8 Books about strong women

Books about strong women

Empowered female writers and strong female characters are important building blocks in the book world. This year, we’ll be busy reading the best books featuring women who kick ass and take names. These are eight new books about strong women you must read.

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Wren McElroy never thought that her trip to a woman’s health clinic would end in a hostage crisis. When the police hostage negotiator arrives, he is shocked to discover that his daughter, Wren, is one of the hostages. Unforgettable characters share their fate as they face the gunman in this daring new book by Jodi Picoult.


Willa’s Grove by Laura Munson

Willa Silvester is doing her best in dealing with the recent death of her husband. Knowing she’s not the only one in need of a fresh start, she invites three of her friends from across the country for a week of healing and starting over in her small mountain town. Together these four women will re-evaluate their lives and their dreams as they converse with one another and the beautiful scenery of Montana.


The Opposite of Fate by Alison McGhee

Mallie Williams is finally getting on her feet again after a few mishaps in life when she is attacked and raped. Now in a coma and pregnant, it’ll be up to those around her to make the decision about whether or not to keep the baby. While some of those in Mallie’s community believe she should keep the baby, others disagree. By the time she comes out of her coma, she’ll have to face the choice her loved ones made on her behalf. The Opposite of Fate is an uplifting novel about the lifechanging decisions we make and the way they shape our lives.


The Elegant Out by Elizabeth Bartasius

Elizabeth is still recovering from the abusive relationship that left her life in pieces. Without much of a promising future or career ahead of her, she decides she wants one thing: another baby. As she begins to push for a child, she finds that her new partner doesn’t want the same thing she does, leading her to write fiction in order to escape her own reality. Struggling with figuring out what she wants out of life, the brave and compassionate Elizabeth is up against her biggest challenge yet in The Elegant Out: finding her voice and true happiness.


Tilda’s Promise by Jean P. Moore

Tilda and her granddaughter Tilly have just lost the man they both desperately loved and together, they will have to get through the loss. This new novel by Jean P. Moore is a testament to the strength of women and the ways in which they handle grief and mourning.


The Lost Carousel of Provence by Juliet Blackwell

When American photographer Cady Drake happens upon Château Clement and the remnants of a carousel, she is drawn to the history behind the crumbling estate. There for a freelance project, Cady dives deeper into the mysteries of the estate and the people who used to live there. She may be the only one who can save the property and reunite a lost family.


Valeria Vose by Alice Bingham Gorman

In this new book by Alice Bingham Gorman, Mallie Vose’s world is shattered when she discovers that her husband has cheated on her. When Mallie leaves him, determined to regain her independence, she will work toward a spiritual transformation for a newer, happier life.


The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher

Privileged debutante Kathleen Kennedy is a prominent figure in London’s social scene in the mid-1900s, yet she wants nothing more than to escape her complicated life and family. When she falls in love with a man she knows her family will not approve of, she will have to make a difficult choice. A story of war, heartbreak and loyalty, The Kennedy Debutante introduces readers to a new character destined to shape her own life.

(Feature image courtesy of @givemeallthebooks)
Ashley Johnson

Content Editor + Producer

Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or exploring breathtaking locations throughout the US.

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