Books for the Feminist in Your Life

There’s never a bad time to pick up a good book about fearless women trying to take on the world. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your feminist friend this holiday season, pick up one of these books, sure to inspire her to keep reaching for her goals.

In the Game by Peggy Garrity

Growing up an Irish Catholic, Peggy Garrity was determined to not live the same life as her mother and join a convent. Escaping a life of strict rules and religious sacrifice to become a high-profile attorney in Los Angeles, Peggy knew she was destined for something greater. In the Game is the riveting story of a brave woman, who amidst representing notable clients also raised four children on her own.

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay skillfully depicts the diverse lives of women in this collection of stories about love, family and adversity. The New York Times bestselling author creates characters her readers can identify with, whether rich, poor, married, single or just trying to find their way in the world. Gay’s view of modern America creates a well-rounded story of unique women and their everyday experiences.

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Ocean’s Fire by Stacey Tucker

Just when Skylar thought her life couldn’t get more confusing, mythical powers she didn’t know she had begin to reveal themselves. Now that an ancient book has found its way out of the shadows, Skylar must prepare herself for the greatest surprise of her life while warding off the threats of a dangerous stranger who could throw her life into even further chaos.

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

In the matter of one month, Ariel Levy’s unconventional life completely fell apart. Raised to reject the standards of love, womanhood and success, this memoir takes readers through the poignant adventure of a woman who lives by her own rules.

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Women Within by Anne Leigh Parrish

Constance, Eunice and Sam never expected to find friendship in the Lindell Retirement Home but fate will bring the three together to create a story unlike any other. The multigenerational story of these three women will remind you of the importance of friendship and the way our lives intersect.

Reset by Ellen Pao

Successful and brave Ellen Pao was not going to remain silent when it came to discrimination in the workplace. Being a woman in Silicon Valley proved to have its difficulties when she started at Kleiner Perkins in 2005 but she refused to be the unheard voice in the crowd, taking her fight for equality to the courtroom.  The perfect read for any woman ready to take down the oppressive men in the office.

All the Lives I Want by Alana Massey

Alana Massey’s collection of essays looks at the way female icons are interpreted by the world.  How they’re often put into stereotypical categories and the ways in which they influence girls everywhere. From fictional characters to women writers and pop stars, All the Lives I Want is an ode to the famous women who help shape the lives of their fans, both young and old.

Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong

Oxford will not allow their female students to graduate like the men.  Both Lia and Scarlett have a problem with this. As the two come together to fight for the cause but life eventually takes them down different paths and their love dwindles. Years later, only having fond memories of Scarlett, Lia will receive a letter that will change both of their futures forever.

All Grown Up  by Jami Attenberg

From New York Times bestselling author Jami Attenberg comes her newest novel about a woman trying to find the true definition of being an adult. When everyone around her has a different idea of what it is to grow up, Andrea Bern must find a way into womanhood on her own terms as the birth of her niece threatens to rip her family apart.

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