The post is a day late because I’ve been without signal for a day.
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY & MONTH! It’s a month to celebrate women all shapes and sizes. In this day I think it is nice to remind you, woman that is reading this, that you are amazing. You are important. You are powerful. Today is about all women and that will always include transwomen. So if you’re a transwoman remember that today is also YOUR DAY. This post is a list of 10 books with amazing female characters. Some of these books I know, but some were recommendations so here we go.
Let’s start with the classics:
1) The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
If you don’t recognize this tittle where have you been living? This series of books and movies are amazing. We got a badass main character named Katniss in this series who goes through hell and back, but even when she thought she couldn’t continue, she continued.
2. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I mean do you seriously think this was not going to be on this list? I mean Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Molly Weasley these women ARE BADASSES, but these aren’t the only badass women in this book. This book is FILLED with them. You just have to choose your favorite.
3) The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.
I LOVE THESE SERIES! I love how badass Rose and Sydney are. This has got to be my favorite series ever, so I just had to add it.
4) The Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
I mean… Annabeth. That is all.
5) A Song of Ice and Fire series aka A Games of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin
I mean you’ve probably read the books, seen the series, own the merch. I haven’t DO NOT KILL ME for I plan to, and I might not know much of the series, BUT I know there are amazing female characters. They might be evil or nice, but they are powerful badass women.
Now with others, you might know or might not know.
6) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
DO NOT ask me a thing about this series, because I do not know a thing. I am sorry, okay?! All I know is that it’s about a heist, it’s a great book, that I want to read it, and that it has an amazing female character. So, excuse me while I go read it
7) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
I mean this might be in the you-might-or-might-not-know category but come one. Everyone knows this book. Everyone loves this book. It’s been a New York Times Bestseller for 53 WEEKS! Before the book even came out there were already plans for a movie. But if you haven’t that’s okay. Now it’s the time to go get it—after you finish reading this post of course. She saw her childhood best friend get killed in front of her and she proved to be stronger than everyone thought. Starr Carter is an example of how women’s voices are necessary. So do not hide your voice.
8) The Legend Series by Marie Lu
Another series I’ve been dying to read, but sadly haven’t gotten myself to buy it or read it. Marie Lu is a famous YA writer and apparently, her books are amazing so I am not surprised when a couple of people told me that June, the female main character, was an amazing female character and that this book is a must-read.
9) The Shadowhunter world series by Cassandra Clare
I knew the shadowhunter world back when there were only three
books. How many are they now? 15? Too much for me to read. I might reread the first three and go from there, but there’s so much catching up to do that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to.
10) Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.
THIS BOOK IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE JOHN GREEN EVER! You might not the biggest fan of John Green, but you must read this book. The synopsis tells a completely different story and it is not like the rest of his books. Aza deals with OCD and severe anxiety and the book is an accurate depiction of it. So like or hate John Green all you want, but this is a fantastic read.
11) Still Alice by Lisa Genova.
THIS. BOOK. Everyone should be required to read this book. This is about Alice a mother, wife, and Harvard professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. We see her development as the disease gets stronger and her weaker. This book will make you see life from a different perspective. You suddenly see someone with Alzheimer’s and you’ll understand, appreciate and respect them more. This has to be one of my favorite books ever.
This isn’t a Wilmarie’s post without a bonus so…
The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I did not read this book. I really need to read this book. I will read this book, but in the meantime, the movie is enough. This book explores the relationship between white and blacks women in a time when segregation was real. The role of the women in 1960s is also one of the main topics. I had to look up the date when segregation ended because it felt wrong. The story of this book is set 56 years ago!! Segregation officially ended 54 years ago. Someone, please tell me I got the incorrect info. My mom was born in 1962! This is crazy! Anyway don’t be like me and please read the book, or at least watch the movie.
Well, that is all for today. Now I have a couple of questions for you; What book with amazing female characters is your favorite and who’s your favorite female character? Also which books will you be adding to your TBR? I am definitely adding all the ones I haven’t read. Happy readings.