Hunger by Roxane Gay
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Known to the general public as a comedian in “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” Mindy proves herself in “Why Not Me?” to be normal, and entirely understandable. In a series of essays, Mindy describes the struggles every women faces, and even ones unique to her as a woman of color in an industry not entirely accepting of her differences. Her book is an excellent choice for a fun, humorous, and real read. Look into her books on her Amazon page here.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Margaret’s work has been influential for years, but “The Handmaid’s Tale” became even more so recently because of the new HBO miniseries adapting the novel. This novel offers a strong analogy about the perceived place of females in society, and can be a reminder that fiction serves an important function in documenting and influencing society. Try out this book not only for its incredible images, but for an understanding of what the future could possibly be. Find all of Margaret’s work here.
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Naomi Wolf’s bestseller is important for every female to read. It proves just how pervasive the concept of a specific type of beauty is, and how harmful it can be to all females. A concept we all are familiar with, and which we learn at a young age. If you want more understanding, research, and confirmation about how your importance as an individual does not stem from your outer beauty, take a look at this book. You can find it here.
Why We March, a compilation of images
This book is a compilation of images from the first Women’s March last year. Some of the most creative signs are included as documentation of the amazing women that took part in the march.If you are as emotionally unstable as me, a lot of them might make you tear up. But I believe this book is important to include among all the others because of how inspiring it is. Of course, being a woman can be hard sometimes, but when you look at these images and remember the impact we can have, it helps. Look into this book, and all other stories inspired by the first Women’s March here.