Today we’re carrying on women’s week and looking at some of my favourite female forward books. Some of these books are about Feminism, Womens history while some are a little reminder of what can happen.
Funny, powerful and personal writing by women, for women, about what the F-word means to them. Every woman has a different story to tell. Reading them all in one book might just change your life. Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN women's foundation.
Contributor include Keira Knightley - Gemma Arterton - Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) - Saoirse Ronan - Karen Gillan - Kat Dennings - Evanna Lynch - Tanya Burr - Lolly Adefope
In this inspiring and diverse book, Sam Maggs lends her signature wit and warmth to profiles of some of history's most influential female forces. Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and sport, these girl squads show just how essential female friendship has been throughout history and across the globe. Fun, feisty, and informative- with empowering illustrations by Jenn Woodall- it's the perfect gift for BFFs everywhere.
The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state resembling a theonomy that has overthrown the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred.
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.
Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women's freedom.
May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who's grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit.
Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.
For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.