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As recommended by our twitter fans, here is our list of Feminist books (in no particular order) for you to read and enjoy!

  1. Naomi Wolf. The Beauty Myth. Get it here
  2. Germaine Greer. The Whole Woman. Get it here
  3. Natalie Angier. Woman. Get it here
  4. Ursula Le Guin. The Left Hand of Darkness. Get it here
  5. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale. Get it here
  6. Sheri Reynolds: The Rapture of Canaan. Get it here
  7. Alice Walker: Possessing the Secret of Joy. Get it here
  8. Rita Mae Brown: Venus Envy. Get it here
  9. Inga Musico: Cunt. Get it here
  10. Jayne Bussmann: The Worst Date Ever. Get it here
  11. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar. Get it here
  12. Ariel Levy: Female Chauvinist Pigs. Get it here
  13. Tsitsi Dangaremba: Nervous Conditions. Get it here
  14. Mariama Ba: So Long a Letter. Get it here
  15. Martine Rothblatt: The Apartheid of Sex
  16. Rita Mae Brown: Rubyfruit Jungle
  17. Sarah Frost: Conduit. Get it here
  18. Alleyn Diesel (eds):Reclaiming the L Word: Sappho’s Daughters Out in Africa. Get it here
  19. Wame Molefhe: Go Tell the Sun. Get it here
  20. Danila Botha: Got No Secrets. Get it here
  21. Malika Ndlovu: Invisible Earthquake. Get it here
  22. Tracey Farren: Whiplash. Get it here
  23. Natasha Walter: Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism. Get it here
  24. Carol J. Adams: The Sexual Politics of Meat. A feminist-vegetarian critical theory. Get it here
  25. Eve Ensler: I am an Emotional Creature. Get it here
  26. Angela Carter: The Bloody Chamber. Get it here
  27. Angela Carter: The Ideology of Pornography.
  28. Caitlin Moran: How to be a woman. Get it here.
  29. Antony Hegarty: Future Feminism. 
  30. Angela McRobbie: The Aftermath of Feminism. Get it here
  31. Urmila Deshpane: A Pack of Lies. Get it here
  32. Jen Thorpe (ed): My First Time. A collection of stories on sex and sexuality from women like you. Get it here.
  33. Naomi Wolf: Vagina. Get it here
  34. Sheryl Sandberg: Lean in. Get it here

 

 

18 thoughts on “Feminist Bookstore

  1. Great site!
    Interesting to see that the Beauty Myth is still no. 1 on the ‘to read’ list. Great work for its time, but what do we think of Naomi’s recent comments on anonymity and rape survivors?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/naomi-wolf/interpol-the-worlds-datin_b_793033.html (along with the update and correction at the end of it) and

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/05/julian-assange-sex-crimes-anonymity

    Personally, I think she may have missed the point on this one.

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      • The Bloody Chamber (fiction)
        The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography (non-fiction) :)
        I also Love Andrea Dworkin’s ‘Our Blood.’

        Toni Morrison is also great at telling women’s stories. Have read ‘Sula’ am busy with ‘Beloved’ which is shaping up to be very good!

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  4. I would recommend ‘How to Be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran
    I am about half way through and spent the whole weekend reading out bits to anyone who would listen!

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  5. I would have liked to see Susie Orbach’s ;Fat is a Feminist Issue’ on this list. Although it is a book of its time, I still think it should be on any feminist’s reading list as it still raises some very interesting issues.

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  6. Hi everyone

    I am looking for progressive children’s books that are free from gender stereotypes and empowering to little girls. Any idea where I can find these types of books?

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