32 of the best feminist books and novels that everyone should read at least once

The best feminist books, whether fiction or non-fiction, should inspire and educate readers, encouraging them to think more deeply about themes of gender, equality and equity. 

From much-loved literary classics written by women and stories of trailblazing figures fighting for equality to quintessential feminist dystopian fiction like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, many of the best books of all time are written by powerful feminists.