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5 feminist books you need to add to your reading list


5 feminist books you need to add to your reading list


In aid of #WorldBookDay we’ve complied a list of 5 powerful reads which you need to add to your bookshelf or kindle right now! From classic novels to modern day masterpieces, female power books still remain important and widely read.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

This book is a powerful tale of a woman who refuses to let her troubled start in life get her down, she remains true to herself and never lets any man control her. Jane travels for miles to try and find her own way in life, with a desire to be financially independent from her love, Mr Rochester.

The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich

These women paved the way for female journalists, Povich and fellow female researchers at News of the Week filed a lawsuit against their male bosses to have more female writers. The changes these women made shook the world of journalism, creating better and fairer working conditions for women.

#GirlBoss by Sophie Amoruso

School drop-out, broke, thief, scrounger and directionless. All the things which Amoruso has been classed as, but in the book she explains how you can turn it all around. She went from checking IDs in the lobby of an art school to being the founder and executive chariman of a $250-million-plus retailer.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The final instalment of the Divergent series sees Tris grow into the heroine we’ve all been wanting. Whilst the book is split between male character Four and Tris, it’s clear she is a powerful woman as she does everything within her power to help everyone around her, even if it’s a danger to her.

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman

This short story turns the traditional female ideals on it’s head, after the unnamed female protagonist (led to assume her name is Jane) gives birth she is trapped in her bedroom and deemed to be hysterical by her husband. She eventually goes mad after being forced to conform to a stereotype.

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