I may not be much of a shopper but you can bet I’ll always poke my nose in a book store. And there is always a book store.
What all of the stories have in common is women, working within the harsh reality of their own society, situation, and culturally imposed limitations to find justice, peace, triumph or all of the above.
Once you have voyaged to the place of dragons, just like those early mapmakers, you will stop drawing your maps with monsters and cover the seas with triumphant ships instead. You will discover, like Anäis Nin, that “One’s horizon shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”