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8 March 2016

Literary Legends on International Women's Day

Image credit - The Cotswold Company

Today is International Women's Day! What does this mean exactly?

Well it means that it's time to celebrate women; to recognise their amazing achievements in both the past and present, and to show our love for the wonderful women in our lives. Importantly, it also provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness of the ongoing fight for gender equality in many regions of the world.

You can find lots of stories of inspirational women, and the vital work which is being done across the world currently by searching for the hashtag #IWD2016 on Twitter.

Regulars to my blog will know that I love to read, and this month I have been working on my book bucket list {I must admit, it's fairly lengthy!} I thought the perfect way for me to honour International Women's Day on The Secret Life of Maggie May would be for me to share ten renowned novels from my list, all written by fantastic female authors.

1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen


2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


3. Bridget Jones' Diary, by Helen Fielding


4. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger 


5. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult


6. Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse


7. The Hand That First Held Mine, by Maggie O'Farrell


8. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë


9. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier


10. The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory


Whether it's simply by indulging in an excellent work of fiction like one of the above, or by celebrating the women in your life and telling them how great they are, I hope you've all got involved with International Women's Day. Let's face it, women are amazing - and I'll take any opportunity to remind us all of that! 

#IWD2016

All images in this post are from waterstones.com, where you can purchase all of the above titles.

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