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9 Women Writers You Need To Add To Your Library

03/17/2017 at 8:42 | Posted by jwilliams
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The best thing about women can be that they know how to tell a good story, or explain something very thoroughly. To paint a picture. 

The following writers that we wanted to highlight for Women’s History Month stem from writers of fiction, writers of feminist progression, writing on depression, how to start up and maintain your business and your life.

Check out these amazing authors below, and view the reasons why should read the books here.

Difficult Women, By Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay has brought about many talks when it comes to the feminist movement. With her writings on Bad Feminist, she surpassed her excitement on An Untamed State, and her most recent book, called Difficult Women, which was released in the beginning of the year, tells a story of what Amazon calls “privilege and poverty,” as well as some very twisted intertwinements of their inner circle.

 

The Golden Notebook, By Doris Lessing

British writer Doris Lessing, circa 1975. (Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British writer Doris Lessing, circa 1975. (Photo by Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Doris Lessing is a writer that is known for many great books, but The Golden Notebook is always on the list of best female writer’s books. It’s shared as a “feminist masterpiece” by The Guardiannoting that the books highlighted male – female relationships.

 

Beloved, By Toni Morrison

Novelist Toni Morrison is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event May 29, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Novelist Toni Morrison is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event May 29, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A Pulitzer Prize Winner, Toni Morrison ranks as one of the best female actors, and was ranked as “the single best work of American fiction published in the last twenty-five years,” Slate shares about a New York Times poll in 2006.

 

Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

English novelist, critic and essayist Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) was born in London and regarded as one of the great modern innovators of the novel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

English novelist, critic and essayist Virginia Woolf (1882 – 1941) was born in London and regarded as one of the great modern innovators of the novel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Guardian‘s 100 best novels lands author Virginia Woolf on the list at #50, which is her fourth novel. The book takes place in one full day, in which she tackles depression, thoughts on sexuality, and more, all while planning a party for her husband.

 

Queen Sugar, By Natalie Baszile

Novelist Natalie Baszile speaks onstage during OWN's private New York screening of "Queen Sugar" at Crosby Street Hotel on September 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for OWN)

Novelist Natalie Baszile speaks onstage during OWN’s private New York screening of “Queen Sugar” at Crosby Street Hotel on September 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for OWN)

Though Natalie Baszile has only released one book, she hit it out of the park with her first novel called Queen Sugar. The book ended up being morphed into an OWN Network TV Series produced by Oprah Winfrey, about a woman who loses her father, and has to uproot her life in LA with her 11  year old daughter, and move to Louisiana to revive the farm, or lose it to charity. There’s no option to sell. This sort of story takes you on a world of emotional hardship, as well as tackling Southern Stereotypes. She’s definitely an author to watch in hopes of a new story.

 

How To Be A Woman, Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran attends day one of Advertising Week Europe at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Venue on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images For Advertising Week)

Caitlin Moran attends day one of Advertising Week Europe at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Venue on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images For Advertising Week)

A columnist for The Times Of London, Moran fights all of the restraints on women society, and blurts out if you are a woman and want to be in charge of your *lady business* – “Congratulations! You’re a feminist.” Her write up is blunt, and not for the faint hearted, but is noted as one of the modern day drivers for women who want to revolutionize the world.

 

Leaving Atlanta, By Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Tayari Jones arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

“Although now I live in the northeast, my imagination lives in Atlanta.” This is a very true statement coming from Tayari Jones, in which her groundbreaking book Leaving Atlanta focuses on Atlanta’s child murders in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80’s. Documented by Amazon, she shares that the particular choice of that topic was because it was her way of documenting the history of that time and it was to “remind myself and my readers what it was like to be eleven and at the mercy of the world.”

 

#GIRLBOSS, Sophie Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso attends Girlboss-Prudential Brunch at NeueHouse Los Angeles on September 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Girlboss, Inc.)

Sophia Amoruso attends Girlboss-Prudential Brunch at NeueHouse Los Angeles on September 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Girlboss, Inc.)

Despite the fact that Sophia Amoruso has had some failed businesses in her life, she has some  great pointers on how to start up a business and how sometimes you have to fail to succeed in business.

 

Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, Kelly Williams Brown

Though much of this book is directed to a young female, this book is helpful to all people trying to get organized and set their life up for success. From write-ups on how to look for apartments, how to properly move your life, when to cut people out of your life, and how to limit your spending, this book has it all. Success and organization does not have an age cap.

 

 

Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked “What do you bring to the table,” she replies “I am the table.

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