It's almost impossible to read anything that these women have written without feeling proud to be a woman — and these women are just the tip of the literary iceberg.
Of course, not everyone chooses to go to college or is able to attend even if they want to go — but of the people who are able to attend college, more of them are women than ever before.
But if you do identify as female, don't let the constant negative and sexist messages that we hear on the daily get you down —you really should know that there are all sorts of facts about females that will definitely make you feel proud to be a woman.
Though you wouldn't necessarily know it from reading the history books, which often marginalize women's cultural contributions, women have been responsible for creating some of humanity's greatest works of literature and ruling entire nations long before gender equality had progressed to where it is now.
Mary Shelley invented science fiction when she wrote Frankenstein at the age of 19.
The three Bronte sisters — Charlotte, Emily, and Anne — changed literature with their ground-breaking novels like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
For myself, I learned this week that the only way to win is to play. I wanted to make some true connections and I’m proud of myself for doing it. Today I believe that my potential to success is infinite.
I am so proud of what I have accomplished and know that my pride will extend to the many other great things that I will achieve, no matter how big or small.
But female-penned books aren't just popular; some of the most important and influential literary works of all time were written by women.
Whether you're a fan of the classics or not, I don't think it's possible to ignore the contributions female authors have made to the Western cannon.