Must Reads for the Feminist

In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to create a book list for my fellow feminists that combines comedic, romantic, and educational books that we should all read. The list is as follows:

  1. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  2. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

  3. Bossypants by Tina Fey

  4. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

  5. Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti

  6. Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards

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

  8. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution by Adrienne Rich

  9. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  10. Toward a Feminist Theory of the State by Catharine A. MacKinnon

  11. Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

  12. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem

  13. Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape by Susan Brownmiller

  14. Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

  15. Woman Hating by Andrea Dworkin

  16. Goddesses and Monsters: Women, Myth, Power, and Popular Culture by Jane Caputi

  17. The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf

  18. Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black by bell hooks

  19. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Reading is truly such a great way to educate yourself, and these books are some of the best options available in my opinion. Not only will they help you understand yourself and your own life, but also the lives of others. This list encompasses a variety of options and categories as well as short and long books, so there should be a perfect book for everyone. Hope you enjoy!