Why? Because what books can make you feel and teach, nothing comes even close it. The hard hitting words cut right through your heart and shake you so much so that you are inspired to come out as strong and powerful as ever. Some light hearted words touch your soul and you feel content. And the best ones are provided just here:
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Capturing the essence of a beautiful and fierce friendship between 2 girls, this book does not fail to move even the coldest of hearts.
2. Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson
The series has three novels – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl who Played with Fire” and “The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Their lead character, Lisabeth Salander, is strong, independent, confident and bold woman who does not follow society’s rules and regulations. A must read for all the rebellious girls out there.
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It teaches you how to see other women from a perspective which is not judgmental or biased. It also makes you learn to lose your fear of standing up for yourself and believe in yourself.
4. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
This book clearly depicts that given any situation, women/girls of any age can come out of it on their own. The creativity of the conversations between the characters will keep you hooked till the end.
5. How to be a Bawse by Lily Singh
Lilly Singh, famously known as “SuperWoman” is big time YouTuber whose videos are all classy and sassy. Her book “How to be Bawse” is a guide to conquering life by stating real life situations and ways to tackle them.
6. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Katniss, the lead character desired to live in a world where no child is faces horrors. She makes you feel proud to be a girl and a sister. Her character encourages to be your own hero and fight.
7. Daughter by Court Order by Ratna
Disowned by her own family, this is the story of a woman fighting against power, money, deceit, and treachery for her right to be recognised as a daughter. Being a single mother, she has to handle everything which proves that women can do anything and everything.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A beautiful classic, this novel deals with a 6 years old protagonist who stars as a feminist icon, and who refuses to accept society’s standards, instead pushes for both races and gender equality. The novel is set during the Great Depression, and even till date, the protagonist’s life lessons are applicable for the modern day readers.
9. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Set during the time of Nazi occupation of Netherlands, Anne Frank shared her deepest thoughts and feelings with her diary for 2 years while she was hiding. The story has everything that a regular teenager goes through and is highly recommended.
10. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The book shows The Mahabharata through Draupadi’s eyes. Her struggles, dilemmas and power have been aptly portrayed and it goes on to show how an ego can result to such an epic.
Books make you knowledgeable and help you gain confidence. It can change one’s perspective to life. A woman with a book is a woman with power. These were only a few of the lot. Let us know if you have read any of these or that you would like to recommend.