Top 10 Books for Feminist Readers

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It’s Tuesday again so The Broke and the Bookish are hosting Top Ten Tuesday.

This week it’s Ten Books For Readers Who Like _________ as it was International Woman’s Day over the weekend I’ve decided to look at books with feminist messages (whether it’s because it has a strong female character, or because it’s a book written to do with feminism)

In no particular order…

How to Be a Woman- Caitlin Moran. 

Feminist, and funny. Talks about lots of feminist issues but easy to read and not in your face.

How to Be a Heroine- Samantha Ellis

Talks about female heroines in books, very entertaining.

We Should All Be Feminists- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I read this a few weeks ago but haven’t reviewed it yet. It’s about being a feminist in Nigeria and the US, and why feminism is important. It’s a short book and I highly recommend it.

The Thursday Next Series- Jasper Fforde

Thursday is pretty awesome. she helps save not just one world but two!

His Dark Materials- Philip Pullman

Lyra is only a kid when she goes to save her friend Roger, but she doesn’t care about her age. She’s one powerful kid

Living Dolls- Natasha Walter

About modern day sexism, very thought provoking. One of my most frequently recommended books.



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12 responses to “Top 10 Books for Feminist Readers

  1. Veronica Jimenez

    Lyra is one of my favorites girls, such a powerful girl and she will become a powerful woman
    The other books, i need read it 🙂


  2. I really should read the Thursday Next series. It sounds so awesome. Another book I would recommend is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Awesome!


  3. I love the Thursday Next series, great to see them on your list. I will look out for the Adichie book, I’d like to try that one.


  4. Fantastic list! I’ve only read the His Dark Materials series but it’s one of my favorites. I’m not familiar with the others so I’ll have to check them out.


  5. I like that you tied your theme into International Women’s Day!! Here’s my link to my TTT post for the week:


  6. Great list! 😀 I have a copy of How To Be A Heroine – I need to get to it soon!


  7. I somehow still haven’t read that one, I really do need to!


  8. You won’t regret it 🙂


  9. I wouldn’t exactly say this is totally feminist read, but have you read Half the Sky? It’s an inspiring book you should check out if you haven’t already!


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