Reading recommendations for Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and National Reading Month and what better way to honor both of these occasions than to pick up a book exploring women’s experiences and accomplishments? Here’s a list of fiction, memoirs, and essays authored by women that encourage critical thinking about inequality, gender, and women’s empowerment recommended by the Women at Oxfam employee resource group.


Assembly, by Natasha Brown

Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo,

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

Mexican Gothic, by Sylvia Moreno Garcia

Olga Dies Dreaming, by Xochitl Gonzalez

Olive, by Emma Gannon

The Deep, by Rivers Solomon

The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennet

Yolk, by Mary H.K. Choi


90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, by Allison Yarrow

Bad Feminist, by Roxanne Gay

Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist, by Judy Heumann

Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

Good and Mad, by Rebecca Traister

Good Enough, by Leanne Brown

Madam Secretary, by Madeleine Albright

Men Explain Things to Me, by Rebecca Solnit

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), by Elaine Welteroth

My Life on the Road, by Gloria Stein

My Own Words, by Ruth Bader Ginsberg

On My Own Two Feet: The Journey from Losing my Legs to Learning the Dance of Life, by Amy Purdy

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, Mona Eltahawy

We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent, by Nesrine Malik

Wordslut, Amanda Montell

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