10 of the Best Feminist Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

From Caitlin Moran's joyful bestseller to Doris Lessing's radical novel, we round-up the feminist titles to inspire and galvanise.

Words by Ella Alexander. All images are courtesy.

Women have achieved a great deal over the last 100 years, thanks in part to the great canon of feminist literature which has shone a light on gender inequalities. Whether you want to educate yourself, a partner or a backward-thinking relative (we all have one), our guide to the best feminist books will change the way you think about gender inequality and what it means to be a woman today. Some take the form of compelling manifestos, while others take the form of imaginative prose, but each one draws attention to the progress that needs to be made. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it is a start.

This article first appeared on Harper’s Bazaar UK

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My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem has always been on the move. Ever since she was young, her father would pack the family into the car off onto a new adventure. Although such an early nomadic existence has come with its challenges, it did prepare Steinem for a life on the road as she became an instrumental part of the women’s rights movement and a tireless campaigner. This engaging and warm memoir is about that journey and how she’ll never give up fighting for her causes.

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