Feminist Fiction, Graphic Novels & Non-Fiction (a list in progress)

Novels

  • Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • The Making of Mollie – Anna Carey
  • Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
  • The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  • Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
  • The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
  • The Bermudez Triangle – Maureen Johnson
  • A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  • Ash – Malinda Lo
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – e. Lockheart
  • Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy
  • Only Ever Yours – Louise O’Neill
  • Asking For It – Louise O’Neill
  • Alanna – Tamora Pierce
  • The Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman
  • How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
  • Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas
  • Maresi – Maria Turtschaninoff
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein
  • Black Dove, White Raven – Elizabeth Wein
  • Uglies –Scott Westerfeld
  • Blood Red Road – Moira Young
  • The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
     
    Graphic Novels
     

  • Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More – Kelly Sue Deconnick and David Lopez
  • Ghost World – Daniel Clowes
  • Hark! A Vagrant – Kate Beaton
  • Hilda – Luke Pearson
  • Lumberjanes – Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson
  • Ms. Marvel – G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona
  • Paper Girls – Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
  • Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
  • Sally Heathcote Suffragette – Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot
  • Skim – Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • This One Summer – Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Ryan North and Erica Henderson
     
    Non-Fiction
     

  • Crafting with Feminism – Bonnie Burton
  • Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World – Kate Pankhurst
  • We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Wonder Women 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History – Sam Maggs
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    Compiling a list of books on a subject as emotive as Feminism is difficult and often prone to sparking arguments as books are left out or sometimes disagreed upon due to a variety of factors. If you would like to suggest books for inclusion please feel free to do so in the comments section below, disagreements are also welcome!

    4 Thoughts on “Feminist Fiction, Graphic Novels & Non-Fiction (a list in progress)

    1. Thanks for this list – there are some great titles up there!

      Here are a few non-fiction suggestions:
      Bad Feminist – Roxanne Gay
      Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates
      How To Be A Woman – Caitlin Moran
      A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women – Mary Wollstencraft
      A Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy – Sam Maggs
      The Gender Games – Juno Dawson
      A Book For Her – Bridget Christie
      Animal – Sara Pascoe

    2. Oh, also! Have you read The Power by Naomi Alderman (winner of this year’s Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction)? Margaret Atwood was her mentor while writing it. Last term, an English teacher rushed into the library to tell me that she’d just read it. “It’s SO feminist!” she enthused!

    3. Karen Varga on June 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm said:

      Definitely agree with ‘How To Be A Woman’
      also ‘The Moranifesto’. Funny as heck. Not to everyone’s tastes though admittedly!

      Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

      Any of Angela Carter’s dark Fairy Tales.

      Chimimanda Ngoze Adichie’s books.

      The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

      I think there’s a new wave of feminist fiction about to wash over us all – hurrah!

      I listened to The Power serialised on Radio 4 – but I thought the ending almost set the women against each other, which for me undermined the feminist angle.

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