9 Books for Women by Women in 2021

A woman’s perspective related by a woman is a great way to understand life and situations. I feel women are more intuitive in their approach and have a different way of looking at things than men. Since they view things differently, they narrate them differently as well. Reading a woman-centric book written by a woman always makes for some excellent reading.

These were some fantastic reads written by women in 2021. 

Read on ….

  1. Sparks like Stars by Nadia Hashmi

The book is the story of Sitara, an Afghan American woman who returns to Kabul after thirty years. When the past presents itself, she is transported back to her childhood and the demons of her past. She feels compelled to go back and face the demons. It is a bold, heartbreaking, and hopeful story of a woman and the twists and turns of her life.

2. The Last Thing He told Me by Laura Dave

A story of a woman in love and what that puts her through. It is the story of a woman and her stepdaughter and the challenges they have to face because of the man they both love. It is full of love, romance and there is that element of mystery that will not let you put down the book. The book is the Goodreads winner in the Mystery and Thriller genre.

3. Beautiful World, Where are you by Sally Rooney

This book is about relationships, friends, and what they feel for each other. It is about Eileen and Alice, who have been friends for years, and of Felix and Simon, the men in their lives. It is about how they face life and all its ups and downs.

4. These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

The book is a varied and lovely collection of reflective essays written by Ann Patchett. The essays reveal her joys, fears and innermost feelings, a great insight into a woman’s viewpoint and thought process. It is about home, family and friendships, and what matters in life. 

5. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The story of four famous siblings who learn to figure their life on their own and then the night when it all changes. It is an engaging story about a family and its dynamics and bonds and the choices they all get to make. It is a story of a jilted woman and a daughter who had to face the consequences of the betrayal.

6. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

It is an interesting story about a female apothecary who secretly dispenses poison to liberate women from the men who have wronged them. It is historical fiction with strong female characters, dual timelines and a mysterious twist.

7. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

The book is an apt read in a world dealing with a global pandemic. It is a reminder to all of us to stand up, make ourselves heard and move on. It is a hard-hitting history lesson through the life of Elsa Wolcott living in Northern Texas during the Greta Depression.

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

The book is a family drama that looks at marriage, siblings, parents and how the people we love the most can also hurt us the most. There is also a bit of mystery that keeps you hooked; mystery around the actions of 69 years old Joy Delaney. Along with that, there is humour; there is a bit of fun. You will enjoy reading it.

9. The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan

The book is a historical fiction set in WWII England. It is about a BBC radio program called ‘The Kitchen Front’ and a cooking contest sponsored by the program to create dishes out of rationed foods. It is a tale of four women who enter the contest, about their lives, loves and determination in times of war. What comes out from the book is the courage, fortitude and resilience of the women trying to better their lives.

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Hello! I’m Sangeeta Relan. Aside from being an educationist teaching at the university level for the last 28 years, I have been a corporate wife and a mother to two boys who have now flown the nest. I love cooking, singing, travelling and exploring new places.

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