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The 67 Best Feminist Books of All-Time

We consulted 22 “Best Feminism” book lists and came away with 379 different titles, 67 of which appeared multiple times. The books range in subject matter, tone, genre, and time period in which they were written. There are broader historical books and personal memoirs. Serious looks at difficult problems and humorous observations of the everyday life of a woman. Fictional stories and non-fiction accounts. Whatever your mood, there is a book here to fit it.

 



The Top 67 Feminism Books of All Time


67) Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape by Susan Brownmiller

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Against Our Will- Men, Women and Rape by Susan Brownmiller


66) Ain’t I a Woman? Black Woman and Feminism by bell hooks

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Ain't I a Woman- Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks


65.) Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur

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Assata- An Autobiography by Assata Shakur


64.) Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

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Backlash- The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi


63.) Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins

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Black Feminist Thought- Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins


62.) Bossypants by Tina Fey

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Bossypants by Tina Fey


61.) Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Expanded and Updated Second Edition by Inga Muscio

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Cunt- A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio


60.) Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

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Fat Is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach


59.) Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks

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Feminist Theory- From Margin to Center by bell hooks


58.) For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange

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for colored girls who have considered suicide:when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange


57.) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

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Gender Trouble by Judith Butler


56.) Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

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Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1) by Louise Fitzhugh


55.) I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith


54.) I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #1) by Maya Angelou


53.) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


52.) Killing the Black Body Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts

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Killing the Black Body- Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts


51) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Little Women (Little Women #1) by Louisa May Alcott


50) Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit


49.) Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

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Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian


48.) Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

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The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi


47.) Playing in the Dark: Whiteness & the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

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Playing in the Dark- Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison


46.) SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

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SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas


45.) Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women’s Anthology for a New Millennium Edited by Robin Morgan

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Sisterhood Is Forever- The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium by Robin Morgan


44.) Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology Edited by Robin Morgan

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Sisterhood is Global- The International Women's Movement Anthology by Robin Morgan


43) Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

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Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1) by Megan McCafferty


42.) Sula by Toni Morrison

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Sula by Toni Morrison


41.) The Abramson Effect by Debora L. Spar

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The Abramson Effect by Debora L. Spar


40) The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


39.) The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

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The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson


38.) The Black Woman: An Anthology edited by Toni Cade Bambara

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The Black Woman- An Anthology


37.) The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order edited by Debbie Stoler and Marcelle Karp

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The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order by Marcelle Karp


36.) The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton by Lucille Clifton

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The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Lucille Clifton


35.) The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker


34.) The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone

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The Dialectic of Sex- The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone


33) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart


32.) The Future of Feminism by Sylvia Walby

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The Future of Feminism by Sylvia Walby


31.) The Guerrilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art by The Guerrilla Girls

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The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art by Guerrilla Girls


30.) The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

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The Purity Myth- How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti


29.) The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman

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The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart #1) by Philip Pullman


28.) The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

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The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler


27.) We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


26.) When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan

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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost- A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down by Joan Morgan


25.) Women, Race, & Class by Angela Davis

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Women, Race, and Class by Angela Y. Davis


24.) All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies edited by Gloria Hull

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But Some Of Us Are Brave- All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men- Black Women's Studies by Akasha Gloria Hull


23.) Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

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Fear of Flying by Erica Jong


22.) Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy

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Female Chauvinist Pigs- Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy


21.) In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker

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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens- Womanist Prose by Alice Walker


20.) Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner & Amy Richards

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Manifesta- Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards


19.) Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era (Boston Women’s Health Book Collective) by Judy Norsigian

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Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century by Boston Women's Health Book Collective


18.) Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry

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Sister Citizen- Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry


17.) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood


16.) The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

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The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston


15.) Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


14.) Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

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Yes Means Yes!- Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti


13.) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft


12.) Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay


11.) Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti

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Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti


10.) This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherie Moraga

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This Bridge Called My Back- Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe L. Moraga


9.) A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf


8.) Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

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Sexual Politics by Kate Millett


7.) The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

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The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer


6.) Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics by bell hooks

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Feminism is for Everybody- Passionate Politics by bell hooks


5.) How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

 

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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran


4.) The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

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The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf


3.) The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

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The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan


2.) The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

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The Second Sex (Le deuxième sexe #1-2) by Simone de Beauvoir


1.) Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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Sister Outsider- Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde



The 312 Additional Books Appearing on a Single List


 

  • #GIRLBOSS, by Sophia Amoruso
  • A Chair for My Mother
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • A Life’s Work
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  • A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
  • A Step from Heavenby An Na
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • A Voice From the South, by Anna Julia Cooper
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  • Ahn’s Anger
  • Aishah: The Beloved of Mohammed
  • Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  • All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
  • Alt Ed by Catherine Atkins
  • American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More Than a Prayer
  • Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang
  • Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery
  • Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
  • Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby
  • Antigone
  • Appetites: Why Women Want, by Caroline Knapp
  • Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  • Ash by Malinda Lo
  • Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace by Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and
    Elizabeth Gedmark
  • Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
  • Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an
  • Beneath My Mother’s Feet by Amjed Qamar
  • Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
  • Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
  • Bitches, Bimbos and Ballbreakers: The Guerilla Girls’ Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes
  • BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine.
  • BLACK FEMINIST POLITICS FROM KENNEDY TO OBAMA,’ BY DUCHESS HARRIS
  • BLACK GIRLS ARE FROM THE FUTURE,’ BY RENINA JARMON
  • Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman by Michele Wallace
  • Black Women’s Manifesto; Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female, by Frances M. Beal
  • Black, White, and in Color by Hortense Spillers
  • BLACKS,’ BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS
  • Blue Tights by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela
    Davis
  • Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Third Edition, by Gloria Anzaldua
  • Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero by Kate Larson
  • Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
  • Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel, by Jean Kilbourne
  • Celine by Brock Cole
  • Choir Boy by Charlie Anders
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism (Live Girls)
  • Come on, Rain!
  • Cress Delahanty by Jessamyn West
  • Crossing Stones by Helen Frost
  • Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, edited by Alfeda Duster
  • Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Dorian Cirrone
  • Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block
  • Daring To Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America 1967 – 1975 by Alice Echols
  • Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers
  • Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference’ by Cordelia Fine
  • Demonic Grounds: Black Women and Cartographies of Struggle by Katherine McKittrick
  • Diary of a Mad Housewife (a novel), by Sue Kaufman
  • Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition
  • Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
  • Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
  • Egypt as a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics
  • El Lector by William Durbin
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision by Barbara Ransby
  • Ella Echanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work Is Done, by Susan J. Douglas
  • Estrella’s Quinceañera by Malin Alegria
  • Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives
  • Feminism and Pop Culture, by Andi Zeisler
  • Feminist Edges of the Qur’an
  • Fires In The Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith
  • Flygirl by Sherri Smith
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Forever by Judy Blume
  • Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
  • Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East
  • Gender Hierarchy in the Qur’ān: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses
    Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
  • Gendering the Middle East: Emerging Perspective
  • Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity’ by Robert Jensen
  • Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music, by Marisa Meltzer
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Gravity by Leanne Lieberman
  • Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Humanby
    Alexander G Weheliye
  • Hairs/Pelitos
  • HE’S A STUD, SHE’S A SLUT AND 49 OTHER DOUBLE STANDARDS
  • Homegirls: A Black Feminist Anthology, edited by Barbara Smith
  • Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims
  • Honey I Love
  • How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, by Kara Jesella
    and Marisa Meltzer
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
  • How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • I Love Dick, Chris Kraus
  • I Wonder
  • Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter
  • In Our Mother’s House
  • In Summer Light by Zibby Oneal
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs.
  • Infidel’ by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam
  • Intercourse
  • Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis
  • Islam Women and Gender Justice
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • It’s Not What You Expect by Norma Klein
  • Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt
  • Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, by Merri Lisa Johnson
  • Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
  • Just One Day by Gayle Foreman
  • Keeping You a Secretby Julie Anne Peters
  • Laboring Women by Jennifer Morgan
  • Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  • Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution by Jill Johnston
  • Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler
  • Living my Life, by Emma Goldman
  • Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality And Intimacy by Tricia Rose
  • Lucy the Giant by Sherri Smith
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
  • Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
  • Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match
  • May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt
  • Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, by Alix Kates Shulmans
  • Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition
  • Middlemarch
  • Muslima Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians
  • My Little Island
  • My Mother My Self
  • Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Night Flying by Rita Murphy
  • No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
  • Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley
  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  • On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966 – 1978 by Adrienne Rich
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • Out of the House of Bondage by Thavolia Glymph (recommended by Tahanesi Coates, this one’s at the top
    of my list to read)
  • Parable of the Sower
  • Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
  • Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, Courtney E. Martin
  • Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty, by Christine Heppermann
  • Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject
  • Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender & Sexuality, edited by Carol Queen, Lawrence
    Schimel and Kate Bornstien
  • Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rightsby Katha Pollitt
  • Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism
  • Qur’an and Woman:Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective
  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, by Azar Nafisi
  • Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari’ah in the Modern Age
  • Revenge by Taslima Nasrin
  • Riding In Cars With Boys
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Rookie Yearbook One edited by Tavi Gevenson
  • Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown:
  • Saint Joan of Arc by Vita Sackville-West
  • Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem and the Confidence Gap by Peggy Orenstein
  • SEX – Whores and Other Feminists, edited by Jill Nagle
  • Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism, by Patrick Califia-Rice
  • Sex Education by Jenny Davis
  • Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on the Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
  • Simply Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Sisterhood Is Powerful
  • Sisters of the Yam: Black Women And Self-Recovery by bell hooks
  • Skin Trade by Ann duCille
  • Skip Beat! By Yosiki Nakamura
  • Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation, by Leora Tanenbaum
  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Some Of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays by June Jordan
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Speaking in God’s Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women
  • Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
  • Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie
  • Stone Butch Blues (novel), by Leslie Feinberg
  • Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
  • Strangeland
  • Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ‘Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
  • Tales Of The Lavender Menace: A Memoir Of Liberation, by Karla Jay
  • Taste of Power by Elaine Brown
  • Temple of My Familiar by Alice Walker
  • The Apple Pie That Papa Baked
  • The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
  • The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • The Body Project, by Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  • The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things, edited by Anna Holmes
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Boy Who Cried Fabulous
  • The Cider House Rules
  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni by Nikki Giovanni
  • The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
  • The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities
  • The Doll’s House, (play), by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
  • The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz
  • The Essential Feminist Reader (Modern Library Classics) Edited by Estelle B. Freedman
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • The Golden Notebook
  • The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists
  • The Guardian Princesses
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  • The Hidden Face of Eve, Nawal El Saadawi
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The House You Pass on the Way by Jaqueline Woodson
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities (Third Edition),edited by Joan Z.
    Spade and Catherine G. Valentine
  • The Little House
  • The Lorax
  • The Maggie B
  • The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues by Angela Davis
  • The Member of the Weddingby Carson McCullers
  • The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It by Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
  • The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader by Joan Nestle
  • The Place of Tolerance in Islam
  • The Plain Janes by Cecil Castelluci and Jim Rugg
  • The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology edited by Nathalie Handal
  • The Quilt and Other Stories
  • The Red Tent
  • The Rhyming Season by Edward Averett
  • The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
  • The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
  • The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home, Arlie Hochschild
  • The Secret History of Wonder Womanby Jill Lepore
  • The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton
  • The Sex Which Is Not One
  • The Sexual Politics of Meat, Carol Adams
  • The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake
  • The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie (of Black Girl Dangerous)
  • The Sweet In-Between by Sheri Reynolds
  • The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyleby Avi
  • The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights In Islam
  • The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb
  • The Wise Old Woman and Her Secret
  • The Women’s Awakening in Egypt: Culture, Society, and the Press
  • The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America. by Ruth Rosen
  • The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden
  • The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories,by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn by Aidan Chambers
  • Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
  • Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume,
  • Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
  • TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK,’ BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
  • Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson
  • Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 by Deborah Gray White
  • Toward a New Psychology of Women, by Jean Baker Miller
  • Transgender History Edited by Susan Stryker
  • Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce
  • Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms, by Lisa Bryn Rundle, edited by Lara Karaian and Allison
    Mitchell
  • Two Queens of Baghdad
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Uncommon Faith by Trudy Krisher
  • Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution by Laurie Penny
  • Vagina by Naomi Wolfe
  • Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, by Katha Pollitt
  • Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, by Melody Berger
  • We Sinful Women: Contemporary Feminist Urdu Poetry
  • Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block
  • Weevils in the Wheat
  • What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci
  • What Makes a Baby
  • What Will It Take to Make a Woman President by Marianne Schnall
  • When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America, by Paula J. Giddings
  • When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to Present by Gail Collins
  • When Kambia Elaine Flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams
  • When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright
  • Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media, by Susan J. Douglas
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, by Julia Serano
  • White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Women
  • Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
  • Women and Madness: Revised and Updated, by Phyllis Chesler
  • Women and Power in Native North America, by Laura F. Klein (Author) and Lillian A. Ackerman (Editor)
  • Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam
  • Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature
  • Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender
  • Women in the Qur’an, Traditions, and Interpretation
  • Women of Color and Feminism by Maythee Rojas:
  • Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity
  • Women, Islam and the State
  • Words of Fire Collection, edited by Beverly Guy-Scheftall
  • Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870–1940
  • YELL-Oh Girls!, by Vickie Nam
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  • Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
  • Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
  • Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde


The 22 “Best Feminism” Book Lists Arranged by Publish Date

 

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