Women in Literature in Honor of International Women’s Day

This post is for the women in Literature that have influenced me as either a character in a book or as the writer. Some characters are so well written and developed that they stay with us long after the story has ended. Certain writers create such an enigmatic world that it is difficult for us mere humans to return to our reality. I mean you J.K. Rowling.

giphyThese are in no particular order.

  1. Pride and Prejudice– Elizabeth Bennet for me is a great representation of not settling for anything less than what she believed she deserved.  giphy-1
  2. The Hunger Games– This post-apocalyptic world depicts the harsh reality of what violence and corrupt power can do to a society. It is terrifying to think about this world. Nevertheless, it is a world that produces a heroine that comes from the master mind of Suzanne Collins. 200
  3. The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath opens at the close, sorry for the Harry Potter references. Esther’s mental breakdown slowly pulls the reader in to the dark side that lives within us. giphy-2
  4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares- this book to movie adaptation captures the intricate relationship among young women. Reading this at 15 made me appreciate the girlfriends I had/ have in my life. It also led me to cultivate more meaningful friendships with other women in my life.
    5. I love the character in this book series simply because she voiced many of the thoughts that crossed my mind in high school. Jessica Darling is sarcastic, witty and extremely funny while being relatable. Her story Sloppy Firsts helped me transition from high school to college and beyond.
    6. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    This series will always have a place in my heart. From a young age it taught me to believe in my dreams and that being smart was a good thing. Not to mention the great lessons about friendship I learned throughout the book series. I can say so many wonderful things about this series but I will stop before I bore you to death.
    This is it for now. In some way or form these books had a strong woman involved.

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