10 Best Books Told From a Female Perspective

10 Best Books Told From a Female Perspective

We’ve curated a list of 10 best books told from a female perspective. Whether these books are written in the first person or third person

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

This is a book that reads like an autobiography. It follows a woman in prison for a crime she has no memory of committing.

The Forest of Enchantments

With ‘Palace of Illusions’, Chitra twisted the Indian epic Mahabharata and brought to the fore Draupadi’s life.

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf perhaps exemplified the voice of the woman in the 20th century. This book talks of the Ramsay family and their inherent intricacies.

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

This story talks of a woman, Emma Bovary, who is bored of her marriage and seeks excitement outside of it.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

All of Jane Austen’s books have female protagonists who depict their female worlds in beautiful words, but this does it more than the others.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

This book is the journey of an English woman, Lucy Snowe, who flees her tragic past in England to settle down in a French boarding school.

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

This is a book that features only (except one) female characters. It tells the story of multiple family who return to their roots in Istanbul.

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

This book gives voice to a marginalized community even within the female community – the non heterosexual females.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Although Hosseini uses a third person voice, he really gives the perspectives of two brilliant, resilient and wonderful women, namely Mariam and Laila.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This gothic romance follows our protagonist, a poor woman who falls in love with a charming and wealthy widower.