International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Here are some books that celebrate those achievements. If you are looking for more books about women in society, they can be found in the non-fiction section in the 305’s.
A Moonless, Starless Sky – Alexis Okeowo
Presents accounts of everyday men and women living amidst war and extremism.
Her Body and Other Parties – Carmen Maria Machado
Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
The Man in the Brown Suit – Agatha Christie
Pretty, young Anne came to London looking for adventure. In fact, adventure comes looking for her—and finds her immediately at Hyde Park Corner tube station. Anne is present on the platform when a thin man, reeking of mothballs, loses his balance and is electrocuted on the rails.
Difficult Women – Roxanne Gay
A collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection
Red Clocks – Leni Zumas
In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
What is Not Yours is Not Yours – Helen Oyeyemi
The reader is invited into a world of lost libraries and locked gardens, of marshlands where the drowned dead live and a city where all the clocks have stopped; students hone their skills at puppet school, the Homely Wench Society commits a guerrilla book-swap, and lovers exchange books and roses on St Jordi’s Day.