Vulture shares a list of Must-Read Books for Women’s History Month (Recommended by Women Writers)

By Luis Diaz | March 26 2019 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Penguin Random House is proud to highlight some of the amazing women from this article whose work we’re fortunate enough to share with the world. See some of their selections below.



Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women

The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston


Amber Tamblyn, author of Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., by Samantha Irby


Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, by Nora Ephron


Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie

Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Polly Rosenwaike, author of Look How Happy I’m Making You

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Laila Lalami, author of The Other Americans

The Source of Self Regard, by Toni Morrison



 The following authors also contributed their recommendations:


Halle Butler, author of The New Me

Claire Harman, author of Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens’s London

Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations


To see a full list of authors and their must-read lists, click here.

The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
$17.00 US
Apr 23, 1989
224 Pages

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
From the author of Meaty and creator of the blog Bitches Gotta Eat comes a smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy collection of essays about navigating new relationships, growing older, and jobs that get in the way of one's television habit. A Vintage Paperback Original.
$17.00 US
May 30, 2017
288 Pages

I Remember Nothing
And Other Reflections
Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.
$17.00 US
Nov 01, 2011
160 Pages

A novel
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
$18.00 US
Mar 04, 2014
608 Pages

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
New York Times Best Seller
$10.00 US
May 01, 2018
80 Pages

The Source of Self-Regard
Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
The Source of Self-Regard is a new nonfiction collection by Toni Morrison—a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.
$28.95 US
Feb 12, 2019
368 Pages