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29 Best Feminist Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most accurate list of best Feminist books.

How we picked these:
1. Search for "best Feminist books" and study the top 8 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    A Room of One's Own

    Virginia Woolf

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 3 articles
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    The Bluest Eye

    Toni Morrison

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 8

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Margaret Atwood

    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 9

    Circe

    Madeline Miller

    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 10

    The Second Sex

    Simone de Beauvoir

    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 11

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 16

    Asking For It

    Louise O'Neill

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 18
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 21

    Furious Thing

    Jenny Downham

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 22
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 23

    We Should All Be Feminists

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 25

    The World's Wife

    Poems

    Carol Ann Duffy

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 26

    The Awakening

    Kate Chopin

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Feminist books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 29 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Feminist books on the internet.

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