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.
title author We Should All Be Feminists Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi Living a Feminist Life Ahmed, Sara In the Time of the Butterflies Alvarez, Julia * I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, #1) Angelou, Maya Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto Arruzza, 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 Rights Barrett, Ruth The Second Sex Beauvoir, Simone de The Inhabited Woman Belli, Gioconda A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton Bernstein, Carl The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future Brodsky, Alexandra * The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Brontë, Anne Jane Eyre Brontë, Charlotte Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Carmon, Irin Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger Chemaly, Soraya * The Story of an Hour Chopin, Kate Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space Conger, Cristen Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to Them Curtis, Scarlett * Economía feminista. Cómo construir una sociedad igualitaria D’Alessandro, Mercedes Vox Dalcher, Christina * King Kong Theory Despentes, Virginie The Red Tent Diamant, Anita * Desert Flower Dirie, Waris Untamed Doyle, Glennon * Woman Hating Dworkin, 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 feminism Eric-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 Feminism Eric-Udorie, June * Girl, Woman, Other Evaristo, Bernardine Bossypants Fey, Tina The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness Filipovic, Jill Dress Coded Firestone, Carrie * The Women’s Room French, Marilyn The Feminine Mystique Friedan, Betty The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Gates, Melinda * Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Gay, Roxane * Bad Feminist Gay, Roxane * When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America Giddings, Paula J. Herland Gilman, Charlotte Perkins The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Women Don’t Owe You Pretty Given, Florence The Female Eunuch Greer, Germaine Homegoing Gyasi, Yaa Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century Boston Women’s Health Book Coll Give Birth Like a Feminist: Your body. Your baby. Your choices. Hill, Milli * Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center hooks, bell Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism hooks, bell Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics hooks, bell Their Eyes Were Watching God Hurston, Zora Neale Do They Hear You When You Cry Kassindja, Fauziya Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Kendall, Mikki * Daughters Who Walk This Path Kilanko, Yejide * The Book of Feminism Kindig, Jessie Fearless Freedom Krishnan, Kavita Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Kristof, Nicholas D. * Pachinko Lee, Min Jin The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography Levy, Deborah Things I Don’t Want to Know Levy, Deborah Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Lorde, Audre Unbowed Maathai, Wangari I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala Menchú, Rigoberta Seeing Like a Feminist Menon, Nivedita Ecofeminism Mies, Maria Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women’s History of the World Miles, Rosalind The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years Miles, Rosalind Know My Name Miller, Chanel This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Moraga, Cherríe L. How to Be a Woman Moran, Caitlin The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State Murad, Nadia Things a Bright Girl Can Do Nicholls, Sally Becoming Obama, Michelle * Under the Udala Trees Okparanta, Chinelo * Warrior in a Pink Sari Pal, Sampat Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Perez, Caroline Criado Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Pinkola Estés, Clarissa Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956 Plath, Sylvia The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath Plath, Sylvia The Nowhere Girls Reed, Amy * Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead Richards, Cecile A Woman Is No Man Rum, Etaf * Woman at Point Zero El Saadawi, Nawal Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story Saini, Angela Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone Salami, Minna * Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sandberg, Sheryl Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1) Satrapi, Marjane Wanita Berkarir Surga Siauw, Felix Y. * How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life Singh, Lilly Nike Is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports Smith, Lissa Men Explain Things to Me Solnit, Rebecca My Life on the Road Steinem, Gloria As If Women Matter : The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader Steinem, Gloria Untenrum frei Stokowski, Margarete Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Strayed, Cheryl * The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams Trent, Tererai Despues de todo… el amor lo hizo posible Uriburu, Gabriela Arias In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose Walker, Alice The Color Purple Walker, Alice Educated Westover, Tara * The Beauty Myth Wolf, Naomi * A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Wollstonecraft, Mary The Natural Way of Things Wood, Charlotte Three Guineas Woolf, Virginia Orlando Woolf, Virginia A Room of One’s Own Woolf, Virginia I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Yousafzai, Malala
The three missing titles are:
by Fariba Alasvand, available only in Italian from the Book Depository. L’Islam e la Donna
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.