66 Books For Your TBR During Women’s History Month

Okay hear me out, I wanted to do a simple book stack IG post for Women’s History month. You know, a selection of books from my shelves to yours. Books that I’ve either read or have on my TBR. It was supposed to be simple.

Sixty-six books later, I’m pretty sure that I could still pull a few more from my bookcases but I had to stop somewhere! This is the longest book post I’ve ever done and I LOVE IT SO MUCH! This has been so much fun! My intention is totally to add to your own TBR during Women’s History month by sharing some of the books in my personal library.

But first, let’s go over some logistics –

I HAVEN’T READ ALL THESE BOOKS. I own over 600 books and, as you might imagine, I haven’t read them all. So take the titles that I haven’t read as soft recommendations; they’re on my shelf cause I want to read them but I can’t fully vouch for the contents. I’m one who believes in the truth universally acknowledged that book reading and book buying are two different hobbies (I’m only guessing that this is acknowledged by every bookworm but did you like what I did there?). The books that I have read will include my star rating.

I CAN’T GIVE A SYNOPSIS OF ALL THESE BOOKS. There are too many, it would take forever, and I want to actually finish this project before March is over! Soooooo pretend you’re browsing the bookstore shelves and when you see a title you like you pick it up and read the back (a.k.a. click on it and follow the Amazon listing for more info) Thanks 😊.

I KNOW I’M MISSING A TON OF TITLES. I stuck with just the books on my shelves, which means there are about a million other titles I could’ve included. So if you think there is a book that should be on the list, you’re probably right but I don’t own it! 😉 There are a TON of really great audiobooks that I’ve listened to that fit the bill so I added a bonus list of 18 extra titles at the end of the post so as not to leave them out!

SEVERAL OF THESE PICKS AREN’T “WOMEN’S HISTORY”. I picked books that had great female protagonists in honor of Women’s History Month. Some stories are true, some are fiction, some are from times past and others happened not so long ago. It’s always a good time to read books about strong women!

I’M ALWAYS DOWN FOR A GOOD RECOMMENDATION. In the comments, share a book you think I should add to my library!

Ready to go? Let’s do this!

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I’ve divided up these books into 7 categories for easier browsing:

  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • FICTION BASED ON TRUE ACCOUNTS /EVENTS/HISTORY
  • FICTION BASED ON REAL WOMEN
  • GENERAL FICTION
  • NON FICTION
  • CLASSICS
  • JUNIOR FICTION

Each book is linked but if you want to check out the entire list, you can click here to find it in my Amazon storefront!

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

1. The Little Woman // Gladys Aylward with Christine Hunter
2. Unorthodox // Deborah Feldman – 5 ⭐️
3. Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Rebecca Hall
4. Tell Me Everything // Erika Krause – 3.75 ⭐️
5. Reading Lolita in Tehran // Azar Nafisi
6. Troublemaker // Leah Remini – 5 ⭐️

I own the paperback but I highly recommend the audiobook because Remini reads it herself and you need her voice if at all possible! 🤌🏽

7. Ginger: My Story // Ginger Rogers
8. The Glass Castle // Jeannette Walls – 5 ⭐️
9. Educated // Tara Westover – 5 ⭐️
10. I Am Malala // Malala Yousafzai

FICTION BASED ON TRUE ACCOUNTS / EVENTS / HISTORY

11. Radar Girls // Sara Ackerman
12. Sisters in Arms // Kaia Alderson – 3.75 ⭐️
13. The Women // Kristin Hannah– 5 ⭐️
14. Take My Hand Dolen Perkins-Valdez
15. The Nurse’s Secret // Amanda Skenandore – 3.75 ⭐️

FICTION BASED ON REAL WOMEN

16. The Mystery of Mrs. Christie // Marie Benedict
17. The Only Woman in the Room // Marie Benedict – 4 ⭐️
18. The Personal Librarian // Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray – 3.5 ⭐️
19. The Aviator’s Wife // Melanie Benjamin – 5 ⭐️
20. One Thousand White Women // Jim Fergus
21. Libertie // Kaitlyn Greenidge
22. The Librarian of Auschwitz // Antonio Iturbe
23. Lilac Girls // Martha Hall Kelly
24. Girl Waits with Gun // Amy Stewart
25. Radio Girls // Sarah-Jane Stratford

GENERAL FICTION

26. Hester // Laurie Lico Albanese
27. The Handmaid’s Tale // Margaret Atwood
28. A Woman’s Place // Lynn Austin – 5 ⭐️

One of my long-time favorites!

29. The Lady Brewer of London // Karen Brooks
30. The Last Flight // Julie Clark – 4 ⭐️
31. The Mayor of Maxwell Street // Avery Cunningham
32. The Girl with the Louding Voice // Abi Daré – 4 ⭐️
33. Daughter of the Reich // Louise Fein
34. Atomic Love // Jennie Fields – 4 ⭐️
35. The Kitchen House // Kathleen Grissom – 3 ⭐️
36. Girl in the Blue Coat // Monica Hesse
37. A Countess Below Stairs // Eva Ibbotson – 5 ⭐️

One of my all-time favorites! Technically YA, I think but I still love it!

38. Bloomsbury Girls // Natalie Jenner
39. Small Great Things // Jodi Picoult – 4 ⭐️
40. The Helinski Affair // Anna Pitoniak
41. River Sing Me Home // Eleanor Shearer
42. The Help // Kathryn Stockett
43. Black Cake // Charmaine Wilkerson

NON FICTION

44. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings // Maya Angelou
45. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War // Karen Abbott
46. The Secret History of Home Economics// Danielle Dreilinger
47. Defiant Daughters: Christian Women of Conscience // Marcy Heidish
48. Agent Sonya // Ben Macintyre
49. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters // Anne Boyd Rioux
50. Hidden Figures // Margot Lee Shetterly
51. FLOW: The Cultural History of Menstruation // Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
52. Wild // Cheryl Strayed
Front Cover Preview Image - 1 of 9 - Hearts of Fire: Eight Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith
53. Hearts of Fire // Voice of the Martyrs

CLASSICS

54. An Old-Fashioned Girl // Louisa May Alcott – 5 ⭐️

Sweet story!

55. Little Women // Louisa May Alcott – 5 ⭐️

All-time favorite story!

56. Persuasion // Jane Austen – 5 ⭐️

One of my top favorite Austens

57. Jane Eyre // Charlotte Bronte – 5 ⭐️

Forever favorite!

58. Their Eyes Were Watching God // Zora Neale Hurston – 4 ⭐️
59. To Kill a Mockingbird // Harper Lee – 5 ⭐️

It’s a classic for a reason!

60. Gone with the Wind // Margaret Mitchell – 5 ⭐️

Worth every page! Even though the main character drove me absolutely nuts. There is a reason this is a classic but man, Scarlett is one you love to not like at all, imo.

61. Anne of Green Gables // L.M. Mongomery – 5 ⭐️

Forever favorite! I’ve loved the series for a long time ❤️

62. Little House in the Big Woods – 5 ⭐️

This list wouldn’t be complete without Laura Ingalls Wilder. Another childhood favorite!


JUNIOR FICTION

Let’s just say all of these were and still are favorites of mine – 5 ⭐️

63. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle // Avi
64. Hope Was Here // Joan Bauer
65. The Witch of Blackbird Pond // Elizabeth George Speare
66. Sister to the Wolf // Maxine Trottier

BONUS! AUDIOBOOK QUICK LIST

I don’t own the physical copies of any of these titles but they’re definitely worth including on the list!

The Other Einstein
1. The Other Einstein // Marie Benedict – 3 ⭐️
Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis
2. Becoming Mrs. Lewis // Patti Callahan – 3 ⭐️
The Women of Chateau Lafayette
3. The Women of Chateau Lafayette // Stephanie Dray – 4 ⭐️
A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
4. Fever in the Heartland // Timothy Egan – 4 ⭐️
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
5. The Woman Who Smashed Codes // Jason Fagone – 3 ⭐️
Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel
6. Lessons in Chemistry // Bonnie Garmus – 5 ⭐️
The Keeper of Hidden Books: A Novel
7. Keeper of the Hidden Books // Madeline Martin – 4 ⭐️
The Librarian Spy: A Novel of World War II
8. The Librarian Spy // Madeline Martin – 4 ⭐️
Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women
9. Frontier Grit // Marianne Monson – 3.75 ⭐️
All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
10. All My Knotted-Up Life // Beth Moore – 4 ⭐️
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women
11. Radium Girls // Kate Moore – 4 ⭐️
The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner
12. The Woman Who Split the Atom – 3.75 ⭐️
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
13. Code Girls // Liza Mundy – 3.5 ⭐️
Where the Crawdads Sing
14. Where the Crawdads Sing // Delia Owens – 4 ⭐️
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
15. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society // Mary Ann Schaffer
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
16. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks // Rebecca Skloot – 5 ⭐️
The Rose Code: A Novel
17. The Rose Code // Kate Quinn – 5 ⭐️
The Diamond Eye: A Novel
18. The Diamond Eye // Kate Quinn – 5 ⭐️

If you’ve stuck through this incredibly long post, cheers to you! Let me know in the comments if there are any books you think I should add to my library during Women’s History month!


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