These are the books and websites we recommend because they contain crucial perspectives that must be considered when talking about the reality of being female. 

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Authors to Read

Authors who write consistently well (in fiction and non-fiction) who are always a sure bet if you're looking for something great!

  • Andrea Dworkin (link goes to collected works via
  • Naomi Klein
  • Angela Y. Davis
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Audre Lorde
  • Sheila Jeffreys
  • JK Rowling
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
  • Gloria Steinem

If you have book recommendations of your own, something you think we should read, please send an e-mail to