Some books we love now/forever
So many of us grew up on a steady diet of books written by white, male writers. These were the books taught in our schools, considered classics, ‘real literature'. How did so many of us start reading books written by women then? Time and opportunity. Maybe a book bought by chance, not on the school-approved reading list, a novel considered ‘chick lit’ that was actually fantastic or texts recommended to us by other women. Within the collective we are constantly talking about books written by women, enthusiastically recommending them to each other and talking about how they have helped us negotiate life, love, activism, literature and the everyday.
The following is a list of books that have impacted us as feminists, strengthened our resolve to fight, made us cry because we recognise so much of ourselves in their stories, made us laugh for perhaps the same reason.
This list is a mix of classic and contemporary, fiction and non fiction by various amazing women. More power to them.
Note: Some of us have also mentioned why we think the books we’re recommending are so great. Happy reading!
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