Was reading more one of your new year’s resolutions too? There’s something super satisfying about getting stuck into a great book, and it’ll also increase your life span, lower your stress and boost your intelligence. Which pretty much seems like a win win situation, right?
So to celebrate International Women’s Day we wanted to spread a little love to these incredibly talented female authors. As you can imagine, narrowing this down to 5 books has been somewhat a challenging experience, but we can guarantee they’ll be a book in here that’ll catch your eye, so let’s get into it.
Girl Up – Laura Bates
Kicking off with the essential book for any girl of any age. Laura Bates, the founder of Everyday Sexism, writes about every piece of bullsh*t we have to face as women. Calling out consent, vagina talk, love, and more. 100% one that should be taught in schools.
Laura very passionately helps send a deep message to younger girls who are brain washed by the media, removing the stigma around what females ‘should’ be doing and saying.
The Power – Naomi Alderman
Imagine a world where women are born with an electric power that can change the power balance forever? Naomi Alderman creates a dystopian universe where this power overthrows the patriarchy, focusing on four women and how they use their powers and it’s not always for good… This book is certainly one that’s in the hands of women on every tube carriage right now, so you need to jump on the hype.
Slay In Your Lane – Yomi Adegoke
A refreshing and much needed novel talking about the struggles young black women face every day, with inspiring messages from women of colour who have overcome boundaries and succeeded in a variety of sectors. This book is one to feel totally inspired by and share with everyone you know.
Covering all aspects of a woman’s life, from work to dating, Yomi celebrates the strides that black women have already made. Perfectly illustrated with stories from the author herself and interviews from some of the most successful black women in Britain.
The Multi-Hyphen Method – Emma Gannon
In this day and age, it’s super challenging to push for success in the world of work, each and everyone of us faces difficult situations everyday. Emma Gannon’s book is the ultimate guide to helping us tackle these issues face on!
A book for young creatives ready to take on the job world in a new age. So many of us don’t fit in a box when it comes to our career, and Emma Gannon creates a fantastic method allowing us all to embrace all the different aspects of our creative business talents and utilise them to make more money and be happy. One if you need to break the 9-5 cycle, and you’re ready to go it alone.
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink – Scarlett Curtis
What does the F word mean to you?
A book full of essays from inspirational women such as Zoe Sugg, Jameela Jamil, Emma Watson and more, detailing what it means to be a feminist in 2019. From FGM, the Spice Girls, female masturbation and periods, there’s nothing this book doesn’t cover, and it’s one that is making waves all around the world. This book is definitely one to buy all your female friends and read whenever you feel like a pick me up.
Oh and don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for our very own Skinnydip Book Club coming soon!