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Fantastic Females

March 20, 2017 - 3:42pm -- TracyC
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Maya Angelou said "A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." Nora Ephron said "Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." Coco Chanel said "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants." Mae West said "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Emma Watson said "I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself."

Women are awesome.

March is Women's History Month, and although the month is rapidly drawing to a close you can still get into the spirit with some books written by and about some super incredible ladies. Here are a few (well, twenty) suggested reads:

 

Women-Authored

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

 

Mighty Female Lead Characters

Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

 

Strong Heroine Series

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke

 

Comics and Graphic Novels by Women

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

The Diary of A Teenage Girl: An Account In Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner

Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

 

Happy Reading!

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