1001 Books

Since 2011, I have been reading only books written by women as a form of feminist action suggested by women on Mumsnet. Originally, I just posted monthly lists of the books I was reading on this site. Eventually, I joined Goodreads and starting tracking books there. However, in the past 4 years, I have been struggling with severe depression and anxiety  disorder, which makes everything so much more difficult. Reading is one of the things I have missed the most as I couldn’t even concentrate on collections of short stories or children’s books.  That is when I came across @RowenaMonde list of 1001 books, whilst reading some of her wonderful book reviews at Les Reveries de Rowena 1001 .

I chose to start this list of books to read, rather than just the lists of  books I’ve previously done, as a way of dealing with my depression and anxiety . It is about recognising my  accomplishments, rather than struggling with the list of things I can’t do.

So here is this list of books I want to read. It’s only in the 900s as I do not want it to be a static. It is a a work in progress, like me.

The majority of these books on this come from Rowena Monde (@RowenaMonde), Claire Heuchan (@ClaireShrugged), Sunny Singh (@sunnysingh_n6) and the women of the Mumsnet Feminist board; as well as Elif Shafak’s Black Milk: On Motherhood and Writing, Lucy Mangan’s Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, and Laura Freeman’s The Reading Cure: How Books Restored my Appetite.



 Books from Les Reveries de Rowena 

  1. Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen
  2. Rose Tremain’s The Colour
  3. Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith
  4. L. Kennedy’s Everything You Need
  5. Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet
  6. Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News
  7. Carol Shields’ The Stone Diaries
  8. Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride
  9. Donna Tartt’s The Secret History
  10. Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy
  11. Marina Warner’s Indigo
  12. Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body
  13. Toni Morrison’s Jazz
  14. Joyce Carol Oates’s Black Water
  15. Esther Freud’s Hideous Kinky
  16. Angela Carter’s Wise Children
  17. S. Byatt’s Possession
  18. Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry
  19. Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar
  20. Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep Breathing
  21. Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate
  22. Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye
  23. Margaret Drabble’s The Radiant Way
  24. Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion
  25. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Matigari
  26. Joyce Carol Oates’ Marya
  27. Amy Hempel’s Reasons to Live
  28. Marguerite Duras’ The Lover
  29. Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus
  30. Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  31. Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School
  32. Doris Lessing’s The Diary of Jane Somers
  33. Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People
  34. Leonid Tsypkin’s Summer in Baden-Baden
  35. Ismail Kadare’s Broken April
  36. Doris Lessing’s Shikasta
  37. Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter
  38. Iris Murdoch’s The Sea, The Sea
  39. Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve
  40. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Petals of Blood
  41. Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon
  42. Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star
  43. Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire
  44. Graham Greene’s The Honorary Consul
  45. Iris Murdoch’s The Black Prince
  46. Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book
  47. Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat
  48. Joyce Carol Oates’ Them
  49. Georges Perec’s A Void/Avoid
  50. Elizabeth Bowen’s Eva Trout
  51. Christa Wolf’s The Quest for Christa T.
  52. Rebecca West’s The Birds Fall Down
  53. Marguerite Duras’ The Vice-Consul
  54. Edna O’Brien’s August is a Wicked Month
  55. Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H.
  56. Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God
  57. Marguerite Duras’ The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein
  58. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook
  59. Edna O’Brien’s Girl With Green Eyes
  60. Iris Murdoch’s A Severed Head
  61. Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris
  62. Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls
  63. Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice
  64. Eilís Dillon’s The Bitter Glass
  65. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
  66. Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable
  67. James Baldwin’s If Beale street could talk
  68. James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room
  69. James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain
  70. Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian
  71. YG Lee’s oh you pretty thing
  72. Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair
  73. Georges Bataille’s The Abbot C
  74. Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing
  75. Louisa May Alcott’s The Inheritance
  76. Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day
  77. Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
  78. Anna Seghers’ Transit
  79. Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie
  80. Christina Dalcher’s VOX
  81. Henry Green’s Caught
  82. Jean Rhys’ Good Morning, Midnight
  83. Sylvie Townsend Warner’s After the Death of Don Juan
  84. Winifred Watson’s Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
  85. Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
  86. Isak Dineson’s Out of Africa
  87. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s Summer Will Show
  88. Rebecca West’s The Thinking Reed
  89. Halldór Laxness’ Independent People
  90. Elizabeth Bowen’s To the North
  91. Virginia Woolf’s The Waves
  92. Virginia Woolf’s The Years
  93. Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts
  94. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando
  95. Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day
  96. Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out
  97. Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room
  98. Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse
  99. Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September
  100. Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
  101. Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop
  102. Nella Larsen’s Quicksand
  103. Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans
  104. John Dos Passo’s Manhattan Transfer
  105. Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House
  106. May Sinclair’s Life and Death of Harriett Frean
  107. Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier
  108. Rebecca West’s Harriet Hume
  109. Edith Wharton’s Summer
  110. Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence
  111. Edith Wharton’s The Glimpses of the Moon
  112. Edith Wharton’s Bunner Sisters
  113. Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome
  114. Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth
  115. Akutagawa Ryunosuke’s Rashomon
  116. Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro
  117. Gertrude Stein’s Three Lives
  118. Kate Chopin’s The Awakening
  119. Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga
  120. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  121. Thomas Hardy’s The Hand of Ethelberta
  122. Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd
  123. George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda
  124. George Eliot’s Middlemarch
  125. George Eliot’s Adam Bede
  126. Nicolai Leskov’s The Enchanted Wanderer
  127. Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  128. Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey
  129. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
  130. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre
  131. Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte-Cristo
  132. Jane Austen’s Persuasion
  133. Maria Edgeworth’s Ormond
  134. Maria Edgeworth’s The Absentee
  135. Maria Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent
  136. Fanny Burney’s Camilla
  137. Fanny Burney’s Cecilia
  138. Fanny Burney’s Evelina
  139. Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho
  140. Olaudah Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative
  141. Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko
  142. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayett



  1. Diane Setterfield’s Once Upon a River
  2. Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black
  3. Anita Diamants The Red Tent
  4. Stacey Hall’s The Familiars
  5. Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden
  6. Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink
  7. Carolyn Kirby’s The Conviction of Cora Burns
  8. Kiran M Hargrave’s The Deathless Girls
  9. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  10. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
  11. Anton Chekhov’s The Stories of Anton Chekhov
  12. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater
  13. Ntozake Shange’s Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo
  14. Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  15. Charles Dickens’ Bleak House
  16. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
  17. Uzma Aslan Khan’s The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali
  18. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu
  19. Chigozi Obioma’s The Fishermen
  20. Amos Tutuola’s The Palm-Wine Drinkard
  21. Xiaolu Guo’s A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
  22. Latifa al-Zayyat’s The Open Door
  23. Yesika Salgado’s Hermosa
  24. Collette’s Cheri
  25. Pat Barker’s Another World
  26. Pat Barker’s Regeneration
  27. Pat Barker’s The Eye in the Door
  28. Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road
  29. Phaedra Patrick’s The Library of Lost and Found
  30. Sarah Schulman’s People in Trouble
  31. Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow
  32. Margaret Walker’s Jubilee
  33. Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Women, Other
  34. Harruna Attah Ayesha’s The Hundred Wells of Salago
  35. Yashpal’s This is not that Dawn: Jhootha Sach
  36. Bridget Collins’ The Binding
  37. Susan Choi’s American Woman
  38. Yasmin Rahman’s All the things we never said
  39. Jeanette Winterson’s Weight
  40. Emily Wilson’s Homer’s The Odyssey
  41. Sarah Schulman’s The Sophie Horowitz Story
  42. Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John
  43. Natalie Haynes’ A Thousand Ships
  44. Natalie Haynes’ The Children of Jocasta
  45. Doris Lessing’ The Golden Notebook
  46. Marjane Satrapi’s Embroderies
  47. Yrsa Daley-Ward’s The Terrible
  48. Miles Frankin’ My Brilliant Career
  49. Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting
  50. Leila Aboulela’s Elsewhere, Home
  51. Jackie Kay’s Trumpet
  52. Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses
  53. Malorie Blackman’s Knife Edge
  54. Malorie Blackman’s Checkmate
  55. Malorie Blackman’s Double Cross
  56. Malorie Blackman’s Nought for Ever
  57. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Toms Cabin
  58. Rachel Plummer’s Wain: LGBT reimagings of Scottish folk tales
  59. Eudora Welty’s The Collected Short Stories
  60. Marge Piercy’ Women on the Edge of Time
  61. Emile Zola’s Germinal
  62. Marge Piercy’s City of Darkness, City of Light
  63. Renee Watson’s Some Places More Than Others
  64. Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King
  65. Joan Didion’s Slouching towards Bethlehem
  66. Ngugi wa Thiong’o Petals of Blood
  67. Tsao Hsuen-Chin’s Death of the Red Chamber
  68. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
  69. Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease
  70. Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God
  71. Elif Shafak’s Three Daughters of Eve
  72. Sarah Shun-lien Byun’s The Hempel Chronicles
  73. Lorrie Moore’s Birds of America
  74. Alice Munro’s Selected Stories
  75. Amy Hempel’s Collected Stories
  76. Sevgi Soysal’s Noontime in Yeniseher
  77. Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star
  78. Margaret Drabbles’s The Millstone
  79. Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends
  80. V Lee’s Oh you pretty thing
  81. Naomi Alderman’s Disobedience
  82. Muriel Spark’s Aiding and Abetting
  83. Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise
  84. Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls
  85. Muriel Spark’s The Ballad of Peckham Rye
  86. Anna Burns’ Milkman
  87. Emma Dibdin’s Through his eyes
  88. Olumide Papoola’s When We Speak of Nothing
  89. M. Forster’s A Passage to India
  90. Anita Shreve’s Fortune’s Rock
  91. L Travers’ Mary Poppins
  92. Le Guin’s Lavinia
  93. Madeleine L’Engle’s Wind in the door
  94. Madeleine L’Engle’s Swiftly tilting planet
  95. Madeleine L’Engle’s many waters
  96. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude
  97. Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities
  98. Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes
  99. George Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London
  100. George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia
  101. Sahar Delijani’s Children of the Jacaranda Tree
  102. Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Muskateers
  103. Alexandre Dumas’ The Man in the Iron Mask
  104. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House
  105. Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck
  106. Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
  107. Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder
  108. Sarah J. Harris’ The Colour of Bree Larkin’s Murder
  109. Mary Elisabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret
  110. Ann Radcliffs The Italian
  111. Myra Duffy’s Endgame at Port Ballantyne
  112. Elizabeth von Arnim’s Vera
  113. Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman
  114. Philippa Gregory’s The Virgins Lover
  115. Susan Madison’s The Colour of Hope
  116. Sara Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton
  117. Anissa Gray’s The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
  118. Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow
  119. Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is also a star
  120. Madeleine St John’s The Essence of The Thing
  121. Eleanor Moran’s The Last Time I Saw You
  122. Geraldine Brooks’ March
  123. Minette Walter’s Fox Evil
  124. Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date
  125. Minette Walters’ Disorded Minds
  126. Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine
  127. Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Book of Not: Stopping the Time
  128. Mariama Ba’s So Long A Letter
  129. Julia Alvarez’s Saving the World
  130. Shea Ernshaw’s The Wicked Deep
  131. Jess Richards’ Snake Ropes
  132. Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle
  133. Sara Paretsky’s Bleeding Kansas
  134. Jennifer Egan‘s The Invisible Circus
  135. Jennifer Egan’s Look at Me
  136. Anzia Yezierska Hungry Hearts,
  137. Jeannette Walls’ Half Broke Horses
  138. Susan Fletcher’s Eva Green
  139. Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter
  140. Fay Weldon’s Remember Me
  141. L. Kennedy’s Now that you’re back
  142. Kyung-Sook Shin’s Please look after my mother
  143. Natalie Fergie’s The Sewing Machine
  144. Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage
  145. Tayari Jones’ Silver Sparrow
  146. Nell Dunn’s Up the Junction
  147. Vita Sackville West’s All Passion Spent
  148. Lucinda Riley’s Hothouse Flower
  149. Kathy Reich’s Bones of the Lost
  150. Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing
  151. Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer
  152. Clare Clark’s Beautiful Lies
  153. Susanna Daniel’s Sea Creatures
  154. Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book
  155. Muriel Spark’s Robinson
  156. Muriel Spark’s The Comforters
  157. Willa Cather’s My Antonia
  158. Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus
  159. Nancy Mitford’s Christmas Pudding
  160. Sally Gardiner’s I, Coriander
  161. Ma Jian’s Beijing Coma
  162. Elizabeth’s Gilbert
  163. Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City and Other Stories
  164. Allie Rogers’ Little Gold
  165. Carol Shield’s Unless
  166. Frances De Pontes Peebles’ The Seamstress
  167. Kate Lord Brown’s The Perfume Garden
  168. Tracy Chevalier’s At the edge of the orchard
  169. Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries
  170. Sadie Jones’ The Outcast
  171. Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur
  172. Kate Furnivall’s The Russian Concubine
  173. Ursula Le Guin’s The Left hand of darkness
  174. Sarah Hartley’s Mrs P’s Journey
  175. Elizabeth Jane Howard’s Confusion
  176. Toni Morrison’s Sula
  177. Scarlett Thomas’ Pop Co.
  178. Elizabeth Laird’s Kiss The Dust
  179. Ruth Rendell’s End in Tears
  180. Barbara Erskine’s Sleeper’s Castle
  181. Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue
  182. Lois Lowry’s The Giver
  183. Nnedi Okarafor’s Lagoon
  184. Michelle Tea’s Black Wave
  185. Edna O’Brien’s A Fanatic Heart
  186. Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure
  187. Camila Lackberg’s The Hidden Child
  188. Ursula Le Guin’s The Earth Sea Quartet
  189. Sue Grafton’s U is for Undertow
  190. Sarah Dunant’s Sacred Heart
  191. Carola Dunn’s Gone West
  192. Jeanette Winterson’s The Power Book
  193. Margaret Drabble’s The Dark Flood Rises
  194. Frances Fyfield’s Cold to the touch
  195. Ngaio Marsh & Stella Duffy’s Money in the Morgue
  196. Ethel Lilian Voynich’s The Gadfly
  197. Madeleine Bourdouxhe’s Marie
  198. Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career
  199. Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wreath
  200. Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel
  201. Daisy Johnson’s Everything Under
  202. Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room
  203. Minette Walters’ The Shape of Snakes
  204. Muriel Spark’s The Takeover
  205. Muriel Spark’s The Hothouse by the East River
  206. Muriel Spark’s The Bachelors
  207. Muriel Spark’s The Public Image
  208. Muriel Spark’s The Finishing School
  209. Muriel Spark’s The Only Problem
  210. Muriel Spark’s Symsposium
  211. Angie Thomas’ On the Come Up
  212. Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread
  213. Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
  214. Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, The Serial Killer
  215. Laura Lippman’s Sunburn
  216. Carol Shield’s Mary Swann
  217. Kirsty Logan’s The Gloaming
  218. Sabina Khan’s The Love & Lies of Rukshana Ali
  219. Chloe Caldwell’s Women
  220. Sarah Water’s Afinitty
  221. Amy Tan’s Saving Fish From Drowning
  222. Amy Tan’s The Hundred Secret Senses
  223. Ruth Jacob’s Soul Destruction
  224. Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn’s Patsy
  225. Kate Morton’s The House at Riverton
  226. Banana Yoshimoto’s The Book of Tokyo
  227. James Baldwin’s Another Country
  228. Ali Smith’s Winter
  229. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude
  230. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Ubervilles
  231. Ayesha Harruna Attah’s The Hundred Wells of Salaga
  232. Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn
  233. Leone Ross’ Come let us sing anyway
  234. Janice Galloway’s Jellyfish
  235. Sarah Moss’ Ghost Wall
  236. Lydia Davis’ Collected Stories
  237. Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye
  238. Jane Rosen’s Nine Women, One Dress
  239. Penelope Lively’s the photograph
  240. Uzma Jalaluddin’s Ayesha at Last
  241. Alice Hoffman’s The Dovekeepers
  242. Shobha Rao’s Girl burn brighter
  243. Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko
  244. Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji
  245. Willa Cather’s Death comes for the archibishop
  246. Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood
  247. Elizabeth Bowen’s the death of the heart
  248. Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a lonely hunter
  249. Betty Smith’s A tree grows in Brooklyn
  250. Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House
  251. Margaret Walker’s Jubilee
  252. Didion’s Play it as it lays
  253. Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying
  254. Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
  255. Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior
  256. Meera Syal’s Life isn’t all that ha ha ha hee
  257. Yvonne Battle-Felton’s Remembered
  258. Judith Guest’s Ordinary People
  259. Leslie Marmon’s Ceremony
  260. Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ Heads of the Heads of Coloured People
  261. Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping
  262. Aisha Saeed’s Amal Unbound
  263. Joy Kogawa’s Obasan
  264. Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street
  265. Bharati Mukherjee’s The Middleman and other Stories
  266. Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy
  267. Annie Proulx’s The Shipping New
  268. Mary Karr’s the liars club
  269. Joyce Carol Oates’ a garden of earthly delights
  270. Lorrie Moore’s Birds of America
  271. Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto
  272. Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory
  273. Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine
  274. Zoe Heller’s Notes on a scandal
  275. Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah
  276. Shirley Hazzard’s The great fire
  277. Karen Russell’s Swamplandia
  278. Kate Zambreno’s Heroines
  279. Eleanor Catton’s The Luminiaries
  280. Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood
  281. Joan Didion’s the year of magical thinking
  282. Valeria Luiselli’s Faces in the Crowd
  283. Harriet Lane’s Alys, Always
  284. Terry Pratchet’s Equal Rites
  285. Terry Pratchet’s Wyrd Sisters
  286. Terry Pratchet’s Witches Abroad
  287. Gabby Rivera’s Juliet takes a breath
  288. Nicole Dennis-Benn’s Here comes the sun
  289. Zadie Smith’s Grand Union
  290. Barbara Pym’s Excellent Women
  291. Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories
  292. Maika Moulite’s Dear Haiti, Love Alaine
  293. Elif Shafak’s 10 minutes, 38 seconds in This Strange World
  294. Jeanette Winterson’s Frankisstein: A Love Story
  295. Elizabeth Taylor’s Mrs Palfrey at The Clairmont
  296. Anne McCaffrey’s The Crystal Singer
  297. Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado
  298. Rosamond Lehman’s The Weather in the Streets
  299. The Brothers Grimm Selected Tales
  300. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
  301. Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle
  302. Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones
  303. George Sands’ Indiana
  304. Bernice McFadden’s Sugar
  305. Danzy Senna’s Caucasia
  306. Lalita Tademy’s Cane River
  307. Toni Cade Bambara’s The Salt Eaters
  308. Delon Perkins-Valdez’ Wench
  309. Edith Patou’s East
  310. Theresa Breslin’s Saskia’s Journey
  311. Ami McKay’s the birth house
  312. Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed
  313. Louisa May Alcott’s A Long Fatal Love Chase
  314. Padma Viswanathan’s The Toss of Lemons
  315. Anosh Irani’s The Song of Kahunsha
  316. Sunny Singh’s With Krishna’s Eyes
  317. Suny Singh’s Nani’s book of suicides
  318. Kalisha Buckhanon’s Speaking of Summer
  319. Elizabeth Acevedo’s Fire on high
  320. Paule Marshell’s Brown Girl, Brownstone
  321. Wayetu Moore’s She Would be King
  322. Kei Miller’s The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
  323. Tennesse William’s A Streetcar named Desire
  324. Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X
  325. Elizabeth Gaskell’s A Dark Nights Work
  326. Elizabeth Gaskell’s An Accursed Race
  327. Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Half-brother
  328. Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Moorland Cottage
  329. Elisa Lorello’s Ordinary World
  330. Zelda Fitzgerald’s The Collected Writings
  331. Rumer Godden’s The Lady and the Unicorn
  332. Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s The Revisioners
  333. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Oleander Girl
  334. Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities
  335. Pearl S Buck’s The Good Earth
  336. Yuko Tsushima’s Child of Fortune
  337. Alexandra Kollontai’s Red Love
  338. Chitra Divakaruni’s One Amazing Thing
  339. Dorothy Koomson’s Before The Rose Petal Beach
  340. Dorothy Koomson’s The Rose Petal Beach
  341. Min Jin Lee’s The Best Girls
  342. Muriel Spark’s Loitering with Intent
  343. Muriel Spark’s Territorial Rights
  344. Muriel Spark’s Not to disturb
  345. Ibi Zobi’s Pride
  346. Tendai Huchu’s The Hairdresser of Harare
  347. M Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside
  348. M Montgomery’s Rainbow Valley
  349. M Montgomery’s Chronicles of Avonlea
  350. M. Montgomery’s Further Chronicles of Avonlea
  351. M. Montgomery’s Mistress Pat
  352. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments


Biography, Autobiography, and Memoirs

  1. T Kira Madden’s Long live the tribe of fatherless girls
  2. Jenny Uglow’s Elizabeth Gaskell
  3. Galawdewos’ The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A 17th century of African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
  4. Rachel Holmes’ Scanty Particulars: the life of Dr. James Barry
  5. Susan Cheever’s Louise May Alcott: a personal biography
  6. Hermione Lee’s Virginia Woolf
  7. Jung Chang’s Empress Dowager IXI
  8. Leslie Pierce’s Empress of the East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire
  9. Jackie Kay’ Red Dust Road
  10. Michelle Obama’s Becoming
  11. Zeba Talkjani’s My past is a foreign country
  12. Adeline Yen May’s Falling Leaves
  13. Jennine Capo Crucet’s The Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education
  14. Margaret Forster’s Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  15. Muriel Spark’s The Essence of the Brontes
  16. Porochista Khakpour’s Sick, A Memoir
  17. Kathleen Jones’A Glorious Fame: The life of the Duchess of Newcastle
  18. Isabel Allende’s Paula
  19. Lizzie Ehrenhalt’s Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple
  20. Nancy Goldstone’s The Rival Queens: Catherine de’Medici, her daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that ignited a Kingdom
  21. Anne Somerset’s Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
  22. Valerie Grove’s Dear Dodie: The Life and Times of Dodie Smith
  23. Susan Quinn’s Marie Curie: A Life
  24. Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of a Awkward Black Girl
  25. Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House
  26. Bassey Ikpi’s I’m telling the truth but I’m lying
  27. Hallie Rubenhold’s The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women killed by Jack the Ripper
  28. Claire Harman’s Fanny Burnley
  29. Koren Zailckas’ Smashed: Growing up a Drunk Girl
  30. Claire Tomalin’s Jane Austen: A Life
  31. Claire O’Callaghan’s Emily Bronte Reappraised
  32. Susan B Anthony’s The Ghost in my Life
  33. Sue Black’s all that remains: a life in death
  34. Susannah Walker’s The Life of Stuff
  35. Marianne Faithfull’ memories, dreams and reflections
  36. Kate’ Adie’s Corsets to Camouflage
  37. Dian Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist
  38. Kiranjit Ahluwalia & Rahila Gupta’s Provoked: The Story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia
  39. Chanel Miller’s Know my Name
  40. Rebecca Walker’s Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
  41. Julia Vicker’s Lou Von Salome: A Biography of a Woman Who Inspired Freud, Nietzsche, and Rilke
  42. Claire Tomalin’s A Life of my Own
  43. Claire Tomalin’s Mrs Jordan’s Professon: The Story of a Great Actress and a Future King
  44. Claire Tomalin’s Katherine Mansfield’s A Secret Life
  45. Claire Tomalin’s The Invisible Woman: the story of Nellly Ternan and Charles Dickens
  46. Marianne Elliott’s Heartlands’s A Memoir of the White City Housing Estate in Belfast
  47. Keise Laymon’s Heavy: An American Memoir
  48. Nancy Mitford’s Zelda: A Biography
  49. Sarah Bradford’s Lucrezia Borgia’s Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy
  50. Carolyn Heilbrun’s The Education of a Woman: the Life and Times of Gloria Steinem
  51. Tatjana Soli’s the forgetting tree
  52. Lindy Grant’s Blanche of Castile, Queen of France
  53. Kate Milletts’s Flying
  54. Diana Athill’s Life Class
  55. Loung Ung’s First they killed my father
  56. Anne Moody’s Coming of age in Mississippi
  57. Lindsey Hilsum’s In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin
  58. Pauli Murray’s Song in a weary throat: memoir of an American pilgrimage
  59. Zing Tseng’s Forgotten Women: The Writers
  60. Hedy Lamarr’s Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman
  61. Sherry Jones’ Josephine Baker’s last dance
  62. Laura Thompson’s The Last Landlady
  63. Tara Westover’s Educated
  64. Lorna Gibb’s West’s World: The extrordinary life of Dame Rebecca West
  65. Nicole Chung’s All you can ever know
  66. Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s The fact of a body
  67. Mary Karr’s The Liars Club: A Memoir
  68. Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face
  69. Angela Steidele’s Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister
  70. Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary
  71. Loraine Fletcher’s Charlotte Smith: a Critical Biography
  72. Paula Byrne’s The Real Jane Austen
  73. Paula Byrne’s Belle: The true story of Dido Bekks
  74. Shelley DeWees’ Not just Jane: Rediscovering 7 amazing women writers who transformed British Literature
  75. Miranda Seymour’s In Byron’s Wake
  76. Alice Kessler-Harris’ A difficult woman: the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman
  77. Alice Walker’s We are the ones we have been waiting for
  78. Bryher’s The heart to Artemis: a Writer’s Memoir
  79. bell hooks’ Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood
  80. Valerie Boyd’s Wrapped in Rainbows: A Biography of Zora Neale Hurston
  81. Asha Bandele’s The Prisoner’s Wife: A Memoir
  82. Asha Bandele’s Something like Beautiful
  83. Paula Giddings: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching
  84. Kathleen Jones’ Margaret Forster: a life in books
  85. Caitlin Davies: Place of Reeds
  86. Nicola Tallis’ Crown of Blood: The deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey
  87. Nellie Campobello’s Cartucho and my mother’s hands
  88. Stacy Schiff’s Vera: Mrs Nabokov
  89. Brenda Maddox’s Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
  90. Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave: A Memoir
  91. Deborah Levy’s The cost of living (Living Autobiography)
  92. Michele Roberts’ Paper Houses
  93. Gerda Lerner’s Fireweed: A political Autobiography
  94. Amy Licence’s Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort
  95. Sarah Gristwood’s Blood Sisters: The Women Behind The War of The Roses
  96. Sarah Gristwood’s Game of Queens: The Women Who Made the 16th Century Europe
  97. Sarah Gristwood’s Vita & Virginia: A Double Life
  98. Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge
  99. Hayden Herrera’s Frida
  100. Chris Kraus’ After Kathy Acker
  101. Hannah Pool’s My Father’s Daughter
  102. Barbara Taylor’s The last Asylum: Memoirs of Madness in our Times
  103. Julia Fox’s Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford
  104. Maria Dzielsa’s Hypatia of Alexandria
  105. Jean Strouse’s Alice James: A Biography
  106. Clara Zetkin’s Selected Writings
  107. Mieka Bal’s The Artemisia Files
  108. Patricia Pierce’s Jurassic Mary: Mary Anning and The Primeval Monsters
  109. Krystal Sital’s Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
  110. Louse Meriweather’s Daddy was a Number Runner
  111. Angela Davis: An Autobiography
  112. Gal-dem: “I will not be erased”: Our Stories Growing up as People of Colour
  113. Clover Stroud’s The wild other: A Memoir of Love, Adventure and How to be Brave
  114. Carolyn Steedman’s Landscape for a Good Woman
  115. Gitta Sereny’s The case of Mary Bell: A Portrait of a Child Who Murdered
  116. Susan Aberth’s Leonara Carrington
  117. Ling Ding’s I myself am a woman
  118. Angela Jackson’s A surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks
  119. Sarah Perry’s After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s search
  120. Emmaline Pankhurst’s Suffragette: My Own Story
  121. Diana Souhami’s Gluck: Her Biography
  122. Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ When They Call You a Terrorist
  123. Evelyn White’s Alice Walker: A Life
  124. Juliet Barker’s The Brontes: A Life in Letters
  125. Samantha Ellis’ Take Courage: Anne Bronte and The Art of Life
  126. Samantha Ellis’ How to be a heroine: Or, what I’ve learned from reading too much
  127. Maegan Parker Brooks’ A voice that could stir an army: Fannie Lou Hamer and The Rhetoric of the Black freedom Movement
  128. Rosalind Rosenberg’s Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray
  129. Jeanne Theoharis’s Want to start a revolution? Radical women in the Black Freedom Struggle
  130. Coretta Scott King’s My Life, My love, My Legacy
  131. Nancy Campbell’s Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice
  132. Audre Lorde’s Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker
  133. Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries: A Memoir
  134. Gillian Slovo’s Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country
  135. Janet Todd’s Aphra Behn: A Secret Life
  136. Franchesca Ramsey’s Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
  137. Mary Taylor’s Miss Miles: A Tale of a Yorkshire Life 60 years ago
  138. Anne Lister’s Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
  139. Xiaolu Guo’s Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up
  140. Alexis De Veaux’ Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde
  141. Wangari Maathai’s Unbowed: My Autobiography
  142. Barbara Ransby’s Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement
  143. Angela Davis’ Blues legacies and Black Feminism
  144. Linda Grant’s When I lived in Modern Times
  145. Geraldine Segal’s My face is Black is true: Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations
  146. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69
  147. Maria Tippett’s Emily Carr
  148. Lyudmila Pavlichenko’s Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin’s Sniper
  149. Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince
  150. Mary Gordon’s The Shadow Man: a Daughter’s Search For Her Father
  151. Mary Seacole’s Wonderful adventures of Mary Seacole In Many Lands
  152. Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a road: An Autobiography
  153. Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School
  154. Eudora Welty’s One writer’s beginnings
  155. Kay Mill’s This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
  156. Anna Hudson’s Tunirrusingit: Kenojuak and Tim Pitsiulak
  157. Cathy Rentzenbrink: The last act of love: the story of my brother and his sister
  158. Isabel Allende’s Paula: A Memoir
  159. Lorna Sage’s Bad blood: A Memoir
  160. Alex Wagner’s Futureface: A Family Mystery, An Epic Quest, and The Secret to Belonging
  161. Carole Boyce Davies’ Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones
  162. Kathleen Jones’ The Passionate Sisterhood: The Sisters, Wives, and Daughters of the Lake Poets
  163. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Jane Kallir, & Alfred Weidinger’s The Women of Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka
  164. Fethiye Cetin’s My Grandmother: An Armenian Turkish Memoir
  165. Caroline Fraser’s Prairie Fires: the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
  166. Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
  167. Breanne Fahs’ The Defiant Life of The Women Who Wrote SCUM
  168. Sylvia Plath’s The journals of Sylvia Plath
  169. Hibo Wardere’ Cut: One Woman’s Fight against FGM in Britain today
  170. Lucasta Miller’s The Bronte Myth
  171. Lucasta Miller’s The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  172. Ruth Franklin’s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted lLife
  173. Virginia Woolf’s On Being Ill: With Notes From Sick Rooms
  174. Maxine Hong Kingston’s I love a broad margin to life
  175. Maggie Nelson’s Jane: A Murder
  176. Sisonke Msimang’s Always Another Country
  177. Marianne Elliott’s Hearthlands: A Memoir of The White City Housing Estate
  178. Jenifer Lewis’ The mother of Black Hollywood; A Memoir
  179. Beverly Bond’s Black Girls Rock: Owning Our Magic, Rocking Our Truth
  180. Nitasha Tamar Sharma et al: Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness and A Global Race Consciousness
  181. Cathy Cohen’s The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics
  182. Ashley Farmer’s Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era
  183. Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and The Black Panther Party in Oakland
  184. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, et al Go home: 24 journeys form the Asian American Writers Workshop
  185. Patricia William’s Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
  186. Keisha Blain’s Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and The Global Struggle For Freedom
  187. Scaachi Koul’s One day we’ll all be dead and none of this will matter
  188. Hilton Als’ White Girls
  189. Kara Cooney’s The Woman Who Would be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
  190. Virginia Woolf’s The Art of Biography: A collection of essays


Racism, Feminism, Womanism,  Politics, and Intersectionality 

  1. Marita Goldman’s Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write about Race
  2. Angela Saini’s Superior: The Return of Race Science
  3. Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why its so hard for white people to talk about racism
  4. Akwugo Emejilu’s To Exist is to Resist: Black feminism in Europe
  5. Charleen Carruthers’ Unapologetic: A Back, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements
  6. Andrea Ritchie’s Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Colour
  7. Toni Morrison’s The Origins of Others
  8. Barbara Smith’s Home Girls: a Black Feminist Anthology
  9. Danielle McGuire’s At the Dark End of The Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance
  10. Clementine Wamariya’s The girl who smiled beads: a story of war and what comes after
  11. Aileen Moreton-Robinson’s Talking up to The White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism
  12. Kehinde Andrews’ Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century
  13. Catrice M. Jackson’s White Spaces Missing Faces: Why Women of Color don’t Trust White People
  14. Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick and other essays
  15. Beverley Bryan’s Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain
  16. Veronique Tadjo’s The shadow of Imana
  17. Robyn Maynard’s Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the present
  18. Kendra Allen’s When you learn the alphabet
  19. Carol Anderson’s White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  20. Simone Browne’s Dark Matters: on the surveillance of Blackness
  21. Kalwant Bhopal’s Insiders, Outsiders and Others: Gypsies and Identity
  22. Lauren Michele Jackson’s White Negroes: When cornrows were in vogue and other thoughts on cultural appropriation
  23. Abasindi Cooperative & Diana Watt’s Catching Hell and Doing Well: Black women in the UK
  24. June Jordan’s Some of us did not die
  25. Charlene Carruthers’ Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements
  26. Nawal El Saadawi’s The Hidden Face of Eve
  27. Mariarosa Dallas Costa & Selma Jones’ The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community
  28. Mariam Khan’s Its not about the Burkha
  29. Sabrina Mahfouz’ the things I would tell you: British Muslim women write
  30. Imani Perry’s Vexy things on gender and liberation
  31. Ifi Amadiume’s male daughters, female husbands: gender and sex in an African society
  32. Maya Goodfellow’s Hostile Environment: How Immigrants become Scapegoats
  33. Sara Ahmed’s On being included: racism and diversity in institutional life
  34. Sara Ahmed’s Living a feminist life
  35. Sara Ahmed’s The Cultural Politics of Emotion
  36. Gloria T. Hill’s But some of us are brave: all the women are white, all the Black are men: Black Women stories
  37. Brittney Cooper’s Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower
  38. Brittney Cooper’s Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women
  39. Patricia Hill Colllin’s Black Sexual Politics
  40. bell hooks’ Outlaw Culture
  41. Angel Davis’ The Meaning of Freedom: and Other Difficult Dialogues
  42. June Eric-Udorie’s Can we all be femimists? Seventeen writers on Intersectionality
  43. Latina Feminist Group’s Latina Feminist Testimonos
  44. Rudolph Byrd’s I am your sister: collected and unpublished writing of Audre Lorde
  45. Mariam Khan’s Its not about the burqa: Muslim women on faith, feminism, sexuality and race
  46. Margo Jefferson’s On Michael Jackson
  47. Angela Davis’ Women, Culture and Politics
  48. Bushra Rehman et al: Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s feminism
  49. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah’s Sista! An anthology of writings by same gender loving women of African/ Caribbean descent in UK
  50. Roxane Gay’s Not that bad: dispatches from rape culture
  51. Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s Words of Fire: an anthology of African-American feminist thought
  52. Glory Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl: Finding our Stories; Discovering Ourselves
  53. Feminista Jones’ Reclaiming our space: how Black feminists are changing the world from tweets to the streets
  54. Kimberle Crenshaw’s On intersectionality: essential writings
  55. Azeenarh Mohammed’s She called me woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak
  56. Beverly Bryan’s Heart of the race: Black women’s lives in Britain
  57. Morgan Jerkins’ This will be my undoing: living at the intersection of Black, female, and feminist in (white) American
  58. Virginia Eubanks’ Aint gonna let nobody tun me around: 40 years of movement building with Barbara Smith
  59. Ula Yvette Taylor’s the promise of patriarchy: women and the nation of Islam
  60. Lydia Liu’s the birth of Chinese feminism
  61. Emma Dabiri’s Don’t Touch my Hair
  62. Charlie Cuff’s Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children
  63. Lee Maracle’s I am woman: native perspectives of sociology and feminism
  64. Barbara Smith’s The Truth that Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender and Freedom


Women’s Health 

  1. Maya Dusenbery’s Doing Harm: The Truth About how bad medicine and lazy science leave Women dismissed, misdiagnosed and sick
  2. Gina Rippon’s The Gendered Brain
  3. Lise Eliot’s Pink Brain, Blue Brain
  4. Bessel van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and the Body in the Transformation of Trauma.
  5. Giuditta Tornetta’s Conversitions with the Womb
  6. Eleanor Morgan’s Hormonal: A Conservation about women’s bodies, mental health and why we need to be heard
  7. Ask me about me about my uterus: a quest to make doctor’s believe in women’s pain
  8. Renate Klein’s Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation
  9. Phyllis Chesler’s Women and Madness
  10. Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans’ Transgender Children and Young
  11. Virginia Sole-Smith’s The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image and Guilt in America
  12. Angela Saini’s Inferior: The true power of women and the science that shows it



  1. Jean Kilbourne’s Deadly Persuasion
  2. Jude Burkhauser’s Glasgow Girls: Women in art and design 1880-1920
  3. Susan Saludi’s Stiffed
  4. Jeanette Winterson’s Courage Calls to Everywhere
  5. Arundhati Roy’s Capitalism: a ghost story
  6. Marion Kaplan’s The Marriage Bargain
  7. Jo Doezema’s Sex Slaves and Discourse Masters
  8. Dionne Brand’s A map to the door of no return: notes on belonging
  9. Rebecca Traister’ All the single ladies
  10. Avital Ronell’s Complaint: Grievance among Friends
  11. Svetlana Alexievich’ The Unwomanly Face of War
  12. Lynne Segal’s Straight Sex: The Politics of Pleasure
  13. Shami Chakrabarti’s On Liberty
  14. Carol J. Adams’ The Pornography of Meat
  15. Carol J. Adams’ The Sexual Politics of Meat
  16. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
  17. Virginia Woolf’s The Collected Essays
  18. Arundhati Roy’s the algebra of infinite justice
  19. Lindy West’s The Witches are Coming
  20. Vandana Shiva’s Soil, Not Oil
  21. Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
  22. Rosalind Coward’s Our Treacherous Hearts
  23. Vandana Shiva’s Making Peace with the Earth
  24. Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
  25. Noreena Hertz’ IOU: The Debt Threat and Why we must defuse it
  26. Nancy Friday’s My Mother; My Self
  27. Michael Kimmel’s Angry White Men
  28. Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
  29. Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost
  30. Rebecca Solnit’s Whose Story is This?
  31. Lucy Siegel’s To Die For: is fashion wearing out the world
  32. Elizabeth Cline’s Overdressed
  33. Rachel Hewitt’s A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind
  34. Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek



  1. Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
  2. Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating with the Dead
  3. Marguerite Duras’ Writing
  4. Jane Smiley’s 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
  5. Lilly Dancyger’s Burn it Down: Women Writing about Anger
  6. Virginia Woolf’s Women and Writing
  7. Mary Chapman’s Becoming Sui Sin Far: early fiction, journalism, and travel writing by Edith Maude Eaton
  8. Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird



  1. Stephanie Davies-Arie’s Communicating with Kids
  2. Phyllis Chesler’s Mothers on Trial
  3. Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish’s How to talk so kids will listen



  1. Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her
  2. Fiona Vera-Gray’s the right amount of panic: how women trade freedom for safety
  3. Marawa Ibrahim with Sinem Erkas’ The Girl Gyude
  4. Laura Bates’ Girl Up
  5. Sady Doyle’s Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers
  6. Laura Bates’ Misogyny
  7. Carolyn Cocca’s Superwomen: Gender, Power and Representation
  8. Natalie Collins’ Out of control: couples, conflict and the capacity for change
  9. Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born
  10. Marguerite Waller & Jennifer Rycenga’s Frontline Feminisms: Women, War and Resistance
  11. Lorna Finlayson’s An Introduction to Feminism
  12. Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex
  13. Janice Raymond’ A Passion for Friends
  14. Alison Phipp’s The Politics of the Body
  15. Michelene Wandor’s Body Politic: Writing from the women’s liberation movement in Britain
  16. Dale Spender’s Man Made Language
  17. Nell Dunn’s Talking to women
  18. Susan Bordo’s Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture & the Body
  19. Sally Scholz’ Feminism
  20. Cathering Redford’ Reclaiming the F Word
  21. Naomi Wolf’s Vagina
  22. Germaine Greer’s Sex & Destiny: The Politics of Infertitlity
  23. Robin Morgan’s Sisterhood is Powerful
  24. Ann Oakley’s House Wife
  25. Kate Manne’s Down girl: the logic of misogyny
  26. Rebecca Traister’s Good and mad: the revolutionary power of women’s anger
  27. Amina Wadud’s Inside the gender jihad: women’s reform in Islam



  1. Kelcey Wilson-Lee’s Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I
  2. Diane Atkinson’s Rise Up, Women! The remarkable lives of the Suffragettes
  3. Joan Wallach Scott’s Feminism & History
  4. Karen Armstrong’s A Short History of Myth
  5. The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance
  6. Antonia Fraser’s The Weaker Vessel: Women’s Lot in Seventeenth-Century England
  7. Priyamavada Gopal’s Insurgent Empire: Anticolonialism and making of British dissent
  8. Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America
  9. Bonnie Smith’s The Gender of History
  10. Saidiya Hartman’s Lose your Mother: a journey along the atlantic slave route
  11. Judith Jesch’s Women in the Viking Age
  12. Sheila Rowbotham’s Women’s Consciousness, Man’s World
  13. Lynn Abrams & Elizabeth Harvey’s Gender Relations in German History
  14. Mary Beard’s Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
  15. Gisela Bock & Susan James’ Beyond Equality & Difference
  16. Gabriele Griffin & Rosi Braidotti’s Thinking Differently: a reader in European women’s studies
  17. The History of Human Rights
  18. L Kaplan’s The Story of Jane: The legendary underground feminist abortion service
  19. Louise Raw’s Striking a light: the Bryant and May matchwomen and their place in history
  20. Jeanne Theoharis’ A more beautiful and terrible history: the uses and misuses of civil rights history



  1. Britteny Black Rose Kapri’s Black Queer Hoe
  2. Jackie Kay’s Darling
  3. Adrienne Rich’s An atlas of the difficult world
  4. Alice Walker’s Taking the arrow out of the heart
  5. Audre Lorde’s The New York Head Shop and Museum
  6. Audre Lorde’s Poetry is not a Luxury
  7. Jacqueline Woodson’s brown girl dreaming
  8. Olivia Gatwood’s The Party
  9. Wilslawa Szymborska’s Poems New and Collected
  10. Mari Evans’ I am a Black Woman
  11. Naomi Shihab Nye’s Tender Spot
  12. Dorothy Parker’s The Collected Dorothy Parker
  13. Katherena Vermette’ River Woman
  14. Jason Reynold’s For Everyone
  15. Becky W Thompson’s a hunger so wide


The Penguin Modern

  1. Martin Luther King Jrs’ Letters from Birmingham Jail
  2. Allen Ginsburg’s Television was a baby crawling toward that Death Chamber
  3. Daphne du Maurier’s The Breakthrough
  4. Dorothy Parker’s The Custard Heart
  5. Three Japanese Short Stories
  6. Anais Nin’ The Vieled Woman
  7. George Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism
  8. Getrude Stein’s Food
  9. Stanislaw Lem’s The Three Elecktroknights
  10. Patrick Kavanagh’s The Great Hunger
  11. Danilo Kis’ The Legend of the Sleepers
  12. Ralph Ellison’s The Black Ball
  13. Jean Rhys’ Till September Petronella
  14. Franz Kafka’s Investigations of a Dog
  15. Clarice Lispector’s Daydreams and Drunkeness of a Young Lady
  16. Ryszard Kapuscinki’s An Advertisement for Toothpaste
  17. Albert Camus’ Create Dangerously
  18. John Steinback’s The Vigilante
  19. Fernando Pessoa’s I have more souls than one
  20. Shirley Jackson’s The Missing Girl
  21. Four Russian Short Stories
  22. Italo Calvino’s The Distance of the Move
  23. Audre Lorde’s The Masters’ Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
  24. Leonora Carrington’s The Skeleton’s Holiday
  25. William S. Burroughs’ The Finger
  26. Samuel Beckett’s The End
  27. Kathy Acker’s New York City in 1979
  28. Chinua Achebe’s Africa’s Tarnished Name
  29. Susan Sontag’s Notes on ‘camp’
  30. John Berger’s The Red Tenda of Bologna
  31. Francoise Sagan’s The Gigolo
  32. Cyprian Ekwensi’s Glittering City
  33. Jack Kerouac’s Piers of the Homeless Night
  34. Hans Fallada’s Why do you wear a cheap watch?
  35. Truman Capote’s The Drunk in his Domain
  36. Saul Bellow’s Leaving the Yellow House
  37. Katherine Anne Porter’s The Cracked Looking Glass
  38. James Baldwin’s Dark Days
  39. George Simenon’s Letter to my Mother
  40. William Carlos Williams’ Death the Barber
  41. Betty Friedan’s The problem that has no name
  42. Frederico Garcia Lorca’s The Dialogue of Two Snails
  43. Yuko Tsushima’s Of Dogs and Walls
  44. Javier Marias’ Madame du Deffand and the Idiots
  45. Carson McCullers’ The Haunted Boy
  46. Jorge Luis Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths
  47. Andy Warhol’s Fame
  48. Primo Levi’s The Survivor
  49. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lance
  50. Wendell Berry’s Why I am not going to buy a computer


Faber Stories 

  1. Robert Aickman’s The Inner Room
  2. Alan Bennett’s The Shielding of Mrs Forbes
  3. Brian Aldiss’ Three Types of Solitude
  4. Djuna Barnes’ The Lydia Steptoe Stories
  5. Samuel Beckett’s Dante and the Lobster
  6. Petina Gappah’s An Elergy for Easterly
  7. Sarah Hall’s Mrs Fox
  8. Kazuo Ishiguro’s Come Rain or Shine
  9. D James’ The Victim
  10. Thom Jones’ Sony Liston was a friend of mine
  11. Claire Keegan’s The Forester’s Daughter
  12. David Mean’s A River in Egypt
  13. John McGahern’ The Country Funeral
  14. Lorrie Moore’s Terrific Mother
  15. Edna O’Brien’s Paradise
  16. Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find
  17. Julia O’Faolain’s Daughters of Passion
  18. Sylvia Plath’s Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom’
  19. Akhil Sharma’s Cosmopolitan
  20. Barbara Kingsolver’s Homeland
  21. Sally Rooney’s Mr Salary
  22. Akhil Sharma’s Cosmopolitan
  23. Marianne Moore’s Fairy Tales
  24. Anna Burns’ Mostly Hero


Virago Modern Classics

  1. Janet Frame’s Faces in the Water
  2. Patricia Highsmith’s Deep Water
  3. Zora Neale Hurston’s Their eyes were watching God
  4. Rosamond Lehmann’s The Weather in the Streets
  5. Grace Paley’s The Collected Stories
  6. Mary Renault’s Fire from Heaven
  7. Mary Renault’s The Bull from the Sea
  8. Mary Renault’s The King Must Die
  9. Elizabeth Taylor’s A View of the Harbour
  10. Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier
  11. Antonia White’s Frost in May
  12. Muriel Sparks’s Memento Mori
  13. Writers as Readers: A Celebration
  14. Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop
  15. Elaine Dundy’s The Dub Avocado
  16. Nora Epheron’s Heartburn


The Virago Designer Collection

  1. Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley
  2. Elizabeth Taylor’s Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
  3. Elizabeth Taylor’s A Game of Hide and Seek
  4. Muriel Spark’s A Far Cry from Kensington
  5. M Delafield’s The Provincial Lady
  6. Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls
  7. Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April
  8. Molly Keane’s Good Behaviour
  9. Elizabeth Jenkin’s The Tortoise and the Hare
  10. Daphne Du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn
  11. Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek
  12. Daphne Du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now and Other Stories
  13. Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds and Other Stories
  14. Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train
  15. Edith Wharton’s The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton