Best Books to Read for Women
I have always loved books. My parents made it a point to read me bedtime stories from a very early age and that passion has continued to today. What started with Berenstein Bears, moved into Laura Ingalls Wilder, Harry Potter, and Jane Austen. My taste in books is always changing, but the list below are a few of my favorites and some of the Best Books to Read for Women.
I love a good romance novel, I’ve especially become a fan of the author JoJo Moyes. She wrote one of my favorite recent book to movie adaptations, Me Before You.
Don’t think I just read “fluff”. I also have a nice stash of sports books. Mostly about Husker Football. But it is sports none the less.
One of my favorite genres of books is Historical Fiction.
Especially books based around World War II.
Like Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.
The story weaves between three very different women before, during, and after World War II. Based on true stories, it shed light on how life in a Nazi female concentration camp can leave lasting physical and mental scars for the women. Strong and complex female characters make this a perfect option for your next book club.
A similar story is that of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. This tale is about two French sisters during the war and how the choices they make during Nazi occupation affect each other and their community.
Best part is, this book is set to be a movie released later in 2020. So this would be a perfect time to read the novel!
Some of my other Historical Fiction favorites include:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
(If you saw the movie on Netflix, the book is better in my opinion).
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck.
A different perspective of the second World War as told by three German women. A novel I loved because it brought light to a side which isn’t featured much in Historical Fiction.
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
A quintessential story about love and loss between a young married couple who work on a remote island off the coast of Australia right after the first World War.
Ok. Also realized while putting together this list is I obviously like books that get turned into movies.
That includes two of the following Christian books that quickly became a couple of my all time favorite reads.
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and The Shack by William P. Young.
A few other Christian books that I try to share with any lady who will listen (I’ve even wrote in depth reviews on this blog) is Why Her? by Nicki Koziarz and It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst.
What are some of your favorite books to read? Anything that is sitting on your book shelf you have yet to dig into?
Well, I think there is no better time than the present. Take it down, dust it off, and turn a few pages. You won’t regret it.
This list is just what I needed to get back into the reading groove! These books sound like fantastic reads, thinking about starting with Lilac Girls. Thanks Chanda!!
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Highly recommend Lilac Girls. One of my favorite books I’ve read in the past few years. Hope you get to some of the others as well!