Read Women 2015


Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go

Kamila Shamsie’s A God in Every Stone

Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls

Esmeralda Santiago’s Almost a Woman

Octavia Butler’s Kindred

Carol Birch’s The Naming of Eliza Quinn

Andrea Levy’s The Fruit of Lemons

Jamaica Kincaid’s The autobiography of my mother

Andrea Levy’s Every Light Burning in the House

Andrea Levy’s Never Far From Nowhere

Ruiyan Xu’s The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai

Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy. Snow. Bird

Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters who walk this path

Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the Guave Orchard


Esmeralda Santiago’s When I was Puerto Rican – A Memoir

Yejide Kilanko’s Chasing Butterflies

Jackie Kay’s Red Dust Road


Jackie Kay’s Fiere

nayyirah waheed’s salt

Sabrina Mahfouz’ The Clean Collection

Padma Viswanathan’s The Toss of a Lemon

Shauna Singh Baldwin’s The Selector of Souls

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Bucha Emecheta’s The Joys of Motherhood

Zora Neale Hurston’s Their eyes were watching

Sabina Khan’s The Realm of the Goddess

Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero’s Walk

Sunny Singh’s Hotel Arcadia

*Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies

Madeleine Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love

*nayyirah waheed’s nejma

Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks

*Assata Shakur’s Assata: An Autobiography

Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life