There's one good thing you can say for 2017: it has been an amazing year for books. In a year that has often felt like pure, unadulterated chaos, authors have continued to provide inspiration and insight. Even more exciting, this year's new releases were been dominated by female authors, each with their own invaluable thing to say. Here's a taste of the empowering lessons that women authors have brought to us in 2017.
It's no surprise that resilience has been a major theme this year. As you'll see in these quotes, women authors have been delivering powerful thoughts about how to speak out, fight back, and survive even the hardest of circumstances. Many of these quotes will invoke a sense of self-pride, a knowledge that you can withstand anything life throws at you.
Reading this year has been a means of staying strong. Books have been a way to escape, a way to empathize, and a way to rise up against the world's problems. Every reader knows that books are a great way to lift yourself up, even when the odds seem impossible.
Here are some quotes from this year's female authors that are certain to inspire and empower you in 2018: