This week’s theme over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl is favorite themes or tropes. Since it was very hard for me to pick one favorite, I decided to look for inspiration elsewhere. I found it in the fact that it is Women’s History Month, and decided to feature
13 Great Reads With Women’s Names as Titles
- Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish. I truly adore Amelia Bedelia!
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Sadly, I am yet to read this book that my paternal grandpa recommended I read ages ago. I have two editions of this book, and know I will be reading it soon.
- Coraline by Neil Gaiman. A great read by one of my favorite authors!
- Emma by Jane Austen. I read Emma ages ago, and love that it inspired one of our family’s favorite movie, Clueless. Maybe time for a reread.
- Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. I mention this book a few times on my TBR list, and finally am devouring it, missing letter by missing letter!!
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri. One of my childhood favorites!
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Another book I read decades ago and maybe time to reread and review here.
- Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee. I think I read this book when I first got it years ago (but I think it was before I started my blog).
- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. One of the many books I read repeatedly to my kids when they were little; and one that we enjoyed every time.
- Mahashweta by Sudha Murthy. A multifaceted story that is at once poignant and powerful
- Matilda by Roald Dahl. Repeating what I said for #3 here: A great read by one of my favorite authors!
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. A book I recently added to my must-read list, and am on the waitlist for it at my library currently. It sounds like a fascinating read!
- Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Another book read so long ago now that it warrants a reread now.
This list of 13 also goes towards Thursday 13 (another favorite meme I need to participate in more often).
Celebrating Women’s History Month Wordlessly
Read more about the location of this beautiful mural here.
[For Wordless Wednesday]
5 Ways to Empower Women this Women’s History Month
In addition to reading books by and/or about women, there are so many other things we can do to empower women this month and throughout the year. Here are 5 ways we can help
- Support women-owned businesses (locally or virtually)
- Donate to organizations like Girls Who Code or to help women entrepreneurs around the world via Kiva
- Feature women from any field (artists, musicians, scientists, athletes, or simply women in your life) via any platform (your blog, social media, or simply when you are talking to others too)
- Watch a movie, TV show, or TED talk; or listen to podcasts by women
- Simply celebrate the women in your life by spending time with them (moms, sisters, daughters, other family members, and friends)
- Amazing Women Pioneers Who Soared Through the Skies
- 5 Ways to Support Women And Girls In Science
- 6 Great Reads About Super Women
- 6 More Powerful Women To Read About
- 25 Wonderful Books for Women’s History Month
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, have you read any of the listed titles? Any other similar books that you can recommend for Women’s History Month and beyond? I would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations as always.