10 Brilliant Books By Women To Read Now

This INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY we select the books by FEMALE AUTHORS that we consider to be ESSENTIAL READING. Some old, some new, but all equally inspiring …


Consider this your International Women’s Day reading list. From feminist manifesto to dystopian novel, the list below includes ten empowering books about being a woman. Be inspired and enlightened by our pick of these brilliant books by women to add to your reading list now.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker, 1982

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, 1949

The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, 2017

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimanda Ngzoi Adichi, 2014

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney, 2017

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, 1963

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, 2007

Almost Love by Louise O’Neill, 2018

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Síomha Connolly

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