Read Women 2013

 Favourite Books

Fiction:

Precious Williams’ Precious

Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions

Rumer Godden’s The Doll’s House

Aminatta Forna’s Ancestor Stones

Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Chibundu Onuzo’s The Spider King’s Daughter

Feminism:

Valerie Solanus’ Scum Manifesto

Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider

Lynne Harne & Elaine Miller’s All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism 

Melinda Tankard Reist & Abigail Bray’s Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry

Karen Boyle’s Everyday Pornography

History:

Bettany Hughes’ Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore (this is one of my all time favourite books and, as I have banged on about everywhere on social media, I would love to see this type of history applied to the Amazonian women)

Shirley Chisholm’s Unbought & Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition

Helen Castor’s She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

Rosalind Miles’ The Women’s History of the World

 

I also started reading J.D Robb’s futuristic Lt Eve Dallas series as well as M.C Beaton’s Agatha Raisin cotswolds mysteries. Both of these series were recommended by women on the Mumsnet Feminist Board.