much, and there’s nothing better then fierce female characters!
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink And Other Lies Curated By Scarlett Curtis
A non fiction book written by so many inspiring women, curated by Scarlett Curtis. I laughed, cried and learned so much from this book. Each woman had their own story to to tell about feminism which was absolutely amazing to read about. This book encourages girls and boys alike to bring out their inner feminist, something which should be normalised in today’s society!
Honestly each book I have read has impacted me whether I enjoyed it or not. These ones in particular stood out to me, I mention them often on bookstagram! I’m currently reading Becoming By Michelle Obama and that goes without saying, she is so inspiring too! In fact I could probably have a whole post dedicated to fierce women who need all the recognition! Who are some of your favourite female authors? And any favourite fictional characters? International Women’s Day is so important, I’m so happy we can celebrate it! Let’s remind ourselves and loved ones how much they mean to us on this day