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National Women's Day Book Ideas

Recomended reading from Ella

To celebrate the history of women, during the month of  International Women’s Day, here is a list of books worth reading for female empowerment & feminism. Let us know if you’ve read these and what you think! 


  • Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 1 & 2 by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavello 

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama 

  • Voices of Powerful Women by Zoe Sallis 

  • The Unexpected Journey of the Ordinary by Catherine Gray 

  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

  • Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis 

  • A Girl’s Guide to Being Awesome by Suzanne Virdee 

  • How to Own the Room by Viv Groskop 

  • Toksvig’s Almanac by Sandi Toksvig  



  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (My personal favourite!) 

  • She is Fierce by Ana Sampson (Book of Poems by women) 

  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave 

  • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 

  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder & Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson