Feminism Book List

I compiled the list of books on the UN Women’s Instagram and all the suggestions into one big book list. It was made in Goodreads to make these titles easy to find, though a few titles are missing. While making this, I did notice that some were doubles but rather than shortening the list, I kept some that had more than one edition. There are still 3 missing that are not on Goodreads and 2 of which I couldn’t find at all.

Before posting, I did go back to the Instagram post and double check suggestions, so there are far more than 75. The final number is actually 105 books suggested.

We Should All Be FeministsAdichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Living a Feminist LifeAhmed, Sara
In the Time of the ButterfliesAlvarez, Julia *
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, #1)Angelou, Maya
Feminism for the 99%: A ManifestoArruzza, Cinzia
The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid’s Tale, #1)Atwood, Margaret *
Female Erasure: What You Need to Know About Gender Politics’ War on Women, the Female Sex and Human RightsBarrett, Ruth
The Second SexBeauvoir, Simone de
The Inhabited WomanBelli, Gioconda
A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham ClintonBernstein, Carl
The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better FutureBrodsky, Alexandra *
The Tenant of Wildfell HallBrontë, Anne
Jane EyreBrontë, Charlotte
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader GinsburgCarmon, Irin
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s AngerChemaly, Soraya *
The Story of an HourChopin, Kate
Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your SpaceConger, Cristen
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to ThemCurtis, Scarlett *
Economía feminista. Cómo construir una sociedad igualitariaD’Alessandro, Mercedes
VoxDalcher, Christina *
King Kong TheoryDespentes, Virginie
The Red TentDiamant, Anita *
Desert FlowerDirie, Waris
UntamedDoyle, Glennon *
Woman HatingDworkin, Andrea
The Breadwinner (The Breadwinner, #1)Ellis, Deborah
Can We All Be Feminists?: Seventeen writers on intersectionality, identity and finding the right way forward for feminismEric-Udorie, June *
Can We All Be Feminists?: New Writing from Brit Bennett, Nicole Dennis-Benn, and 15 Others on Intersectionality, Identity, and the Way Forward for FeminismEric-Udorie, June *
Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, Bernardine
BossypantsFey, Tina
The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of HappinessFilipovic, Jill
Dress CodedFirestone, Carrie *
The Women’s RoomFrench, Marilyn
The Feminine MystiqueFriedan, Betty
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the WorldGates, Melinda *
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape CultureGay, Roxane *
Bad FeministGay, Roxane *
When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in AmericaGiddings, Paula J.
HerlandGilman, Charlotte Perkins
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesGilman, Charlotte Perkins
Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, Florence
The Female EunuchGreer, Germaine
HomegoingGyasi, Yaa
Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New CenturyBoston Women’s Health Book Coll
Give Birth Like a Feminist: Your body. Your baby. Your choices.Hill, Milli *
Feminist Theory: From Margin to Centerhooks, bell
Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminismhooks, bell
Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politicshooks, bell
Their Eyes Were Watching GodHurston, Zora Neale
Do They Hear You When You CryKassindja, Fauziya
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement ForgotKendall, Mikki *
Daughters Who Walk This PathKilanko, Yejide *
The Book of FeminismKindig, Jessie
Fearless FreedomKrishnan, Kavita
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women WorldwideKristof, Nicholas D. *
PachinkoLee, Min Jin
The Cost of Living: A Working AutobiographyLevy, Deborah
Things I Don’t Want to KnowLevy, Deborah
Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesLorde, Audre
UnbowedMaathai, Wangari
I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in GuatemalaMenchú, Rigoberta
Seeing Like a FeministMenon, Nivedita
EcofeminismMies, Maria
Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women’s History of the WorldMiles, Rosalind
The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 YearsMiles, Rosalind
Know My NameMiller, Chanel
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of ColorMoraga, Cherríe L.
How to Be a WomanMoran, Caitlin
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic StateMurad, Nadia
Things a Bright Girl Can DoNicholls, Sally
BecomingObama, Michelle *
Under the Udala TreesOkparanta, Chinelo *
Warrior in a Pink SariPal, Sampat
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for MenPerez, Caroline Criado
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman ArchetypePinkola Estés, Clarissa
Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956Plath, Sylvia
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia PlathPlath, Sylvia
The Nowhere GirlsReed, Amy *
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to LeadRichards, Cecile
A Woman Is No ManRum, Etaf *
Woman at Point ZeroEl Saadawi, Nawal
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the StorySaini, Angela
Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for EveryoneSalami, Minna *
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to LeadSandberg, Sheryl
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1)Satrapi, Marjane
Wanita Berkarir SurgaSiauw, Felix Y. *
How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering LifeSingh, Lilly
Nike Is a Goddess: The History of Women in SportsSmith, Lissa
Men Explain Things to MeSolnit, Rebecca
My Life on the RoadSteinem, Gloria
As If Women Matter : The Essential Gloria Steinem ReaderSteinem, Gloria
Untenrum freiStokowski, Margarete
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest TrailStrayed, Cheryl *
The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred DreamsTrent, Tererai
Despues de todo… el amor lo hizo posibleUriburu, Gabriela Arias
In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist ProseWalker, Alice
The Color PurpleWalker, Alice
EducatedWestover, Tara *
The Beauty MythWolf, Naomi *
A Vindication of the Rights of WomanWollstonecraft, Mary
The Natural Way of ThingsWood, Charlotte
Three GuineasWoolf, Virginia
OrlandoWoolf, Virginia
A Room of One’s OwnWoolf, Virginia
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanYousafzai, Malala

The three missing titles are:

L’Islam e la Donna by Fariba Alasvand, available only in Italian from the Book Depository.

Is Female to Male as Nature is to Culture by Sherry Ortner. There were several books by Ortner, but none with that specific title that I found. Please help if you know anything about this book.

Rise Woman by Nonhlanhla Mnisi, I could only find Life Changes on both Goodread and Book Depository.

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