HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate, I thought I’d make a list of feminist books. These are books that are explicitly feminist, subtly feminist, have good female representation, books I think all feminists should read, etc. Most of these I’ve talked at length about before, so I’ll link to relevant posts! If you have any questions, though, let me know!
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: deals with racial issues; has great representation
- Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder: the main character refuses to be a damsel in distress and sticks up for what she believes
- The Beka Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce: Beka is a police officer and is unapologetically good at what she does
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: Nimona is just great
- The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis: deals with rape culture in SUCH a good way
Adult or New Adult
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: not explicitly about feminism, but looks at female relationships and has great female relationships
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: very feminist for it’s time; I just think everyone should read it
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: talks about rape culture and freedoms; very interesting; a classic in feminist lit
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: a really interesting look at two very different women and their lives; not inherently feminist but has great women
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi: a comic about her life growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution; I related so hard to Satrapi
- The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf: really interesting look at the beauty world
- We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: I mean, it’s in the title? Would be very good for people questioning feminism
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates: looks at race and racial issues, which is important for feminists (especially white women) to understand
- the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur: a poetry collection; I enjoyed this significantly more than milk and honey and think it’s way more impactful
Those are all my recommendations! Any feminist books you’d recommend?
Thanks for reading! xx