Female Authors 

By Isabella Brady

Publishing since 1650, women have had a profound impact on literature—pivotal to storytelling as we know it today. Unfortunately, women rarely receive the recognition deserved for their literary contributions and intricate worlds created word by word—fueling the imaginations of coming generations. Thus, in this women’s history month. take some time to recognize a few (of many) notable female authors and their works. 

Women’s History Month Reading List:

Present Authors:

Margaret Atwood

  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Cat’s Eye
  • The Year of the Flood

Michelle Obama

  • Becoming

Malala Yousazfai

  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
  • Malala’s Magic Pencil
  • We Are Displaced

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Americanah
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • We Should All Be Feminists

Jandy Nelson

  • I’ll Give You the Sun
  • The Sky is Everywhere

Paula Hawkins

  • The Girl on the Train
  • Slow Fire Burning
  • Into the Water

Margot Lee Shetterly

  • Hidden Figures

Erika Sanchez

  • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Samira Ahmed

  • Love, Hate and Other Filters

Sonia Sotomayor

  • My Beloved World

Kate Moore 

  • Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
  • The Woman They Could Not Silence

Past Authors:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • My Own Words

Jane Austen

  • Pride and Prejudice 
  • Emma 
  • Sense and Sensibility

Louisa May Alcott

  • Little Women

Mary Wollstonecraft

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects