We’re sure you know it by now, but March is Women’s History Month. Officially declared in 1987, the designation was meant to honor extraordinary achievements by women, and whew, have there been a lot. From inventing heated solar power to discovering radium to having to lobby to, you know, vote in the elections of their government, women have been making history since literally the dawn of time, even if nobody bothered to write their names down.
So yes, it’s our month, and we’re going to make the most of it. Whatever it is you’re doing to celebrate, whether it’s calling your representatives, marching in A Day Without A Woman or taking yourself on a well-deserved vacation, we hope you take some time to dive into an excellent book. To help, we’ve collected some incredible fiction and nonfiction books. Some are great, inspiring stories, others are incredible historic tales and all of them were written by women.