Empowering and Thought-Provoking New Books Written By Women For Women

Monday, August 19, 2019

Empowering and Thought-Provoking New Books Written By Women For Women
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As a female reader, sometimes it feels as though books are against us. Women are often stereotyped as weak, passive and ineffectual in literature, and although some authors attempt to subvert this by creating a strong female lead, the necessity to do so simply acts as a reminder that we are lesser. So you can imagine my joy when not one, but two liberating and thought-provoking titles were released a couple months ago that seem to counteract all of this. These two books are written by females for females, perfectly encapsulating womenkind free from all the stereotypes and inequality, and hopefully this post will show you why you simply must read them.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo - Thought Provoking New Books By Women For Women

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is a riveting and raw journalistic account of three women’s sexual relationships. However, unlike most romanticised books, it greatly deviates from conventional female illustrations and instead depicts obsession, disappointment, obscured thoughts and unsatisfied needs. You will be plummeted into these encounters with intense specificity and realism, which Taddeo has faithfully recreated after countless hours interviewing her subjects. With an underlying pessimism and lack of judgement, this biographical text explores women’s liberation yet sexual inequality with such a raw and almost disturbing accuracy, being a “vital document” for a modern understanding of sexuality and gender.

Supper Club by Lara Williams

Supper Club by Lara Williams - Empowering New Books By Women For Women

Lara Williams’ Supper Club is the ultimate celebration of food and the female liberation that is undeniably linked with it. This novel essentially takes any inferior conceptions about women – that they should be passive and objectified – and uses them as a catalyst for revolution and celebration. Food is no longer only essential for sustenance, but it is used for transformation, for rebellion. It encompasses women who have felt weak in every possible way, be it professionally frowned upon, romantically abused or physically exhausted, and gives them a form of celebration as they secretly meet and feast on food and enriching conversation. Described as “a radical retake on the notion that women must starve themselves to meet society’s demands”, I can guarantee that this novel devours any sense of gender inequality as the empowered women find identity in food, friendship and female companionship.

Empowering and Thought-Provoking New Books Written By Women For Women

If you have read either of these books, I'd love to know what you thought of them down in the comments!

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