‘Sleep Is Good And Books Are Better.’ Women Authors That Have Inspired Our Readers [#TuesdayTalkies]

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An author wields power that can change lives. In this week’s #TuesdayTalkies we asked our readers to name one woman author who inspired them the most and why.

Here are the 6 best responses.

“Books are the mirrors of the soul.” –Virginia Woolf

Books have the power to transform anyone’s life. And that power is controlled and released by the writer of the book. The power of their words shapes our values and politics or changes perspectives on religion, love and money. While the words challenge the way we think, the story opens up a world that is limitless and more often than not has the power to have a powerful positive impact on us.

At Women’s Web, we invite readers to share their thoughts on one interesting question that is picked by the team and posted on our Facebook page every Tuesday, calling it #TuesdayTalkies. We try picking questions that would interest readers and put them in their thoughts. Some of the best replies are posted in our next story and one of them also gets to win a ‘Women’s Web’ mug. Why don’t you try your luck in the next week’s question?

The question for this week was, “Name one woman writer who inspired you the most and why? Here are 6 best responses from our readers.

They Beckon You To Think

Jhumpa Lahiri for her unapologetic and strong female characters. These women are capable of shocking or surprising you, depending on your perspective but they’ll never fail to make you think. –Kasturi Patra

Exposes The Exploitation Of Women

Margaret Atwood for her brand of eco-feminism,for writing unabashedly about female sexuality and reproductive rights,for bringing exploitation of women and nature by patriarchy and capitalism to the mainstream. –Pooja Sharma Rao

The Remarkable Journey

Malala Yousafazai. What an inspiration she is! Her remarkable journey from a schoolgirl to a hero is highly motivating. The book she authored has the incidences that will fill you with optimism and she is the epitome of the quote- BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THIS WORLD. –Aparna Patra

The Twisting Plots

Barbara Cartland for twist and turns in her stories. –Sanjay Sharma

Giving Life A New Perspective

Ayn Rand for the different perspective of life. –Subhashree Ravichandran

Inspires To Think Anew

Danielle LaPorte. She makes me think about things I would not otherwise. –Stephanie Michele Wilson

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