Books about Womens Rights

  1. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    by Jung Chang
    A family memoir spanning decades of Chinese history, exploring the power of resilience.

    The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten ... (Goodreads)

  2. Mary, Called Magdalene

    by Margaret George
    A fictionalized account of Mary Magdalene's life, from her childhood in Magdala to her relationship with Jesus and beyond.

    As a woman in the Bible , Mary Magdalene 's story is not recounted as fully as that of some of the males associated with Jesus. The novel presents a new view of Mary Magdalene – a female apostle who ... (Wikipedia)

  3. West with the Night

    by Beryl Markham
    A memoir of a pioneering aviator's incredible adventures, from African skies to the US.

    The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. ... (Goodreads)

  4. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901

    by Nancy E. Turner
    A young woman's struggle for independence, chronicles her journey through the American Southwest.

    “Belongs on your must-read list. This novel is a gem.” — Omaha World-Herald Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable, These Is My Words, melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of, Lonesome ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Maisie Dobbs

    by Jacqueline Winspear
    Detective story set in post-WWI London, investigating a mysterious disappearance.

    Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist and Investigator, began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a Belgravia mansion, only to be discovered reading in the library by her employer, Lady ... (Goodreads)

  6. Princess Academy

    by Shannon Hale
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery and empowerment, finding her own strength and potential.

    Miri is a fourteen-year-old girl from Mount Eskel, an isolated territory of Danland, who has never been allowed to work with the rest of the villagers in the quarry that keeps the community alive. ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Invention of Wings

    by Sue Monk Kidd
    A powerful story about a girl's journey to freedom, despite the limitations of slavery.

    Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world—and it is now ... (Goodreads)

  8. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

    by Malala Yousafzai
    A young girl's fight for the right to education despite Taliban oppression.

    I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai ... (Goodreads)

  9. A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary

    by Marta Hillers
    An account of the struggles of a German woman during the occupation of Berlin, as she attempts to survive.

    A, New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice For eight weeks in 1945, as Berlin fell to the Russian army, a young woman kept a daily record of life in her apartment building and among its ... (Goodreads)

  10. Inés of My Soul

    by Isabel Allende
    A historical novel of a woman's struggles and triumphs in colonial Latin America.

    This historial novel is about the main facts of the life of Inés (an important figure in Chile), written in older Ines' first-person voice, with its intended audience to be Ines' adoptive daughter, ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Into the Water

    by Paula Hawkins
    A gripping murder mystery, uncovering secrets hidden in a town's haunted past.

    Following the unexplained death of her sister, Nel, in a pool at the foot of a cliff, Jules Abbott returns to Beckford, a fictional town in Northumberland , to care for her niece, Lena. The novel is ... (Wikipedia)

  12. We Should All Be Feminists

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    A call to action for an inclusive, gender-equal society through an examination of feminism.

    What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists , a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by ... (Goodreads)

  13. In the Time of the Butterflies

    by Julia Alvarez
    A story of courage and sacrifice, as four sisters resist a tyrannical regime in the Dominican Republic.

    This is the story of the four Mirabal sisters during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. At school, one of the sisters, Minerva , meets a girl, Sinita, who later became one ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

    by Fannie Flagg
    A nostalgic tale of friendship, courage and resilience set in the American South.

    Throughout the novel the narrator and time period change, and the reader relies on the chapters' headings to establish the date and the source of the chapter. Some of the narration comes in the form ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Paula

    by Isabel Allende
    A woman's journey of self-discovery and healing, as she confronts a devastating diagnosis.

    Isabel Allende wrote Paula while tending to her daughter, Paula Frías Allende, who was in a coma arising from complications of porphyria . Allende started the book as a letter to Paula, explaining ... (Wikipedia)

  16. فئران أمي حصة

    by سعود السنعوسي
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, navigating complexities of tradition and family.

    ما عادت الفئران تحومُ حول قفص الدجاجاتِ أسفل السِّدرة وحسب. تسلَّلت إلى البيوت. كنتُ أشمُّ رائحةً ترابية حامضة، لا أعرف مصدرها، إذا ما استلقيتُ على أرائك غرفة الجلوس. ورغم أني لم أشاهد فأرا داخل ... (Goodreads)

  17. Northanger Abbey

    by Jane Austen
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, navigating the complexities of high society.

    Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert
    A woman's struggles to find meaning in her life, leading to tragic consequences.

    Madame Bovary is the debut novel of French writer Gustave Flaubert, published in 1856. The character lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. When ... (Goodreads)

  19. Shirley

    by Charlotte Brontë
    A young woman's turbulent journey to find her place in a restrictive society.

    Robert Moore is a mill owner noted for apparent ruthlessness towards his employees. He has laid off many of them, and is apparently indifferent to their consequent impoverishment. In fact he had no ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Bossypants

    by Tina Fey
    A collection of humorous and personal essays about life and career.

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her ... (Goodreads)

  21. The House of Mirth

    by Edith Wharton
    A young woman's struggle to navigate New York high society, in pursuit of financial security and true love.

    Lily Bart, a beautiful but impoverished socialite, is on her way to a house party at Bellomont, the country home of her best friend, Judy Trenor. Her pressing task is to find a husband with the ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Imago

    by Octavia E. Butler
    A journey through a post-apocalyptic future, exploring the power of human connection and love.

    The stunning conclusion to a postapocalyptic trilogy about an alien species merging with humans—from “one of science fiction’s finest writers” (TheNew York Times). Human and Oankali have been mating ... (Goodreads)

  23. Breath, Eyes, Memory

    by Edwidge Danticat
    A young girl's exploration of her family's history and her own identity in Haiti.

    At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child ... (Goodreads)

  24. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

    by Nicholas D. Kristof
    Examining the global struggle of women and how to empower them in the face of oppression.

    From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer ... (Goodreads)

  25. Manhattan Beach

    by Jennifer Egan
    A female-led story of crime, courage and sacrifice set in 1940s Brooklyn.

    Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea ... (Goodreads)

  26. What Happened

    by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    A candid look into the 2016 election, exploring the events leading up to her defeat.

    “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Red Tent

    by Anita Diamant
    A tale of the powerful women of the Old Testament, uncovering their traditions and struggles.

    Dinah opens the story by recounting for readers the union of her mother Leah and father Jacob , as well as the expansion of the family to include Leah's sister Rachel , and the handmaids Zilpah and ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

    by Jean Sasson
    An inside look at the life of a Saudi princess, filled with struggles and struggles for freedom.

    Sultana is a Saudi Arabian princess, a woman born to fabulous, uncountable wealth. She has four mansions on three continents, her own private jet, glittering jewels, designer dresses galore. But in ... (Goodreads)

  29. Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine

    by Kelly Sue DeConnick
    A science fiction tale of a dystopian future, exploring the power of female resistance.

    “... one of the most unique and subversive artifacts of pop culture in recent memory.” -,, "Seldom do comics burst onto the scene and shatter our worldview by being entirely poignant, raw, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. L'Assommoir

    by Émile Zola
    An exploration of poverty and alcoholism in the Parisian working class.

    The novel is principally the story of Gervaise Macquart, who is featured briefly in the first novel in the series,, La Fortune des Rougon, , running away to Paris with her shiftless lover Lantier to ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

    by Sheryl Sandberg
    An exploration of gender dynamics in the workplace and solutions for women to achieve success.

    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

    by Kate Moore
    Uncovering the untold story of female factory workers poisoned by radium paint in 1920s America.

    A New York Times , USA Today , Wall Street Journal , and Amazon Charts Bestseller! For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. Zelda

    by Nancy Milford
    Biography of Zelda Fitzgerald, exploring the tumultuous life and times of the iconic figure.

    Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and ... (Goodreads)

  34. Barrayar

    by Lois McMaster Bujold
    A woman's journey of self-discovery as she navigates the rules and expectations of her home planet.

    Cordelia and Aral Vorkosigan are expecting their first child. Before crafty old Emperor Ezar Vorbarra died, he maneuvered a very reluctant Aral into agreeing to serve as regent for Ezar's young ... (Wikipedia)

  35. My Beloved World

    by Sonia Sotomayor
    Autobiographical account of a Latina's path to the Supreme Court, overcoming personal and systemic obstacles.

    The first Latinx (Puerto Rican) and third woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting ... (Goodreads)

  36. Remarkable Creatures

    by Tracy Chevalier
    The story of two 19th century women who make a groundbreaking discovery in the fossil-rich cliffs of Lyme Regis.

    In 1810, a sister and brother uncover the fossilized skull of an unknown animal in the cliffs on the south coast of England. With its long snout and prominent teeth, it might be a crocodile – except ... (Goodreads)

  37. Who Fears Death

    by Nnedi Okorafor
    A fantasy adventure in post-apocalyptic Africa, where one woman must use her powers to save her people.

    The novel takes place in a post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan , where the light-skinned Nuru oppress the dark-skinned Okeke. The protagonist, Onyesonwu ( Igbo for "who fears death"), is an Ewu ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Loving Frank

    by Nancy Horan
    A romantic story of love and tragedy, as a woman risks everything for her forbidden passion.

    The book opens to notes written by Mamah Borthwick, reminiscing on her life and expressing her longing to tell her views of what happened. The story begins with an account of Mamah’s attendance, with ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

    by Sena Jeter Naslund
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, defying society's expectations and finding her own path.

    A magnificent, vast, and enthralling saga, Sena Jeter Naslund's Ahab's Wife is a remarkable epic spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby Dick , it is the ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Heretic Queen

    by Michelle Moran
    The story of Nefertari, an ambitious and powerful queen of Ancient Egypt.

    In ancient Egypt, a forgotten princess must overcome her family’s past and remake history. The winds of change are blowing through Thebes. A devastating palace fire has killed the Eighteenth ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Alice Network

    by Kate Quinn
    Two women in WWI join forces to unravel secrets of a spy network in search of a missing girl.

    The plot follows pregnant American college student Charlie St. Clair in the aftermath of World War II , as she travels around France looking for her missing cousin, Rose. Her story intersects with ... (Wikipedia)

  42. The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

    by Denise Kiernan
    The true story of the women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during the Manhattan Project.

    The incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. history., The Tennessee town of Oak Ridge was ... (Goodreads)

  43. Infidel

    by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    A memoir of a woman's journey of faith, identity, and self-liberation.

    One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would ... (Goodreads)

  44. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

    by Kate Clifford Larson
    An exploration of the life of Rosemary Kennedy, uncovering the heartbreaking story of her family's secret.

    One of, People,’s Top Ten Books of 2015, "[Larson] succeeds in providing a well-rounded portrait of a woman who, until now, has never been viewed in full.",—Boston Globe, “A biography that chronicles ... (Barnes & Noble)

  45. The Valley of Amazement

    by Amy Tan
    A woman's story of resilience, navigating two different cultures and the struggles of motherhood.

    In the first part of the story, Violet tells the story of growing up in Hidden Jade Path, a courtesan house in Shanghai that is run by her mother, an American woman named Lulu Minturn. Violet grows ... (Wikipedia)

  46. The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    by Jennifer Worth
    A midwife's story of bringing life into the world and the joys and struggles of living in poverty-stricken East London.

    At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while ... (Goodreads)

  47. Eve's Daughters

    by Lynn Austin
    Four women from different generations navigate life's challenges and find strength in their faith and family ties.

    What Would You Do If a Secret Was Causing Your Family to Crumble? Is there a secret terrible enough that it should never be revealed, not even if it was tearing a family apart? For more than five ... (Barnes & Noble)

  48. The Boston Girl

    by Anita Diamant
    A woman's story of growing up in the early 20th century, navigating the changing roles of women.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes ... (Goodreads)

  49. How to Be a Woman

    by Caitlin Moran
    A humorous exploration of modern femininity and fighting for women's rights.

    Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely ... (Goodreads)

  50. Sleeping Beauties

    by Stephen King
    A female-only virus putting women to sleep, creating a chaotic and divided society.

    In the impoverished town of Dooling, part of the fictional Tri-Counties region of Appalachia , a bizarre murder occurs when two men running a meth lab out of their mobile home are beaten to death by ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

    by Jennifer Ryan
    A community of women uniting against a backdrop of wartime turmoil to form an unlikely choir.

    The village of Chilbury in Kent is about to ring in some changes.,This is a delightful novel of wartime gumption and village spirit that will make your heart sing out. Kent, 1940. In the idyllic ... (Goodreads)

  52. A Study in Scarlet Women

    by Sherry Thomas
    A female Sherlock Holmes-esque detective investigates a mysterious murder in Victorian London.

    With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social ... (Goodreads)

  53. The Feminine Mystique

    by Betty Friedan
    A groundbreaking exploration of the dissatisfaction felt by women in the 1950s and beyond.

    Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique . Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of ... (Goodreads)

  54. Mistress of Rome

    by Kate Quinn
    The story of a slave girl and her rise to power in Ancient Rome.

    The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the, New York Times, and, USA Today, bestselling author of, The Alice Network., First-century Rome: A ruthless emperor watches over all–and fixes ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Virgin Cure

    by Ami McKay
    A young girl in 19th century New York City is sold into prostitution and must navigate the dangerous world of sex work to survive.

    From #1 international bestselling author Ami McKay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. Hidden Figures

    by Margot Lee Shetterly
    The untold story of the African-American women who made invaluable contributions to NASA's space program in the 1960s.

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller. Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space ... (Goodreads)

  57. America's First Daughter

    by Stephanie Dray
    The life of Thomas Jefferson's beloved daughter, and her struggle between duty and freedom.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  58. Marie Antoinette: The Portrait of an Average Woman

    by Stefan Zweig
    A biography of Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, exploring her life and the events leading up to her execution during the French Revolution.

    Life at the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has long captivated readers, drawn by accounts of the intrigues and pageantry that came to such a sudden and unexpected end. Stefan Zweig's Marie ... (Goodreads)

  59. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    by Irin Carmon
    Celebrating the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    New York Times Bestseller Featured in the critically acclaimed documentary, RBG, "It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the 'Notorious RBG." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2019 She ... (Barnes & Noble)

  60. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

    by Rebecca Traister
    Examining the power and influence of unmarried women on modern society.

    In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American ... (Goodreads)

  61. Dietland

    by Sarai Walker
    A woman's determined search to find her own power, while challenging the beauty standards imposed by society.

    The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail ... (Goodreads)

  62. Gather Together in My Name

    by Maya Angelou
    A young woman's compelling memoir of her struggles for independence and identity.

    The book opens in the years following World War II. Angelou, still known as "Marguerite," or "Rita," has just given birth to her son Clyde, and is living with her mother and stepfather in San ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Cane River

    by Lalita Tademy
    An epic tale tracing the history of four generations of African-American women in Louisiana.

    A, New York Times, bestseller and Oprah's Book Club Pick-the unique and deeply moving saga of four generations of African-American women whose journey from slavery to freedom begins on a Creole ... (Goodreads)

  64. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

    by Nujood Ali
    A young girl's fight against early marriage in Yemen and her victory in court.

    “I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.” Nujood Ali's childhood ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Dovekeepers

    by Alice Hoffman
    Four women living in a fort in ancient Israel tell their stories of survival and faith.

    According to the official trailer , Tagline: The trailer featured the tagline, "Their journey. Their passion. It all leads up to this. Take a stand." The adaptation garnered negative reviews: Keith ... (Wikipedia)

  66. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    by Mary Wollstonecraft
    A pioneering work advocating for the political, social, and educational rights of women.

    In the present state of society, it appears necessary to go back to first principles in search of the most simple truths, and to dispute with some prevailing prejudice every inch of ground. To clear ... (Goodreads)

  67. Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

    by Michelle Moran
    Historical novel of a young woman's struggle to survive in tumultuous 18th century France.

    The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire... but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

    by Nadia Hashimi
    A young Afghan girl's struggle to break free from oppressive traditions and find her own path.

    Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel, The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Grand Sophy

    by Georgette Heyer
    An unconventional young woman's spirited adventure to restore order and joy to her new family.

    For the past several years Sophia Stanton-Lacy (known as Sophy to everyone) has lived away from England, following her diplomat father Sir Horace around Europe while the Napoleonic Wars raged on. Now ... (Wikipedia)

  70. Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

    by Nathalia Holt
    The untold story of the women who worked as "human computers" at NASA, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of women in science.

    The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate ... (Barnes & Noble)

  71. The Last Days of Dogtown

    by Anita Diamant
    A tale of survival and resilience in a dying Massachusetts town in the early 1800s, told through the lives of its inhabitants and their dogs.

    “An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society’s outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory” (,The New York ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Blood of Flowers

    by Anita Amirrezvani
    A young woman's quest for independence and freedom in 17th century Persia.

    In the fabled city of Isfahan, in seventeenth-century Persia, a young woman confronts a dismal fate: Her beloved father had died and left her without a dowry. Forced to work as a servant in the home ... (Goodreads)

  73. Wives and Daughters

    by Elizabeth Gaskell
    A story of growth, love, and values in a rural English village.

    The novel opens with young Molly Gibson, who has been raised by her widowed father, Dr. Gibson. During a visit to the local aristocratic 'great house' of Lord and Lady Cumnor, Molly loses her way in ... (Wikipedia)

  74. The Other Einstein

    by Marie Benedict
    A fictionalized account of the life and contributions of Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein's first wife.

    A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history, written by, New York Times, bestselling author Marie Benedict! In ... (Goodreads)

  75. China Dolls

    by Lisa See
    Three young Chinese women struggle for identity and independence during WWII.

    China Dolls centers on three young women who are attracted to the San Francisco nightclub scene right before American involvement in World War II . At first Grace Lee, Helen Fong, and Ruby Tom seem ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Chosen

    by P.C. Cast
    A young girl's journey to save the world, discovering her powerful magical abilities.

    Back at the House of Night, Zoey realizes that, as a leader of the Dark Daughters, she has to choose someone else to fill the position of Earth in her circle. Much to everyone else's displeasure, she ... (Wikipedia)

  77. Women & Power: A Manifesto

    by Mary Beard
    A look at the history of female power and the cultural obstacles preventing women from achieving it.

    At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power , she ... (Goodreads)

  78. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women

    by Elena Favilli
    Collection of inspiring stories about extraordinary women and their accomplishments.

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from ... (Goodreads)

  79. The House Girl

    by Tara Conklin
    A story of two women, a present-day lawyer and a 19th Century slave, and the search for justice in a complex world.

    A stunning debut novel of love, family, and justice that intertwines the stories of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia and ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York Virginia, 1852. ... (Goodreads)

  80. Girl Waits with Gun

    by Amy Stewart
    A young woman's quest for justice, and her unexpected journey of bravery and empowerment.

    A novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Astronaut Wives Club

    by Lily Koppel
    The story of the women who supported America's early space program, showing strength and resilience.

    As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from ... (Goodreads)

  82. The Lady of the Rivers

    by Philippa Gregory
    A sweeping historical novel about a powerful female's journey of self-discovery.

    Fourteen-year-old Jacquetta, whose noble family claims descendance from the water goddess Melusine , learns the secrets of her inherited powers from her great-aunt Jehanne , the Demoiselle of ... (Wikipedia)

  83. The Stolen Marriage

    by Diane Chamberlain
    A small-town woman faces societal pressure to make a difficult choice between family and her own dreams.

    Steeped in history and filled with heart-wrenching twists,, The Stolen Marriage, is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It showcases Diane Chamberlain ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. My Name Is Mary Sutter

    by Robin Oliveira
    A midwife's journey of self-determination, as she strives to become a surgeon in the Civil War.

    A, New York Times, bestseller and a moving Civil War novel about a young midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Fans of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, and ... (Goodreads)

  85. Bread Givers

    by Anzia Yezierska
    A young Jewish girl in New York City struggles to break free from the oppressive traditions of her family and community.

    This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels ... (Goodreads)

  86. Slammerkin

    by Emma Donoghue
    The turbulent life of a young woman in 18th century England, exploring the consequences of poverty and gender inequality.

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