Celebrating female authors this International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year.

The list of inspirational female authors throughout history is endless.

This year I wanted to celebrate the works of female authors by compiling a list of my personal favourite books by female writers.

Magpie by Elizabeth Day

This thriller fiction was a book I could not put down.

The plot twist was totally unexpected, which is hard to do in this day in age, when every thriller plot twist has been used.

I love a book that is easy to read and this book was just that.

So, to find a thriller that has an original plot twist and was so easy to read makes this book so memorable.

The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright

This book is brilliantly light-hearted.

I read The Saturdays when I was quite young and the book has had a special place in my heart ever since.

As a child I remember it being so magical and it was one of the first books that transported me into a different world.

Every now and then I like to go back and experience it again, you are never too old for this book.

I’m Glad my Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

As someone who really struggles to read biographies and memoirs, I was hasty to buy this book.

But, as somebody who grew up watching Jennette McCurdy playing Sam on the hit TV show ‘Icarly’ I decided to give this one a go.

This story had me go through every emotion.

I laughed and I cried. Jennette’s ability to tell her story in such a light-hearted way really made me grow to admire her.

I only saw her as the character she played on TV, reading her book I was shocked to discover what was really going on in her personal life.

This book really does define the meaning of not knowing what is going on in somebody’s life behind closed doors.

It is a brave thing to come out so publicly and talk about your trauma so I highly commend Jennette McCurdy.

Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

As a someone who is very interested in history I have read so many books about World War One and World War Two.

But these are the two books that stick out to me the most.

It is very hard to write someone’s story who went through so much, and Heather Morris could not have done it more perfectly.

To be handed the task of writing a book, or books in this case, of people who survived the unimaginable pain of the Holocaust is a huge pressure.

I remember when I finished both of these books I did not know what to do with myself, they had shone a light on something so dark it was hard to believe it was a reality at one point in time.

I recommend these books to everyone, it is important we are all educated on these topics.

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