9 Books that inspire us on International Women’s Day

We could create an infinite list of books we love – both fiction and non-fiction – that are by and about amazing women. We decided to challenge ourselves for International Women’s Day by keeping our list under a million titles. Trust us, it was hard to leave off favorite authors like Maya Angelou (or this great list being hidden around London by Emma Watson’s “book fairies”) to make sure to include some variety! If you haven’t read these, we highly recommend them.

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
by Rebecca Traister

We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

The Historian
by Elizabeth Kostova

Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth
by Warsan Shire

My Own Words
by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb

Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Suffragette: My Own Story
by Emmeline Parkhurst

Did we miss your favorite? Tell us what books we should be reading on Twitter.

Book image courtesy of The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA (known for amazing artistic displays of books)

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