What’s better than a book about a strong woman taking on the world? Not much! There are plenty of stories out there about women overcoming adversity, righting wrongs and finding happiness. Here’s a quick list of some I’ve read. What titles would you add?
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell – Scarlett may be strong, but she sure has her weaknesses!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontё – a story of finding happiness after seemingly endless struggles and catastrophes
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver – a work of historical fiction based on the incredible and difficult life of Florence Thompson and her children
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout – a strong and often misunderstood personality, with a hidden softness
Stieg Larsson Millennium Series – Lisbeth Salander Novels – one of my favorite “take no guff” heroines!
Helen Keller – The Story of My Life – a remarkable woman who overcame all the odds and made something happen for herself and others
Yes Please by Amy Poehler – Hard work before she became famous makes Amy Poehler a story of success
ENJOYED BUT NOT REVIEWED
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden – bestselling novel about Japan’s most famous geisha
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls – proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – Katniss Everdeen has plenty of physical and mental challenges in this edgy post-apocalyptic series.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – Dinah and the powerful story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – Anne Frank’s remarkable story of hope and inner strength during a desperate time
Thanks for reading – what books would you add?