Happy International Women’s Day! As part of a (one-year-old) tradition, I’m listing my favourite feminist books since last International Women’s Day.
Since March 8 last year I’ve read about 90 books, and around 55 of those were by women. Below are eight of my faves (in line with it being March 8), with links to reviews that (sometimes) talk about the book’s feminist themes.
- Captive prince by CS Pacat
- Dying in the first person by Nike Sulway (criminally overlooked for this year’s Stella Prize)
- Long Bay by Eleanor Limprecht
- Portable curiosities by Julie Koh
- Ancillary Justice by Anne Leckie
- Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
- The pumpkin eater by Penelope Mortimer
What are your favourite feminist reads of the past year? What are you reading now? I’ve just started My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (and meanwhile I’m watching the HBO series of Olive Kitteridge) and it’s blowing my mind.