Women’s History Month: Good Reads

By Catherine Okafor

March is here and so is the beautiful weather that’s slowly creeping into the Bay area. March also brings in another important time, Women’s History month. Given the current political climate, March 8 th , International Women’s Day, was a very special time for women worldwide to commemorate the movement for women’s rights.

To continue with that now is a great time to kick back and relax while reading a good book. Perfect time to enjoy a great book by an amazing, trailblazing woman. Here is a listing of some of my favorite books and highly recommended books by women that are on my must read list. Which one will you pick to add to your list or which ones are your favorite?

  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
  • What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey
  • Letters to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • The Flowering Woman by Q. Gibson
  • The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell
  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  • Big Magic by Elisabeth Gilbert
  • Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda
  • The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki
  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez
  • Too Heavy a Yoke by Dr. Chanequa Walker Barnes
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Comfort by Ann Hood
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • Love in my Language by Alex Elle
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  • Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women In America by Melissa Harris-Perry
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith