10 Female Authors You’ll Love

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The world of literature is full of amazing female writers who lived to tell stories of women’s lives, their struggles, and their dreams - each in her own unique voice and style. No matter who you are or where you come from, reading their tales will enrich your life and make you ponder over life, love, and meaning. Add the works of these 10 female authors to your reading list and you won’t be disappointed.

Harper Lee

Lee was an American novelist known for writing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the most significant novels in modern American literature. Before her death she wrote a second novel titled “Go Set a Watchman.”

Maya Angelou

She was a poet, singer, journalist, and a bestselling author known for her autobiographical works describing her early childhood and adult life. Her most famous book, titled “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” is considered one of the best nonfiction works in modern American literature.

Mary Shelley

A pioneering woman in her time, Shelley was only 18 when she wrote the classic horror novel “Frankenstein,” which has redefined the entire horror genre.

Jane Austen

One of the most celebrated English female authors, Austen lived in the 19th century and wrote romantic novels inspired by her life in England. She is best known for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility.”

Elif Shafak

Shafak is a Turkish-British novelist who writes novels about women, Her stories always include Sufism since it’s her passion and field of study. She wrote the international best-selling novel “The 40 Rules of Love” that sold millions copies worldwide and was even adapted into theatrical works.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, Gilbert usually writes in the fiction and memoir genres. She is best known for her novel “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia,” which tells the story of her journey of self exploration.

Margaret Atwood

The Canadian author has written many books, from fiction novels and short stories to poetry. Her most famous and celebrated work is the dystopian novel “The Handmaid's Tale” which won the Booker Prize in 1986.

Marian Keyes

An Irish author who writes non-fiction, she is best known for novels like “The Watermelon” and “Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married.” Keyes writes about women who have overcome issues like divorce, domestic violence, and alcoholism - but in a comical voice.

J.K Rowling

It’s not like she needs a recommendation, but Rowling is a must read. Her Harry Potter series is considered perhaps the best work of fiction in postmodern literature; selling millions of copies and making it to the big screen.

Sophie Kinsella

The English author’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and adapted into major films, with the best example being “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

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