International Women's Day

- Book List - International Women's Day

Non fiction

Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2017)
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. This is Adichie's letter of response. Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Beautifully written.

An activist life by Christine Milne (2017)
The story of an apparently ordinary woman - a high-school English teacher from northwest Tasmania - who became a fiery environmental warrior, pitted against some of the most powerful business and political forces in the country.

200 women: who will change the way you see the world – created by Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday (2017)

Good night stories for rebel girls : 100 tales of extraordinary women / Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (2017)
’To the rebel girls of the world: dream bigger, aim higher, fight harder, and, when in doubt, remember you are right'  Second book just released.

Bitch doctrine: essays for dissenting adults by Laurie Penny (2017)
"Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know”

Girl up by Laura Bates (2016)
Hilarious, jaunty and bold, this book exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, the false representations in media, the complexities of a sex and relationships, the trials of social media and all the other lies they told us.

Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit (2014)
A touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining’ 

No way, okay, fine: a memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings by Brodie Lancaster (2017)
The story of a young woman’s life through the lenses of feminism and pop culture that will make you laugh and cry along the way. 

Shrill: notes from a loud woman by Lindy West (2016)
Tackles some of the most burning issues of pop culture today

Fight like a girl by Clementine Ford (2016)
Through a mixture of memoir, opinion and investigative journalism, Fight Like A Girl exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women.

Not just lucky: why women do the work but don’t take the credit – Jamila Rizvi (2017)
For Australian women who are tired of being overlooked and undervalued.


Adult fiction

Her by Garry Disher (2017
Beautifully and powerfully written, this is a look at the darker side of Australia's past - and particularly the status of girls and women in our society - that will stay with you long after you finish reading

The power by Naomi Alderman (2017)
Winner of The Baileys women’s prize for fiction 2017 – a fascinating look at what the world might be like if millennia of sexism went the other way.

The nightingale by Kristin Hannah (2015)
In war, it is often only the men’s stories told. This is in homage to the extraordinary courage and endurance of Frenchwomen during World War II.

The Alice network by Kate Quinn (2017)
Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice

Her body and other parties: stories by Carmen Maria Machado (2017)
In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women's lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. 

Difficult women by Roxane Gay (2017)
A collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.