From inspiring biographies to insightful societal commentaries and compelling fictions, there’s never been a better time to delve into a feminist read.
With more books than ever written by incredible women, it’s never been easier to educate and inspire yourself on the challenges and triumphs, both past and present, of womankind.
Whether you’re in search of a feminist read to fire up your next book club meeting or you’re looking to expand your way of thinking, these feminist books are a must-read.
The Best Feminist Books To Read
Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
In a world driven by social media and keeping up appearances, this debut novel from Florence Given will make you reconsider the patriarchal roots many of our insecurities as women are founded in.
Talkin’ Up To The White Woman by Aileen Moreton-Robinson
It may have just marked its 20th anniversary, but this groundbreaking book is as relevant as ever. Distinguished Professor and woman of the Goenpul tribe, part of the Quandamooka nation on Stradbroke Island, interrogates western feminism and its own power and privilege.
Unbounded by Maria Thattil
Part inspiration, part memoir, Unbounded, explores Miss Universe Australia, activist and media personality, Maria Thattil’s journey to self-love and liberation as she reflects on her experiences with racism, sexism, financial hardship, intergenerational trauma, homophobia and mental health.
My Body by Emily Ratajkowski
In this extremely intimate series of essays, model and mother, Emily Ratajkowski, dissects her ideals of beauty, how they intersect with her personal and political beliefs and how they’ve shaped the course of her life so far.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
If you haven’t yet read the classic novel (turned TV adaptation) by Margaret Atwood, what are you waiting for? And, with the recent overturning of Roe V. Wade in the U.S., its message feels more pertinent than ever.
Man-Made by Tracey Spicer
In this well-researched, illuminating novel, Walkley Award-winning journalist, Tracey Spicer, examines how past biases are still being built into our futures, particularly in the world of tech.
I Feel Bad About My Neck, And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman by Nora Ephron
You may know Nora Ephron as the creator of great love stories (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle, You’ve Got Mail) but in this hilarious and thoughtful memoir the author gets candid about ageing and everything that follows—menopause, beauty maintenance and empty nests.
Love, Pamela by Pamela Anderson
You may think you know Hollywood starlet and Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson’s story, but not like this. The Mother and activist reflects on her turbulent time in the spotlight in a stunning, layered memoir sprinkled with prose and poetry.